After going through an auto repossession, is it impossible to get approved for an auto loan? The answer is that, surprisingly, it is possible, and with the current availability of auto loans, it is probable that someone could get approved.
Here are a few tips to give you the best possible chance at getting approved before even walking through the door.
- Check Your Credit Report – A repossession won’t be a deal breaker if the rest of your credit history is in order. Maybe you made a few mistakes in the past or went through a job loss or medical emergency, and you missed a few payments. Maybe the repossession is one mistake in an otherwise decent credit history. It is important to get a copy of your credit report and your FICO score so you know where you stand. A repossession will put a dent in your credit score, but if you have otherwise kept up with your other loan or credit card payments, your credit score might not be as bad as you think.
- Bring Money and Your Documents – If you expect to get an auto loan that day, you will need a valid driver’s license, recent pay stubs, utility bill that proves residency (electric, not cell phone), and either a W2 from the previous year or last year’s federal tax return. Also, the chances of getting approved are improved if you bring money to put down, so bring whatever you can reasonably afford.
- Keep An Open Mind – Is it possible to get the car of your dreams, even if you have gone through a repossession? It is possible for some people under specific circumstances, but you might find a better deal if you go in with an open mind. Maybe instead of the new car you have been eyeing, you decide to go for a nice pre-owned vehicle and get a better rate or lower monthly payments.
Are you ready to get into a great new or used car, truck, or minivan? Now is the time to buy, and Approved Loan Store can help you find the car you want at terms you can afford, even if you have credit problems! Get started today by filling out our secure online auto loan application here, and for more auto news and buying tips, like Approved Loan Store on Facebook, follow Approved Loan Store on Twitter, and subscribe to Approved Loan Store on YouTube!
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