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Car Leasing with Bad Credit in Austin

How to Get a Leased Car with Bad Credit

Curious to know if you can lease a car or truck with bad credit? Do You Need Good Credit to Lease a Car? All these questions come to your mind before embarking to a car dealership, Well, you’ll be happy to be told that the answer is Yes for the first question and No for the second one. But, it’s not always easy. However, with a little research, some intelligent shopping, and knowing where you and your credit stand, it can be done. The following are several concepts and ideas brought to you by automotive experts that can help evolve the distressed buyer into a clear-eyed consumer.

Come to Grips With Your Credit History

Your official credit rating is a map of your standing as someone who takes care of their credit obligations. It is a glimpse of your exact stance at the instant of query. Conversely, your credit report is a complete summary of your history as a consumer and debtor. Additionally, be aware that every time you check your credit score can negatively affect this score. It certainly can help to get a copy of the report and bring it to the dealership when you visit.

Your credit score can go from 850 to 300.. A rating under 620 is classified as a “subprime score”. Typically, the minimum credit score required for leasing a car or truck is 700.

What You Should Realistically Expect

Even if you’ve got ugly credit, or may have to lease a car with no credit, realistically you probably will not be bringing home your dream car. However, with low credit, cheaper vehicles should be easier to get qualified for. Some leasing companies specifically only handle poor credit applicants. Indeed, there are car dealers that work with all states of credit scores.

Target a Car or Truck Model that Dealers May Be More Interested in Leasing

If you are struggling to find somewhere to lease a car with low credit, then it’s the same as anything else – you can broaden your search. Car manufacturers generally release new models and trims at the end of each year. As a result, most dealerships will probably not want outdated models taking up space on their lots. Rather than continuing to lose money, they’ll probably be eager to unload. This can be a great opportunity for those with a low credit history.

Prove a Consistent Income

What about poor credit without a co-signer? You likely won’t be approved for a car lease without income. All may not be lost. There is such a thing as bad credit car leasing. Show actual proof of your consistent income, copies of pay stubs and evidence of an income that is more than sufficient to take care of your debts. Show that you are working to improve your low credit score, and even include personal and professional references. Verification of previous leases you’ve had with near perfect payment history. If not a car lease, a condo may also impress.

Save for a Larger Down-Payment

Down-payments are a strong factor for leasing companies when they determine your options. On average, those with near perfect credit will qualify for a nearly no money down vehicle lease. For those with less than perfect credit, however, the option for giving up a large down-payment will greatly increase your ability to acquire a reasonable car or truck lease.

Don’t forget to take a moment to look at our Kia Finance page to answer any further questions you may have regarding the specifics of your choice. Make sure you consider each option wisely.


How to Get Leased a Car with Bad Credit in Lubbock, TX 79407 | Gene Messer Kia

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