There is alot of concern out there that by shopping around for the best price on car financing will hurt your credit. That is untrue. According to MyFico.com, “most credit scores are not affected by multiple inquiries from auto or mortgage lenders within a short period of time. Typically, these are treated as a single inquiry and will have little impact on the credit score.” The lenders know that you aren’t going to take all the car loans you apply for, and you shouldn’t be punished for doing your homework to find the best rate available for you. That should actually be considered a good thing. This time period for loan shopping and how it is considered 1 inquiry is typically 3o days.