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At Dahl Automotive, we look at your entire financial situation. Some of our lenders specialize in helping buyers with average credit, bad credit or no credit, and many specialize in buyers with good or great credit. We won't know what your situation is until you've filled out the finance application online or we have met with you and you've chosen a vehicle on our lots. Our finance team will check every option to get you the lowest rate and the best terms available to you.

We are also a preferred lender with many local banks and credit unions and we can generally offer the same or better rates with your current financial institution. We want to give everyone access to the Dahl Automotive inventory of new, certified and pre-owned vehicles in La Crosse, Onalaska, and Winona, to everyone who we have the pleasure of meeting. We strive to give every buyer the same "Blow Your Mind, Gotta Tell My Friends About It" guest experience, no matter what.

Looking for answers to some common finance questions? Look below, or contact one of our expert finance staff members today at Dahl Automotive in La Crosse, Onalaska, and Winona! 

What are my options for payments?

Payment options include weekly, biweekly or monthly - you can make payments via check, debit card, credit card, online via mobile or desktop device, automatic withdrawals or one time payments or money orders. We want to make it easy for you to pay, whether it's through a manufacturer like Toyota Financial Services, Ford Motor Credit, Ally Financial, a local credit union or bank, or one of our many other lenders.


Will I get the same experience as a Dahl guest no matter how I finance my vehicle?

Let's face it. Credit matters, and other places like Buy Here/Pay Here lenders can be embarrassing to go to. We understand because more than 50% of Americans have less than a 640 credit score. You're not alone. Most of us have been there at some point in our lives. But regardless of your credit score, our team is here to help you find the best auto loan to fit your situation.

I have bad credit or no credit. Can I still get a loan?

Generally speaking, borrowers with a FICO from around 640 to 620 or lower, may be considered subprime. These folks may have been turned down at other dealerships or online in the past. However, this can vary quite substantially depending on the financing options we have available at Dahl Automotive, and can also change based on your CURRENT situation.

What factors do you look at besides my credit report?

We look at all kinds of factors, like your current income, checking and savings account status, and more. Just remember, never assume that just because you have bad credit or little credit, that you won't be able to buy a vehicle. Don't think of loans as a problem but rather as an opportunity to build your credit. You can get a nice, reliable car or truck, and if you pay off that loan with no late or missed payments, the benefits will certainly be worth the time and help you save money in the future with a better credit rating.

How do I know what my credit score is?

You can request a copy of your credit report from any or all of the three major credit agencies - TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax once every year by visiting or by calling (877) 322-8228. This is free. You can also get general information and advice from sites such as Things that can affect your credit rating can include, but are not limited to, late or missed payments with a creditor, bankruptcy, foreclosure or defaulting on a loan, little or no credit history, too much existing debt, or having no assets that could serve as collateral.

Although the three main credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have different qualifications, the typical estimated ranges are below.


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Dahl Hyundai

712 4th Street S
Directions La Crosse, WI 54601

  • Sales: (855) 410-5875
  • Service: 8554105877
  • Parts: (855) 410-5876

Our Advantage

If you're in the market to purchase a car, truck or SUV in the La Crosse, Onalaska or Winona area, stop in one of our dealerships and let us show you how we can help you get your vehicle financed. We are small town dealerships but we will work with you so get the best deal. We are competitive with rates, pricing and awesome vehicle warranties just like larger dealerships in bigger markets. We offer the Dahl Used Car Advantage on many of our vehicles. We generally have over 200 vehicles that are less than $20,000, three model years or newer and with under 50,000 miles! You'll feel safe on the road and proud to have a Dahl Automotive sticker on your vehicle.