F&F movies put pedal to the metal

F&F movies put pedal to the metal

Tempting the fates. What would you expect from a macho movie series about cars and racing? The eighth installment of the “The Fast and the Furious” saga, “The Fate of the Furious” hits movie theaters April 14 with Vin Diesel back as Dominic Toretto, along with Michelle Rodriguez (Letty), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), Chris “Ludacris” Bridges […]

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These 10 brands impress new-vehicle shoppers most – Kelley Blue Book

The Crosstrek (above), Forester and Outback led Subaru to KBB honors.

Many Subaru owners will tell you how much they love their vehicles. Even if they didn’t, it apparently shows. For the second consecutive year, mainstream automaker Subaru has earned the title of Best Overall Brand in the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards. Subaru also was named Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance Brand, two […]

Every day is Earth Day if you get the best mpg from your vehicle

Every day is Earth Day if you get the best mpg from your vehicle

Earth Day comes just once a year. But that doesn’t mean we stop caring about the environment the rest of the year. If you don’t expect to purchase an alternative-fuel or higher-mpg vehicle in the near future, what can you do to reduce your environmental tire print? “Drive more efficiently, keep your car in shape, […]

How to do your part for Earth Day – even if you buy an SUV or pickup truck

How to do your part for Earth Day – even if you buy an SUV or pickup truck

If there is a better time to talk about alternative-fuel and high-mpg vehicles than Earth Day, you would be hard-pressed to say what it is. Although, some might suggest that EVERY day is a good time to talk about them if we’re serious about reducing gasoline emissions to safeguard the environment. But with gasoline prices […]

You must test drive these if you’re shopping for a new car

Kia Sportage among Autotrader’s must-test-drive new cars.

Don’t miss out. If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, Autotrader’s “Must Test Drive Awards” are for you. The winners are a dozen vehicles – cars, SUVs, a truck and a minivan – that the car-shopping website says are “so unexpectedly good that they will change the way a consumer perceives not only that particular […]

Jaguar sets the pace at World Car of Year awards at N.Y. Auto Show

Jaguar F-Pace was a double-winner at the World Car of the Year awards.

In the end, no other nominee could keep up with the Jaguar F-Pace on The Road to the World Car awards. The performance SUV won both World Car of the Year and Design Car of the Year honors. “Winning these two awards endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the […]

How to keep your monthly vehicle payments up to date

How to keep your monthly vehicle payments up to date

Financing a vehicle is a big commitment. In most cases, it’s one of the largest financial obligations people have, second only to a home mortgage or, perhaps, student loans. Santander Consumer USA wants to make it as easy as possible for you to stay on top of your payments, so we offer a variety of […]

Great customer service separates ‘best’ brands from the rest – J.D. Power

Customer service made a big difference for Buick owners in J.D. Power survey.

Lexus and Buick. Brands that you wouldn’t necessarily think have much in common. But one thing Lexus and Buick do share is recognition by J.D. Power as having the highest customer satisfaction among luxury and mainstream brands, respectively. Power’s U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study measures customer satisfaction with service at franchised dealers or independent […]

How to overcome fear of driving at night – without technology

How to overcome fear of driving at night – without technology

We’ve given fear of night driving a name. Nyctovehophobia. Now the question is, what do you do if you suffer from this condition? Ford wants you to buy a vehicle with the latest in pre-collision assist with pedestrian-detection technology, starting with a 2018 F-150 pickup truck or Mustang, to overcome the fear. See Taking night […]

F&F movies put pedal to the metal

F&F movies put pedal to the metal

Tempting the fates. What would you expect from a macho movie series about cars and racing? The eighth installment of the “The Fast and the Furious” saga, “The Fate of the Furious” hits movie theaters April 14 with Vin Diesel back as Dominic Toretto, along with Michelle Rodriguez (Letty), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), Chris “Ludacris” Bridges […]

MyAccount: One way Santander Consumer USA can make your life easier

MyAccount: One way Santander Consumer USA can make your life easier

A lot of customers – and more than a few interested non-customers – visit the Santander Consumer USA (SC) website daily. Over the past year, an average of 17,565 users come to the site each day, which plays out to more than 6.4 million users and more than 16 million page views, based on Google […]