Can I put my car loan in someone else's name?

I can't afford my car loan anymore, but my dad said he'd take it over. How do you transfer a car loan into someone else's name?

Answer
Sorry to hear you can’t afford your car loan, but at least your dad is a knight in shining armor!
The good news is that there are two ways to put a car loan in someone else’s name. However, you’ll want to read your loan contract first to find out if it’s a possibility and if you’ll incur any fees for making the transfer.
Once you’re good to go, here’s how to offload your car loan to someone else:
  • Have your dad apply for the loan with the lender, then make the transfer once he qualifies
  • Refinance the loan in your dad’s name
If you can get a lower interest rate with your dad on the loan, shopping around to refinance the car is well worth the effort. If you can’t, the transfer of the loan is the better option.
Keep in mind that you will also need to add your father to the car title since he’ll become the primary borrower. This is usually a painless process. Just call your DMV or browse its website to find out how.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 15, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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