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Turn Your Bankruptcy into Your Best Used Car Yet!

You can leverage your bankruptcy into getting the car you need. Yes, going through a bankruptcy is stressful, and even more overwhelming if you know you need to buy a used car as well. Just take a deep breath and relax, because filing for bankruptcy can actually be a great time for you to get the car you need. You just need to know what to expect and how to make the most of it, and you’ll be in good hands with Auto City.

Here are the essentials of financing a used car during or after a bankruptcy:

Fresh Start
Bankruptcy is fresh start, and we work with lenders who recognize and appreciate that.

Repair Your Credit
Financing a used car during or after bankruptcy helps repair your credit.

Debt to Income Ratio
Declaring bankruptcy improves your debt-to-income ratio, which makes you a more attractive borrower than you were before you filed.

No Need to Wait
Whether you’re doing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can apply for used car financing as soon as you’ve filed – there’s no need to wait.

Many lenders won’t require any down payment at all, but if you can make one it will help.

Higher Interest Rate
Will you pay a higher interest rate? Yes, but it’s a small price to pay in order to get the car you need in spite of a bankruptcy.

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Bankruptcy and Auto Financing FAQ:

No! If you haven’t filed yet, then your credit score and debt-to-income ratio are both horrible and you’ll probably get rejected. Wait until after you file.

Declaring bankruptcy means you recognize things have gotten out of control and you need help. Filing for bankruptcy means you get to make a fresh start and do better. There are lenders who recognize and appreciate this and want to help you get the car you need. With your debts wiped away or scheduled forpayment, your debt-to-income ratio is suddenly a whole lot better than it was before you filed, making you a more attractive borrower.

The best way to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy is to incur reasonable new debt and make your payments on time. We’ve identified the best lenders who will work with you in spite of a bankruptcy, and this is what repairs your damaged credit.

You can start the process right after you filed for bankruptcy.

There are bankruptcy lenders who don’t require any down payment at all, but all lenders like to see a down payment, and making one will help you get better terms on your loan. Aim for $500 or $1,000 fora down payment.

The lender you work with will just want to verify that the balance due on the car is included in the bankruptcy and that you’re making arrangements to surrender the vehicle to the loan servicer or whoever is to take possession of the vehicle.

Have more questions? Check out our common questions page.

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    Location400 N Johnson Ave
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    Phone(619) 588-4349
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