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Car Financing - How it Really Works Kaysville UT

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.

Prestige Financial
(800) 984-6737
1420 South 500 West
Salt Lake City, UT
Zions Bank
(801) 546-8833
1170 E Gentile Rd
Kaysville, UT
Zions Bank
(801) 546-8833
Kaysville, UT
Covenant Funding
(801) 772-0724
119 S 700 E
American Fork, UT
Mountain America Credit Union
(801) 621-4723
455 40th St
Ogden, UT
Money 4 You
(801) 444-3938
215 W 200 N
Kaysville, UT
Barnes Bank
(801) 544-3424
33 S Main St
Kaysville, UT
Panah Chiropractic & Rehab
(435) 867-4505
2002 N Main St
Cedar City, UT
Check 'n Go
(801) 779-0133
5557 S 1900 W
Roy, UT
Ridgeview Mortgage Inc
(801) 253-4663
10468 S Redwood Rd
South Jordan, UT

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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