Can you refinance a car simply to remove a cosigner?

I want to remove a cosigner from my loan because I've rebuilt my credit. Do I need to refinance to remove them? Is refinancing the best way to remove cosigners?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Good question! While you can certainly refinance a
car loan
to remove a cosigner, you have an easier method: a cosigner release form. Most lenders provide this form to remove a cosigner, especially if your financial situation and credit have improved since you got the original loan.
If your lender doesn’t offer a cosigner release, you still have other options:
  • Refinance the car, as you suggested
  • Sell the car and buy a new one
  • Pay off the loan in its entirety
When and if you decide to refinance the car, take a look at your car insurance policy as well. You can save hundreds of dollars by downloading the
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Best of luck with removing your cosigner, and kudos to you for rebuilding your credit!
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