How to Refinance a Car Loan

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Drivers from Buda are interested in lowering their monthly car payments and saving on interest. Knowing how to refinance a car loan is important for this reason. If you’re wondering the best way to refinance an auto loan, the team at Sterling Acura of Austin is here to help. Applying for financing doesn’t have to be stressful. It is our mission to make auto financing hassle-free. So, how do you refinance a car loan? Read on to learn more in this helpful guide.


Best Way to Refinance Auto Loan

Wondering what to know when refinancing your car? The goal of refinancing is to lower the interest rate you are being charged on a monthly basis. For starters, you should know what you are currently paying. Review your loan documents or contact your lender to confirm your current interest rate and monthly payments. Once you have that information, check out the step-by-step guide below:

  • Check Your Credit Score: Round Rock drivers who have been making timely payments since their vehicle was purchased may have an improved credit score and could benefit from refinancing.
  • Start Applying: Apply to several different automotive refinance companies to make sure you get the best rate. Submit all applications within a 14 day period to minimize the negative impact on your credit score.
  • Evaluate Offers: Take time to crunch the numbers to make sure any new offers coming in will get you the monthly payment you are looking for.
  • Decide Loan Term: Decide if a longer or shorter-term loan best fits your budget. A shorter-term loan will require larger monthly payments, however, you will pay less interest in total. With a longer-term loan, your monthly payments will be smaller, but you will pay more in interest in total.

The best way to refinance auto loan terms depends on your circumstances, so make sure that any offer or term you choose works for your situation.


What to Know When Refinancing Your Car

There are a few other things New Braunfels-area drivers should keep in mind when they are making the decision whether to refinance their car or not:

  • Fees: You will want to check your original car loan terms to make sure there aren’t any fees associated with paying it off early. If there are, you could be in a situation where refinancing isn’t cost-effective.
  • Underwater Finances: If you owe much more than your vehicle’s currently valued at, it can be harder to get approved for refinancing.
  • Older Vehicles: Many lenders won’t refinance an older vehicle that has already experienced major depreciation.

If you find yourself in any of these situations, the skilled finance team at Sterling Acura of Austin is still here to help. Our experts can give you advice and guide you to options that better fit your circumstances.

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