Bad Credit Car Loan

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

Do you need a car loan, but are afraid to try because of your credit rating. Those with bad credit tend to be turned down for loans, but you can find many ways around the technicalities and finance the car that you would like.

First, you need to be honest with your dealer. See how much clout they really do have by telling them that you are worried about your credit rating. If they say no worries, then you can believe that they will do anything possible to get you the loan to sell the car. You should also know that there are other things that you can do to help yourself get the loan, but you may first want to search for a dealer willing to do practically anything.

If you find that you really want a certain car, but then the dealer doesn't sound more than willing to help, then you should consider having a co-signer. The only thing is that sometimes it's hard to find someone willing to take a risk for you. You will find that some places will ask for a co-signer regardless. If you have a bad credit rating because of a lack of credit, you will still need a co-signer.

Even though they are more likely to approve someone with low, rather than bad credit, you still should go to the dealer with a willing co-signer. Co-signers basically state someone sticking up for you and claiming that you're a responsible person, however, it does put their rating in jeopardy if you don't pay the bill on time. You should always thank your co-signer by acting responsible with the loan.

If you don't have a co-signer, you may just want to ask your Credit Card Company or bank for a personal loan. If you take out a personal loan with a credit card company you will find that your rates are higher, but you usually get approved and with out a co-signer if you have a good relationship with them.

If you pay your credit card on time, they will more likely take the risk on you, however, if you are a new member, they may not want to. You shouldn't try to get a personal loan through a credit card until you have been with the company for about a year and you have showed them that you can be a responsible person.

When it comes to anyone getting a loan they are a liability for the creditor, however, with bad credit, you're worse than just a liability, you're unworthy. You should expect to be turned down for at least one loan; however, if you look in the right places you'll get approved by someone.

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