Keep your little horrors safe: A trick-or-treating checklist
Ghosts. Ghouls. Scary amounts of sugar piling up in those candy buckets. It’s got to be Halloween and the season of trick-or-treating. If your little ones are taking part in the tradition, whether with friends or accompanied by an adult, read our simple Halloween tips to help them stay safe while having a good time. Happy Halloween!     And some safety tips for the road Remember to be extra careful when driving and crossing streets at Halloween. Take a look at our eight Halloween safety tips for pedestrians and motorists before heading out, too. Read More

What is the Monroney sticker and what’s on it?
  When you’re shopping for a big-ticket item like a new car, you probably want to know exactly what you’re getting for your money. And when you’re on the dealership lot, that’s when the window sticker is of great help. Known in the auto industry as the Monroney sticker, the window sticker is a white label containing essential information about the vehicle that must, by law, be displayed on the windshield or side window of all new cars sold in the United States. To be specific, that means every new vehicle under 8,500 pounds, and it shouldn’t be removed before… Read More

11 Big reasons to buy a small car
  The perks of a small car? Drivers in many countries lean towards the small vehicle while Americans cannot get enough of the “bigger the better” ideal. So this raises the question, why buy a small car? Here are 11 reasons for car buyers to look at smaller cars, from saving money to versatility. 1. Parking Let’s just state the obvious. You can fit into the smallest areas of street parking, which can be a novelty in most big cities or crowded towns. You can also fit into the newly popularized compact car spots found in many modern parking lots.… Read More

How car repossession works
  Whether used for work or play, the automobile is a staple of American society. With many drivers getting on the road thanks to financing, so too is the monthly car payment. It’s not always a smooth ride though, and something like car repossession can be a big obstacle to negotiate.* What is car repossession? When you signed for that loan or lease, you signed a contract that gave the creditor or lessor rights until the vehicle is paid off, or until the lease ends. If you don’t fulfill your obligations, like meeting your payments, the creditor may have the… Read More

Minimalist motoring in a modern-day Model T
  It was slightly underwhelming, and by no means my first car of choice, but I grew to appreciate my Ford Fiesta Mark III and from Mondays to Fridays we became inseparable. While some new drivers bask in the glory of a sporty convertible, a hot hatch or a rugged 4x4, my Fiesta was memorable as a stunning example of mediocrity in miniature. With the Fiesta 1.1L, Ford took the idea of basic and really made it their own, and then enabled countless lucky drivers across the UK to make it their own too. There were no bells and whistles,… Read More

2017 Dodge Challenger T/A
  There are a lot of good auto blogs online. We think the RoadLoans blog is one of them, something largely confirmed by monthly views reported by Google Analytics that would rank us among the top 10 based on Blogmetrics data. What readers may not realize is that RoadLoans is a direct-lending program of Santander Consumer USA (SC), which also has a blog providing more content intended to engage, inform and entertain readers interested in news and trends about or related to cars, trucks and SUVs. Following are snippets of recent content,… Read More

The Vehicles of The Walking Dead [Infographic]
Times can be hard when you're living in a zombie apocalypse, but things can be exponentially better if you're able to get your hands on some kind of vehicle. Once you've got some wheels, you stand a much better chance of surviving, even if just because now you have a way to mow down some walkers. Plus, you don't have to worry about traffic rules or making that car loan payment—it's an apocalypse, after all. In this infographic we've hashed out some of the best vehicles from AMC's "The Walking Dead" and have analyzed them to figure out which one… Read More

An accolade for the RoadLoans blog, truck-time in Texas, and Paris car show highlights
  “Top 100 auto blogs every car enthusiast must read,” Feedspot To kick off this edition of the Auto News Tour, we thought we’d include some news about the RoadLoans blog. RoadLoans has been included in Feedspot’s “Top 100 Auto Blogs” list – a compilation of blogs with “a treasure trove of valuable information for casual consumers and motor junkies alike.” Blogs were included and ranked on the following criteria: Google reputation and search ranking; influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media; quality and consistency of posts, and the expert review of Feedspot’s editorial team. Feedspot is… Read More

Ready to roll: James Mayfield and his 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit.
  While digging through the attic the other day, I found a photograph that brought back a flood of memories. Old photos tend to do that. It was a picture of a 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit aka my first car. If you’re like me, just looking at an image like that transports you to another time and place. Also milestone moments associated with the vehicle – prom, first dates, friends’ houses, first job, sporting events, road trips. Oh, the road trips. And details like the fact that… Read More

Car loans for students make sense when done right
  You might think that another financial obligation is the last thing a student would want to take on. But sometimes, it’s necessary. For example, most college students need reliable transportation to get to school, an internship or a job, and that might require taking out a car loan to ensure transportation is available. Even with no credit history, tuition costs and educational expenses to contend with, car loans for college students may be easier to get than you think. Everyone needs to start somewhere, and for many young drivers and first-time car buyers, it’s with the help of financing.… Read More

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