How to Get a Car Loan Credit Waiver

Get Car Financing
Even with poor credit.

January 27, 2012

Here are some tips on getting a car loan credit waiver and something which the car dealers will not tell. As a result of poor credit, people with a bad credit record usually find it difficult to get an auto loan.

Step 1: Be Realistic

The first and the most important step in order to get an auto loan with a credit waiver is to be sensible. Most car shoppers become annoyed with the experience of getting a credit waiver for the used car because the expectations are set too high in terms of how much money a bank would lend. Another thing that should be kept in mind is in the case where trying to purchase a car with poor credit is that it is possible to have some car dealers finance the vehicle. However, it is a remote possibility that a dealer will allow someone with car loan debt to have the car without some sort of money down or a deposit.

Step 2: Find the Right Car Dealer

Find out car dealers who concentrate on bad credit car loan financing. The lenders associated with these dealers are better equipped to help out the poor credit buyers. They are likely to be lenient with the initial payment and are likely to do the credit waiver rather than conventional banks. The downside of getting the credit waiver is that high interest rates are pretty much a guarantee, as compared to the shopper with a great credit.

Step 3: Submit Right Documents

Once the car dealer who offers such facilities is located and finalized, they will ask for copies of:

  • Paychecks
  • Electric bill
  • Drivers license
  • Phone bill
  • Other similar bills

This will confirm the employment status and residential address. The dealer will also ask for copies of bank statement, insurance and also individual references. In some cases, the lenders will settle for a debit card account if the car shopper does not have a personal checking account. 

Step 4: Look for Car

When all the required information is submitted to the car dealer, it is time to start looking for the car while the submitted information is processed. The majority of the lenders will talk with the shopper for a brief period. This is the time to inform the lender about the affordable upfront amount and request for a car payment credit waiver. The dealer and lender will finalize the lending level as the car is chosen and the interest rates are narrowed down.

Step 5: Interest Rates

It is important not to get alarmed by the initial interest rates. The dealer and the lender may offer a program which lets refinancing of the car after say 1 or 2 years at a lower interest rate. This is a chance to rebuild the credit.

Step 6: Don’t get involved in a Hoax

It is always better served to be realistic with your expectations while closing. It is wise not to get involved with dealers who are offering zero down payment and similar conspicuous deals. It is necessary to ask for references of similar bad credit clients from the dealer. The bad credit customer doesn’t need another liability.

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