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Car Equity Loans: What You Need to Know

Jun 29, 2020 09:35 AM EDT | By Eric Hamilton
Car Equity Loans: What You Need to Know
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Are you thinking of getting car title equity loans? If yes, then you should know everything about this loan before you get into it. Understanding every aspect of this loan will help you make a better financial choice. So, let's get started.

How Does a Car Equity Loan Work?

Whether you own a new car or old one, you can get a loan against its market value from a lender, a community bank, a credit union, or an online lender. Your loan amount is some percentage of your car's market value. In some car equity loans, you can get a loan for longer terms like three to five years with a fixed interest rate. Your APR rate is dependent on your credit score and history. The loan amount in this loan is often dependent on certain factors like how much equity you have in the car, what is the fair market price of the vehicle, your income, and credit.

Three Best Features of Car Equity Loan

Here are three features that make this car loan a better financial choice compared to a car title loan or other payday loans.

Online Application

Unlike a traditional loan that brings a lot of hassle, car title equity loans are easy to access. You need to provide details of your car, its equity alongside some E-documents to the lender, and apply. You don't have to leave home or the office, use it with comfort. 

Instant Loan Availability

Once you provide all the required details in the application, then you can expect loan payment from a lender within 24-48 hours. In some cases, some online lenders transfer cash on the same day. So, you can handle your critical emergencies with this cash. 

Easy Approval for all Credit Types

When you don't have other loan options, then certainly car equity loans seem like a great choice. The best thing about this loan is that approval is provided to people with poor credit. This loan will be a bit expensive for a person with bad credit than a person with a good credit record. However, when you are in dire need of cash, such expense doesn't matter much as all you want is tackling the situation with any resource you have. 

Know the Impact of Loan on Your Credit

On the right side, when you get this loan and payback according to your payment schedule, it will help you rebuild your poor credit score. While you are paying off the loan amount, you can see improvement in the credit score. On the flip side, if you don't pay back your loan as you have to, then it's when your credit gets mishit. Your lender is going to repossess the car, and you are losing on both sides. Getting a loan in the future will be a troublesome experience. When your lender reports your car repossession or your missed payment to the credit bureau, you get into financial trouble. Know the best ways of dealing with non-payment or delayed-payment of a loan.

Wrap up

Car equity loan helps you make the most from your vehicle equity value and use it to meet any emergency cash need or getting out of high-interest debt. There is a risk factor of car repossession and credit damage associated with this financial choice, but when you stick to your monthly payment plan, you don't have to face the music.

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