Shop with confidence by knowing your credit score and being preapproved

An auto loan is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make and at Jenkins Mazda, we want our Florida shoppers to be as educated as possible before making a decision.

That's why we have set up a page to help you find out your credit score and get pre-approved before you start shopping. So why is it important to know your credit score?

Your credit score directly affects the interest rate you will receive, and the interest rate directly affects your monthly payment. While a poor credit score may not keep you from getting an auto loan, it will likely mean a higher interest rate. A good interest rate can save you thousands of dollars over the life of the loan which means a smaller monthly payment and less chance you will get upside down in your vehicle.

By checking your credit score, you will have time to review it and dispute any incorrect information. Other ways to improve your credit are on-time payments and staying under 35 percent of your total available credit limit.