A repossession is bad enough but one of the worst things is that the negative mark on your credit can remain for as many as 7 years and prevent you from getting another car loan, a home mortgage or even a credit card.
As long as this negative rating remains on your report it will affect your overall credit score and prevent you from getting additional credit, however, it is possible to get a repossession removed from your report and it happens all the time. Through credit bureau disputes and creditor negotiations, you may be able to remove the repossession entirely or at the very least, improve the status of the repossession.
You can do all of the work to repair your credit and get repossessions removed on your own or you can employ a professional credit repair company.
Either way the first thing you will need to do is contact the original creditor and negotiate with them to see if they may be willing to delete the account or report it as “paid in full” upon payment or partial payment of any money due.
If the repossession is showing on your account but it is false you will only need to dispute directly with the credit bureaus. After they receive your dispute it is up to them to verify the accuracy with the creditor.
Negative marks on credit reports are disputed and removed all of the time. This includes repossessions, collection accounts and even tax liens or more. There is no need to be afraid about trying to repair your credit if you are having challenges with your report. Many people experience hard times in their lives where they have some financial challenges but there is no need to suffer longer than you have to. Make an effort to clean up your credit and keep it clean and your life will be easier.
A fresh financial future is accessible to you as you get your credit repaired. You will now be able to get financing on cars, houses and more with ease. After you repair your credit though it is important to keep it good by being very careful when and where you use credit and if you are unsure of your ability to make the payments waiting until you can pay cash.
The unprecedented offer of helping you make your car payments by the car manufacturers will not last. It is a short-term fix for a current problem and hopefully the economy will recover so that such offers become obsolete again. The best way you can help yourself is to repair your credit and keep it good for the future by living within your means.
You can get repossessions and other bad marks removed from your credit report if you need to. It just takes some time and expertise. Sometimes these problems are unavoidable, they just happen. But if you make a budget and stick to it then barring any unforeseen circumstances you can avoid further credit problems.