We could all use a little extra cash in our pockets, right? But how exactly can we make that happen, especially when the cost of everything these days seems to just be going up and up?
Enter refinancing! Refinancing your car loan might just be the answer to your financial quandary. That's why, in this article, we'll be looking at what refinancing is, why you should consider refinancing, and why you should refinance your loan with Auto Approve in particular.
Let’s look at why you should refinance your vehicle with Auto Approve.
What is refinancing?
Before we get into why you should refinance with Auto Approve, we should probably take a look at refinancing itself.
What exactly is refinancing? Refinancing is when you pay off an existing loan with a new loan that ideally has better terms, such as a better interest rate or better payment schedule. You are essentially replacing your existing auto loan with a new loan that will better fit your budget.
Why should I refinance my loan?
There are lots of reasons that people choose to refinance. Some people want to take advantage of low interest rates, while others want to add a co-borrower or lower their monthly payment. Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons you may want to refinance your auto loan.
Your credit score has improved
If your credit score has increased since you initially took out your vehicle loan, you may qualify for a much lower interest rate (which can translate to saving you a bunch of money). When you apply for a loan, lenders look at a lot of your personal information, including your job, income, and address. But nothing that they look at is more important than your credit score.
Your credit score indicates how likely a person is to repay their loan. We must remember: lenders are in the business of making money. The last thing they want to do is lend money to someone who is not going to pay them back, or not pay them back on time. A good credit score tells them that you are a good candidate who pays their bills and pays them on time.
Credit scores are determined by five major factors:
- Payment History. Do you pay your bills on time?
- Accounts Owed. Also called your credit utilization ratio. How much money do you owe vs. how much credit do you have available to you?
- Length of Credit History. How long have you had your accounts?
- Credit Mix. Do you have a good mix of retail accounts such as credit cards, loans, and mortgages?
- New Credit. Are you opening a bunch of new accounts?
The most important factors are your payment history and your accounts owed. If you have become better at making on time payments or have been able to pay down a considerable amount of your debt, your credit score may have increased dramatically since the last time you financed your vehicle.
Check your credit score and your credit report to see if your score has increased. If it has, you may be eligible for a much better interest rate when you refinance your car loan.
The interest rates are low
When interest rates are low across the board, it’s a good time to think about refinancing. If your interest rate was a bit steep when you first got your car, today’s low interest rates may save you a ton of money. Even if your credit score has remained the same, the prevailing interest rates might still be lower than your original rate. Right now interest rates are low, making it a great time to consider refinancing.
You need help with monthly payments
Maybe your cash flow is a bit tight these days. Your job cut back on your hours, or you had some unexpected expenses pop up. No matter what the reason is, we’ve all had times when we could use a little more breathing room in our budget.
Refinancing can help in a few ways. First off, if you can get a lower interest rate, you will pay less in interest every month and ultimately have lower monthly loan payments.
Additionally you can adjust your payment periods to change the amount you pay per month. If your original payment period was 36 months, refinancing to a 48 month pay period will stretch out your payments over a longer period of time, therefore reducing the monthly amount. You may ultimately spend a bit more overall since you will be paying interest over a longer time period, but this might be worth it depending on your current cash flow situation.
You want to add or remove a co-borrower
If you want to change the ownership of the loan, you must refinance in order to do so. Lenders will not simply add or remove a person from a loan without starting over. This is because every loan decision is made by looking specifically at each borrower’s situation, and changing any of the dynamics will ultimately change the likelihood of repayment (in their eyes, anyway).
Because of this, you must refinance if you want to add your son to your truck loan (he’s always had his eye on it) or you want to remove your ex from your SUV (he can find his own ride, no?).
Why should I use Auto Approve to refinance?
So now we know why refinancing your loan might be a good move for you, but why should you trust Auto Approve?
We take refinancing personally, and our customers love us for it
We know how big of a decision refinancing can be, and that’s why we have a dedicated team to help you. When you get in touch, we give you a real person to talk to – no robots or automated messages when we are dealing with a decision this big. Just read through our reviews to hear how much our customers love working with our dedicated team of professionals.
“Mitch was great and helped me out through the whole process. Glad I was able to refinance my vehicle with Auto Approve” -Nicholas E
“I spoke with Casey, who was very helpful and patient through the whole process. Auto Approve saved me $100 a month on my car payment and a full percentage point on financing. Thanks for all your help, Casey!” -Kathy
“Payments went down $169 dollars a month along with interest almost cut in half. I couldn't be happier. Peter my rep was AWESOME and was with me through the whole process. Kudos to auto-approve.” -Jonathon S
We work with you personally to ensure you are getting the best rates possible. Whether you are dealing with Shawn, Casey, Jake, Robert, or any of our other financing experts, rest assured you are in good hands.
We are honored to have a 4.7 out of 5 star review on TrustPilot, an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and a 96% would-recommend rating on Lending Tree.
We have a fast turn-around
Read our reviews and you will see read the same thing over and over again: “I can’t believe how fast it was!” That’s because we value your business and know that your time is important. When you contact us, we get to work immediately contacting lenders and comparing rates for you. When you decide on a refinancing loan that looks good to you, we get the papers together so all you have to do is sign online. We even handle the pesky DMV paperwork. So if you want to skip the headache and the lingering paperwork, contacting Auto Approve is sure to be a good move.
We shop around for deals so you don’t have to
Have you ever shopped around online for deals? Of course you have, so you know how time consuming it can be to compare this to that to that over there. It can be so tedious and we know there’s plenty of other things you would rather be doing. So save yourself the time and frustration and let us shop around so you don’t have to.
We have relationships with lenders so that we can get you quotes fast. We then compile everything for you to look at so making a decision is as easy as possible.
We never mark up prices
We guarantee no markups and no hidden fees, which is more than we can say for our competitors. Some companies will actually mark up the rates and pocket the difference, but that’s not how we do business. We pride ourselves on being open and honest with our customers, so what you see is what you get. We pass the savings right on to you.
And that’s why you should refinance your auto loan with Auto Approve.
Whether you’re looking to reduce your monthly payments or add your kid onto your loan to help them build credit, now is a great time to refinance. And with Auto Approve, you are in good hands. From our stellar customer service to our unbeatable prices, we are here to help drivers like you save money.
If you’re thinking about refinancing, contact us today to get started! Getting a quote is free and takes less than five minutes – so what are you waiting for?