Eight Car Buying Tips You Need to Know

lady looks at cars on a lot with salesmen - easier auto loans
lady looks at cars on a lot with salesmen - easier auto loans

Auto dealers and finance companies are beginning to loosen up the restrictions on consumer credit that helped to clamp down auto sales starting in 2008. That means it is getting easier for people with so-so credit to get auto loans.

But just because the dealer or local bank will write you a loan, don't just be bowled over by the surprise. Go in to the dealership prepared with information. After all, car salespeople and loan qualifiers do their job every day. You do it once every few years. They are better at it than you are.

Here are eight tips for you to consider before heading into the showroom: