Buying a Car with Bad Credit: 5 Obstacles
Buying a car with bad credit seems like a daunting task. But like anything, preparation is key. With competitive rates and a quick decisioning process, RoadLoans can help you get your new car, with less hassle. Here are 5 obstacles that can occur when buying a car with bad credit and how RoadLoans can help you get around them. Not enough money down. Solution: Save some more and then apply again. Start saving up to add to your current budget, and consider re-applying when you have reached your goals. Lenders are often willing to wait for you and help place… Read More

Private party auto loan – What is it and how does it work?
When it comes to purchasing a new vehicle, there are several directions you can go. You could buy directly from a dealer, get one from an auction house, maybe a company-owned fleet car or you could purchase from a private seller. If you go the private-seller route, you might need what’s known as a private party auto loan. And if so, here’s what you need to know. Let’s start with private party auto loan: what is it? What is a Private Party Loan? In simple terms, a private party auto loan or a person to person loan is a loan… Read More

How to get a car loan with bad credit
Car shopping. Today more than ever it seems there are infinite options when considering getting a new or pre-owned automobile. The technological features alone – from climate-controlled seats to satellite radio to back-up cameras to navigation systems – require some serious research into what features an individual needs, wants, cannot do without. And if you’re wondering how to get a car loan with bad credit, there may be even more research involved. Luckily, there also are a lot of resources available to assist consumers in looking for the right vehicle for their personal situation. Internet-savvy shoppers can now research a… Read More

Summer is here – is your vehicle ready? Part 2
Summertime breakdown. Don’t let it happen to you. You know how it goes. You’re on the road, at the end of a long day in the hot sun, traveling to a relaxing destination, but not quite there yet, and not quite yet in a relaxed state of mind. And just as you see the sign that says that you’re within 30 miles of the next town – CLUNK! You hear a very mechanical-sounding noise and feel your car lurch. Perhaps the steering starts to feel odd, or the noise gets worse. Maybe there’s even a smell or some visible smoke… Read More

Summer is here – is your vehicle ready? Part 1
  Ahhh, summertime. Warmer weather, barbecues, flip-flops and swimming pools. This time of year, people across the U.S. load up the car and hit the highway to enjoy one of the great traditions of the season … the road trip. As you head out this year, be sure you don’t get stuck with maintenance issues in the middle of your excursion. To make the most of your travels, it’s best to give your car a thorough checkup before you hit the road. If there is something you do not know how to handle, take it to a professional. Also, check… Read More

Top 4 (and a half) water parks* of Summer 2015
  What do you get when you combine an enormous amount of water, plenty of sunshine and a whole lot of wacky, high-flow fluid dynamics? “The beach.” Okay, yes, but what if you also add rides with names like “The Towering Water Tube of Doom” and “Relaxing River?” “Houston.” Water parks. The correct answer is water parks. Oy. Summer is here, and with it begins the opening of water parks all across the country. Go. Enjoy your local water park. Wear sunscreen and re-apply it periodically. And if you and your family are feeling like having a top-notch, splish-splashy day,… Read More

Happy Memorial Day – remembering military servicemembers
  This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., and is considered by many to unofficially signal the start of the summer season, including celebrations that range from pool and beach parties to our personal favorite, road trips. However, Memorial Day, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May (May 25 this year), is also, as its name suggests, an official U.S. holiday that commemorates those persons that have died while in active military service. In honor of, and gratitude for, our five branches of the U.S. military, we present a list of service of servicemembers… Read More

Summer road trip ideas from the experts
With summer just around the bend, it’s a great time to plan a road trip, and low gas prices heading into the season could make it all the more doable. “Gas prices are about $1 a gallon lower for most drivers as the summer vacation season approaches, a better-than 25% discount over last year,” says Bob Sullivan of So with the savings on fuel prices possibly keeping some extra cash in your pocket, and with the U.S. of A. as your oyster, take a look at these summer road trip ideas, drawn from the experts, for inspiration.   Go… Read More

Happy National Bike Month!
May is the official month that celebrates all things bike-related. Whether it’s for exercise, entertainment, conserving gas, or whatever, it’s a great time of year to get on your bike and pedal around town. The League of American Bicyclists supports the cause and provides useful information on everything about cycling and how you can celebrate this occasion. Check out for more information. To cyclists, this may be a big celebration, but it can be a way for anyone to get involved in their community. Personally, I support National Bike Month by riding around the University of Texas at Austin… Read More

WARNING: Spoilers not ahead anymore. They have all been redacted. Mad Men has had quite a run. And that was one impressive way to end a perennially impressive show. I’ll never forget the look on •••’s face when ••••• said, “I •••• you.” And that one last shot that •••• got in on ••• - classic ••••. I’ll miss those jibes. And of course, there was the moment between ••• and ••••• that many will remember as finally summarizing the pith and subtlety of that show we call ••• •••. Makes you think. And with the end of this slice… Read More