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Auto City Used Car Blog

The Used Car Blog

We want consumers everywhere to feel confident about their ability to engage in the used car process on their own terms. We’re going to be posting articles about every aspect of buying used cars, from giving you tips on how to judge the condition of a used car to knowing your way around financing options to what you should look for when test driving a vehicle.

Auto Loans and Recent or Open Bankruptcy

September 23rd, 2016 by

You may be surprised to find out that even if you’ve recently declared bankruptcy, you can purchase a used car and finance it with a car loan as well. After all, you’ve probably heard about how a recent bankruptcy is a black mark on your credit report, right? While that may be true, there are…


Leasing versus Financing

September 10th, 2016 by

When it’s time for you to purchase a car, is it better to lease or finance? It depends on a wide array of factors and your own needs. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages that are summarized below: Leasing Pros: Typically involves a lower monthly payment than financing. Can often be obtained with little…


Where Should Auto Shoppers with Good Credit Get a Used Car Loan?

August 26th, 2016 by

Although most of what’s written about used car loans seems to be about addressing the concerns of customers with challenged credit, even customers with good credit have questions. When your credit score is great, where should you go to get a used car loan? Should you go to your bank? A credit union? A dealership?…


What to Expect if You Have Bad Credit When Applying for a Car Loan?

August 25th, 2016 by

People who have challenged or bad credit – and don’t worry, there are millions of people out there facing the same situation – often wonder what they can expect if they decide they want to purchase a used car and finance it with a used car loan. Having bad credit doesn’t automatically rule you out…


Top Suggestions for Auto Shoppers with Bad Credit

August 16th, 2016 by

If you’re one of the millions of Americans with bad credit, you might be wondering if you’ll ever be able to finance the purchase of a used car. The first thing you need to realize is that you needn’t despair. Many lenders have various kinds of bad credit auto loans that can get you into a…


The Top 3 Mistakes Bad Credit Customers Make When Buying a Used Car

August 12th, 2016 by

Many people who need a car cause themselves a lot of stress because they’re worried about their credit. Maybe it’s a bankruptcy, or not having any credit at all, or a really low credit score, accounts that are in collections, or other credit problems. Bad credit car loans are definitely possible, but here are the…


Should I Buy GAP Insurance?

August 8th, 2016 by

Many people wonder about GAP insurance and whether or not it is something they should purchase. It depends on a number of factors, but if you have a lot left to pay on a car loan, GAP insurance is a very good idea. Let’s start with the people who do not need GAP insurance. If…


Used Car Service Contract – Should You Purchase One?

August 8th, 2016 by

In the used car shopping process, you eventually get to a point where the seller, especially if it’s a dealership, is going to ask if you’d like to purchase a service contract to go with the vehicle. This is something lots of car buyers haven’t really thought about until it’s put in front of them,…


Bad Credit Car Loans at Auto City

August 6th, 2016 by

Let’s say you really need or want to get a good used car. You’ve done a lot of looking around and you’ve seen several good possibilities, but you’re worried about how you’re going to finance your purchase because your credit history isn’t as good as you’d like it to be. Don’t worry, Auto City knows…


Get Your Next Car Loan at Auto City!

August 1st, 2016 by

If you’ve spent a ton of time and effort trying to find the right used car, then you’re probably exhausted. If you’ve finally found success and see what you think is the perfect car for you, you’re still not done yet with the used car buying process. You still have to figure out how to…


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