Next: Check your credit score


In this section, you’ll find information on how and where to check your credit score. You’ll also learn about the different types of credit scores, how to find out which one the lender will use for your application and how your credit score will affect your auto loan. If you have bad credit, you can find tips on how to improve your credit score.

Knowing your credit score before you go to the dealership will help you be prepared for the auto finance process, and will help when it comes time to negotiate the interest rate on the car loan. Shoppers who don’t check their credit score before going to the dealership are giving the finance manager the upper hand in the auto loan and lease negotiating process.

    Check your credit score