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Too many inquiries during a car search. What can I do?

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Too many inquiries during a car search. What can I do?

I intended on quickly getting a vehicle after discharge. My family and I were in need and a car was necessary for me to get back and forth to work. Multiple dealers ran my credit, multiple times. I signed something, but I was unaware of all the inquiries they would perform. Can I dispute these inquiries? Do I need to just endure having so many for the next 25 months?
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Re: Too many inquiries during a car search. What can I do?


@Rad_Blk_Guy wrote:
I intended on quickly getting a vehicle after discharge. My family and I were in need and a car was necessary for me to get back and forth to work. Multiple dealers ran my credit, multiple times. I signed something, but I was unaware of all the inquiries they would perform. Can I dispute these inquiries? Do I need to just endure having so many for the next 25 months?

You can’t dispute. They are legitimate credit pulls. However, they really only hurt scores for 12 months. Also, they will be grouped and considered all together when shopping for a car.

Your chosen approach can dictate what will be your final outcome. Be proactive, not reactive-
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Re: Too many inquiries during a car search. What can I do?

When you are rate shopping for either a car or home loan, multiple HP in a 30-45 day period are typically scored as a single HP with FICO scoring. If you are rejected by a CC for multiple inquiries, on a manual review this rate shopping should be self-evident by the UW.













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