All potential lenders, landlords and employers seem to require a credit report before going any further with your loan, apartment application, or job interview. This report shows them exactly what your credit score is, and will alert them to how good or bad your money managing skills are. It also tells these people you really want to impress if you are reliable or not with repaying any debts.
For better or worse, your credit score is the one thing that will follow you all of your adult life. It will make a difference as to whether or not you get the car loan you really want. It will be the thing that makes it possible to be living in a cool apartment, or sends you back to your parents