If you are like many people, you have imperfect credit. Even if you have bad credit, there is still a possibility that you will be able to get a bad credit car loan. Many dealerships offer bad credit car loans on a regular basis because we know that just because someone has had a challenging financial history does not mean that they will have an equally as challenging financial future.
There are a few things that you should avoid saying to your lender if you are trying to get a bad credit car loan. Here’s a short overview of three of those things:
“I’m going to quit my job and drive across the country when I buy this car.”
Dealers and other lenders want you to enjoy the freedom that will be provided by having reliable transportation to help you get where you want to go. However, if you take out a loan for the purchase of the car, the lender will want to know that you are able to repay the loan. By quitting your job, you may raise a red flag suggesting that you may not be able to repay your loan. After all, without a job, where will you get the money to repay the loan?
“This is my address this month, but who knows where I’ll be down the road.”
Everyone moves from time to time. Students graduate from college. Families move from state to state. However, if you frequently move and cannot predict when or where you will move next, you may alert your lender to the potential that they will not be able to find you if you default on the loan. Lenders will want you to stay in touch so that you can repay your loan and so that they can contact you if something comes up with the loan. Reliability and contact-ability are key when it comes to getting a bad credit car loan.
“I’m going to declare bankruptcy in a few months.”
Everyone falls upon unfortunate financial circumstances, including the need to declare bankruptcy. However, lenders want to know that you have a sound financial plan and will be able to budget each month so that you can pay back your monthly loans. If you are unable to pay back your loans, or if you suggest that you will soon be unable to pay back your loans, the lender may not look favorably upon our situation.