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Car dealerships rely on credit scores to determine if customers are eligible to receive a car loan. But what credit score do they use? What is your likelihood of approval? And what happens if you have no/bad credit? Our team at Car-N-Credit is here to answer all those questions and more!
What Credit Score Do Car Dealerships Use?
When purchasing a car, most car dealerships run your credit score to determine if you are eligible for a loan. These scores come from a variety of different credit bureaus (TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian) that collect data from creditors. Based on the length of your loan, the remaining balance, the payment history, and the monthly payment, you are given a credit score. This credit score is a measure of how “risky” it is to offer you a loan. Most car dealerships use the FICO Score 8 scale to determine your eligibility for a loan.