What do you need to bring when you apply for a car loan?

Our family has expanded over the past couple years, and I think I need to take out a loan for a new car. What should I bring when I apply?

Answer
Applying for a car loan can seem strenuous, however, preparing all the necessary documentation beforehand will reduce stress and speed up the process.
You will need to bring the following personal information:
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of income
  • Credit and banking history
  • Proof of residence
You’ll also need the following information about the vehicle you wish to purchase:
  • Vehicle information: Make and model
  • Current vehicle registration (for trade-in)
  • Proof of car insurance
  • Method of down payment
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Carlos Kirby
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
Carlos has a BA in Media Production and Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as almost 5 years of content editing and writing experience. He has operated his own freelance creative studio over the past 5 years and aspires to be a Creative Director for an Creative Agency. He is currently located in Chicago, IL and enjoys creating digital art and taking bike rides along the lakefront during his free time!
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