When purchasing a new car, if you're presented with an option of choosing either a manufacturer rebate on the vehicle or a low interest rate on the financing for the vehicle, consider yourself lucky.
When applying for any kind of new credit, you may notice some fine print on the application calling for a credit check. Your credit score is a three-digit number ranging from 300 to over 800 that is calculated using many different factors. Although the exact methods of computing credit worthiness vary widely, there are a few basics to keep in mind when it comes to credit scores.
Auto financing options include dealer and bank or credit union loans, leasing, and direct loans from auto sellers. Car loans have changed due to this economic downturn and it is important to understand them. Note, that some financing options change during a down economy. Here's more of what you need to know.