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How to finance a car bought at an auction

January 2, 2018   |   Updated: January 3, 2018

Car auctions can be a great place to get a cheap car. But even cheap cars cost money. If you’re low on cash, can you get a loan to buy a car at auction?

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How to sell your car at an auto auction
December 18, 2017

Selling your car at an auto auction can make it a breeze to sell your car. Here are some tips for successfully auctioning off your car.

3 surefire ways to access the bargains in dealer-only car auctions
December 18, 2017

Dealer-only car auctions can yield amazing bargains, but you need a dealer’s license to participate. Here are three guaranteed ways to get in.

Know the key car-buying terms before visiting a dealership
December 15, 2017   |   Updated: December 15, 2017

Completing an auto purchase can be done more efficiently if you know specific car-buying terms like APR, MSRP, dealer incentive and dealer trade.

How get an auto loan when you’re self-employed
December 7, 2017

Self-employed individuals and small-business owners have alternative paths to auto loans, if proof of income or a low credit score is a problem.

Tips for buying a car in another state
November 30, 2017

Making an auto purchase from another state can be tricky and time-consuming, so be aware of certain requirements, such as taxes, registration and emissions.

Buying a car at auction? Follow these 5 tips to avoid buying a lemon
November 22, 2017

Car auctions can yield great deals, but there’s also an increased risk of going home with a clunker. Follow these five tips to avoid buying a lemon at a car auction.

How much money should you put down on a car?
November 20, 2017

Wondering how much money you should put down on a car? The gold standard is 20 percent, but is that much really necessary?

Can an auto loan increase my credit score?
November 20, 2017

An auto loan can increase or decrease your credit score, depending on your credit history and repayment behavior. Learn how auto loans impact credit.

Should you seek out a subprime auto loan?
November 17, 2017   |   Updated: November 20, 2017

Subprime auto loans allow borrowers with poor credit or other flaws to get financing, but they come with higher interest rates and other drawbacks.

How to get an auto loan for a private sale
November 17, 2017

You can finance a private car sale, but it takes a few more steps than going through a dealership. Learn how a private party auto loan works.