Can having a cosigner lower your car payments?

Does having a cosigner lower your monthly car payments? I want to get a car loan but the payments are too high. My mother has offered to cosign but I'm not sure if it will help.

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Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 12, 2021
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“Having a cosigner may help you get a loan, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have lower car payments.
In some ways, a cosigner will assure you that you’re approved if they have solid credit. However, it’s up to the lender to decide whether you pose a credit risk thereafter.
Here are a couple of things you can do to lower your car payment:
  • shop around once you have a cosigner to make sure you’re getting a good deal
  • pick a car that is affordable for your budget
  • put some money down toward your car
  • budget wisely
Always remember that you’ll need full coverage car insurance when you get a new car loan. You’ll have to budget $100 a month or more depending on your age and driving record.
While you’re shopping for your car, use the free Jerry app to help you find affordable rates hassle-free!”
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