Can you finance a car through private sale? Absolutely! Purchasing a vehicle from a private vendor is appealing as it usually saves you money compared to buying through a dealership. Some lenders will tell you that they are not able to offer you a car loan for a private sale.
Considering this, how do you buy a car from a private seller?
Checklist for buying a car from a private seller
- Before seeing the car, look up the fair market value of the vehicle using Kelley Blue Book.
- Ask the seller for the mileage on the car so you can do your research.
- Ask the seller for service records.
- Check the registration. …
- Deal with local sellers, if possible.
Moreover, what credit score do you need to buy a used car?
What happens if I buy a car still under finance?
Regardless of who owns it, if the car still has money owing on it, the car is still the security. That means the owner (you, if you decide to buy it) is not personally liable. That being said, if the money owing on the car is not repaid, it can be repossessed and you won’t be compensated2.
To help you get started, here are a few financial institutions that offer private party auto loans as of May 2021: Large banks. PNC, Bank of America and Regions Bank. Credit unions.