What are the pros and cons of getting financing from a dealership?
I'm a first-time car buyer. I've been told that getting a loan at the dealership is easy, but dealers only offer loans where they make the most money. I'm not sure what to do. What are the pros and cons of dealer financing?
“While you’ll need to come to your own conclusion about financing, there are some common pros and cons of financing with a dealership.
- Takes the legwork out of finding a loan
- May have attractive promo rates
- Works with many lenders to find you the best rate
- May have higher rates than direct lending
- High-pressure loan practices
- Hidden fees due to kickbacks and commissions from a lender to the dealer
While it’s important to know the pros and cons of financing with a dealer, you won’t know your options until you look into multiple lenders. Just how you would shop around for car insurance or home insurance, you should shop around for your car loan.
When you’re ready to buy a car, remember to shop for car insurance before signing for the loan. Most lenders require full coverage.
Full coverage can be pricey, especially if you use the lender’s insurance, but you can save money by comparing rates. Jerry does all the hard work for you, pulling quotes from the top 50 companies and delivering the best deals to your phone in minutes.”
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