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Repair credit score after car repossession

Many people opt for financing when it comes to buying a shiny new car. While this is an incredible option for people who can afford it, there are sometimes unavoidable issues that pop up which prevent people from fulfilling their monthly payments. Issues such as job loss, maintenance setbacks that make you question the dealer’s integrity, and so on if left unaddressed can quickly turn missed payments into a car repossession.


Auto reclaims can have serious consequences on a person’s credit score. If you are a person whose credit score has been affected by a car repossession, don’t fret. There are still things that you can do to fix up your credit score. Let’s have a look at all your options to bounce back stronger after such a crisis.

  • Negotiate with your auto lender – Call up the financing company to negotiate the terms of your auto loan before you stop making your monthly payments. Discuss the situation with them and inquire as to what can be done. There are many cases where financial companies will offer to extend a loan. They do this because they hope they’ll get their money back from the consumer paying off the loan. Most financial companies are not keen to repossess a car as repossessed vehicles are usually auctioned off for half of the contractual obligation which results in the company losing money. An extension is usually possible if you inform the company well in advance.

  • Schedule an appointment with a consultant – Many people are often tempted to stop making payments since they feel like they’re being taken for a ride about the condition of the car. However, an attorney can usually help resolve the issue without your credit being affected by a repossession.

  • Work on rebuilding your credit – Repairing your credit takes time. A secured credit card is an incredible option for people who have no choice but to continue making timely payments on any existing loans or credit cards.

There are plenty of other different ways to repair your credit score after a car repossession. Work on these first before trying something else out.

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