Category Archives: Building Credit

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How to buy a car with repossessions on your credit history

Can you buy a car after getting a car repossessed?

Have you had a repossession on your credit history? Do you need a car now? Can you buy a car after getting a car repossessed? This can be tricky, but U.S. Auto Sales can help you explore your options. Of course, if you are shopping for a pre-owned car in the Southeastern United States, we have dozens of locations that can serve you. Check out our current pre-owned inventory by following the appropriate link below or get pre-qualified today!

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Does a higher credit score mean lower car payments?

How can your credit score affect your car loan payments?

Understanding how a loan works can be complicated. There is a lot of math involved and understanding how the qualification process occurs can be even more complicated. However, what about your credit score? How can your credit score affect your car loan payments? At U.S. Auto Sales we have a lot of experience in this field, and we can answer that question and more. While you are here you can get pre-qualified for a loan, reach out to us, or even check out our inventory by following the links below.

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How Fast Can a Car Loan Raise Your Credit Score?

How Does a Car Loan Improve Your Credit Score? 

Here at U.S. Auto Sales, we cater to car shoppers on a budget and no matter what your credit score might be – we are here to help. Potential customers who struggle with credit may not know that an automotive loan with on-time payments can help raise your credit score and many people want to know – how does a car loan improve your credit score? We are here to answer your automotive questions at U.S. Auto Sales with 35 locations in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. 

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Tips for Getting a Car Loan with No Credit

How to Shop for an Auto Loan with No Credit History

Are you excited to purchase your first car? Haven’t yet started building a credit background! Don’t worry, you may still be qualified for a car loan! Of course, there are ways you can better your chances of securing a great deal on an auto loan even without credit. Here are a few tips you should consider when shopping for a car loan with no credit.

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Can Buying a Car Improve My Credit Score?

How a Car Loan Can Impact Credit

Have you ever wondered if buying a car can improve your credit score? Since cars are quite valuable and are a necessary commodity for the majority of Americans, you will likely think of this question in the near future if you haven’t done so already. Ultimately, the way your credit is impacted is up to you. What does this mean? Keep reading to learn more.

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How to Avoid the Temptation of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 9 people are killed every day in distracted driving related accidents – 3,285 people a year.

Even with 48 states having laws against texting and driving, people still take unnecessary chances. Checking a text message at 55 miles per hour is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field blindfolded. Thirteen states have made use of any handheld devices while driving illegal.

Although hands-free devices allow both hands to remain on the wheel, it is still distracting to interact with someone who is not aware of driving conditions. Many people argue that calling someone using a hands-free device is no different than talking to a passenger, but research shows passengers will instinctively stop talking to adjust to changing driving conditions.

What can be done to help those tempted to pick up their phone or teenagers to avoid checking that incoming text? Here are some suggestions that might help.

  1. Turn the phone off – This sounds simple, but many find it hard to completely disconnect. If missing an important text or phone call is a concern, plan times to pull over and check the phone in a safe location.
  2. Put your phone out of reach – If you can’t completely disconnect, putting your phone out of reach will require pulling over to answer a text or return a phone call.
  3. Phone Apps– There are several apps available that disable texting. Here are a few highly-rated options:
  1. Autobeacon Teen Drive – This app not only disables texting, but parents can set it to notify them of the number of passengers in the vehicle, if their teen is going above the posted speed limit, if the music is excessively loud or if seatbelts are not being used. It can also be set to track location.
  2. Down for the Count – This app rewards you with credits towards gift cards for hours of phone free driving. To activate, simply open the app and press start. It does the rest. If a text is answered, no credits are earned for that trip.
  3. Motovate Safe Driving – This app also rewards safe driving with incentives. It can also help break other bad driving habits such as speeding and braking too hard.
  4. One Tap – This app not only disables texting but will send a message back to the person attempting to make contact.

Do your part! Not only can you reduce the number of preventable road accidents, you can help protect the integrity of your US Auto Sales car!