I know, “What the heck, right?” Let me explain how putting car loans and bankruptcy together is as easy as combining peanut butter and jelly to create a tasty little sandwich.
Getting car loans after bankruptcy doesn’t have to be an unpleasant and painful situation. Eliminate the struggle by discovering that there are decent car dealerships or auto consultants available that will extend a car loan to someone who has a recent bankruptcy.
Getting rid of the struggle can leave you calm and assured that you will be able to get a quality car that fits into your budget.
Tips for getting your loan.
Locate a local car dealership or auto consultant that has a special financing department that works with people who have a bankruptcy. Speak with them and learn how they can help you with a car loan after bankruptcy. Tell them your specific situation and ask to meet with them for further discussion.
Prior to your visit there are a few things you can gather that will help the special finance salesperson get your pre-approved for a car loan with your circumstances.
A proof of income is going to be the most important information so bring with you a couple of your latest pay stubs.
In addition, the salesperson will want to see a valid state issued driver’s license along with proof of insurance. If you bring your insurance card and the name and number of your insurance agent or company the consultant can easily verify that you have insurance coverage.
And finally, the salesperson will want proof of residency. Bring along 2 of your monthly bills such as your electric bill and your cell phone bill and this will provide the necessary proof of your residence. Sometimes they will ask you for a list of references also, so have this handy and ready for the salesperson to review.
After handing over the necessary information, discuss the payments that you feel you can comfortable handle each month. After all, this is the bottom line you are most likely interested in since you are recovering from a financial downfall.
A salesperson that has your best interest at hand will understand your needs and what you can handle in a monthly payment and not try to sell you more car than you can afford. Car loans and bankruptcy can work together to help you toward a brighter tomorrow.