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When interest rates get really low, it makes sense to look at your finances again to make sure you're getting the most out of your money. You might want to use an automobile refinance calculator to find out whether doing a refi makes sense -- and how much you can save. Once you buy your car, you can't really change the price. That's a fixed amount and it's not going to change. But if you finance your vehicle, it's entirely possible to take advantage of lower interest rates to get lower payments. Doing this can literally save you hundreds of dollars.… Read More

Drive Time – Get Into the Golf Majors with the Santander Consumer USA for Dealers 2012 Golf Tournament
Drive Time – Get Into the Golf Majors with the Santander Consumer USA for Dealers 2012 Golf Tournament On April 5, the first round of one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world begins. Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia will be the site once again for The Masters Tournament. The first major of the year, 2012 marks the 76th edition of golf’s Masters event. Throughout the weekend, the biggest names in the profession will swing into action competing for the coveted green jacket. At present, the top five FedEx Cup Points Leaders – Johnson Wagner, Rory McIlroy,… Read More

Santander's Winning Formula One Team
Santander’s Winning Formula One Racing Team With the 2012 NASCAR and Formula One seasons now in high gear, the motorsports world is revving up for another exciting year of supercharged action. Banco Santander sponsors or cosponsors several F1 drivers, and so far, the company is two for two. On March 18, the first F1 race of the 2012 season was held in Melbourne, Australia. Jenson Button and his Santander-cosponsored racing team won the Formula One Australian Grand Prix. Button sped past a field of 23 other drivers to take the checkered flag. This is the third time in the past… Read More

Car Loan Formula
The car loan formula is simple. There are just a few things to think about, and once you know what they are, you can figure out the terms of any possible loan. If you're shopping for a vehicle -- whether it's a car, truck, minivan or SUV -- you need to know a few things. The main thing is the price. How much does the dealership (or even the individual, if you're doing this as a private sale) want for the vehicle? Is it a firm price or is there room to negotiate? Just a tip: there's almost always room… Read More

The 2012 DFW Auto Show in Dallas Is Open for Business
The 2012 DFW Auto Show in Dallas Is Open for Business Wednesday signaled the official start of the DFW Auto Show . For five days (March 21-25), the Dallas Convention Center will be buzzing with approximately 330,000 visitors checking out the latest and greatest in the automobile world. This year marks the 31st anniversary for the public show, which started at Dallas’ Market Hall back in 1982. According to Don Herring Jr., chairman of the 2012 DFW Auto Show, the show is “one of the most popular annual events in the Metroplex.” “It’s obviously the best place to be if… Read More

DFW Auto Show Coming Soon
DFW Auto Show Coming Soon With spring officially starting on Tuesday, in north Texas that means ever-changing weather and bluebonnets blooming along the highways. Springtime also signals the start of the DFW Auto Show rolling into town March 21-25. Held at the Dallas Convention Center, the five-day auto extravaganza will attract automakers and auto lovers from around the world to see the latest and greatest models. Our team from Santander Consumer USA Inc., is heading down on Wednesday to get in on the event firsthand. So be sure and plug in to our social media outlets to keep up with… Read More

Time Is Running Out … Final Shot for Brackets.
Time Is Running Out ... Final Shot for Brackets. Have you submitted your bracket for the Santander Dealer Basketball Pool? Don't delay, because the clock is winding down to get your picks in. After tomorrow (Thursday, March 15) at 12:15 p.m. ET, we can no longer accept submissions. You don't want to be left sitting the bench when this pool gets going and Colorado State and Murray State tip off to start the tournament's Second Round. We have put together a handy calendar of important tournament dates. Click here to download the PDF so you can print it out or… Read More

Road Trip America — It’s About the Experience
Road Trip America -- It's About the Experience A friend and I were talking the other day about our plans for spring break. When he mentioned that he was driving with his son across several states to watch Major League spring training, my ears perked up. Not only does that sound like a great way to spend a week's vacation, but I love fun road trips. For me, historically speaking, spring break is synonymous with scenic road trips. And Florida. For whatever reason, the best road trips of my youth always involved the Sunshine State as the vacation destination. Two… Read More

Santander's One-Stop Social Media Shop
Santander's One-Stop Social Media Shop With the many social media outlets available, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of them all. Until now. Santander Consumer USA Inc. has launched a site with links to all of our great ways to keep in touch. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, every way Santander has to connect is available. At left you can also see our QR Code (Quick Response Code) which when scanned, will take you right to this site. It’s that easy. So connect with us today.     Here’s a list of all of the available links: Santander Consumer USA http://www.facebook.com/SantanderConsumerUSA… Read More

Are You Ready for Basketball? We Have New Version iPads Up for Grabs.
Are You Game? We Have New Version iPads Up for Grabs. This weekend is Selection Sunday for the NCAA basketball tournament. That means that we will officially begin accepting bracket entries for the Santander Dealer Basketball Pool. Following the Selection Sunday process that starts at 6 p.m. ET, Santander will open up the online channel for you to submit your completed bracket for free. Prizes include BRAND NEW (what some call the iPad 3) iPads. Many conference tournaments are happening this week, so as you're watching the hotly contested games of the ACC, Big East, Big XII, SEC, Mountain West,… Read More