Beat Bad Credit By Planning Ahead


Are you in the market for a new or used vehicle?  Do you have bad credit?  Don’t think you’re that alone.  You would be surprised by just how many individuals out there are looking for a new or used car and also have bad credit.  Just because you have bad credit doesn’t mean that it’s all over for you however, a mindset that seemingly too many have.  Here is some advice on how to handle car shopping when you have bad credit.

Rule number one is always understand your credit.  This means knowing your credit score.  Before shopping, no matter what you think your credit score is, know it.  Do you think you have bad credit or do you know you have bad credit.  It is important to understand this difference and to know which one you really have.  Knowing that makes all the difference in how you begin to plan the shopping process.

An advantage of knowing your credit score is going in shopping prepared.  You can evaluate your finances and see how much you’re able to afford for a down payment to see if you can increase your chances of getting an auto loan approved.  That down payment can also go a long away in helping you get a better interest rate as well.  It may be a larger sum of money up front, but that can help in the long term much more than taking a longer rate.

If you need help with financing, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We’ll work with you to find the right possible loan to suit your situation.  We love to say yes, you’re approved!  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see our monthly news and special offers.

Image courtesy of fantasista at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *