When you are looking into purchasing a new car, the process can be rather daunting. You will hear opinions from every angle. An important thing to know is that a car loan is one of the most common solution to buying a new car. Obviously, few have the huge amount of money to put down on the table to pay for a car in full.

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A car loan may be the solution to this, but there are a few things to keep in mind before jumping right in. This videos details the three biggest mistakes that car-buyers make when pursuing a car loan.

Clearly, a car loan is not a simple one-time transaction. When you pay off your car loan, you will always be required to pay an interest rate, or an extra amount for the bank’s services. This will depend on the price of your car, as well as your bank. In order to prevent paying more than you should, be sure to check interest rates at several banks before settling on one. Additionally, car-buyers often finance their new vehicle for way too long with a car loan. Cars should be paid off in 2-3 years, not upwards of 10.