How can I reduce the interest rate on my car loan?

I want to get a lower interest rate on my car loan. How do I go about it?

Answer
If you already signed the paperwork for the car loan, the only way to get a lower interest rate is to refinance your loan. Car loans are binding documents that usually don’t have any language regarding interest loan changes, and few if any of these contracts have an addendum that allows for a change in the interest rate.
But before you refinance the car, you have to make certain that your car loan doesn’t have prepayment penalties. These penalties are usually 2% to 4% of the outstanding balance on the car loan and are used by lenders to deter refinancing so they can maximize their profits on the car loan.
If your loan has a prepayment penalty, you will have to compare the savings on the interest rate to the prepayment penalty to come to the right decision.
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Answered on Nov 23, 2021
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