PR Log - Nov 19, 2012 - Going to college is an exciting yet frightening time for most teenagers. One of the primary benefits of graduating high school and attending college is independence. Without a good car, independence is difficult to achieve. Relying on buses, subways, rides from friends or worse family members is a good way to feel that your growth is being stunted. Fortunately, most vehicle dealers as well as lenders like Auto Credit Financial offers first-time car buyer programs for college students.
Buying a car will not only give you independence, but also help build your credit rating. A good credit report is essential to your future in countless ways. These days, many potential employers will check your credit to judge whether you are an honest person. As unfair as it sounds, such people will not believe you are a trustworthy person if you pay your bills late or do not pay them at all. So, be sure to always make your monthly car payments on time to avoid credit problems. Also, if you do not pay a car loan on time the bank can repossess your vehicle. Thus, you will lose all the money you’ve invested into your vehicle as well as your transportation.
If you have a good part-time or full-time job and been with the same employer for at least six months, you can probably get a car loan without a co-signer. This is great because you are truly asserting your independence. But if you do not have a steady job, you will need to ask a parent or another family member to apply for the loan with you. If you fail to make the payments, the lender will pursue the debt with the person who co-signed on your behalf.
Most car lenders want to see good credit before issuing a loan that requires little to no down payment. The beauty of first-time car buyer programs for college students is that you can get a low interest rate, little to no down payment, and easy approval as long as you can prove your ability to repay the loan.