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Note see our recent article entitled "How to Get Approved for an Auto Loan with Bad Credit if you have Low Income" to learn how to get unwanted items removed from your credit report to bring up your credit score. * Will you have any funds available to make a down payment on your auto loan? Whether you are applying for first time buyer auto loans or if you have had auto loans in the past and just need another one now what every auto dealership or lender is going to take into consideration when assessing your application and the items on this list is; how much of a risk are they taking in making an auto loan to you and what if anything can they get you to do to mitigate that risk. Making a down payment is one thing that you can do to mitigate the dealerships risk making them more likely to quickly approve your automobile loan and to give you a more reasonable interest rate.
Credit bureau and the length of your record The reliability of a person is loan repayment is reflected in the credit records. If the credit history is short it does not give much information about how the particular individual has repaid the credit borrowed. And this issue worries the creditors. They look out for consistency as far as loan repayment is concerned. And the only way they can come to know about it is through the credit records maintained with the credit bureaus. Even if the credit record is not that good if there is enough evidence that the applicant has eventually redeemed the loan the creditor is likely to consider the loan application. However if the applicant does not have a longish credit history the creditor is going to be hesitant while considering the application.
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What is your income? Obviously the higher your income the better that the dealership or lender will feel about approving your auto loan. Note see also our recent article "How to Get Approved for an Auto Loan with Bad Credit if you have Low Income"; for more information. • What is the ratio of your rent or mortgage payment as compared to your gross income? A scarcely known fact is that automotive lenders and dealers pay close attention to this figure. For example if you make $1500 per month income and your monthly rent or mortgage payment is $500 then your housing cost takes 30% of your monthly income. Anything beyond 40% or so will send a warning to the lender or dealer and they might need to be convinced that you will be able to make your monthly car loan payments on time.
If you have bad credit history try to improve it before applying for a new car loan. Also dont forget to check your credit report because it may contain errors. Down Payment to avoid Dangerously High Rates Down payment is the wonderful life-saving drug in the world of auto financing. Paying 10% of total car loan cost as down payment can work wonders for you. Dont worry if you dont have money to make down payment. Use your old car as a trade-in. But make sure that the car doesnt have any lien because it will make matters worse. When you buy a new car car manufacturers offer cash rebates. You can use that money as down payment so that you dont have to lighten your wallet. E.g. If you buy a new 2013 Ford Fiesta in Seattle the company offers $1500 in cash-back scheme. If you buy a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the same city you will get $1000 as cash rebate. Can you find a Co-signer? Finding someone with a good credit score can be ideal for any auto loan.