How to Qualify for a Car Loan

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Curious about how to get a car loan? The experts at Riverside Buick GMC near Rome are here to help! Qualifying for a car loan is easier when you have established credit. Additionally, you’ll need to gather the proper documentation in order to get a loan. Learn more about what you need to qualify for a car loan with the help of the finance department at Riverside Buick GMC! It’s our goal to make vehicle financing as simple as possible.

Credit Score & Credit History

Have you been wondering how to start the process of getting a car loan? In general, qualifying for a car loan is much easier when you have good credit. Lenders are also more likely to give better rates to those with good credit history as these individuals have proven that they are able to pay off bills and loans on time. But keep in mind that “good” credit may be subjective depending on the lender; additionally, there are plenty of lenders willing to work with those who have less than perfect credit! If you are applying for a car loan with bad credit, it can be helpful to find a co-signer for the loan (however, the co-signer might need to accept a higher APR).

What Do I Need to Qualify for a Car Loan?

Now that we’ve discussed credit, let’s talk about what you need to qualify for a car loan. Regardless of your credit score and credit history, lends will need the following from you when you apply for a loan:

  • Proof of Income: Your lender will need for you to prove your income in order to grant you a loan. Typically either bank statements or pay stubs will work just fine here.
  • Proof of Insurance: Because insurance is required by law, it’s required in order to get an auto loan. You can either purchase insurance ahead of time or ask your dealership if you can purchase it on-site.
  • Proof of Residence: In order to provide proof of residence, all you need to do is a current utility bill.
  • Identification: Be sure to bring adequate identification when you apply for a car loan. Photo ID is required, but you often need to show multiple forms of ID. Some examples include a current utility bill in your name or current bank statements with an address that matches the one on your ID.

Plan to trade in your current vehicle at our Acworth-area dealership? Be sure to bring your current vehicle’s title and registration as well. This will prove your ownership of the vehicle.

Get a Car Loan with the Help of Riverside Buick GMC

Ready to take your Canton drive up a notch, get behind the wheel of a new vehicle from Riverside Buick GMC! We’ll help you apply for an auto loan as well as help you choose the vehicle that works best for your budget. If you have further questions about how to get a car loan or how financing works, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at your convenience! We’ll walk you through everything you need to qualify for a car loan.

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