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 Pay Ahead on My Car Loan?

    January 6, 2021

    Most auto lenders allow you to pay ahead on your car loan. Doing this can give you some buffer in your payment schedule, and save…

  • What’s a Good APR on a Car Loan?

    January 5, 2021

    Your annual percentage rate (APR) is the rate at which you’re charged interest for the whole year when you borrow money. In the case of…

  • Auto Loan Denied After an Approval

    January 4, 2021

    If you were approved for an auto loan, then later got a letter saying you were denied, there are usually two explanations. Auto Loan Approved…

  • Auto Loan Providers for First-Time Car Buyers

    December 31, 2020

    New borrowers tend to have lower than average credit scores, making it hard to qualify for a car loan with traditional lenders. Luckily, there are…

  • Can I Get a Lease Payment Under $300?

    December 30, 2020

    It’s possible to qualify for an auto lease with a monthly payment less than $300, but your credit score may need to be in good…

  • What Is a Lienholder on a Car Loan?

    December 28, 2020

    When you finance a vehicle, your lender is the lienholder. Your title lists you as the owner of the car, along with them. What’s the…

  • 5 Things You SHOULD Tell Your Car Dealer

    December 24, 2020

    You may have heard advice on what you shouldn’t tell your dealer, but what should you tell them? If you want to get the most…

  • How Common Is Used Car Leasing?

    December 22, 2020

    If you don’t quite qualify for a new car lease, but you’d still rather lease than buy, used vehicle leases do exist – but they’re…

  • Reliable Used Cars Under $10,000

    December 21, 2020

    Reliable and cheap don’t usually go together in many people’s minds. However, due to the quality of vehicles that automakers are putting out, cars are…

  • What Happens if I Damage My Leased Car?

    December 15, 2020

    Accidents happen, and when they do to leased vehicles, it can be stressful. Since a leased car isn’t technically yours and you’re expected to return…

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