If you’re like many people, there are always ways that you can improve your credit. Whether you want to boost your credit history or raise your credit score, it’s important to pay attention to your long-term finances by improving your credit as much as possible today.
Believe it or not, buying a car through financing is one way to improve your credit. When you finance a car, you will be taking out a loan from a lender, such as our dealership. As you pay back the loan, you will be building a credit history that shows that you have been financially responsible and capable of repaying your loans.
However, if you are unable to repay your Bancroft car loan, then your credit could suffer. Therefore, we recommend only taking out a car loan if you are certain that you will be capable of making a long term financial commitment to repay the car loan amount.
In order to repay the car loan amount, you will need to develop a budget. The budget should be based on your current income and projected income. For example, if you currently work, but are planning to have a child in the near future and will not work during that time, it is important to take that lower income into account.
The reason that planning your budget is so important when you take out a loan is that you will have to make monthly payments in order to pay off the loan. These monthly payments may last for many years. If, for any reason, you are unable to make a monthly payment, this missed payment will reflect poorly on your credit history. After several missed payments, the lender may repossess your car as well.
However, as long as you are able to make those monthly payments and can show that you have a history of financial responsibility, taking out a car loan can improve your credit history drastically. Future lenders, such as a mortgage lender, will see that you have been able to take out a sizable loan and repay it. This history of being able to repay a loan may help you to get a lower interest rate on future loans. It may also guarantee that you can take out a larger loan amount.
For more information about how financing the purchase of a car can actually improve your credit score, contact one of our financing experts today. We’re always happy to help you get better credit and drive away in a reliable new or used car.