Refinance Your Car Loan to Save Thousands
Most people don't know how easy it is to refinance your car loan.
With no prepayment penalties for canceling an existing loan, and no fees for getting a new loan at a lower rate, it's truly a no-brainer.
On a five year loan at 11% for a $30,000 car, you could refinance at today's 4%, saving roughly $111 a month.
If your current interest rate is over 6% (check your payment stub), refinancing might be right for you. If it's over 8%, definitely. Over 10%, drop what you're doing and refi right now.
Now is the time to take advantage of these historically low rates. A little effort could save a lot of money.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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