Because there’s no easy cure for the summer driving blues

Because there’s no easy cure for the summer driving blues

Summer is on the way. So, it’s about time to take action – or not – on all the car maintenance that should be done before the hot weather and heading out for weekends, road trips or vacations, or the usual driving around town. We could have provided some sensible advice, but what’s the fun […]

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The long road to honoring fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Participants in last year’s Carry The Load event in Dallas.

It’s a long walk from West Point, NY, to Dallas, TX. And even longer from Seattle, WA. But, in the true spirit of Memorial Day, participants in “Carry The Load” relay marches will have covered 2,100 miles and 4,100 miles, respectively, to remember those who have sacrificed for our country. Santander Consumer USA (SC), which […]

Some simple ways to make your Memorial Day weekend driving safer

Some simple ways to make your Memorial Day weekend driving safer

One in eight. That’s about how many Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 25-29, according to AAA Travel. And nearly 90 percent of those 39-plus million will drive to their holiday destinations. That’s going to result in crowded highways at the beginning and end of […]

Santander Consumer USA and financing your next car, truck or SUV

Santander Consumer USA and financing your next car, truck or SUV

Your next car. That’s what Santander Consumer USA is all about. Do you have excellent credit? A good, stable income? Are you prepared to make a 20 percent down payment (or more) as recommended by financial experts? Then you probably won’t have much trouble getting the financing to purchase your next vehicle as long as […]

The world’s best car, top interiors, and deciding on a down payment

The world’s best car, top interiors, and deciding on a down payment

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 […]

These 21 used cars should be on top of your shopping list – CarGurus

Dodge Charger won Best Used Car Award for mid-size sedans.

Looking for a good used car? CarGurus, a car-shopping and research website, thinks it can help. Especially if you’re a fan of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. FCA captured wins in four of seven categories in CarGurus’ Best Used Car Awards, and another three positions in the top three of each. FCA category winners were Dodge Dart, […]

A word you need to know if you’re financing a vehicle

A word you need to know if you’re financing a vehicle

Amortization? The word itself can create an uncertain feeling. But the more you understand amortization, the less intimidating it is and the more realistic you can be in getting and paying off – amortizing – your vehicle financing. Amortization happens over a specific time frame, as in a five-year auto loan. Most people already have experience […]

Because there’s no easy cure for the summer driving blues

Because there’s no easy cure for the summer driving blues

Summer is on the way. So, it’s about time to take action – or not – on all the car maintenance that should be done before the hot weather and heading out for weekends, road trips or vacations, or the usual driving around town. We could have provided some sensible advice, but what’s the fun […]

Three words you never want to hear from another driver

Three words you never want to hear from another driver

Learn to drive! Three words most of us have hollered at someone else on the road. But how often do you suppose another driver is hollering the same thing at you – whether they’re right or wrong in their criticism? You can find out for yourself at a website called driving-tests.org, which notes that “four […]

When you need directions, Santander Consumer USA customer service can help

When you need directions, Santander Consumer USA customer service can help

What would we do without vehicle navigation systems such as Garmin and TomTom, and smartphone apps such as MapQuest, Google Maps, Waze and Navigon to get from here to there and back again with the fewest complications? Get lost. Often maybe. Or stuck in construction zones. Don’t you shudder a little just thinking about it? […]

Good and bad Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mom who drives a lot

Do you know the difference between a good gift idea and a bad one?

Sure, it’s the thought that counts when you’re looking for Mother’s Day gifts. But that assumes that you, the gift-giver, have given it a little thought – and know the difference between a good idea and a bad one, whatever the gift costs. But if you’re not sure, our list of good and bad ideas […]