Help with Financing or Purchasing at DriveTime

APPROVAL FAQs

How do I get approved?

It only takes two minutes to get approved online. Simply fill in your name, address, monthly income, date of birth and social security number and you will get your CreditRank® and down payment information all from the convenience of your phone.

You can also get approved in person at any DriveTime dealership. It will only take fifteen minutes to complete an application and you’ll be able to see every detail on every car.

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I got approved online. Is this real?

This is a real approval! We used DriveTime’s proprietary credit scoring model and the information you provided to calculate your CreditRank® and down payment. It’s how we’ve approved over 3 million people so far, and it’s how we help good people like you buy their own vehicle.

Your next step will be scheduling a dealership visit so we can show you all of your vehicle options. In just 15 minutes we will show you the price, down payment, recurring payments, APR and optional products on a specific vehicle or every vehicle we sell.

What will my monthly payments be?
Our main goal is to set you up for success, which is why we provide custom financing. Your recurring payments will be customized to fit your needs. You and a sales advisor will sit down at the dealership to create a financing plan that will show you a clear breakdown of your recurring payments. The whole process only takes 15 minutes, and it will show you all the financing terms for every vehicle we sell.
Can I get approved with a bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy will not always keep you from getting approved for financing at DriveTime. Every situation is different, so please call or schedule a visit with a sales advisor to discuss your financing options.
I got my online approval. What do I do next?
The next step is to come into the dealership and in just 15 minutes your sales advisor will go over your financing terms and show you the price, down payment, monthly payments, APR and optional products for every car we sell. Get behind the wheel faster by bringing in your valid driver’s license, proof of residence (typically a utility bill), proof of income (typically a pay stub) and proof of insurance.

VEHICLE FAQs

What vehicles can I get based on the Down Payment I received?

The down payment you received online covers a selection of vehicles in our inventory. You are approved for every vehicle on our lot, but some vehicles may require a larger down payment than the one you were quoted, some may require less. When you come into the dealership we’ll show you your down payments and full fincancing terms on every vehicle on the lot so you can evaluate your options.

Generally speaking, the higher the sales price, the more money you’ll need to put down. It’s possible to decrease the required down payment on a vehicle by trading in your old vehicle or adding a co-signer to your loan. Ask your sales advisor if these options are right for you.

Do you take trade-ins?
Absolutely! Bring in your current vehicle, and we will perform an evaluation on the spot and let you know how much we would be willing to pay you for it. The amount you receive on your trade in can be applied directly towards your loan amount or your down payment.
What are the main benefits of buying a used car from DriveTime?
DriveTime vehicles include several benefits to help give you peace of mind. Each vehicle includes an AutoCheck® history report, a 30 day/1,500 mile limited warranty, and 5 Day Return Guarantee. We also have optional extended vehicle coverage available.