- Vehicle Repossesion: Seizing the Vehicle
- Vehicle Repossession: Selling the Car
- Vehicle Repossession: Paying the Deficiency
- What should I do if I am unable to meet my car loan payments?
- Should I voluntarily surrender my car if I cannot make the loan payments?
- Do I have the right to cure the default if I miss car loan payments?
- If I am unable to cure the default on a car loan, do I have a right to redeem the vehicle?
- Could bankruptcy help me prevent my car from being repossesed?
- U. S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware
Should I voluntarily surrender my car if I cannot make the loan payments?
The creditor may ask you to voluntarily surrender the vehicle rather than wait for them to repossess. This surrender is known as a voluntary repossession. In general, you should surrender the car voluntarily only in exchange for the creditor giving up some right, such as, if the creditor agrees to waive its right to seek the remaining balance owed or agrees not to report the default to the credit reporting agencies. In addition to possibly negotiating more favorable terms of repossession, you might save money by avoiding repossession costs and attorney's fees through voluntary repossession.