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5 car shopping tips for tax season success

If you’ve decided to put your tax refund toward a new ride, you may now be ready for the fun part – car shopping.* Here are a few tips to help you get the right vehicle with the best deal. Research online Begin by looking at what vehicle or vehicles will meet your needs as well as work with your budget. While shopping for a … Read More


What happens when you trade in your vehicle?

You found the vehicle of your dreams and the dealership offered you what you believe is a fair amount for your trade. So, now what? If you own your trade-in vehicle outright (you’ve completed any loan or lease commitment that you may have had), it is important that you have your title with you when you go to the dealership. Then, you can sign it … Read More


Why paying on time is important

Paying your bills on time can be a balancing act, but making timely payments is important for a variety of reasons. When you obtain an auto loan or lease, you enjoy the benefits of having money to spend or a vehicle to drive when you need it. The creditor, in return, expects you to repay that money according to the terms of the agreement. If … Read More


Safest States for Student Drivers

It is estimated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that it takes most people 45 hours of lessons to learn how to drive, plus an additional 22 hours of practicing on average. As young drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 years old account for around 6.4% (13.3 million) of total drivers on the road, we have decided to investigate which states … Read More


How cancellations are processed for ancillary products

Ancillary products are optional vehicle protection, service agreement plan and insurance products that are typically purchased when a vehicle is sold or leased and are in addition to the cost of the vehicle. Common ancillary products include: Credit life and disability – A type of insurance, abbreviated as CLAH, that pays off your loan balance if you die or are disabled. Extended service contract – … Read More


Introducing MyAccount Wallet

Making payments just got easier! We’re excited to introduce MyAccount Wallet, a fast and secure way for our customers to access their saved debit card and bank account information when making auto payments. Set up is as easy as 1-2-3! Log in to MyAccount Tap “Make a Payment” and select “Manage Your Wallet” Enter your bank or debit card information And you’re done! Up to … Read More


How to find the best vehicle incentives

Shopping for a vehicle involves some big decisions, including how much you will spend. One factor you should take into account is vehicle incentives which can save eligible shoppers hundreds or thousands of dollars up front or over the course of their financing. Incentives come in different forms, have a range of eligibility criteria, may sometimes be combined, and change throughout the year, all of … Read More


Want a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle? 4 things to consider

Electric and hybrid vehicles have been capturing the interest of people for years. As gas prices continue to rise, the idea of not having to pay at the pump is even more appealing. Is now the time to go green? Here are four things to keep in mind. 1. Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle tax credit drives prices down While the initial sticker price for … Read More