I have been off work sense 7-10-09, and I have been falling befind on my car payments. The lender has increased my payment due to being delinquent. There is no way that I can afford that payment, but I don't want to turn in my car and damage my credit any further. What can I do so my credit does not get damaged more than it already has?
The only way to maintain a good credit rating is to make your monthly payments on time to all of your creditors consistently. If you are unable to afford the monthly payments on the vehicle then you will experience a negative impact on your credit rating. Furthermore, if you do not make the payments the lender will seek to repossess your vehicle. You should consider trying to sell the vehicle if you know that you cannot afford the payments.
If you are not able to sell the vehicle you may need to consider voluntary repossession. Voluntary repossession is a term used to describe a situation in which a consumer voluntarily surrenders the property securing a loan, such as an automobile, to the lender that financed the purchase. Both voluntary and standard repossession will harm your credit scores. To learn more visit our Web page All about voluntary repossession.
There is no solution that will allow you to keep the vehicle while not making monthly payments, and maintain a good credit rating. You will have to decide between bringing the monthly payments to a current status, selling the vehicle, voluntarily surrendering the vehicle, or having the lender repossess the vehicle. Keep in mind that although you may experience a negative impact on your credit rating there are methods to help improve your credit. To learn more about credit reports I encourage you to visit our Credit Report Resources Web page.
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