How often do auto loan interest rates change?Rolling 6G negative equity into new loan/ Best trade in value.?
When I got my auto, I had good credit, interest rates were low-6.9% Now my credit isnt good, I relied on credit cards to help me out & I am going to get approved for auto loan, but the int. rate is 17.9%. How long after improving my credit will it take to get a good score again? Could I refinance my auto loan in 3 months if I pay down on cards (I’m owed quite a bit of money for being a subcontractor–just not sure “when” it’s going to be paid). If everyone paid what they owe me today, I’d be $ 9,000.00 better off, and I’d have my credit cards at zero balance. However, I do need a reliable vehicle to get to and from work, and this new one would ensure no worries (w/ optional extended warranty) If I keep driving the vehicle I have now & any unexpected repairs are needed, I may be putting money into it along with monthly payments. I plan on paying off new one in 14 months. But the interest on that would be $ 5,000. Pay off $ 11,000 loan in 1 year, or go w/ new loan/safety of auto??