What's a deferred payment on a car loan?

I had some extra expenses this month and I'm not sure if I can pay my car loan. A friend told me I should ask about a deferred payment. What does this mean?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“Sorry to hear about your expenses this month! But a deferred payment can definitely help you avoid problems with your
car loan
A deferred payment on a car loan is when you come to an agreement with your lender to pay a smaller amount or skip a payment for a certain amount of time. In most cases, lenders will give you a deferred payment for financial hardship or extraordinary circumstances, such as COVID-19.
With the deferred payment, you won’t have to pay off your loan for the agreed-upon length of time, but your interest will continue to accrue. But hopefully it will buy you enough time to get your financial affairs back in order!
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Best of luck with the payment, and hopefully your financial straits improve soon!”
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