To be honest, I don’t really know of anyone that thinks that their car payment is too low. Most everyone thinks that their car payment is too high, mine included and I get great deals on cars and car finance. So, what can you do when your car payment is too, high? Although some options may seem a bit intimidating, it’s actually incredibly simple to do…
Pay Down Your Loan.
That may sound a little stupid at first glance, but it’s very simple to call the loan company and tell them that you would like to lower your car payments and that you are interested in paying down your loan. Most all finance companies will allow you to make a lump sum payment to principle and lower your car payments for you on the spot. There is paperwork that you’ll have to sign, either in person or by mail. If you have the money, that’s an option for you that is really simple.
Call Them Up and Tell Them About It!
Call up your finance company and tell them, “My car payments are too high!”. You may be surprised to find that if you let them know that you’re struggling to make your payments and would like to get your payments lowered, they actually can easily ‘flip a switch’ so to speak and lower your interest rate right over the phone. Car dealerships mark up interest rates anyway and if you’ve been in your loan for more than a year, which is how long the kickback the dealer gets is based on, you may be pleasantly surprised that your interest rate can be lowered as much as 5% by making a simple phone call to the lender.
Simple Auto Refinance.
Even with bad credit, there are loan companies online that will replace the loan that you have on your current vehicle with a new one. This is very simple to do and only takes a minute to apply for a new auto loan at a better interest rate. People with bad credit can especially benefit from this type of service because using a lending service that has a database of lenders can most assuredly provide you with a much better deal. When approved, all you do is tell them that you already have a car loan and you’re just wanting them to send a check to your lienholder. It is just like getting a new loan and your payment terms can also be extended to lower your car payments even further.