If you can't do this, the creditor may sell the car.If you see default approaching, you may be better off selling the car yourself and paying off the debt: You'll avoid the added costs of repossession and a negative entry on your credit report.
Whether the crisis is caused by personal or family illness, the loss of a job, or overspending, it can seem overwhelming. Your financial situation doesn’t have to go from bad to worse.
If you or someone you know is in financial hot water, consider these options: self-help using realistic budgeting and other techniques; debt relief services, like credit counseling or debt settlement from a reputable organization; debt consolidation; or bankruptcy. It depends on your level of debt, your level of discipline, and your prospects for the future.
If you and your lender can’t work out a plan, contact a housing counseling agency.
Some agencies limit their counseling services to homeowners with FHA mortgages, but many offer free help to any homeowner who’s having trouble making mortgage payments.
Unsecured debts are not tied to any particular asset, and include most credit card debt, bills for medical care, and signature loans.
Most automobile financing agreements allow a creditor to repossess your car any time you’re in default. If your car is repossessed, you may have to pay the balance due on the loan, as well as towing and storage costs, to get it back.
Depending on the type of service, you might get advice on how to deal with your mounting bills or create a plan for repaying your creditors.
Before you do business with any debt relief service, check it out with your state Attorney General and local consumer protection agency.
They can tell you if any consumer complaints are on file about the firm you're considering doing business with.