Secure Your Used Auto Loan
Give a used car a second chance with a low interest rate loan from Homebase Credit Union. Whether you can’t afford a brand new car or need a trusty vehicle to get you to your destination, we’re here to help guide you through the used auto loan process. As intimidating as it may seem, it’s really as simple as reaching out and letting us do the rest for you.
Why Choose Homebase CU for Your Used Auto Loan?
At Homebase Credit Union, we don’t just want you to get an auto loan; we want you to secure a loan with affordable terms that you can feel good about without jumping through unnecessary hoops.
- Your loan offer is good for 30-45 days: You don’t have to make a choice on your used auto loan or your vehicle immediately. Take up to 45 days to make this decision.
- Get competitive rates: We keep our rates competitive to make it easy for you to get a loan you can afford.
- Flexible terms: Auto loan terms aren’t one size fits all, that’s why we offer flexible terms up to 84 months2 to suit your financing needs.
- Up to 125% financing: If you don’t have the money for a downpayment or to cover other associated insurance, title and tag fees, no problem. We offer up to 125% financing to pay for all of your used car costs.
- Up to 7 model years old: We understand that not everyone is purchasing a vehicle that's just a few years old. That’s why we finance cars that are up to 7 model years old.
Securing annual percentage rates that benefit you in the long run can be quite a challenge. This is especially true if you’re negotiating through a dealership. However, at Homebase Credit Union you’re able to drive away in the car that suits your needs best without paying more than you can afford.
Speak to one of our professional loan advisors to guide you through the used auto loan process so you can make the right financial decisions, for both short-term and future purposes. Check our auto loan rates.
Saving in the Long Run
Need more information on used car loans before making a final decision? Apart from consulting with one of our professional loan advisors, you can take advantage of additional resources to provide you with the information you need.
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There is no set interest rate that’s best for a used car. You want to secure the lowest interest rate, but many factors impact how your rate is determined, including your credit history, the vehicle model year, the lender you select, and the lender’s set rates. That’s why you want to prequalify and compare rates to find the deal that’s most beneficial.
It’s recommended that you want to finance a used car for the shortest period you can afford based on your loan amount. That might be 48 months, or it could be 84 months. It all depends on your financial circumstances.
Keep in mind that the longer you finance your car, the lower your monthly payment will be, and the more you’ll pay in interest over the length of the loan. The opposite is true for a shorter loan term.
If you want to secure a lower interest rate, you’ll usually fare better by selecting a credit union or bank over a dealership. Dealerships regularly inflate their interest rates to turn a profit, though sometimes they offer exclusive auto financing deals subject to credit approval.
To get the best auto loan rate, you want to improve your credit score before you apply, then prequalify with several lenders to compare rates. You want to select the lender that will guarantee you the lowest auto loan interest rate and the most desirable overall terms.
It’s usually in your best interest to, at the very least, prequalify with a few lenders before going to a dealership. You can have an idea of the terms you can receive, and if you choose to get dealership financing later, you’ll have some leverage with your prequalification terms.
Get The Pre-Loved Car of Your Dreams
Dealer financing may sound appealing, like a one-and-done deal on the lot, but think again. At Homebase Credit Union, we’re able to offer competitive used auto loans that ensure you’re getting optimal rates, flexible terms, and no gray area that leaves you wondering if there was a better deal around the corner.
Let us help you not only get places but become your trustworthy companion for when you feel the need to explore.
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