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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.
Loan providers always prefer to play it safe especially in these troubled economic times when the market conditions are bad and many individuals are facing pay cuts and job losses. If you happen to have poor credit ratings and desire to go in for standard auto dealers or creditors who provide auto loans it is recommended you improve your credit ratings by engaging in a credit score recovery program. If you are pressed for time and it is important to avail your car on a priority basis it is advised you search out for creditors who specialize in providing credit facilities to people who have low FICO scores and bad or poor credit ratings. Many creditors provide poor credit car loans and the best place to find them is to be online and search the net by Googling with the correct keywords. Required monthly income Generally loan providers look out for a monthly income that is within $2000 to $2500.
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Lack of proper planning only complicates the process. So before you go to a dealer get a copy of your credit report and FICO score so that you know whats on it and that there are no errors. There are however auto loan companies and banks that are actually competing for your business and that offer bad credit car loans. Planning is essential. A history of bad credit leaves many individuals feeling hopeless in their ability to get reasonable auto loan quotes. Sometimes they fill out a loan application at one dealer and then are shown one or two vehicles that the dealer says they qualify for with out even knowing the value of the car or the loan rate. You want to go to the dealer with a pre-approved auto loan quote and pick out what you really want. You have options available to you.