If you’re ever in a tough spot financially, you might be able to use your car to obtain a title loan, which may help you get your finances back on track.
A title loan is a type of secured loan that borrowers can obtain by using the title to their car as collateral. If you are approved for a title loan, you can continue to drive your vehicle as you normally would.
If you need some cash for unexpected expenses, you might be wondering, “How much title loan can I get for my car?” Here’s what you need to know:
What Factors Affect the Title Loan Amount?
Several factors will impact how much you are able to borrow through a title loan. The first factor is your ability to repay the loan.
You will need to submit proof of income during the title loan application process. This allows your lender to verify that you have a reliable source of income. It also allows your lender to see how much you make per month, which the lender will take into consideration when determining how much you can borrow.
The second factor is the value of your vehicle, which will have the biggest impact on the amount of your title loan. Remember, your car is used as collateral to secure your title loan. Your lender needs to know your car’s value so they know how much they will be able to recoup if they need to take possession of your car to satisfy your debt.
To calculate your car’s value, your lender will evaluate its make, model, age, mileage, condition, and trim level. Every car is unique, but in general, newer cars that are in fairly good condition are worth more than older cars.
Another factor that will impact the amount you are approved to borrow is your equity in your vehicle. Equity is defined as the value of an asset after all liabilities are cleared. In other words, equity is the difference between your car’s resale value and the amount you still owe on the car.
For instance, say your car has a resale value of $10,000 and you still owe $3,000 on it. This means you have $7,000 of equity in your car ($10,000 – $3,000).
You must have equity in your car to qualify for a title loan. The amount you borrow cannot exceed the value of your equity. Title lenders will only allow you to borrow up to a certain percentage of the value of your equity.
How Can I Find Out How Much My Car is Worth?
Finding out how much your car is worth can give you a better idea of how much you might be able to borrow with a title loan. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to estimate the value of your vehicle.
Your first option is using an online vehicle valuation tool such as Kelley Blue Book. To use this tool, enter some basic information about your car, including its make, model, mileage, and condition. After submitting this information, the tool will calculate how much your vehicle is worth. Make sure the information you provide is correct, otherwise the estimation may not be accurate.
Kelley Blue Book is known for providing reliable and accurate valuations. In fact, many lenders rely on Kelley Blue Book when calculating the value of borrowers’ cars.
You can also use the free car value estimation tool on our website to find out how much your vehicle is worth. It only takes a few minutes to fill out this form. Once it’s submitted, a loan officer will contact you.
It’s important to note that using Kelley Blue Book or our car value estimation tool will only provide you with the value of your vehicle. These tools will not factor in your equity in the vehicle or tell you how much you are approved to borrow. You must speak to a loan officer and initiate the process of applying for a title loan to find out how much you can borrow.
Does My Car Need to Be Paid Off to Get A Title Loan?
Many people take out auto loans if they don’t have enough cash to cover the purchase of a new or used vehicle. If you financed your car, you may wonder whether you will qualify for a title loan if you are still making payments on your auto loan.
Having an auto loan does not automatically make you ineligible for a title loan, but your eligibility will depend on how much you still owe on the vehicle. Why? The more you owe on your auto loan, the less equity you have in your car.
You may not qualify if you don’t have much equity in your vehicle due to your outstanding auto loan. But if you only have a few payments left, this shouldn’t affect your eligibility for a title loan.
How Much Title Loan Can I Get for A Motorcycle or RV?
You don’t have to use the title to your car as collateral to secure a title loan. You also have the option of using the title to your motorcycle or RV.
If you own both a car and RV, you may want to use the title to your RV as collateral instead of the title to your vehicle. Why? The value of the vehicle you are using as collateral will play a major role in determining how much you are approved to borrow. RVs are typically worth more than standard passenger vehicles, so using the title to your RV as collateral could increase the amount of your title loan.
If you plan on using the title to your motorcycle as collateral, it’s important to note that there are often lending caps on motorcycle title loans.
Am I Eligible for A Title Loan?
The eligibility requirements for a title loan are not the same as the eligibility requirements for a standard personal loan. Because of this, you may qualify for a title loan even if you were denied a personal loan.
Here are some of the eligibility requirements you must meet to qualify for a title loan:
- You must own a car, RV, or motorcycle. You do not need to be the sole owner of the vehicle to qualify.
- You must have equity in your vehicle.
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You must consent to a credit check.
- You must have a reliable source of income.
If you believe you qualify, you can prepare for the application process by gathering your documentation. You will need to submit a driver’s license or another form of government-issued ID, the title to your vehicle, proof of income, and proof of residence.
How Can I Get A Title Loan?
Applying for a title loan is simple. Here’s how it works:
- Contact us to start the application process. You can either call 1-800-227-8485 or fill out the form on our website to get in touch with a loan officer. Be prepared to provide a few details about your vehicle, including its mileage, make, and model.
- Find out if you qualify for a title loan. Your loan officer will tell if you are eligible, and if so, how much you are approved to borrow. Your loan officer can also provide you with more information about other terms of your loan, including your interest rate and monthly payment.
- Finalize your title loan. If you are happy with the terms of your loan, you will need to sign several documents and submit certain documentation to finalize the agreement. Your loan officer can provide you with the documents you need to sign and outline what documentation you need to submit.
- Get cash. Your application will be processed as quickly as possible. If you are approved, you can get the cash you need right away. You can either pick up your cash in person, get it via check, or you can use the ACH transfer portal to deposit it directly into your account.
Don’t wait any longer to use your car to secure the money you need to make ends meet. Contact us today.