Auto Financing FAQs in Somersworth

There are a lot of commonly asked questions about bad credit auto loans, here are a few;

Q - Is it required that I put money down to get a bad credit auto loan?

     A - NO!!!  Certain circumstances might make the bank require money down.  However, this is not always the case.  Putting money down towards a bad credit auto loan will almost always help the conditions, but is not always mandatory.  We can usually get around the customer having to put money down.  How do we do this?  Our relationships with the banks that provide the bad credit auto loans is very strong.  Another motivating factor for them is trade ins.  No matter how "rough" a trade in is, we can still take it off your hands and turn it into money for you and help secure your financing for a newer vehicle.  It can and will help the terms and conditions of the financing.  Money down can lower your interest rate (sometimes significantly), get a better (or longer) term, open up the ability to look at newer or nicer cars (dream car), and help you get the financing period.  

     Q - Is there a minimum income requirement to attain a bad credit auto loan?

     A - Yes and no.  Most lending institutions prefer that the borrower make a minimum of $1800 a month.  However, there are banks that do not have a minimum income.  Some banks require a minimum of $1300 a month provable income.  The key here is provable.  Not all lenders require you to prove your income.  In order to get you the best possible financing for your situation, proving your income can be important.  If you are a W2 employee this process is very easy.  All they are looking for is a copy of your most recent pay stub (within 30 days of application date).  That's it!!!!  If you are 1099 or self employed, they would be asking for a copy of your bank statements or tax returns.  The ability to prove your income can save you a significant amount of money in the form of a lower interest rate.

     Q - What should I bring into Key Auto Center of Somersworth when coming in to apply for a bad credit auto loan?

     A - Being prepared is very important.  Several documents that you can bring with you to the store can actually save you money.  When you can prove your income (pay stub), employment (phone number to HR or business), residence (utility, light, water, cable, oil bill etc.) and phone (cell phone bill) this lets the lending institution feel more comfortable with giving you financing.  Are all of these required for every person.....NO they are not, but can save you money in the form of a cheaper interest rate and save you time in the dealership.  We can get you approved before you ever walk through the door.  We do this everyday.  When you come in with the four aforementioned documents/phone numbers, it makes everyone's life easier and faster.  

     Q - Can you get me pre-approved before I come in?

     A - YES!!!!!!  Simply fill out our online credit application now bad credit auto loan financing application.  In the comments section please put Facebook and we will give you a call and go over all of your options with you.  We look forward to helping you get back on the path to good credit!!! 

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  1. Key Auto Center of Somersworth

    221 Route 108
    Somersworth, NH 03878

    • Sales: 603-742-7400
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