Auto Finance

What you will need to know about financing a vehicle purchase

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June 13, 2024

What is a car title?

A car title is one of the most important documents you’ll sign when you purchase a vehicle. It establishes you as the vehicle’s legal owner and is often used for the vehicle to be registered and for ownership to be…

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May 4, 2023

Use auto finance calculators before you buy your next car

Go figure. Before you purchase your next vehicle. The auto finance calculators in the Learning Center at Santander Consumer USA’s website can help you learn just how much car you can afford. While we are in the business of financing…

How long a car should be financed
December 16, 2022

Here’s how long a car should be financed new or used

Steer clear of financial potholes when you buy a car. That might be easier said than done if you already have your eye on a shiny new vehicle. But you could pay a price if you don’t know how long…

Introducing a better way to Drive®
December 14, 2022

Introducing a better way to Drive®

We are excited to announce the launch of Drive®, a new auto financing program of Santander Consumer USA designed to help take the guesswork out of car buying. The Drive program was created to provide you with what you need…

Tips for establishing first-time credit
November 1, 2022

Tips for establishing first-time credit

Recently, I spoke with someone who, at 50+, is establishing his credit rating for the first time. He’s excited to watch his rating improve as well as the possibilities that await. He’s eager to buy a home. On the opposite…

When to expect your title after paying off an auto loan
August 2, 2022

When to expect your title after paying off an auto loan

You’ve made your final vehicle payment – congratulations! That is an exciting step as a vehicle owner, and one you should be proud of. Now, you may be wondering when you’ll receive your title. Great question! Let’s take a look…