How far behind on payments can you be before the company can repossess your car?

3 mos. is pretty common but it may depend on each individual loan company and how many times you have been behind. It really depends on the company. I know with some companies about a month or two and they are calling you. Other companies it can take 6 months before they want the car back. If you can make small payments to them call them up and let them know. I have had a family member that got in some hard times and he called up the company that he paid his car payments to and they allowed him to pay what he could. They said that they are more willing to do that then repo a car.