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Financing a Car with No Credit

There’s no reason to suggest that financing a car with no credit or financing a car with bad credit is impossible. Pre-owned and even new vehicles can still be yours to love when you consider all the factors and negotiate a deal. A good way to go about it is consulting the finance center of a dealership like East Bay MINI. Learn about what goes into bad credit car finance or no credit car finance, below!

Advice for Financing a Car with No Credit

If you need to upgrade your San Francisco vehicle but are worried about credit limitations, rest assured that financing a car with bad credit and even with no credit is very much a possibility. Here are the significant deal-makers and deal-breakers for no credit and bad credit car finance:

  • Expect a back-and-forth: There’s no doubt about it – negotiations will take place with this type of financing. Nevertheless, keep in mind the fact that the dealership wants you to leave with a car as much as you do!
  • Don’t be surprised by higher payments: A common way that a financier or Oakland dealership will negotiate with you involves higher interest or a bigger down payment.
  • Determine Your Credit Score: Use a secure source to find out your credit score before you walk onto the car lot so you can have a better understanding of your circumstances before any offers are made.
  • Timely Applications: Multiple credit applications are fine and even necessary, but do them all within a 14-day window so as not to be considered more risky by financiers.
  • Trade-Ins: Bringing your current car or an old car to the dealership at which you are financing a car with no credit always helps. You can even trade in a financed car!
  • Lease: Oftentimes, you get lower monthly payments with a lease. This is because leasing happens for a determined window of time and you are pledging to take care of the car. Keep an eye out for lease specials or use an online lease calculator for more information. 

There’s a good chance that timely payments on your financed car can result in improved credit! So while you may be feeling a little down about your credit situation at the moment, just know that it can also be viewed as a chance to restart and get your finances back on track.

No Credit & Bad Credit Car Finance is Possible at East Bay MINI

At East Bay MINI, we have regularly arrived at car financing options that work for drivers from Pleasanton to Livermore and beyond. Whatever your credit score, you can save money with our pre-owned specials and find out more car-buying tips from us. If you have any lingering questions as you continue your car-buying research online, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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