Can I get preapproved for a loan and not get it right away?

Since the car dealer is going to have a higher interest rate most likely, I want to get pre approved for a loan from my bank. However, I dont want to get the loan right then and there because I want to make sure I get the car for the price I want. I dont want to not be able to negotiate and then I have a loan for... show more Since the car dealer is going to have a higher interest rate most likely, I want to get pre approved for a loan from my bank. However, I dont want to get the loan right then and there because I want to make sure I get the car for the price I want. I dont want to not be able to negotiate and then I have a loan for nothing. Can I do this?
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