Category Archives: Buying a Car

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What are the Benefits of Financing for a Vehicle In-House?

Advantages to Financing Directly with U.S. Auto Sales

Finding the right car takes a lot of time. Finding the right deal for that car can take even longer. You may wonder how you will finance for a vehicle or whether a car fits your budget. While many car shoppers will opt for financing with banks, these buyers often find themselves missing out on various advantages to financing directly with a dealership like U.S. Auto Sales. What exactly are the benefits of financing for a vehicle in-house? Here are several reasons why shoppers choose to finance directly with us.

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Should I Choose a Short-Term or Long-Term Car Loan?

Short-Term vs Long-Term Car Loans

Ideally, car shoppers would buy their vehicles outright with cash in full. Of course, this isn’t realistic for most drivers. Thus, car loans are available to help shoppers finance for their vehicle with a payment plan that is affordable. Granted, not every car loan is the same and you may receive a few different offers. To help you select a car loan, we will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of both short-term and long-term car loans.

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Differences Between SUVs and Minivans

How to Choose Between a Minivan and an SUV

Designed for large and small families, SUVs and minivans are popular choices due to large interiors and capable powertrains. However, an SUV may be more optimal for some families while others may find more benefits out of owning a minivan.  How do you choose between a minivan and an SUV? To help you decide, we have listed some major differences between each that could be useful in your search.

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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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Tips for Buying a Car for the First Time

Things that You Should Know When You are a First-Time Car Buyer

It’s a very exciting time to be able to shop for your very first vehicle. With this big step, it’s important to know what you should watch for and shop for. To help make your first car purchase memorable, we have a few financial tips for first-time car buyers that you should know before making the final decision.

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What is the 20/4/10 Rule for Buying a Car?

Recommended Budget Rule to Follow for Purchasing a Vehicle

Whether it’s your first car or fifth car, it’s important to always stay within a budget when shopping around for a vehicle. However, it’s not obvious how much you will be able to afford with a certain income. How do you figure that out? With the 20/4/10 rule, budgeting for a car will be easy. Below, we will describe this recommended budget rule in further detail so you have a full understanding of how you can create a budget for your next car purchase.

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How to Get a Car Loan with Bad Credit

Online Pre-Qualification at U.S. Auto Sales

Are you in the market for a reliable vehicle? Do you have struggling credit? No matter your credit score, you should be able to get access to a car you can afford and depend on for work, school, and running errands. However, getting qualified for a car loan can feel daunting if you don’t have excellent credit. Here’s how you can get a car loan with bad credit with our online pre-qualification application at U.S. Auto Sales.

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Can a Full-Time Student Get a Car Loan?

Ways Students Can More Easily Get Qualified for an Auto Loan

Students typically face a lot of challenges when shopping for a car. These young adults typically have little or no credit history. Also, many students don’t have jobs as they are studying for school full-time. Will this student pay on time? Can this student afford the car in the first place? Due to these risks from the lenders’ perspectives, students are likely going to have more difficulty qualifying for a car loan. Full-time students can get a car loan, however, if the proper effort is taken to minimize those financial risks for the lenders. Here are a few ways you can more easily get qualified for an auto loan as a student.

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