Car Finance & Credit

Learn more about financing a car, plus how your credit affects your car loan and monthly payment.

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5 Tips for Financing a Car With Weak Credit There are steps a credit-challenged consumer can take to improve the chances of getting a car loan.
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Zero-Percent Financing Deals on the Decline Zero-percent financing is declining as the cost of borrowing rises. But analysts say the cash rebate is often the ...
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Shopping for Car Insurance? Expect to Pay More If You Have Zero Credit New data suggests how tough it can be to get good rates on car insurance if you have no credit, or less-than-stellar ...
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Car Loans: Buyers Are Borrowing More for Longer Periods To compensate for increasing new-car prices, consumers are financing more for longer periods of time.
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Money Matters: 9 Helpful Car Financing Tips When it comes to car buying, the money stuff can be tricky. We have nine tips that'll help you feel fiscally confident ...
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Used Cars: The Brands Causing Consumers to Stretch Their Budgets Nonluxury brands lead the pack among those on which used-car buyers overspend.
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Rental Car Insurance: Your Credit Card May Have You Covered If you have full coverage on your own car, the rental-car coverage of your credit card may be all the insurance backup ...
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GAC: China's Guangzhou Automotive Group Is Coming to the US GAC, it seems, will actually follow through and begin selling vehicles in the U.S. by the end of 2019.
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Gas Prices Predictions for 2018: Sky High Get those holiday bills paid off ASAP: Higher gas prices are right around the corner.
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Here Are the Cities That Spend the Most (and the Least) on Cars Which places spend the most on cars? You might be surprised.
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Financial Readiness For the Military Car Buyer Need a sitrep for finding a new vehicle? Autotrader has you covered.
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How Do You Finance a Car That's More Than 10 Years Old? Today on Ask Doug, someone asks Doug how to finance an older car. And Doug responds.
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Buying a Car: Does It Hurt Your Credit to Shop Around for Financing? Does it hurt your credit score to shop for an auto loan? We have the answer.
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Buying a New Car: When's the Best Time? In order to get the best-possible price on your next car, you'll want to buy it at the right time.
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Electric Vehicles: What Will Happen If the Tax Credit Is Eliminated? A potential casualty of the current tax reform debate, the $7,500 EV tax credit, if lost, could spell disaster for EV ...
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Here's What Happened When I Tried Flexdrive for the First Time Curious about the world of automotive subscriptions, I recently tried getting a car from Flexdrive.
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Flexdrive: Multiple Cars, No Commitments Here's a look at how Flexdrive, the automobile subscription service, works.
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Financing a Car: When Is Financing Better Than Paying With Cash? We've listed a few situations in which you're better off financing a new or used car than paying for it with cash.
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Car Insurance Usually Costs More for Those With Bad Credit In most states, people with bad credit pay more for car insurance than those with excellent credit.
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Hyundai Shopper Assurance: Hyundai Announces It's Taking It Nationwide Hyundai will take its Hyundai Shopper Assurance nationwide.
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Buying a Car: Why Are Luxury Brand Financing Rates Higher Than Mainstream Brands? Ever wonder why luxury brands don't offer low financing rates like mainstream car companies? We have the answer.
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Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Deserve More Credit Chrysler has been doing cool stuff for years, and that continues today.
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Financing a Car: Are Taxes and Fees Included in Financing? Are taxes and fees included when you finance a new or used car? We're breaking it down for you.
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A Field Guide to Car Title Loans Unless a borrower has absolutely no other options, securing a short-term loan with a car is a bad idea.
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Buying a Car With Bad Credit: Do Credit-Repair Companies Deliver? Credit-repair companies can't do anything that a consumer can't do for himself.
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