Is it possible to transfer a car loan?

Can you transfer a car loan to someone else? My wife and I live in California, and we are expecting our first child. We’ve put more money toward buying baby products, items my wife will need for nursing, and decorating the nursery. It’s getting increasingly difficult to pay for my car, so my uncle offered to take care of my loan for me.

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Congratulations on the baby! Preparing for the arrival of a newborn can cost a lot of money, so it is understandable why it would be tricky to manage all your expenses. That said, it is not possible to transfer a car loan without also transferring the title.
The person who holds ownership of the vehicle is responsible for the car loan. So to allow another individual to manage the loan payments, they must have the title of the car.
You can do this by selling your car and transferring the title to the new loan holder.
Since your lender also claims ownership of the vehicle, let your lender know about your situation and ask if this is possible. If it’s not, your uncle may need to get his own loan and buy the vehicle from you with that.
Once again, congrats on your new bundle of joy!
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Phoebe Mah
Answered on Dec 06, 2021
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