Having bad credit is nothing to be ashamed of. We have many customers each day that approach us for car loans, but are embarrassed by their credit situations. They also believe that because they have bad credit, they will not be able to get a good car loan that they can actually afford. We want all of our customers to know, first, that we are here to help them get the best cars and the best car loans for their needs. Therefore, we will not pass judgment on them because they have bad credit. In fact, if our customers have bad credit, they are still able to get great cars at amazing car loan rates.
However, by taking some small steps to repair their credit, our customers will be able to position themselves to get a better car loan rate years down the road. We can recommend some simple changes today that will help each of our customers set themselves up for lower interest rates and higher loan amounts years down the road. Here are a few tips for our customers that can help them repair their credit:
Get that car loan
Go ahead! Even if you have to take out a bad credit car loan, you will not only be able to drive away in a car, but you will actually be rebuilding your credit. Whenever you take out a bad credit car loan, you will be setting yourself up to get a good credit car loan down the road. Why? Because as long as you repay that bad credit car loan, you’ll be showing future lenders that you have a history of being financial stable and of being responsible enough to repay your car loans. Future lenders will like that!
If you have been changing your address or job frequently, we know that this may not be your fault. However, it will still reflect negatively on your credit. Therefore, stay put as much as you can. This means keeping the same mailing address and, if possible, keeping the same job.
It’s important that you keep your debts as streamlined as possible. This means that you minimize the number of debts that you have. Close old credit card accounts that you no longer use. If possible, transfer your credit card balances to one card as well. Lenders want to see that you have as few financial commitments to other lenders as possible so that they will know that your financial commitment to them will take priority.