Category Archives: Financing

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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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What are the Benefits of Cosigning a Car?

Why You Should Consider Getting a Cosigner

If you have challenged credit, you may find it more difficult to get qualified for a car loan. Thankfully, there are ways to improve your chances, and one of them is to cosign with another person. What are the benefits of cosigning a car? Are there any drawbacks? Here, we will explain why you should consider getting a cosigner.

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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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