Lots of terms are thrown around by different car dealerships try to be like AutoMax. In short, “we finance”, “on-the-lot financing”, and “buy here pay here” advertisements all mean the same thing. Auto dealers of all shapes and sizes use these sayings interchangeably to describe the in-house auto financing available to car buying customers at their dealerships. The problem is very few actually offer this type of financing. AutoMax is 100% Buy Here Pay Here 100% of the time. All our cars are Buy Here Pay Here cars. All our customers are Buy Here Pay Here customers. If you come to AutoMax and you are not a good fit for our program will gladly refer to another dealership.
Let us paint a picture for you. Imagine you are grocery shopping, and you have a number of items in your basket. You have completed your shopping, and you head up to the cashier to pay for your items. The cashier scans the groceries, pleasantries are exchanged, but then she tells you that you need to go to a store down the street to pay for the items. You are bewildered. You found the items here, so why can’t you pay for them here? Why do you have to go through a middleman in order to complete the transaction? With many other dealerships, banks need to be involved to work out the financing situation, and payments would then be made to the bank. At Carizma Motors, a buy here pay here dealership in Lubbock TX, that is not the case.
Despite being one of the fastest growing segments in the auto sales industry, there is no official definition for “Buy Here Pay Here”, or “BHPH”, which often leaves it to be misunderstood. To put it simply, BHPH is when a car loan is obtained directly from the dealer and not a 3rd party, such as a bank or finance company. The payments are made directly to the dealer which has coined the term “in-house” financing.