Advice for Getting an Auto Loan with Bad Credit


For anyone struggling with bad credit, getting an auto loan can be a hassle. We here at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge want to do everything we can do to help you in the process of achieving the goal of getting an auto loan even though you have poor credit. Here’s a few pieces of advice that can benefit you.

First, and foremost, is to check that credit score. There are numerous resources available to people letting them know what their score is. This is a vital number. It is the difference between you walking away with a great deal on a loan and a car and not. Know that score before coming to the dealership.

Now that you know that score, now make sure it is accurate. It is a hassle, but one that I assure you pays off in ways you never knew of. Look at anything that is negatively impacting your score and if it doesn’t belong on the list, then get it removed. Piece of wrongful reporting that is being attributed to you negatively can drag down your score and in the process drag down what you can get in an auto loan.

When it comes to keeping the score down, look to your overdue bills. Now, paying them in full is good, but as long as you can demonstrate to the bureaus that you are paying off bills and debt in regular fashion, that can lead to a positive reflection on the score. They are not just looking for if you paid off debt, but if you are dependable in paying off debt. So while you may still have overdue debt, as long as you have a plan in action, which can still help.

There is plenty of more ways you can help yourself, but these are good ones for beginning. Keep checking back for more advice.

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.

Auto Loans Are Easier Than Ever to Get!


The auto loan market has turned around in just a few years.  The economy may be sluggishly making the crawl towards improvement, people with challenged credit are finding it easier and easier to come into a dealership and drive out in a car.

A few years ago, at the peak of the recession, this was nigh impossible to do.  As many dealerships will attest to, if you had bad credit the typical thought process was just don’t even bother coming in.  That attitude has changed.

Thanks to the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates down to near zero, the subprime loan market is thriving again.

The market has since been surging with people in the subprime credit category. These loans account for more than 27 percent of auto loans according to Experian.

That might seem like a red flag seeing as how all of us remember that it was this same situation with mortgages that lead to the collapse not that long ago, but analysts are quick to remind these same people that auto loans and cars work much differently than homes.  Cars are much easier to appraise and put value on.  Plus, vehicles are essential for people’s lives with work commutes, so a paying off a car typically takes priority.

Auto loan lending for subprime customers is easier to do than ever.  If you were turned down for a loan a few years ago, now is the time to take advantage of the improved market.  Contact a representative at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and find out how we can help you find that right new or used car for your lifestyle.

The Benefits of No Credit Auto Loans


One of the biggest problems that car buyers have are credit issues.  Maybe they fell behind on a payment because of a lost job or a sick family member, there are numerous ways to find a mark on a credit report.  There is, however, another issue with credit and that is some people don’t even have it.

This is typical with newer buyers, say students or newly weds, who are entering the world and discovering that weird catch twenty-two of needing credit get a loan but having no credit history.  Thankfully, there is a way around this.  The recent uptick in financing after the recession has caused dealerships to offer more deals for people, and that includes those with no credit.  It is entirely possible to apply for a no credit auto loan.

Now, the next question (and the right one to ask) is ‘what is the catch?’  Since the person asking for this loan doesn’t have any credit history to determine if they are good for the payments, the dealership is taking a much larger risk in issuing a loan to this individual.  For that reason, the dealership typically asks for a larger down payment on the car.  Another stipulation is that the fee for any late payments is larger.

For these reasons, when entering into a no credit auto loan, be sure to be aware of the deal and your own finances.  This loans can be a real blessing for people starting out and needing to build stronger credit as keeping up with the payments will help with gaining positive credit.  There are certainly risks, but for the responsible person, there’s genuine benefit.

Need an auto loan?  Contact a sales person at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We’ll work with you to find the perfect new or used car to fit your life-style.