Should I get a line of credit or a car loan?

I currently have a line of credit that allows me to withdraw money at 3.99%. This is lower than the car loan rate that I can find online of 5%. Should I get a line of credit to purchase a new car or a traditional car loan?

Answer
“If your line of credit has a cheaper loan rate than your car loan, it might be a better deal. It all depends on what your monthly budget is.
Using a line of credit may have variable payments, but it could save you money on car insurance because of a loophole.
Lenders require full coverage for financed cars, but they won’t know you’re buying a car with your line of credit. This means you could get liability coverage instead of full coverage car insurance, which can save you money on your monthly premiums.
That said, with a new car, it is a good idea to have higher coverage. Just because full coverage is more expensive than liability doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to pay for it. Try using the free Jerry app to make comparison shopping easy. Jerry compares quotes from the top 50 providers and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes.
You’re in a strange situation where your line of credit APR would be lower than a car loan. As such, you may as well take advantage of it.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 10, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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