How do you get a car under your business?

I’m trying to buy a car under my business name because we need some mode of transportation for goods and services. It would be a regular car for delivering items to clients. We’d use our personal car, but we need it for family matters. How do I buy a commercial vehicle?

Answer
It’s possible to get a car loan under your business name if it’s purchased through an LLC or corporation.
Before heading off to the dealership, make sure you:
Check your business credit score. Pull your business credit score from a designated credit bureau, like Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax, or Experian. Credit scores for businesses range from 0-100. If your credit score is over 80, you should qualify for a car loan.
You’ll have to pay to see your business credit. Prices will vary from bureau to bureau. The average cost is around $40 to $100.
Find dealerships with commercial sale departments. These departments specialize in buying and registering business vehicles. You can call or stop by a dealership to ask if they have a commercial sales department.
Provide your lender with your financial information. Lenders will ask for a variety of financial information before extending a loan. For example, they may ask to see your business balance sheet.
Provide a guarantor for the loan. Some lenders may require a guarantor if you’re a new business. This is a designated party responsible for the loan if your business goes bankrupt or stops making money. The lender can sue and go after the guarantor’s personal assets to satisfy the unpaid loan.
Obtain insurance. Lenders will not let you drive your vehicle off the lot if you do not have insurance. So make sure you obtain commercial auto insurance from trusted providers.
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Hana Sabah
Answered on Nov 02, 2021
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