How Do Car Title Loans Work?
To qualify for a car title loan, a borrower must own their vehicle free and clear and present a lien-free title to the lender. Valid identification, current vehicle registration, and proof of insurance, residency, and income are also required. Some lenders also demand keys to the vehicle or insist on installing GPS-tracking devices.
Although the amount of a car title loan depends on the value of the vehicle, it is usually capped at half of the car’s present worth. These loans are short term-typically 15 or 30 days-and have a three-digit annual percentage rate (APR), which is a much higher interest rate than those associated with traditional bank loans.