It’s awe-inspiring that you’ve managed to avoid using credit up until now. You would think that sort of financial discipline would help your credit!
Fortunately, you can still get a car loan without credit. You’ll just need to find specific lenders who work with people with no credit or enlist the help of a cosigner.
First, do some research:
- Figure out which car you want, down to the VIN.
- Find out how much it is.
- Determine how much of a down payment you can afford and how much of a loan you will need.
- Then, look for lenders that cater to your needs.
Dealerships tend to lend to people with no credit. Certain banks, credit unions, and online lenders may, as well. But beware of high interest rates and term lengths over 60 months. These characteristics make for bad loans.
If you can’t qualify for a loan by yourself, you could ask a cosigner to help. This person will need to have a credit score of around 660 or higher. Most often, borrowers look to family members or friends to cosign.
Note that the cosigner would be on the hook if you failed to pay the loan on time. This can potentially tarnish both of your credit scores—and even ruin your relationship. So, be sure you’re in a good financial position before roping someone else into your loan.
If you are unhappy with the interest rate you qualify for, don’t worry. You can still purchase a vehicle now, then refinance into a lower-interest loan after making several on-time payments and improving your credit score.
Refinance quickly and easily through the Jerry
app. On average, those who refinance pay $85 less every month