The interest rates charged on any purchase of any item whether it’s a car or any other service or product in installments should be a course of concern for any one purchasing the service or product. This is because it eventually costs more than it should have actually cost if you were to buy it in cash. Many people overlook the interest rate because they are convinced that it is only a small percentage of the full amount.
The interest rates are in many cases supposed to create the bridge between the real; price of the item in this case the car and the profit of the financing company. It is for this reason that the financing company will always try to press for a deal that gives them the best profit margin possible. If they were to finance your purchase without factoring in on the interest rate, they would soon find themselves in huge losses. With this knowledge in mind, you must therefore try to be very cautious when bargaining for a car purchase from any dealer or financing institution.
Every financing institution is very much eager to get you into signing a deal with them but have you ever really wondered why they ask for so much in terms of your credit worthiness or credibility before they get to give you the credit. The truth is that without your need for credit financing, they would have no other way to make profit with their money. If every body paid for their purchase in cash, there would be no business for such companies. The trick in the business is to get the client into a corner by looking at his/her credit scores with the hope of getting an excuse to charge higher interest rates which will eventually add up to the sales representative’s commissions as well as the company’s profits.
To avoid the situations in which you get to pay very high interest rates for the financing of your car, you are advised to try and do some good research by finding out the terms and conditions surrounding the financing of your car form the various potential financing institutions. If you are in a position to pay for your purchase in cash, this is the best option because it does not lead to your loss of unnecessary amounts of cash in terms of the interest rates that are paid when it is financed and you pay in small installments. The other issue is the risk of getting your credit scores damaged in case you default or fail to pay in time.