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Auto Loans Information and Savings

Auto Loans Information and Savings
Daniel Cohen
UpdatedDec 1, 2010
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Key Takeaways:
  • Avoid financing a car you cannot afford
  • Know your credit score before getting an auto loan
  • Compare banks, credit unions and the dealer's finance arm loan offers before securing a loan

Getting an Auto Loan

Shopping for auto loans can be confusing. Buying a car is one of the biggest purchases you will make, so it is important to make a plan before you make a decision. Remember, the person selling you the car wants to make the sale; it is up to you to make sure that you have done your homework so you can make the best purchase necessary.

Everything You Need to Know About Auto Loans

The first thing you will need is a budget. Don't buy more car than you can afford. You will need to decide whether a used car or new car is better for you. You will also need to choose between buying a car and leasing one.

When looking for auto loans, you should know your credit score before you start shopping for a car and for auto loans. The more knowledge you have about your credit situation, the less likely you will have a finance officer stick you into a worse auto loan than you deserve.

Auto loans are offered by different sources, such as banks, credit unions, and the dealers' own finance arms. Make sure to shop around, to get the lowest interest rate and a payment you can afford.

Use as your online resource for learning more about auto loans and to find a lender who best fits your needs.