Eric Morris




Consumers may know how to choose the best car deal but may not be able to get the car due to financial constraints. Remember that car dealerships offer used car financing for customers with good credit standing. It is, therefore, very important to know the ins and outs of used car financing and the financing deals that car dealers offer. Failure to be aware of how used car financing works may only render customers at a losing end since they might end up accepting and paying for deals which are beyond their budget.

Used car financing, just as buying the best used car to fit your demands, also requires serious searching, comparing and deciding. Being aware of the present range of interest rates from different car dealerships and also knowing how much to borrow, the monthly payment that can be afforded for the car and for how long the consumer intends to pay for the car are vital before even signing a financing contract.

Another fact to consider is that majority of used cars are financed, hence, shopping for the best finance terms is necessary to make the most of the time, effort and money you put into it. Car dealerships furnish contracts which the buyer must completely understand before even signing it. S/he must also be sure that no spaces are left blank that car dealerships may easily fill-in later on. If there are parts of the contract that may seem unclear, buyers must not be afraid to clarify these parts or ask questions regarding the contract and its terms as well. Understanding the contract as well as your ability to properly respond to the conditions of the contract is vital in assuring that you are getting your money’s worth.

Annual Percentage Rates (APR) are used by buyers and finance managers alike to compare the cost of loans. It is probably the most standard way of discussing interest rates and which can be found in financing contracts when buying used cars. Aside from the APR, used car financing contracts must also include the amount to be financed by the car dealership or the total sum of scheduled payments plus the down payment made by the buyer. Finance contracts also include how much more does buying the car in credit entail over buying the car in cash. Car loans actually use the car itself as its collateral, which means that the car dealer keeps the car title until the loan is paid for in full. Hence, not being able to pay for the monthly bills can have the legal ramification of repossession of the car by the dealership.