Bethany Hickey

Contributing Writer

Bethany Hickey is a graduate from the University of Michigan-Flint, with a bachelor’s in English-Writing. She is a content writer for Auto Credit Express, CarsDirect, and many other automotive blogs, as well as the Poetry Editor for UM-Flint’s writing magazine.

Recent Contributions by Bethany

  • Can I Lease a Car for 1 Month?

    September 28, 2020

    No, you typically can’t lease a car for one month. Most leasing companies won’t offer you a new vehicle for a single month lease. However,…

  • 10 Deal Breakers When Buying a Used Car

    September 24, 2020

    There are many things to be on the lookout for when you’re inspecting your potential next vehicle. If you run into any of these deal…

  • How Often Can You Defer a Car Payment?

    September 22, 2020

    How often you can defer a car payment depends on your auto lender’s deferment policy. They may allow just one deferment or multiple deferments. The…

  • Can You Get a Cosigner for a Car Lease?

    September 21, 2020

    If you’re thinking about leasing a car but your credit score isn’t quite up to par, you may be able to bring a cosigner to…

  • What Determines if I Get Approved for a Car Loan?

    September 17, 2020

    While your credit score is important when you apply for a car loan, there are many other important things that lenders look at before you…

  • Why Do Bad Credit Borrowers Refinance Their Car Loans?

    September 15, 2020

    Refinancing is almost always done to save money on your auto loan. Borrowers who originally took out bad credit car loans may be able to…

  • Is Now the Time for Subprime Auto Financing?

    September 14, 2020

    Subprime financing is for borrowers with credit challenges, but not everyone needs it. We explore common bad credit situations where subprime financing is a good…

  • What Do I Need Up Front to Lease a Car?

    September 9, 2020

    Before you start dumping your hard-earned money into a lease, it’s worth it to take a second and ask the dealer some questions about what…

  • Do I Need a Pre-Approval to Buy a Car?

    September 8, 2020

    You don’t need a pre-approval to buy a vehicle from a private seller or a dealership. However, a pre-approved auto loan can be very useful…

  • Do Dealerships Verify Employment History?

    September 7, 2020

    When you apply for a car loan, the lender you’re financing through, not the dealership, is the one that verifies your employment history. The lender…

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