Jeep Wrangler: Ohio assembly complex marks production of one-millionth JK Model
Toledo, Ohio – The one-millionth Jeep Wrangler JK model, a Rubicon, descendant of one of the most iconic vehicles in the world, rolled off the assembly line Friday at Chrysler Group’s Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex. Chrysler executives, plant employees, UAW representatives and supplier partners gathered at the end of the line to mark the special occasion. Mauro Pino, Chrysler Group’s Vice President of Vehicle Assembly Operations, and Dan Henneman, Jeep Unit Chairman of UAW Local 12, drove the black 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition, bound for a customer in Sarasota, Fla., off the final line to the applause… Read More

Road Trip: My adventure from North Carolina to Dallas, Texas
After graduating recently from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was ready for my next life adventure working at Santander Consumer USA in Dallas. The only thing standing in the way of that adventure was the 19-hour road trip from Chapel Hill to Dallas. I had mapped out the trip and decided that I would stop at my aunt’s house for the weekend in Mandeville, La., on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, and then go from there to Dallas on Monday. The road trip was relatively easy, direction wise. Interstate… Read More

CPO vehicles more popular than ever, reports
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles are more popular than ever, according to a new report from, a premier resource for car shopping and automotive information. The report, which evaluates the landscape of America’s used car market through the first quarter of 2013, found that CPO sales this year are up 6.2 percent over the first three months of 2012, and that the segment’s 21 percent share of all used car sales by franchise dealers in 1Q 2013 was the highest it has ever been. “Car manufacturers love certified pre-owned programs because they attract new customers, strengthen loyalty… Read More

How to find the right new or used car to fit your lifestyle
Can we help you find the right car? At RoadLoans, the answer is an enthusiastic “Yes.” Our relationship with, which is known for its ability to help consumers with their new car and used car research, puts RoadLoans in the forefront of online sites and services for automobile shoppers. “Find a new car” and “Find a used car,” the RoadLoans web site trumpets on its new web page, which also is accessible at “Free Car Buying Service” on the RoadLoans home page. “Guaranteed Savings. Customers have seen average savings of $2,678 off MSRP,” says the new web page. “See… Read More

We all want options when financing a new-vehicle purchase
Everyone wants options in life. We go to the grocery store, walk down the breakfast food aisle, and get tons of choices for cereal, for example. We all like options. How boring would life be if we only had one cereal to eat for breakfast, say Raisin Bran? We want to choose from Froot Loops, Life, Cheerios, etc. We want options! One of the largest purchases for most of us is buying a new or used car, truck or SUV. This comes in right behind buying a home. If you are going to take the plunge and purchase a new vehicle, you definitely… Read More

Resale value key consideration when buying new car, truck or SUV
Resale value. It’s not necessarily one of the first things customers consider when thinking about purchasing a new car, truck or SUV. But maybe it should be.   Because if you expect to trade in or sell a vehicle before it gets too old, resale value is an important consideration even as you research vehicles to purchase. “Black Book highlighted two-year-old vehicles, posting the top retention values,” according to last week’s issue of Auto Remarketing – The News Media of the Pre-owned Industry. On Black Book’s list of 18 models with the highest value retention, Toyota secured the top three… Read More

Some Mother’s Day gift ideas for a free-wheeling Mom
With Mother’s Day around the corner, everyone is scrambling to make sure that basket of flowers, fruits or chocolates makes it to the mom’s house in time.  But if your mom spends more of her time behind the wheel, ditch the roses and give her something that will make her more comfortable on the road. Here are a few mobile Mother’s Day gift ideas: New steering wheel cover:  Whether she’s the leather type or prefers something soft and fuzzy, an upgrade to the steering wheel cover will make her think of you every time she touches the wheel. Remote car… Read More

Road Trip: Food for thought when you’re traveling
For me, food is an essential part of any road trip. It's a way to embrace the experience of travel, and a good excuse to stretch the legs. It's one of the things about a road trip that can draw my attention to the journey, rather than the destination. For a road trip so good you can taste it, try these tips: Old Faithfuls It's a road trip! Let yourself have a little fun with some of your favorite treats, just don't overdo it. It's easy to let two peanut butter cups - or four - make you feel less… Read More

How to shop for the best summer car, SUV or truck deal
With summer just over a month away, it’s time to think about whether you’ll go through the vacation and travel season, and then back to school in the fall, with your current car or truck – or shop for another family  vehicle. A lot of drivers already are shopping for new vehicles in 2013, with new-car sales generally higher, and that trend is expected to continue. Micheline Maynard, writing at, offered several “Ways to Get a Smart Summer Car Deal.” “In order to get a smart summer deal, you need to do some home work,” Maynard wrote. “Those super-attractive… Read More

Bad credit car loans put new, used vehicles within reach
Bad credit can get in the way of car shopping. Sure, it’s easier to get to get a car loan if you have good credit, but not everyone has good credit. “Some estimates show that 25 percent of American adults are saddled with bad credit,” according to the website “Yet, thousands of these individuals manage to get car loans every day.” Those are the shoppers for whom RoadLoans is the answer. Having a less-than-perfect credit record, while a hurdle when you seek financing, should not prevent you from getting a car loan to purchase the new or used vehicle you want.… Read More

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