Bad credit auto loans are more common then ever these days. Individuals that had a solid credit rating, due to tough times, have had no choice but to finance a vehicle and accept bad credit auto loan terms. But there is a way to lower your monthly interest rates.
When you initially are approved for any type of vehicle loan, one thing that the financial institution either forgets to mention or just doesn't want to mention is the option to refinance your car loan. Typically, if you pay your current car loan for at least 10 -12 months straight, without any missed or late payments, you qualify for a better rate, if you decide to refinance your car loan.
Normally, bad credit auto loans have an interest rate as high as 29.9%. Seems pretty high, but if you want to re-establish your credit and need a vehicle, you have to take what is dealt. Of course, nobody wants to pay high rates, but what if you only had to pay this rate for a year and then, after that initial year pay as low as 19%. Sounds a lot better, doesn't it.
You can save up to 10% by refinancing your current car loan after paying your high interest loan consistently for 1 year. But, there is a catch. You are going to have to part with your current vehicle and be placed in a newer vehicle. Why you ask? It is very simple. The lenders what to have better security for their borrowed money and what the buyer to have a better vehicle, so that they continue to make their payments. So by knowing this and if you are shopping for bad credit auto loans, then look for a vehicle that is going to be inexpensive, practical and typically not what you really want, but what will meet your needs for a year. Once that year is up, refinance the vehicle loan and pick up the vehicle you were initially looking to purchase with a lower interest rate.
By the time you have completed the refinanced used car auto loan, you should be able to go to the bank and get approved for a very low interest rate. It is that easy!