June 2013

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Top Five Formula 1 Teams chase world championship at Silverstone, Nurburgring
Two Santander-sponsored Formula 1 races, Santander British Grand Prix (June 28-30) at Silverstone and Grosser Preis Santander Von Deutschland (July 6-7) at Nurburgring in Germany, will provide the top teams an opportunity to edge closer to the coveted season championship at the season’s midpoint. Those teams include Ferrari with Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, sponsored by European-based banking giant, Santander. In addition to the Ferrari racing team, Santander sponsors the McLaren team drivers. Here are the top five teams and points in this year’s competition: Red Bull (201 points) The team made their grand prix debut in 2005. The Red Bull driving… Read More

Road trip: Across the Rocky Mountains in Colorado
I departed from Dallas’ Love Field airport on Friday, June 14, en route to Vail, Colo. (see photo), to coach my summer lacrosse team in a tournament there. The trip was my first encounter with the magnificent Rocky Mountains. The team’s coaches flew to Denver and decided to remain there for the weekend before we went to the tournament, which started on Monday in Vail. While in Denver, which sits at the foot of the Rockies, we went to Red Rocks Park just outside of the city and hiked the trail:… Read More

Vehicle financing basics for buyers with good or bad credit
If you’re looking for a new vehicle, then chances are you also are or will be looking for vehicle financing. It’s just a fact of life for most people. And it probably is your goal to land vehicle financing without breaking the bank. “If you're like most people, paying cash to buy a new car just isn't in the realm of possibility,” writes Lee Ann Obringer in an article “How Car Financing Works” online at howstuffworks.com. “And even if it's in the realm, you may not want to deplete your savings account to buy a new vehicle. This means that… Read More

GAP coverage insures vehicle owners’ satisfaction
I had several customers tell me on one day recently that they are very excited RoadLoans offers GAP coverage. One customer told me a story about when she had a collision and totaled her vehicle. She mentioned that she was stressed out enough having to call attorneys, go to the doctor, deal with the insurance companies and everything else that comes with having a bad accident. But when she found out that the insurance company was only paying off a portion of what she owed on her loan, she was completely crushed. Can you imagine still owing thousands of dollars on a… Read More

Share your favorite road trip photo and win!
It is summertime, and the weather…well, it can be warm to extremely hot depending on where you live. But that doesn't stop adventurous folks from taking a road trip on the weekends. Oftentimes, these trips turn out to be a lot of fun: Parents who've been busy with work get to spend quality time with their children and make long-lasting memories, for example. The digital revolution has made remembering and capturing special moments very easy. We encourage you to share your road trip stories on RoadLoans.com this summer. We will post your travel tales (pictures) on our social media channels: Facebook, Google+ and… Read More

How to get a bad credit car loan
It’s a challenge, but not impossible, to buy a vehicle despite bad credit – and plenty of assistance is available to help us do it. “Some estimates show that 25 percent of American adults are saddled with bad credit,” says the website DMV.org. “Yet, thousands of these individuals manage to get car loans every day.” “Generally, if your credit score falls below 620, you’re considered to be a sub-prime borrower, which means you won’t qualify for the most attractive car loan offers,” says DMV.org, a privately owned organization that reports government-related information. The first thing we need to do when struggling… Read More

Road Trip: Gas prices may be less painful for summer vacation
Anyone who fills up the family vehicle’s gas tank regularly – and, let’s face it, that’s most of us – knows the meaning of the well-worn phrase “pain at the pump.” But that pain can hurt most on a summer vacation or road trip when fill-ups are most frequent. Still, motorists may catch a break this summer as average gas prices nationally are expected to run about $3.50 per gallon for road trips during the months June through September, down from the last two years, down even from an earlier prediction by the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration. “U.S.… Read More

Getting a truck loan despite bruised or bad credit
I’d like to think of myself as a smart guy. But a few years back, I was caught squarely in the middle of the credit crunch. A layoff, a wilting mortgage and some eager-to-communicate creditors had my credit score tumbling. Thankfully, due to some good habits and diligence, I’m steady and rising today. Still, when I need to purchase a vehicle, one of the first things I ask is, “Who will work with a guy with bad credit like mine?” Now, I’m a truck guy and a Texas man, though not… Read More

Special FIAT by Gucci Edition ready to hit the road again in North America
Hear the name Gucci, and cars aren’t usually what come to mind. The guru of high-fashion handbags and accessories is more quickly associated with fashion shows rather than auto shows. That’s unless you're talking about the FIAT by Gucci Edition 500 and 500c (Cabrio), because then the design partners suggest, success of the model is in the bag. Back by popular demand, the 2013 limited-edition 500 and 500c FIAT by Gucci Edition models will return to America with a new appearance inside and out while continuing to meet the popularity and market demand of the previous edition, according to the carmaker.… Read More

Warning to parents during ‘riskiest’ teen driving season; distracted driving growing worry
Summer, with its fun in the sun and warm nights, is the riskiest teen driving season of the year. And that flies in the face of most parents’ perceptions that winter is the most dangerous for teen driving, according to a new survey conducted by Penn Schoen Berland and commissioned by the Ford Motor Company. “As summer begins, what can be the most fun season of the year for teens can also be the riskiest,” said the survey, which revealed new insights about teen driving habits and perceptions. Summer months had the highest number of teen driver fatalities from 2007… Read More