How can you assume a car loan?

My friend is moving out of the country soon and wants to get rid of her car before leaving. I’m in the market for a new vehicle, and she offered to let me take over the car loan. I like the car a lot, but how can I assume the car loan?

That seems like impeccable timing and takes the hassle out of finding a car!
Taking over a car loan is incredibly similar to applying for a new auto loan. However, assuming a car loan lets you avoid any fees you may usually incur at the start of the loan period.
To assume a car loan, do the following:
  • Confirm with the lender that you can assume the loan.
  • Complete and submit an application to assume the loan.
  • Get a cosigner if necessary.
  • Once approved, analyze the loan contract and accept or reject the offer.
  • Purchase car insurance.
  • **Transfer the car title
  • Register the vehicle.
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Jack Walsh
Answered on Nov 05, 2021

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