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Frequently Asked Credit Score Questions

We know that credit scores are important, but it’s not always easy to understand them. Here are some frequently asked questions about credit scores and their answers to help you understand your credit score better.​ 

If you have anymore questions about credit, feel free to contact Sunny King Honda's finance department! Our highly trained staff will help you understand the financing process more and work to get you approved for an auto loan.

What does my credit score measure?

A credit score is calculated from various aspects of your credit report. It essentially summarizes all of your credit information and history into one number.​ 

What is a "good" credit score?

It depends on what you’re trying to get. Is it a credit card, a car loan, or a mortgage? Different sources require different scores. A “prime” credit score is 661 – 780, so that’s the ideal range you’d like to shoot for.​ 

What affects my credit score?

Your payment history is the biggest factor. This takes into account if you’ve paid your bills on time. Other things that affect your score are credit card utilization, types of credit, and length of credit history.​ 

What should my credit score be for a car loan?

Again, you’ll want to fall within that “prime” range of 661 – 780. But it really depends on the lender. Even with a subprime score, lenders could still give you a loan. The interest rate on that loan would just be higher. For the absolute best loan rates, you’ll want a score of 720 or higher.​ 
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2580 US Highway 78 East
Anniston
AL
36207

Finance Department

Hours

  • Monday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    Closed

Contact Information

2580 US Highway 78 East
Anniston, AL 36207
Phone: (866) 200-5062
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