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Can You Finance a Car with No Credit?

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Many Windham drivers wonder: “Can you finance a car with no credit?” The answer is yes! It may be a bit tricky, but it can be done. Learn more about no-credit car loans and how to finance a car with bad credit in this guide from the finance team at Rockingham Honda in Salem.

Financing with Bad or Even No Credit

If you are looking to finance a car with no credit in the Lawrence area, it is important to keep in mind that the down payment and the interest rates may be higher than average. It is best to know exactly what your budget is and give yourself some leeway. Here are some tips on applying for a no-credit loan:

  • Ask questions and don’t assume you won’t be approved. Don’t assume that the first financing offer you receive is your only option. You should be prepared to ask questions to find out if there are other options that work better with your budget.
  • Revive your credit score. If you have bad credit, there are some things that you can do to build it up. For example, using your credit card on small things and immediately paying it off can boost your credit score.
  • Know your budget and your credit score (if you have one). Applying for financing can negatively affect your credit score. To limit the potential damage on your score, try to keep all of your loan applications within a 14-day period.
  • Separate price negotiation from financing. You don’t necessarily have to accept the first offer you receive. Many dealerships work with multiple lenders, so there will be other options available.
  • Be prepared for a higher cost. You should expect higher interest rates and/or a larger down payment if you have no credit.
  • Leasing might be a better option. Ask about the available lease options. Your lease payments may also be higher than average, but less than those you’ll get when purchasing a vehicle.

Apply for Financing at Rockingham Honda

The finance experts at Rockingham Honda can help make securing a bad credit car loan easy and hassle-free for Methuen and Haverhill drivers. Whether you’re looking to buy or to lease a new Honda, we’ll work to get you a deal that will suit your budget. Use our convenient payment calculator to determine what your monthly payments will be, and then apply for financing with us online to get pre-approved today! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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