Honest Car Dealer
The Inherent Hazards of the Too-Long Loan

It can be tempting to purchase a new vehicle that’s out of your league pricewise by accepting an overly long payment term to get lower monthly payments. But buyer beware: What’s costing you less in the short term will end up costing a lot more in the long term—and, when …

November 27, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
The Inherent Hazards of the Too-Long Loan

It can be tempting to purchase a new vehicle that’s out of your league pricewise by accepting an overly long payment term to get lower monthly payments. But buyer beware: What’s costing you less in the short term will end up costing a lot more in the long term—and, when …

November 27, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How Does Your Credit Affect Buying a Car?

The answer is quite a bit. If you’re planning on buying a car straight up with cash, then your credit doesn’t particularly matter, but this is a rare occurrence today as most people finance their cars. The economy isn’t great, and most people don’t have the liquidity to drop $20,000 at once. This is …

April 23, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How Does Your Credit Affect Buying a Car?

The answer is quite a bit. If you’re planning on buying a car straight up with cash, then your credit doesn’t particularly matter, but this is a rare occurrence today as most people finance their cars. The economy isn’t great, and most people don’t have the liquidity to drop $20,000 at once. This is …

April 23, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Key Terms to Know Before Financing a Car

Financing a new car can feel like you’re talking to someone in a foreign language. Acronyms and terms not used in everyday English are bounced around with the assumption that everyone is on the same page. If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing when it comes financing, then check …

February 3, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Key Terms to Know Before Financing a Car

Financing a new car can feel like you’re talking to someone in a foreign language. Acronyms and terms not used in everyday English are bounced around with the assumption that everyone is on the same page. If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing when it comes financing, then check …

February 3, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How to Avoid Owing More Than What Your Vehicle is Worth

Avoid Owing More on Your Car Than What it is Worth A problem more common than ever before for drivers is negative equity. This is when you are financing a car and it gets to the point where you owe more on your car than what the car is worth. …

October 11, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How to Avoid Owing More Than What Your Vehicle is Worth

Avoid Owing More on Your Car Than What it is Worth A problem more common than ever before for drivers is negative equity. This is when you are financing a car and it gets to the point where you owe more on your car than what the car is worth. …

October 11, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Learn How To Read Your Credit Score For Auto Financing Today

How to Read Your Credit Score for Auto Financing Not knowing how to interpret your own credit score — the numerical indicator of your borrowing history — can turn you into the tender prey of a savvy car dealership’s cutthroat F&I (Finance & Insurance) department. We have explored the implications …

August 7, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Learn How To Read Your Credit Score For Auto Financing Today

How to Read Your Credit Score for Auto Financing Not knowing how to interpret your own credit score — the numerical indicator of your borrowing history — can turn you into the tender prey of a savvy car dealership’s cutthroat F&I (Finance & Insurance) department. We have explored the implications …

August 7, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Interpreting Financing Options To Your Advantage

Interpreting Financing Options to Your Advantage You’ve done your homework on your new car: you’ve read all sorts of reviews online, weighed the pros and cons of its closest competitors, and have an exact sense of what packages and trim you want on your next vehicle so as not to …

July 26, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Interpreting Financing Options To Your Advantage

Interpreting Financing Options to Your Advantage You’ve done your homework on your new car: you’ve read all sorts of reviews online, weighed the pros and cons of its closest competitors, and have an exact sense of what packages and trim you want on your next vehicle so as not to …

July 26, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Find Out What Kind Of Car Financing Is Available To You At A Dealership

What Kind of Car Financing is Available to You at a Dealership? We have a tendency to get so excited about trying out a new car that it’s easy to neglect fully thinking through our financing options. You’re so excited about that hot new coupe you’ve been eyeing for the …

July 22, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Find Out What Kind Of Car Financing Is Available To You At A Dealership

What Kind of Car Financing is Available to You at a Dealership? We have a tendency to get so excited about trying out a new car that it’s easy to neglect fully thinking through our financing options. You’re so excited about that hot new coupe you’ve been eyeing for the …

July 22, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Make Sure You Do Your Homework And Finance The Right Way

Do Your Homework – Finance the Right Way The car buying experience can be an exciting time for drivers everywhere. Summertime can be a great time to purchase a new automobile, but if it is done the wrong way, you may end up paying more than you ever imagined. To …

July 19, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Make Sure You Do Your Homework And Finance The Right Way

Do Your Homework – Finance the Right Way The car buying experience can be an exciting time for drivers everywhere. Summertime can be a great time to purchase a new automobile, but if it is done the wrong way, you may end up paying more than you ever imagined. To …

July 19, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Find Out Ways To Save Plenty Of Money On Your Own

Five Do-It-Yourself Tips That Can Save Car Owners Plenty of Money The Honest Car Dealer knows that these days, car owners need to keep an eye on every penny. That’s why we’d like to tell you about 5 DIY things you can do for your car.   Even though cars are …

July 19, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Find Out Ways To Save Plenty Of Money On Your Own

Five Do-It-Yourself Tips That Can Save Car Owners Plenty of Money The Honest Car Dealer knows that these days, car owners need to keep an eye on every penny. That’s why we’d like to tell you about 5 DIY things you can do for your car.   Even though cars are …

July 19, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How to Finance a Car

Financing a Car may seem like a “no brainer”, and it really should be.  The following are tips with regards to “how to finance a car” which will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars! Customers have a few options including financing through the dealership, obtaining outside financing from …

January 31, 2011 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How to Finance a Car

Financing a Car may seem like a “no brainer”, and it really should be.  The following are tips with regards to “how to finance a car” which will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars! Customers have a few options including financing through the dealership, obtaining outside financing from …

January 31, 2011 by Jamie Rettig