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  • Carrie Lavallee

    Where to start!! My boyfriend and I had cars that we both were taken for IE: our cars are not worth what we were still paying each month. Maria is the kind lady we talked with, she helped us BIG time. She was very kind and made everything very smooth. We both got the cars we wanted and made the payments very easy for us. We WILL be back if we ever need [...]

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  • Sean Broad

    I had the pleasure of dealing with Vic at Legacy and it was a great experience! He was very friendly, open and helpful during the entire transaction. Communication was top notch and based on my experience I would highly recommend Legacy Auto Credit and Vic.

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  • Connor Carlyon

    Maria helped me to more than my satisfaction. Fast procedure. Would rate more than 5 star if available!

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  • Stephanie Winter

    My husband and I dealt with Vic and he got us into a new van asap after our old one was deemed unsafe and filled off the road. The interest rate is so much better and they've worked with us every step of the way. I highly recommend them no matter your credit or situation!

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  • Patricia Penkauskas

    Vic and Maria are both fabulous to work with. From start to finish, they both made this experience smooth, and efficient. They are both highly professional and went the extra mile to get me into my vehicle quickly due to time constraints on my end. I highly recommend Legacy Auto and comend them for having this great team on board.

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FAQ

Can I get a car loan if I’m filing bankruptcy?

Absolutely! Legacy Auto Credit will provide you with a vehicle the day you sign with the trustee.  We recommend that you apply for Legacy Auto Credit In-House financing before filing bankruptcy. Approval is based on affordability not your current credit situation.

How do I rebuild my credit?

Step one: Obtain a copy of your personal credit report and insure accuracy. Step two: Work with your creditors to improve ratings where possible. Step three: Put together a game plan to deal with your outstanding accounts Step four: Improve your credit score with a new auto loan. Step five: Pay all accounts on time and as agreed. Step six: Protect your credit; it’s your lifeline!  

How do I see my credit report?

There are two major credit bureaus in Canada where you can view your personal credit report:  You can get your FREE credit report at these links, transunion and equifax .We recommend you go to their websites to learn more about credit and how credit reports work. The FREE credit report doesn't come with a score.  If you want your score and report quickly you will have to pay for it online. Contact us if you have any questions.

What are the benefits of getting pre-approved?

By filling out an application for pre-approval, you can go into the dealership with peace-of-mind knowing exactly what you qualify for. No point in trying to purchase a full size SUV when you can only qualify for a mid-size. If you are uncertain about your current credit situation, it is especially beneficial to go through the pre-approval process. You can save a lot of time and potential embarrassment by knowing up front if there might be any reason that you may not qualify for prime finance programs.

Will my interest rate be high if I have bad credit?

Hasn’t it happened to all of us that we have had a car accident or some speeding tickets and our insurance premiums have gone through the roof? Well just as your insurance company bases your premiums on risk, car loan lenders work the same way. If you have had some credit hiccups along the way, lenders will increase your rates based on the associated risk. The good news is that at Legacy Auto Credit we realize that bad things happen to good people. We look at your affordability and not so much your current credit issues. Our Bankruptcy and Consumer Proposal rates range between 9.9%-16.9% with the average being 12.9%. Our goal is to get you back to low rates. We show you how to re-establish your credit and report your payments to Equifax.

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