Does your credit score go up when you pay off a car loan?

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    Paying off your car loan initially drops your credit score by a few points because the length of your credit history and credit mix are affected. In the long term, it reduces the amount of debt you have incurred. Because it is a fairly long-term debt, your car loan payments can significantly contribute to your credit score.

    Additionally, even after you have paid off your car loan, it will remain on your credit report for ten years. But a paid-off car loan can no longer add to your credit score. It will free up your finances for other investments and even loans.

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