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If you are recovering from a bad credit score after a big purchase or you are in the process of raising your credit score, our team at Northside Chevrolet can help you. There are plenty of car loans for bad credit, and it is 100% possible to get the vehicle you need to get around New Braunfels and Schertz. We can help you figure out how to buy a car with bad credit. Once you have a clearer picture of how financing works, look into our new vehicle specials to learn how you can save even more money on your next vehicle purchase.

Where to Find Car Loans for Bad Credit

Boerne drivers may be surprised about where they can find car loans for bad credit. It’s relatively easy, and our finance team at Northside Chevrolet makes it even easier for you to secure that loan. Initially, you will need to make the most important step to move forward with the process, and apply for financing online to get pre-approval. After that, we can work together to create a structured payment plan that works well for your budget.

How to Buy a Car with Bad Credit

When you are in the process of building or rebuilding your credit score, you will likely still need a vehicle to get around the New Braunfels and Schertz area, and you can definitely find the car loan to meet your needs. Here are the steps you will need to follow and the things to get together to make the best financial decision for your given circumstances.

  1. REVIEW YOUR BUDGET: How much can you afford to pay? The borrowing amount is not what we are referring to, but the set of fees that come along beyond the initial car purchase. The other expenses you need to consider when reviewing how much you can afford include the associated vehicle costs like the annual registration fees, car insurance, maintenance costs, and gas costs. 
  2. INITIAL PAYMENT: Make a bigger down payment. If you have a low credit score but you can afford to make a large down payment, this can be very beneficial. This can help you by making lenders view you as a respectable borrower. Also, making the larger down payment can help you so you can pay your loan off earlier and ultimately have less interest to pay overall. 
  3. TIDYING UP: Clean up your credit report before applying for a loan. If you have found errors in your credit report, you should dispute them prior to applying for financing. The errors could be dragging down your credit score. If you have any outstanding debt, it’s beneficial to start making small payments to help improve your credit score. 
  4. BE UPFRONT: Be honest about the car you should buy. If you are buying a car with bad credit, you should be clear about financing with an affordable payment, and be as sure as possible that you can afford the payments in the upcoming years. 
  5. DO A GENERAL SEARCH: Shop around with lenders. As with most shopping, you shouldn’t stick just to the first lender that approves you. They won’t be the only one. Apply with multiple lenders so you can compare the rates to get the best rate possible. 

Buying a Car with Bad Credit: Improving Your Credit Score

Making a large purchase when you have bad credit can seem scary, but it can actually help you improve your credit score. If you are consistent about making your payments on time, it will improve your credit profile and credit score, so in the future you will have more lending power. In turn, you can receive lower interest on loans and credit cards.

Car Loans for Bad Credit: Come to Northside Chevrolet today!

When you are on the hunt for car loans for bad credit, our team at Northside Chevrolet near Boerne can help you. Come visit us in San Antonio, and value your trade online before you come in to see how you can increase your initial payment. We are happy to get you the financing you need to get behind the wheel. If you still have questions about how to get a car with bad credit, contact us today!

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