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Why Financing a Car is a Good Idea

There is really only one reason you would finance a vehicle instead of buying the vehicle outright. If you are disciplined and actually have the cash saved and have it invested in an interest-bearing account at a much higher rate than the financed amount.

Can I get a car loan with a credit score of 600?

They normally qualify for competitive interest rates on their loans as well. However, even consumers with credit scores of 600 or less can get approved for an auto loan. … Therefore, if a consumer finds that their credit score is 600 or lower, they should look for a dealership that handles special financing.

What Does Prequalified Mean?

Prequalification means the creditor has done at least a basic review of your creditworthiness to determine if you’re likely to qualify for a loan or credit card. THIS Consumers initiate this process when they submit a prequalification application for a loan or card.

By prequalifying before you start looking for a vehicle to lease or buy two things are accomplished. Fist you will not need to look for a vehicle you cannot afford and second this knowledge increases your negotiating power when trying to make a deal

Your prequalification shows the car dealer you are a serious potential buyer and they will work harder to negotiate a good deal for you.

What is difference between preapproved and prequalified?

Some people use the terms interchangeably, but there are important differences that every car buyer should understand.

Pre-qualifying is just the first step. It gives you an idea of how large a loan you’ll likely qualify for. Preapproval is the second step, a conditional commitment to actually grant you the mortgage.

“The pre-qualification process is based on consumer-submitted data,” says Todd Kaderabek, a residential broker associate with Beverly-Hanks Realtors in downtown Asheville, N.C. “Preapproval is verified consumer data—for example, a credit check.”