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Auto news from the big screen
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related.   With the holidays upon us, a season of movies as well as good cheer, here is a recap of auto news from the big and small screens since the RoadLoans news tour took to the highways earlier this year.   “Fiat debuts Star Wars-themed 500e at LA Auto Show,” Motor Trend Something for the ultimate Star Wars fan to show their colors on the road. The diminutive Fiat 500e was cast in a new light at the Los Angeles Auto… Read More

Auto finance companies for bad credit
  If you feel stuck in a bad credit situation and unsure how you will find the auto financing you need, the car-buying process may be something you dread.* Auto finance companies for bad credit are geared to potentially help, however, and may be able to get you moving. There are numerous options to explore, such as banks, credit unions, financial institutions and dealers. A lender where all credit types can apply Online lender RoadLoans, a division of the Santander Consumer USA financial institution, accepts applications from people with all types of credit, even those with no credit or who… Read More

Reasons to car shop over the holidays
There’s a lot going on for everyone during the holiday season, but if you’re in the market for a car, or have been considering it, it might just be time to go shopping for that vehicle. There are a few reasons for this. One of them is simply that, traditionally, not many people are shopping for cars during the holiday season, meaning sales can be low. Couple this with the fact that dealers are working to meet their end-of-year sales goals, and could be looking to get last year models off their lots with discounts, and you might find yourself… Read More

Top cars for resale values revealed
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “The 10 best cars for resale values,” CBS News Subaru and Lexus have come out on top in the 2016 car resale value rankings put together by Kelley Blue Book. As the best mainstream brand, Subaru claimed winners in four of the 22 categories, while luxury automaker Lexus had six category winners, reports CBS News. General Motors was the best of the U.S. carmakers… Read More

Top 5 backseat holiday movies
From childhood, my best memories come from the holiday vacations spent with family. Whether we were flying down to Florida or driving to Indiana, I was always excited to get away. As a kid, I would take a few movies and spend hours distracting myself from the drive. Now as I get older I find myself spending most of the ride chatting with friends or family, but if the opportunity arises, I still jump at the chance to watch a movie. It is still my favorite thing to do on a long trip. With the holiday season upon us, and… Read More

Clever cars: Hot new-car features for 2016
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “The hottest 2016 new-car features,” Forbes Here are 12 of the hottest new car features for 2016, and they won’t tire out your brain trying to master them. With vehicles getting evermore sophisticated, Forbes’ Jim Gorzelany previews the car tech that’s coming soon, ranging from features to improve safety to better entertainment and access to information. Some Honda models, like the CR-V, will feature… Read More

Can I get a car loan with bad credit?
  Plenty of people have been there, plenty more are there now. Millions of Americans have bad credit and it can develop in many ways. Late and missed payments, defaulting on a loan, bankruptcy. These are just some of the factors that may dent credit. Even if you have tried to be diligent with your finances, sometimes circumstances may conspire against you. The financial crisis of 2008, for instance, was a heavy blow for many people. Whatever the individual history behind it, “Can I get a car loan with bad credit?” is a common question. The good news is that… Read More

The unofficial cars of each state named by Car and Driver
They say everything is bigger in Texas! I guess that includes the vehicles of choice as well. Driving the Austin streets every day, I see a lot of trucks and SUVs; Texans do seem to gravitate toward the biggest of big. Recent research for Car and Driver magazine explored the topic of what car represents each U.S. state in the article “What’s your state car? These are the unofficial cars for each of the 50 states.” Tom Libby, auto analyst at IHS Automotive, crunched the numbers to look at the car that is most overrepresented in each state. “What model… Read More

New study reveals America’s most-loved car
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “A new study says this Porsche is America’s most-loved car,” CarBuzz The Porsche Macan is the most-loved vehicle of 2015, according to a study by San Diego-based research firm Strategic Vision and reported by CarBuzz. The company has released its “Most-Loved Vehicles of 2015” list in which each car was scored through a Customer Love Index, which also revealed that millennials love their cars… Read More

Credit union loans for bad credit: What are the options?
  Credit unions are popular. In fact, 98 million people in the U.S. are members, according to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and they are one option to consider when weighing lenders for a subprime car loan. Whether credit union loans for bad credit are suitable for you may become clearer when looking at some of the main options together.* Credit union loans for bad credit – a closer look Direct-to-consumer and indirect financing are two of the avenues available when seeking auto loans, and credit unions are among the direct providers. They are not-for-profit organizations, owned and operated… Read More