Car Finance & Credit

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

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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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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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5 Steps for Choosing Auto Insurance Whether buying car insurance for the first time or responding to a life change, these 5 steps can provide a foolproof ...
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Car Insurance: Do You Need Collision and Comprehensive Coverage? If you own your car, you can drop your collision or comprehensive insurance, but that only makes sense if you can ...
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The Art of Switching Car Insurance: 6 Things to Know Switching car insurance entails buying new coverage as well as canceling the old. This is how to do it.
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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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Video | A Used Ford F-150 Raptor Is a Great Financial Decision Yes, a big, burly, off-road pickup with a V8 is a smart financial decision. Hear me out.
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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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Flexdrive: Multiple Cars, No Commitments Here's a look at how Flexdrive, the automobile subscription service, works.
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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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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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Financial Readiness For the Military Car Buyer Need a sitrep for finding a new vehicle? Autotrader has you covered.
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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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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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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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What's the Best Minivan You Can Get for $40,000? Federal tax incentives make the Chrysler Paficia Hybrid the best minivan.
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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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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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Certified Pre-Owned: How to Compare CPO Programs All CPO programs aren't created equal. Here are some tips when comparing them.
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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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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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