How Does Car Financing Work?

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When it’s time to purchase a new Land Rover vehicle or a used car to enhance your Newark drives, you can either pay for it in full or lease or finance the vehicle. You may be wondering, “How does car financing work?” or “What does it mean to finance a car?” We have your answers at Land Rover Wilmington! We work to make your car-buying experience as stress-free and well-informed as possible.

How Does Financing a Car Work?

The first step in the process is applying for an auto loan through the dealership, a bank, or a credit union. The application can be started online, or you have the option of applying at our Wilmington dealership. Factors that lenders consider include:

  • Credit Score
  • Loan Amount
  • Length of Loan
  • Debt-to-Income Ratio
  • Age of the Vehicle

If you’re aware that your credit score is low or just not as strong as it should be, consider asking a close friend or family member to co-sign your car loan.

Choose Your Lender

If you’re approved for auto financing, you may have several options to choose from. If the dealership offers in-house financing, compare their offer to a bank or credit union to see who made the best offer. Also, consider how much money you can put down and how much your monthly payments will be to ensure you can pay back the loan.

Finalize Your Loan Terms

Before finalizing your loan and purchasing your car, you can negotiate a price. You and the salesperson will go back and forth until you’ve agreed on the final price and interest rate. Then, you can finalize the loan terms and close the deal. You’ll sign all of the necessary paperwork and drive home to the Middletown area in your new or used vehicle!

Get Additional Auto Financing Tips at Land Rover Wilmington!

If you’re interested in learning more about the automotive finance process, contact Land Rover Wilmington or simply visit our dealership to speak to a member of our finance department in Wilmington!

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