How long should I have a car loan for?
I have a loan on my truck but I am wanting to sell it to get something smaller. I haven’t had it that long though, I’ve only made 4 monthly payments on it. Would this hurt my credit? A friend said I should wait until I’ve had it for 6 months then sell it. Thoughts?
- BLv 79 months ago
you should not be switching like this, it will cost you a lot of money to 'cancel' and re-loan.
trading in a vehicle, is basically what you want to do, and for starters, the car will depreciate at least $1000 to $5000 on your 'refinancing'.
Better to save up enough while you own the bigger car and refinance with a bigger bigger downpayment on the next car.
- WhoLv 79 months ago
you cannot sell it without the permission of the people who loaned you the money
so ask them
- babyboomer1001Lv 79 months ago
You should have it until you have paid it off, in full.
- NeverLv 79 months ago
You are probably unable to trade after only having it for 4 months. And if you could, you would lose thousands.
My only car loan was 36 months. I paid it off in 19 and I never had another one and never will.
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- Anonymous9 months ago
The length of the contract you signed
24 ,36,48,60 months ? ?
- AlCaponeLv 79 months ago
If you've only made 4 payments you are almost certainly "upside down" on your loan, which means you owe more that your car is worth. If you sell, you'll have to add your own cash to fully pay off the loan. Not good to be selling or trading so soon.
- jimanddottaylorLv 79 months ago
You should keep it as long as possible. But you have no intention of doing that , so sell it as soon as you have enough money to pay off the loan.
- regeruggedLv 79 months ago
You can sell it anytime you choose. You won't get as much for it as compared to what you paid for it. Don't worry about credit scores. They only mean you borrowed money and paid some of it back.
- A.J.Lv 79 months ago
I would be less concerned about the credit rating and more concerned about the process to sell it and large loss you can expect to take.
- .Lv 79 months ago
Trading in a vehicle you're making payments on is likely to put you upside down on your loan. It's generally a bad idea.