How Does Car Financing Work?

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There’s a lot of information to process when car-shoppers are learning how to buy a car. It’s easy to pick out which Land Rover you love, but it’s not as easy to decide if you should buy or lease. If buying your new Land Rover is the right choice for you, you’re probably asking, “How does car financing work?” The Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth finance department can answer all of your questions about how car financing works.


How Car Financing Works

What does it mean to finance a car? It simply means that you’re borrowing the money to pay for your car from a bank or other lending service. You’ll make payments plus interest to the lender. You won’t own your car outright until you’ve completed the payment plan. What is financing a car? It’s as simple as that.

Step One: Apply for Financing

After asking, “how does car financing work” your first step is to apply for loans. You can apply at banks, or apply for car financing online with Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth. Our finance department will shop for loan rates for you and other DFW drivers.


Step Two: Choose Your Lender

Shopping around is smart. Comparing interest rates and payment plans from lenders is the only way to ensure you’re getting the best deal. Our payment calculator can help you get an idea of what monthly payment offers to expect. Part of how car financing works involves your interest rate is based partially on your credit score. Here’s an idea of what interest percentage you can expect based on your score:

  • Credit score over 750: 4.24%
  • Credit score 700-749: 4.49%
  • Credit score 650-699: 7.92%
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Step Three: Finalize the Loan

You can still negotiate the final price of your car after you’ve been approved for loans. This is really helpful if interest rates are higher than anticipated. Be prepared to negotiate with the lender, too. You never know how car finance works with a given lender until you ask

What Does it Mean to Finance a Car? Let Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth Help!

This is just the basics of what is financing a car. If you still have questions about how car financing works and ways to improve your credit score, contact our finance department today.


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