So you’re thinking about buying a car but you aren’t really sure where to start. Well, most people start by looking for a type of car they might want. But the fact is, if you’re thinking about buying a car, and getting an auto loan to finance it, there are some things you should do first… before you ever set foot in a dealer showroom or go meet a private seller to by a car from him or her.

Purchasing a vehicle is a huge decision. For most people, it’s the largest purchase they’ll make in their lives with the exception of a home. The potential for you to pay far more than you need to… or get yourself in a bad situation is substantial. So before you think about buying a car… think a little bit about yourself.

How good or bad is your credit situation?

The first thing you should do when you are thinking about buying a car is to take an honest self-assessment. Understanding where one is in terms of income and debt, as well as credit rating, is the first thing you should do before you buy a car. To do this, spend some time looking at your finances and your credit. The things that are important in assessing your credit situation are encompassed in the sections that follow.

What You Should Do Before Even Thinking About Buying A Car: Section List

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