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Car Financing - How it Really Works Clovis NM

Car financing is frequently misunderstood by automotive consumers. Learn how dealer financing works, how to get approved, when to get a co-signer, and the importance of good credit.

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Western Finance
(505) 769-0947
1412 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Cash Today!
(505) 762-4444
912 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
First Community Bank
(505) 769-2286
2501 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Home Investment Mortgage Inc
(505) 935-3397
107 E 6th St
Clovis, NM
Security Finance
(505) 769-8020
407 N Main St
Clovis, NM
Continental Loans
(505) 742-0580
502 N Main St
Clovis, NM
Bank of America
(505) 769-2806
2720 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Car Country
(505) 762-4444
912 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Check 'n Go
(505) 763-9000
3924 N Prince St
Clovis, NM

Car Financing - How it Really Works

One of the most misunderstood concepts about buying or leasing a new car is how car financing really works. Dealer financing, specifically, is misunderstood.

We'll say it again later, but the key concept to understand is that car dealers do not finance car loans and leases. However, dealers can most certainly affect how you finance and what you pay for financing.

Dealers always sell for cash
Car dealers are independent business people who have an authorized franchise with one or more car manufacturers. They do not work for the manufacturer; the manufacturer does not own the dealership.

Dealers buy cars from the manufacturer, usually with large "floor-plan" loans from a bank or finance company. The bank charges dealers interest on these loans. Dealers have to sell cars to pay off these loans with associated interest, as well as cover other expenses of running a business.

When a dealer sells or leases a car, he always receives cash, whether it's directly from the customer, or from a finance company or bank who has loaned a customer the money.

A common misconception is that dealers would rather get cash directly from a customer, bypassing the financing step. Some people mistakenly believe that dealers give cash customers a discount. This is not true. In fact, dealers typically get a commission or "finders fee" on car financing provided by banks or finance companies and therefore prefer that customers finance or lease...

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