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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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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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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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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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Car Repair: AAA Says One in Three Drivers Can't Pay for Average Fix AAA reports one in three owners doesn't have a mechanic, neglects recommended maintenance and doesn't have the cash ...
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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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Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Deserve More Credit Chrysler has been doing cool stuff for years, and that continues today.
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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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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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Car Insurance: 5 Things You Need to Know About Insuring Your Collectible Buying car insurance for a collectible is different than an everyday driver. Here are five hints to help you choose ...
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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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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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Electric Vehicles: Daimler Commits to Help Fund Charging Stations in Europe ChargePoint, the largest U.S. charging network, will expand into Europe with funds from new backer Daimler.
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Tips & Advice: Direct Loans vs. Dealer Lending To get the most competitive financing, you, the consumer, need to do your homework prior to selecting a lender. What's ...
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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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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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Buying a Car: How Do You Avoid a Car With Severe Depreciation? Worried about losing a lot of value in your car? Here's how you can avoid it.
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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 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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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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Subaru Rolls Out Financing Incentives for CPO and New Cars New financing incentives give shoppers a week to get a great deal on a new or certified pre-owned Subaru.
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Car Loans: Average Loan Term Growing, but Is It Smart? We examine whether it's a good idea to join the rising trend of long-term car loans.
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Buying a Car: Why You Shouldn't Focus On the Monthly Payment You've always heard you shouldn't focus on the monthly payment -- but why not? We have the answer.
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