Prepare Your Profile
Every website from which you seek a car loan will ask for certain particulars including your full name, address, social security number and so on. Keep this information handy with you so that when you sit down, you do not have to go through documents every time something new has been asked for.
Pick Your Sites
There are many websites that will be offering financial services as they represent some financial organisations. Do your homework on the quality of each service and look at which ones are preferred by people and why. This will help you in filtering the best services and you will be able to apply only for those that are best in overall quality and service.
Once you have your three or four top picks, apply for a loan. They will run your credit and there will be a soft inquiry on your system. It is fine to have up to three soft inquiries on your credit each year but more than that will cost you some points. So make sure that the guys you apply with for the loan are the ones you intend to take the loan from.
See what they offer you and compare all the options. These will be based on their own policies and the credit score that you have maintained plus the length of credit history. The better the credit score and the longer the credit history, the better the rate you are likely going to get. Pick up the one that suits you the most.
They will most probably deliver a check in the name of the car dealership that you will be buying the vehicle from.