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How To Get Car Financing with Bad Credit

Are you looking to upgrade your ride but you’re wondering what the process is when it comes to bad credit car loans? Thankfully for you and all our Mamaroneck and Bronxville drivers, it’s possible to still get a car loan! So don’t hesitate to reach out to our finance center team or fill out our apply for financing form after you’ve found the right vehicle in our new vehicle inventory.

What Steps Should I Take To Get a Car Loan with Bad Credit?

If you’re wondering how to get a car loan with bad credit, wonder no longer! So, if you’re thinking about taking out a bad credit car loan, there are some things to try to get together beforehand in order to ensure you’re making the best financial decision for you right now.

  • Determine how much you can afford to pay. This amount should encompass more than just how much you can afford to borrow. Think about other expenses like annual registration fees, car insurance, maintenance costs, and gas costs. 
  • Make a bigger down payment if possible. If your credit isn’t great, a larger down payment will help lenders to see you more favorably as a borrower. Additionally, a larger down payment means you’ll have a smaller loan balance to pay off, leading to less interest paid overall. 
  • Try to clean up your credit report before applying for a loan. If you catch any errors, you should absolutely dispute them because they could be dragging your credit score down. If you have any outstanding debts, start paying them down where possible – even making a small dent can help your credit score. 
  • Be honest about what kind of car you should buy. Your focus should be financing a car with an affordable payment (even if it’s not your dream car), and one that you can afford to take care of in the coming years. 
  • Shop around with lenders. Don’t assume that the first lender to approve you will be the only one. Apply with a handful of lenders so you can compare the rates of those who approve you. 

How to Get a Car Loan with Bad Credit: Improve Your Credit Score

The best about getting a loan with us at Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle is that it can help better your credit! As long as you’re consistently making payments on time every month, your credit profile and credit score can improve. This means that in the future, you’ll have a world of other possibilities open up to you with your improved credit. It’s a win-win!

Finance a Car with Bad Credit Near Larchmont Today!

Trying to figure out if taking the leap is the right move for you? Only one way to find out! Contact us, apply for financing, or reach out to our finance center team and we’ll help you find the right vehicle and right financing option for you and your budget. We look forward to seeing you at our New Rochelle dealer!


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