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Woman sitting in new car
  If you’re buying a car this month then Presidents Day could be the time to do it. A range of deals including cash back and lower prices make a buyer’s dollars go further, and set them up nicely for the year ahead in their vehicle of choice. Deals are available on both new and used cars and, besides holiday weekend sales events, there are added reasons why you may be able to walk away with a sizeable saving. Auto dealerships could be more prone to sweeten deals if recent snow and cold weather have kept customers at home, while… Read More

Car repossession
    Whether to get to work, school or the grocery store, the automobile is a necessity for most of us, and so too is the financing that helps pay for it. The road to vehicle ownership doesn’t always lie straight, however, and events like missed payments, or even trouble paying for repairs, can lead to repossession. If that happens, knowing about the repossession process will help you negotiate the way forward.*   What is car repossession? When you sign for a loan or lease, you commit to a contract that gives the creditor or lessor rights to the vehicle… Read More

What is a car title?
    Learn about one of the basics of vehicle ownership Car titles are one of the fundamental parts of owning a vehicle, and knowing a little about them, and what details to look out for, will help you when it comes time to buy, sell or transfer ownership.   The certificate of title A car title is a document establishing the legal owner of a vehicle, whether a person or business, that’s issued by a state department of motor vehicles. It’s also referred to as a certificate of title or pink slip (as car titles in California were once… Read More

Car in palm of hand
  How to know lien from loan, and what to keep in mind when buying and selling a vehicle If you’ve been approved for a car loan then you’re likely to encounter the term “lien,” but the chances you’ll know what it means may not be so great. A lien on a car is like a safeguard for the lender or other interested party. When you take out an auto loan, a lien is created, which is a lender’s legal right to possession of the vehicle until the loan is repaid. That means if you default on the loan, like… Read More

Tax refund for car purchase infographic
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle then you should know something about tax season: tax refunds and car loans are a good match.* That’s because refunds, which have averaged around $3,000 in recent years, can provide many approved buyers with a ready-made down payment on their next ride, or at least a useful chunk of it. In turn, that money down may drop their monthly payment and provide useful savings on interest charges. Take a look at the following infographic to see how a tax refund may be used to get a new or used vehicle in six… Read More


RoadLoans app in use on a phone
    Even for the experienced buyer, finding the perfect vehicle with the right financing can be demanding, but there are ways to take the pressure out of that situation and enjoy a streamlined car-shopping process. As an online lender, RoadLoans empowers customers to take control and buy with confidence, and our app is a handy resource to help make that happen. Here’s what you can do once you download it to your iPhone or Android phone, wherever you are and whenever you need it:   Estimate a car payment See what a comfortable monthly payment may be on that… Read More

Driver behind the wheel thanks to special financing
  Special financing is a term often used to describe auto loans for consumers with bad credit,* which can include people who have been through bankruptcy or repossession, and those with limited credit histories. There are plenty of companies in the auto finance industry willing to accept applications for subprime loans, so if your credit is poor, there may be a lender ready to offer you the financing that helps you get on the road. First of all, keep in mind auto loans for people in bad credit situations typically come with higher annual percentage rates than those offered to consumers with better credit, which… Read More

Potential dollar savings from lowering APR
6 tips for getting a low rate and boosting your chances to save     Lowering the annual percentage rate of an auto loan is one of the best ways to save on vehicle financing and the total cost of buying a car. Take a look at the following approaches to see what may work best for you.   1. Check your credit reports and build credit Whether you want to save cash on financing for your existing car or get a low interest rate and APR to buy your next one, checking your credit position and building credit may… Read More

Buying a car out of state
    Buying a car out of state can be a good way to get hold of a model that’s thin on the ground in your area, or to pick up a bargain, but be prepared for some extra steps as you go about making a purchase. Principally, you’ll need to title and register the vehicle in your home state, pay your sales tax there, and check with your state’s department of motor vehicles before you buy for other requirements including emission standards and safety inspections. You’ll also want to plan ahead to ensure the vehicle meets your own needs,… Read More