Why Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan

You may not yet realize it but getting preapproved for a car loan will help you a lot. If youíre not convinced, here are 5 good reasons why you should consider getting preapproved now.

1) Find the lowest auto loan rate.
Getting preapproved for a car loan before you step into a dealership allows you to compare several options and pick the best one. It gives you time to consider other options, make some computations and do research which all allow you to find the lowest possible rate.

Walking into a dealership without arranging financing first puts you in a great risk of getting the wrong deal. The people in a dealership will generally do everything they can to get your business. However, you may not even know youíre getting a high offer if you havenít checked the rates offered by other lenders outside the dealership. Donít miss the opportunity of finding the best rate just because you did not get auto loan preapproval.

2) Know how much car you can afford.
With a preapproved auto loan amount in hand, you now have a price range which you can use as you shop for cars. In other words, you have an idea of how much car you can buy based on the loan amount you were approved for. This keeps you from going beyond your means.

3) Negotiation at the dealership doesnít have to be complicated.
Since you already have a sure auto loan, you donít need to discuss financing with the dealership anymore. This makes the negotiation simpler. You can now focus on negotiating down the car price. Also, you can avoid being talked into a more expensive deal if you are already settled with your auto loan.

4) Thereís no need to be pressured.
Getting preapproved for an auto loan clarifies your position. You donít have to be affected when dealers try to pressure you during negotiation because you know how much car you can afford.

5) You have a chance to improve your credit.
Do you have dull credit? Auto loan preapproval helps you find the best auto loan with viable interest rate and monthly payments. You get this benefit when you shop for loans early and before shopping for cars in dealerships.

Auto loan preapproval is usually available with online lenders. You can use it to negotiate for a better financing deal with a dealer. The application process takes only a day or two. But let us remind you that there are a lot of online lenders today that are abusive and even fake. Be wary of such lenders who operate just to rip you off. Before working with a lender, make sure that they are legitimate and recognized by its respective local government.

As a final note, you may find getting preapproved for a car loan time-consuming especially if you need to purchase a car as soon as possible. But we assure you that it is worth the effort especially if you are able to find the auto loan that works best for you.


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Auto Approval Center is a lead provider to lenders around the US. Average APR rates range from 3.2% to 24% depending on credit. Some dealers/lenders may have implications for non-payment or late payments, please see your specific terms for more information. By applying with Auto Approval Center, you agree to have your credit pulled for lending purposes and this could have an impact to your credit score. Thank You for your business!

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