There are so many different types of car loans available today. They vary from traditional bank financed loans to loans that are provided through car dealerships.

It is important to understand that there are several differences between a traditional bank financing loan and a loan obtained through a car dealer. Let’s examine some of the differences:

Credit History

Credit History

While you should have excellent credit, it does not necessarily mean that you will qualify for a new car loan. Many traditional banks do not have a credit check facility for car financing loans. In some cases the credit check only applies to purchasing a vehicle with a conventional bank or through a dealership.

Interest Rate

The interest rate applied to your loan determines how much money you owe the bank in interest over the term of the loan. The interest rate does not include any closing costs that are added onto the total loan amount.

Terms and conditions

Interest Rate

Car loans are given based on the borrower’s credit worthiness. It is important to understand all of the terms and conditions of the loan before signing on the dotted line.

Credit Report

Auto loans will only be approved to those with good credit. While it may take some time to rebuild credit, it is vital to make sure that your credit report is up to date to ensure that you will receive auto loans in the future.

Bank Loan

Bank Loan

Your credit score will be checked against a bank’s requirements for lending funds to borrowers. Most banks do not approve a car loan based on your credit.

Equity

If you are not a resident of the United States, your lender will require an “equity” deposit equal to the value of your vehicle. This is a fairly common requirement.

Pay off requirements

Financing charges

When taking out a loan, the lender may require that you pay off your vehicle in order to qualify for a loan.

Financing charges

Many lenders may charge an origination fee and a processing fee in addition to the total interest rates that are due to the lender. These fees may be included in your monthly payments, which will be deducted from your paycheck before you receive the money. It is important to remember that if you fail to pay on time that the penalties will increase the interest rate and consequently, the total amount that you owe to the bank.

It is important to understand all of the facts before choosing a company that offers many types of car loans. It is also important to understand that there are so many different types of car loans that you may be able to negotiate a lower rate with a car dealer.