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Do You Need Full Coverage on a Used Financed Car?

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We at Honolulu Buick GMC are firm believers that financing a used vehicle doesn’t have to be a belabored experience. The car buying process should be exciting and invigorating from search to signature. 

A common question for car buyers is “Do you need full coverage on a used financed car?” Fortunately, our finance team is here to help break down the process into simple digestible steps. With the assistance of tools such as our finance calculator, you’ll be driving down Waianae roads in no time!

Financing a Used Car: The Facts

Here are some essential facts you should know if you want to purchase a car near Ewa Beach:

  • Most states don’t require you to have full coverage to purchase a new or used vehicle, however, finance lenders want to know if their investment is sound. 
  • Full coverage is required by most financial investors to sell your vehicle whether your vehicle is new or used. 
  • When financing a vehicle, there are term agreements that tell how many years you’ll need to pay a lender until you earn your title. That means, if you apply for financing and obtain a loan for 36 months, your lender will hold the title for that period of time.

In most cases, full coverage insurance is contingent on the full term of the finance period. In the example given above, that would mean your used car would have full coverage insurance for the 36 month period.

How Many Years Can You Finance a Used Car? 

Once you selected your preferred used Buick, Cadillac, GMC modelnearWaipahu, you’ll need to provide this information to our finance team so they may contact lenders on your behalf:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Car Insurance Card
  • Any supporting financial documentation (i.e. last two pay stubs)
  • Any existing vehicle documentation for your current vehicle (if applicable)

After being paired with a lender, a finance team member will explain the terms and conditions to finance your used vehicle. You’ll have to consider credit and what you’ll be able to put as a down payment to determine the length of your finance period. 

Financing A Used Car with Honolulu Buick GMC

Our team at Honolulu Buick GMC are determined to make the used car buying process an absolute breeze. Contact us today and we will help you with financing your used vehicle and getting you on the road as soon as possible!

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