Santander's Commitment to the Community
Santander's Commitment to the Community In addition to helping people get auto loan financing, Santander Consumer USA (SCUSA) is also involved in helping others through volunteer work. By participating in events like the annual Katy Trail 5K Run-Walk-Skate in Dallas, blood drives and The Dallas Heart Walk, SCUSA employees have been lending their time to help others through the commitment to the community project. Recently, in partnership with Random Acts of Kindness: SoupMobile, dozens of employees gathered to make 500 ham and cheese sandwiches, 500 bags of chips and 500 bags of cookies. The items were then boxed up and… Read More

An Exclusive Interview with Golfer Rory McIlroy
An Exclusive Interview with Golfer Rory McIlroy This week kicks off the second major in the world of golf for 2012 -- The U.S. Open Championship. The Olympic Club in San Francisco will host the tournament that officially begins Thursday, June 14, and finishes Sunday the 17th. (Subtle reminder: that’s Father’s Day as well.) This year’s Open should be especially exciting as Tiger Woods (who won in 2008) is coming off a win at the Memorial tournament. Another competitor to keep an eye out for is last year’s Open champ – Rory McIlroy. Not only is McIlroy a great golfer,… Read More

Remembering the Drive-In
Remembering the Drive-In There's a stretch of land off the highway not far from where I grew up. It's more of an overgrown field now really, but a few decades ago, it was the place to hang with friends and watch a movie. The Sundown Drive-In was a hot spot where cars would pull in loaded with families and brown grocery bags full of popcorn. The audio of the double feature would play out of not quite HD-quality metal speakers hooked to the side of the car. Good times. June 6 marked the 79th anniversary of the first drive-in and… Read More

For people with bad credit, guaranteed auto refinance is one of the best ways to ensure you find a company that is willing to do a refi for your auto loan. While there are some things to think about when it comes to this type of financing, it's one of the best ways for someone who doesn't have perfect credit to get the approval they need to get their refi done. There aren't many companies out there who can guarantee approval. What this means is that the company can work with customers on all levels of the credit spectrum. Whether… Read More

Top 33 Summer Road Songs
Top 33 Summer Road Songs Like many folks, we have plans to hit the highway this summer for a few road trips. Which means in addition to packing enough snacks, water and soda to keep us replenished, we’re going to need a good mix of songs to accompany the journey. And though the technology for making a road trip mix has changed -- what used to be created using LPs recorded onto cassettes, now is made in mere minutes with an iTunes Playlist -- the fun of pulling from a wealth of material to create the perfect mix remains. Billboard… Read More

What a Rush
What a Rush If my Twitter following of acclaimed director Ron Howard (Apollo 13, Cocoon, A Beautiful Mind, Backdraft) is accurate, the Oscar winner just wrapped filming on what promises to be a fascinating movie, Rush. Set in the 1970s, Rush centers around the story of Formula One racing and in particular the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, played by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, respectively. Though not expected to be released until early 2013, photos from the set have race fans buzzing about the use of vintage cars to reenact the action. A subject of interest… Read More

Why Get Auto Loan Pre-Approval?
Why Get Auto Loan Pre-Approval? Many consumers wonder why financial advisors recommend that they get auto loan pre-approval before they start shopping for a vehicle. This is a good question, but one that's easily explained. There are some things that go together: love and marriage, salt and pepper, burgers and fries, Mork and Mindy. Another one is cars and financing. The reality is, whether you buy a new or used car, truck, van or SUV, chances are pretty good that you'll end up financing it. New cars are getting more and more expensive. But even a good used car can… Read More

Convertibles and Cobras
Convertibles and Cobras It’s mid-May, and with April showers making way for blooming flowers, convertible drivers are ushering in the warm weather by dropping the tops on their rides. My morning and evening commutes have confirmed we’re in high season for convertibles as a number of fellow motorists cruise by, enjoying the natural air to and from the office space. This got me thinking about my favorite convertible of all time – the Shelby Cobra. Created with the help of auto legend Carroll Shelby in the 1960s, I’ve always considered this slick two-seater one of the best looking vehicles to… Read More

First Time Auto Loan
First Time Auto Loan Maybe you are just graduating from high school or college. Or perhaps you are entering the work force. Whatever the reason, if you're getting a first time auto loan, you owe it to yourself to read up and and do your homework about the process. There are lots of lenders and dealers who are more than willing to take advantage of someone who has never been through the process. But if you take some time and get informed, you should be able to get through the process without any big problems. The problem with lending is… Read More

Free Car Payment? Yes, Please!
Free Car Payment? Yes, please! Times are tough. We all can use a little help these days. So what would you say if someone offered to pay your car payment for the month? Yes? So would we. That’s why Santander Consumer USA Inc. has a limited-time offer to do just that. Here’s how the ROADLOANS LET US MAKE YOUR CAR PAYMENT THIS MONTH SWEEPSTAKES works. Go to our RoadLoans Facebook page ( and “Like” us. When you do, your name will be put into a drawing for a free one-month car payment (up to $500). Beginning June 2012, and happening… Read More