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Instant Pre-Approval Used Car Loan

Instant Pre-Approval Used Car Loan

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Get Pre-Approved for a Used Car Loan Today

At Hawthorne Auto Square, we make it easy to obtain pre-approval for a used car loan through our dealership. There is no need to spend time filing paperwork with your bank. In minutes, you’ll get a pre-approval offer with the loan amount, annual percentage rate (APR), and monthly payments you qualify for. You can apply for a pre-approved car loan knowing what you can afford and with no uncertainties about whether you’ll qualify.

Car buyers often run into challenges in obtaining financing. But even those with bad credit or no credit can secure financing. Our in-house financing programs are available to car buyers in all types of situations. Whether you have past repossessions or bankruptcies or earn income through disability, SSI, and other programs, you can choose from hundreds of low-mileage vehicles at our buy here, pay here dealership.

Why Apply for Pre-Approval? 

Getting pre-approved for a car loan is beneficial for a few reasons. You don’t necessarily have to purchase a vehicle right now, but pre-approval can help:

  • Plan Your Next Move: You won’t walk into the dealership not knowing your strategy. Since you’re already pre-approved for a certain loan amount, you can work to improve your credit and reapply later (and perhaps qualify for a bigger loan) or determine how much to save for a down payment. The planning stage can help you stay on budget, considering upfront costs plus fuel, maintenance, and other transportation-related expenses.
  • Avoid Markups and High Dealer Fees: A pre-approved used car loan helps you steer clear of inflated interest rates and extra fees dealers often tack on to the purchase price of a vehicle. You’ll receive a direct quote on the interest rate. Once you’re pre-approved, this usually doesn’t change. Plus, you’ll know if any fees are added because you’re always looking to match the pre-approved loan amount.
  • Avoid Upselling and Other Sales Tactics: A pre-approved car loan helps you consider the total cost of the purchase. Sales representatives often pitch additional features or higher trim levels without explicitly stating how they’ll impact the final price. You could end up with a monthly rate that’s over your budget. But pre-approval gives you knowledge and leverage as you can pursue exactly what you can afford.

How to Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan

Getting pre-approval for a loan requires a hard credit pull. Based on your credit score and history, the lender/dealer can determine an exact starting APR, loan amount, and terms you qualify for. It also makes it easier to find a car you can afford and gives you more leverage to negotiate on a vehicle. If you’re financing a used car, it can provide a chance to rebuild damaged credit and increase your credit score.

Where Do I Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan?

Many financial institutions provide car loan pre-approvals. You can apply with a bank you have a savings or checking account with. There are also credit unions (which often offer lower rates than banks), or you can search for competitive rates from online lenders. However, the most convenient option is to obtain pre-approval from your car dealership. It eliminates a lot of guesswork on how to get pre-approved for a car loan and enables you to immediately start shopping around for cars that are within your budget.

Get Pre-Approved Today!

Our process of pre-approval for a car loan is fast and simple. Just fill out our form with your personal information and the type of vehicle you want. Keep in mind how much you want to borrow and have contact details, information on rent or mortgage payments, and your gross annual income available. We’ll quickly notify you of our decision and the terms of your used car loan if you accept it.

The only alternative is to fill out loads of paperwork and wait for loan decisions from each bank you shop around with. This can exhaust a great deal of time and effort. But thanks to our fast process, you’ll get a fast decision and know what your monthly payment may be, so you can pick the vehicle you need and want.

To get started, provide us with your information and get pre-approved for a car loan in just minutes!

Call (866) 707-7664 if you have any questions, or feel free to contact us online for assistance.