Strange or not, holiday movies are a season of their own

Strange or not, holiday movies are a season of their own

Strange. In the world of Hollywood, the calendar year has five seasons not four. It has all the traditional seasons, plus the holiday season, which starts officially the first Friday in November, a full three weeks before Thanksgiving, and continues through New Year’s week or weekend. And no wonder, with receipts of nearly $3 billion […]

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Six steps to help you avoid buyer’s remorse for a car purchase during the holidays

Six steps to help you avoid buyer’s remorse for a car purchase during the holidays

Buyer’s remorse. It’s awful any time of the year. But regretting a vehicle purchased during the holidays can be just about the worst-case scenario. Especially when regifting is not really an option. So don’t let enthusiasm over a yearend deal make you do something you shouldn’t. That’s particularly true on big shopping days such as […]

The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos (November)

The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos (November)

Who doesn’t like a good car show? Especially when you don’t have to exert a lot of energy to attend. That’s where The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos comes into the picture. We launched the monthly slideshow with press release images that you might not see otherwise. They grabbed our attention, […]

Five tips to help you stay on the road despite season’s hazards

Five tips to help you stay on the road despite season’s hazards

It’s coming. That time of year when coats and long-sleeved shirts move into the clothing rotation; culinary tastes lean toward soups and stews; and folks fire up the hearth. While many consider it the most wonderful, the months ahead can bring some seasonal driving hazards. We’re speaking of wintertime, and, depending on where you’re driving […]

‘Best Car to Buy’ award winners, nominees worth a close look for 2017

The Chrysler Pacifica is among the 2017 “Best to Buy” winners.

The Chrysler Pacifica, Chevrolet Bolt EV and BMW M2. At a glance, you wouldn’t think the three vehicles had much in common. But look again … and consider. All three vehicles have earned 2017 Best Car to Buy Awards from Internet Brands Automotive, parent company of The Car Connection, Motor Authority and Green Car Reports […]

Strange or not, holiday movies are a season of their own

Strange or not, holiday movies are a season of their own

Strange. In the world of Hollywood, the calendar year has five seasons not four. It has all the traditional seasons, plus the holiday season, which starts officially the first Friday in November, a full three weeks before Thanksgiving, and continues through New Year’s week or weekend. And no wonder, with receipts of nearly $3 billion […]

How they come up with used-car prices – and why it matters to you

How they come up with used-car prices – and why it matters to you

Going to buy a used car? You may want to take a vacation in Miami, FL. At least that would be the case if you went shopping recently for a 2014 Ford Escape Titanium with six-speed, automatic transmission, four-wheel drive and about 30,000 miles. Besides Miami, FL, population 400,000-plus, we shopped online at Cars.com for […]

What to do when you get a tire-pressure warning on your dashboard

What to do when you get a tire-pressure warning on your dashboard

Vehicle technology is changing so fast it can be a challenge for drivers to keep up. Designed to make driving safer and easier, new technology has tested drivers’ adaptability. “The level of confusion about features that have been standard in American cars for quite a while was really surprising,” according to Daniel McGehee, director of […]

12 steps to preparing for a happy, holiday-season road trip

12 steps to preparing for a happy, holiday-season road trip

Road trips are as much a part of holiday activities for many Americans as turkey and presents – and in some places, making snowmen and sledding. But planning ahead for your road trip can make a big difference in whether you merely endure hours in a cramped vehicle or actually enjoy the ride and arrive […]

Celebs and their car tweets, useful stickers, and small-car love

Celebs and their car tweets, useful stickers, and small-car love

You’ve navigated to a great place. The Santander Consumer USA blog is a rich source of information for the worlds of automobiles and auto finance, and keeps readers coming back for more. There’s another that’s worth a visit too, and we’ll show you the way. RoadLoans is the direct-lending platform of Santander Consumer USA, and […]

Why it’s not too soon to decide whether to use your tax refund on a vehicle

Why it’s not too soon to decide whether to use your tax refund on a vehicle

Yes, tax season still is about two months away. And you probably would rather think about the holidays between now and then. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s too soon to start figuring out how (or whether) to use an anticipated refund to purchase a new or used vehicle instead of holiday gifts. Especially if […]