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Finding a Car Online

Posted on January 20th 2018

We all know how notorious certain car salesmen are…. There's a stereotype that all car salesmen are out to get the most money from the customer, and try to hide as much as possible. This is where the internet comes into play - you can quickly and easily fact-check what your salesmen is saying about the car in question, and start to match up what car would be best for you (Here at Auto by Rent, we encourage this!). Read More
Category: Rent-To-Own Cars, Car Buying Tips


How to Lease a Car with Bad Credit

Posted on June 30th 2015

A credit score is composed of just three short numerals, but it can affect your life in profound and frustrating ways. For example, if you don't have a car, a poor or nonexistent credit score could greatly impede your ability to purchase a new one. Luckily, you have other options. Although you may struggle to be approved for a car loan, you can find a car to lease. In fact, you could find a lease-to-own vehicle through a dealership that doesn't give a hoot about your dismal credit score. It's easier than you might think—we promise! So if you're wondering how to lease a car with bad credit, simply scroll down. Read More
Category: Leasing a Car


How Bad Credit Can Affect You

Posted on June 18th 2015

Like it or not, your credit score will follow you to your grave. A credit score represents your creditworthiness. The numerical judgment is based on an analysis of your credit files, and it's used by lenders and other organizations (insurance companies, landlords, government departments, etc.) to evaluate how risky it would be to loan you money. Whether you have excellent credit, poor credit, or no credit history whatsoever, it's important to know how bad credit can affect you. Today we're discussing the repercussions of having a bad credit score as well as tips for how to cope with your substandard number. Read More
Category: Leasing a Car


Why Lease a Car?

Posted on June 2nd 2015

If you need a car, you can go about getting one in a number of different ways. You could buy a car, lease a car, borrow a car from a friend, steal a car . . . Okay, maybe not that last one! In any case, you may be wondering why one option is better than another. So today we're asking, why lease a car? We'll explore the reasons one might decide to lease a car as well as the particular situations in which leasing a car makes the most sense. Read More
Category: Leasing a Car


Buying Your Leased Car

Posted on May 23rd 2015

You would have to be crazy not to take a car for a test run before purchasing it. After all, although the "feel" of a car isn't its most important feature, it will greatly affect your day-to-day driving experience and should certainly be taken into consideration. A few drives around the neighborhood are common, but what about a one- or two-year test drive? Such a long test drive might seem absurd, but if you choose to lease a car before buying it, it's almost like you've been given an extended test drive! To learn more about the benefits and process of buying your leased car, please scroll down. Read More
Category: Leasing a Car


How Long Are Most Car Leases?

Posted on May 14th 2015

When you lease a car, you are only paying the depreciation of the car during the years that you lease it. Because of this, you'll typically have lower monthly payments than if you had chosen to finance a car using the same loan terms. Additionally, because you have not bought the car, you are free to hand off the keys at the end of your lease and find another vehicle (you also have the option to buy it, of course). Since so much of your car leasing experience will depend on the duration of the lease, you might be wondering about the typical length of leases. How long are most car leases? How much flexibility do you have? And how will the length affect your experience? Let's find out! Read More
Category: Leasing a Car


How to Choose a Car to Lease

Posted on May 1st 2015

Leasing a car is a great option for drivers who need a car quickly, lack exemplary credit, and want to get more car for less money. In addition to these benefits, when you lease a car, you'll also have the option of purchasing the car when the lease is up! If you're interested in leasing a car, it's important that you first learn how to choose a car to lease. Although you'll be limited to the selection at the dealership, you can use the tips below no matter where you go. Read More
Category: Leasing a Car


Requirements for Leasing a Car

Posted on April 27th 2015

You might think you're ready to lease a car, but are you really? Before you can sign on the dotted line, you'll need to meet the requirements for leasing a car. Do you know if you're eligible for a lease? Do you have what it takes to be approved? Are you prepared to provide the required documents? Before you start shopping for cars to lease, let's review what you'll need to get started. Luckily for you, it's a simple process that comes with few restrictions. Read More
Category: Leasing a Car


Benefits of Leasing a Car

Posted on April 19th 2015

Need a car? Need it fast? If you aren't prepared to pay out-of-pocket and you're concerned about your credit score, you may want to look into a leasing service. Although the car won't belong to you immediately, you can drive it off the lot straightaway and when you finish making lease payments, you can even buy it! To learn more about the leasing process and the benefits of leasing a car, please scroll down. The many advantages might surprise you! Read More
Category: Leasing a Car


Rent-to-Own Cars with Bad Credit

Posted on March 31st 2015

When you finally graduate from school and walk away with your degree, you might assume that you'll no longer have to worry about grades and scores. Unfortunately, that isn't true. As adults, we are constantly being tested on our creditworthiness and our "test scores" will influence our lives in countless, crucial ways. After all, unlike a school test that only determines whether or not you'll pass algebra, a credit score can affect your ability to qualify for a home loan, get a job, be approved for an apartment, or buy a new car with an auto loan. Luckily, as you work your way toward a better credit score, you'll be happy to know that you can find many fantastic rent-to-own cars with bad credit . . . Read More
Category: Rent-To-Own Cars


Benefits of Rent-to-Own Cars Over Buy Here Pay Here

Posted on March 27th 2015

Buy Here Pay Here. If you aren't well-versed in auto industry lingo, that phrase might seem redundant. After all, when you buy something, you almost always pay for it on the spot. However, when it comes to auto financing, Buy Here Pay Here refers to dealerships that offer loans to consumers who wouldn't otherwise qualify for a traditional auto loan. So instead of paying a lender, the customer pays the dealership. Rent-to-own dealerships, on the other hand, allow customers to make weekly payments and when they've completed those scheduled payments, they will own the car they have been renting. Both of these options are commonly considered by consumers who need a car but lack cash and credit. However, there are many benefits of Rent-to-Own cars over Buy Here Pay Here. Don't believe me? Scroll down to learn more. Read More
Category: Rent-To-Own Cars


Buy Here Pay Here Disadvantages

Posted on March 17th 2015

If you're short on credit (or the credit that you have isn't exactly praiseworthy) but you need a car, you will surely come across Buy Here Pay Here dealerships as you research your options. After all, without a good credit score, it's impossible for someone to obtain an auto loan from a bank or credit union. Although you could always pay in cash, that scenario isn't financially possible for most consumers. Instead, you will need to find a way to slowly pay for your new car, and Buy Here Pay Here dealerships fulfill that request by offering their own loans to consumers. However, just because an option is feasible, that doesn't mean it's preferable. Do your research and pay close attention to these Buy Here Pay Here disadvantages . . . Read More
Category: Car Buying Tips


Rent to Own vs. Buying a Car

Posted on February 28th 2015

Are you in the market for a new car? Although buying a car is the most common way to get behind the wheel, it's not your only option. You can also rent-to-own a car, a wonderful course of action for people with bad (or no) credit who aren't able to obtain an auto loan. Each option comes with advantages and disadvantages, though they both lead toward a new vehicle. So if you've been debating your financing options, we're here to help. Today we're debating rent-to-own vs. buying a car: which is the best choice for you? Read More
Category: Rent-To-Own Cars


How to Rent-to-Own with Bad Credit

Posted on February 24th 2015

Did you know that credit scores have only been around for the last thirty years or so? Before they existed, obtaining credit was less strict but somewhat more personal, with credit agencies calling merchants to ask, "What do you think of John Smith?" The merchant might say kind things ("He always pays on time") or share negative opinions ("He hasn't paid in three months!"), and the creditor would decide whether to loan the money based on that personal judgment. These days, credit scores are the name of the game and they can have a huge influence on your financial life. For example, your credit score can affect your ability to purchase a car. Because of this, you might be wondering how to rent-to-own with bad credit. Is it possible? Will you need to compensate for your substandard credit score? How does the rent-to-own process work? Read More
Category: Rent-To-Own Cars


How to Choose a Rent-to-Own Car Company

Posted on February 13th 2015

So you don’t have an excellent credit score, but you’re desperately in need of a car . . . Believe it or not, this isn’t a problem! Due to the advent of rent-to-own car companies, you won’t have any trouble finding a quality vehicle that you can start driving immediately. However, it’s still critically important that you work with the right rent-to-own car company. Any old business in the Yellow Pages won’t do. If you’re struggling to find a service that you can trust, we’re here to help! Scroll down to learn how to choose a rent-to-own car company. Read More


Buying a Car with No Credit

Posted on January 31st 2015

When you don’t have credit, lenders will be reluctant to trust you, which can make buying a car very difficult. However, that doesn’t mean that you should buy a beat-up old car off Craigslist or accept the ridiculous financing terms offered by Buy Here Pay Here dealerships. Buying a car with no credit is both possible and probable. In fact, it’s easier than you might think! If you do a little homework, you’ll be able to find a quality vehicle for an affordable price with very reasonable financing options. Although it sounds too good to be true, it’s undeniably attainable, especially if you follow the tips we’ve listed below . . . Read More
Category: Car Buying Tips


Hidden Costs of Buy Here Pay Here

Posted on January 23rd 2015

Many Buy Here Pay Here dealerships originated in the 1970s and ‘80s, when many people were struggling to obtain credit and unemployment was on the rise. Instead of asking customers to pay cash on the spot, some automobile dealers began related finance companies (RFCs) to give loans to consumers who couldn’t get loan approval from a bank. This method of purchasing a car is known as Buy Here Pay Here. The customer (who typically has a bad credit history) is extended credit to purchase a vehicle by the automobile dealership. Sounds great, right? Not so fast . . . There are many hidden costs of Buy Here Pay Here dealerships. Before you sign up for a car at one of these lots, be sure to research both Buy Here Pay Here dealerships and their alternatives. Read More
Category: Rent-To-Own Cars


How Rent-to-Own Cars Work

Posted on January 20th 2015

If you have bad credit and you’re interested in buying a car, your options will be very limited. You could buy a car with the cash in your pocket (which isn't always possible) or you could go to a buy-here-pay-here lot and pay 20% interest (or more!) on your loan in addition to a hefty down payment and sales tax. Luckily, there is another option: rent-to-own cars. Regardless of your credit score, you can make a down payment, pay weekly rent payments, and at the end of your term, you’ll drive away with a car! Wondering how rent-to-own cars work? Let’s delve into the details... Read More
Category: Rent-To-Own Cars