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 to make the decision that’s right for your budget. No hidden terms. No waiting and wondering. Just real answers, real cars and real prices – for real life.
So, how does it work? Great question.
By pre-qualifying with no hit to your credit score, you get access to a tool called the Budget Customizer. It helps to walk you through the steps, explaining things like how the vehicle you choose, a down payment and your income impact your financing. With this, you gain a better understanding of the vehicle-buying process as a whole and what levers you can pull to qualify for more or different vehicles. In some cases, you may even get a better interest rate.
All of this from the comfort of your own home. No more long hours spent at the dealership.
When you pre-qualify with Drive, you have more control over your purchasing and financing experience – down to choosing your own financing terms. Then, when it does come time to visit the dealership, you can do so with confidence.
Drive also understands that whether you’re a first-time car buyer, someone who’s rebuilding their credit after suffering a hardship or a shopper simply looking for a good rate on your next vehicle, there’s life beyond your auto loan.
That’s why Drive cares about your broader financial journey, not just the car-buying pitstop along the way. With budgeting tools and financial wellness articles to help steer you as you determine what is your “next,” the Drive team is excited to help you build a solid financial future.
Currently available in the Phoenix area, we look forward to Drive rolling out nationwide in the near future.