Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

It’s a fact of life. Many Americans will spend their tax refund on a new or used car. And much of that spending will occur before the tax-filing deadline of April 18, with March typically one of the biggest sales months of the year for the auto industry. For those inclined to spend, the average […]

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Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

It’s a fact of life. Many Americans will spend their tax refund on a new or used car. And much of that spending will occur before the tax-filing deadline of April 18, with March typically one of the biggest sales months of the year for the auto industry. For those inclined to spend, the average […]

Here’s where to find what you need to know about Santander Consumer USA

Here’s where to find what you need to know about Santander Consumer USA

It’s about time. That is, it’s time to stop wondering and visit the “About” section of our website if you have questions about Santander Consumer USA (SC), the Dallas, TX-based consumer lender. We’ll tell you most everything you need to know, whether you’re a borrower with a long-term relationship to SC or the company has […]

If the road to Hades is well-paved, it probably isn’t in these cities

If the road to Hades is well-paved, it probably isn’t in these cities

There’s an old saying that the road to Hades is paved with good intentions. But if you live in the states or cities with the worst roads in America, you might be willing to drive any road that has decent pavement. “Keeping the wheel steady on America’s roads and highways has become increasingly challenging as […]

More than 90 percent of Americans claim good seat-belt habits

More than 90 percent of Americans claim good seat-belt habits

Americans buckle up. At least that’s what they claim in a survey by the Centers for Disease Control, which found that 94 percent either always or nearly always wear seat belts when driving or riding in a vehicle. About 5.5 percent sometimes, seldom or never buckle up, and .06 percent don’t know or aren’t sure. […]

Your lucky number: 13 ‘most-popular’ ways for car shoppers to start 2017

Your lucky number: 13 ‘most-popular’ ways for car shoppers to start 2017

This blog post is all about second chances. It’s your chance to catch up on the most-popular posts of 2016 from Santander Consumer USA. We could have done a top-10 list, but what’s the fun in that. So we went for 13, clearly a lucky number because it gives you that second chance. Several things […]

These 10 car models from 2016 are something to brag about

These 10 car models from 2016 are something to brag about

It’s not bragging if it’s true. But some automakers have more to back it up than others, especially if you’re a fan of Kelley Blue Book, which produces numerous best-buy-type lists during the year. KBB’s latest, “Our 10 most-awarded cars of 2016,” features vehicles that made other KBB lists last year. Seven brands earned bragging […]

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

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

Who doesn’t like a good car show? Especially when you don’t have to go out in the cold 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, […]

KBB Best Buys: The quality, value is baked into these 12 models

Honda Civic deemed “best value on the market” by KBB.

Let’s call it a baker’s dozen. Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Buy Award winners – plus an overall winner. That overall Best Buy? The Honda Civic, which, KBB said, “isn’t just the best compact car money can buy, for the second year in a row we’ve deemed it the best value on the market,” combining […]

Best Buy Award winners music to the ears of new-car shoppers?

The Ram 1500 was one of three large pickups named.

Best buy. Two words that are music to the ears of car shoppers. Award extra points when the purveyor of a best-buy list has a long track record – about 50 years in the case of Consumer Guide Automotive’s Best Buy Awards. Consumer Guide named 41 vehicles in 21 classes to 2017 Best Buy Awards, […]

Top Safety Picks for 2017 named by highway safety group

The Honda Ridgeline pickup rated in IIHS’s top seven vehicles.

There are Top Safety Picks. And then there are Top Safety Pick+ awardees, according to test results from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). AND THEN, there are Top Safety Pick+ awardees with really good headlights. Only seven vehicles made that final cut from the IIHS: Chevrolet Volt small car, Honda Ridgeline pickup, Hyundai […]