Car Stories

It takes information to get the new or used vehicle that fits your needs and lifestyle – hopefully, for years to come. When you’re traveling the road to car ownership, the Santander Consumer USA blog can help you get the most out of your experience.

Young woman using auto-finance calculator

How to use an auto finance calculator: A step-by-step guide

It’s useful to know how to use an auto finance calculator when you plan to buy a car. Fortunately auto finance calculators are not that difficult to figure out. For example, the Affordability Calculator at Santander Consumer USA (SC) requires…

These are the safest vehicles of 2021, reports highway safety group

These are the safest vehicles of 2021, reports highway safety group

Safety features rank high among most consumers’ reasons to purchase new vehicles. And manufacturers increasingly are meeting strict safety criteria in their new vehicles, based on results of the latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The number of vehicles…

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Financial health begins with these tips, tools and resources

Every month is a financial literacy month for customers of Santander Consumer USA (SC) – April is just when everyone else takes part. Marking the official Financial Literacy Month in April, SC will continue our ongoing focus on providing all…

What is a simple-interest contract in auto financing?

What is a simple-interest contract in auto financing?

Just because auto financing involves simple-interest contracts doesn’t mean everyone understands them. Asking the question “What is a simple-interest contract?” is not unusual. And as a large auto lender with several million customers, Santander Consumer USA knows that many borrowers…