"Once I get a car loan, do I have to start paying it back right away or can I wait a period of time before I make any payments? "

I ask this question because I'm wondering how much leeway I have with my payment due date.

The due date of your first payment really depends on the lender and the terms you have agreed to, but the vast majority of lenders set the first payment date of an auto loan at 45 days after the paperwork is signed. While there is usually not much leeway when it comes to pushing that first payment further out, most lenders will let you pick the due date for your loan if it is before or close to that 45-day mark and if you ask.
Johnny Puckett
Answered on Apr 05, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.

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