How Much Down Payment Should Be For A Used Car?

How Much Down Payment Should Be For A Used Car?

How Much Should a Down Payment Be for a Used Car?

Buying a used car can sometimes seem like a confusing process. However, once you know the basics, such as how much a down payment should be, the process can feel much less stressful. At Lincoln Township Motors in Beamsville, Ontario, we strive to help you find the best car at the right price for you. Visit us today to browse our used inventory of quality cars at competitive prices.

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Most of the time, a car down payment is between 10% and 20% of the total cost of the vehicle. It’s a good idea to put a down payment towards the vehicle purchase as it can lower the interest rates, get you better approval rates, and cut down on the monthly payments.

Affording a down payment can be challenging, as it's often a much more significant expense than a monthly payment. However, here are several tips that can help you afford that cost:

Make a list of your monthly expenses and cut down on any areas that aren't necessary. Prioritizing and ranking your costs can help you visualize where you're spending unnecessarily.

Using a credit card may help you pay the entire down payment at once, and you can then pay off the credit card at a slower rate.

Using auto-pay to automatically deposit a portion of each paycheck into a separate account can help you save. It can also help you get a feel for what it'll be like to have a car payment.

Keeping your down payment savings separate can prevent you from spending that money and help you save faster to put down the complete recommended 20%.

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4735 King St. E
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  • Sales: 289-479-0375
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Please contact us at Lincoln Township Motors if you have any other questions about down payments or buying a used car. You can also fill out a credit application to start the purchasing process.

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  1. Lincoln Township Motors

    4735 King St. E
    Beamsville, ON L3J 1E9

    • Sales: 289-479-0375
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  • Contact our Sales Department at: 289-479-0375
  • Monday9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • SundayClosed