Auto Finance

At Chrysler Capital Blog: The Road Best Traveled, we endeavor to provide easy-to-understand auto finance information and advice.

My craziest road trip experience – how a Ram truck came to my rescue

’Tis the season for road trips. As temperatures rise and the school year comes to a close, roads fill up with vehicles journeying across the state, or even the country, for their spring or summer adventure. In some cases, you can get a full adventure in only 24 hours! Of course not every road trip goes according to plan. Many times, unexpected twists and turns … Read More

Tips for trading in your vehicle

Trading in your vehicle can be a very important step during your car-buying process. Thousands of customers throughout the year use their trade-ins in order to purchase a brand-new or pre-owned vehicle. Doing so can go a long way toward hitting your car-buying budget. But before heading off to the dealership, intending to trade “Old Faithful” in on a shiny new ride, take the time … Read More

A recipe for paying off your auto loan early

A good recipe always starts with two things – good ingredients and solid prep work. Don’t believe me? Ask a professional chef. The recipe for paying off your vehicle is not all that different. Ingredients You will need: Your monthly payment amount Your monthly payment due date The funds to make your payment on or before the due date A payment method A clear understanding … Read More

The good, the bad and the real deal of used car shopping

Let’s talk used car shopping. I know, I know. Yuck. But let’s do it anyway, just for a little while. Have you added a driver to the family and are now looking to add a vehicle as well? Or maybe you’ve been thinking about getting something that gets better gas mileage to use for your daily commuter. If so, it’s a good time to get … Read More

A conversation with Autotrader

Last month, online car shopping site, Autotrader, featured the Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep® Wrangler and Ram 1500 on its 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Cars for 2019. The Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 were featured on the non-luxury list and the Chrysler Pacifica was awarded for the top luxury vehicles. We spoke with Brian Moody, executive editor of Autotrader, and covered the FCA US LLC vehicles … Read More

The “right” vehicle for the first-time car buyer

As a first-time car buyer, one of the most difficult decisions can be choosing which vehicle to purchase. Truth be told, not knowing which vehicle to purchase isn’t limited to just first-time car buyers. Almost anyone can have this dilemma! Unfortunately, there is no cookie-cutter formula to follow. Deciding on a vehicle is a personal decision and the choice you make should be as unique … Read More

Should you buy your leased vehicle? How to decide

Two and a half years ago, you walked into the dealership, fell in love and drove home in your shiny new car. The lease contract payment fit your budget perfectly and the plethora of lease-end options were very appealing. Now, with only a few months left, the time has arrived to research those options and determine which works best for you. Financial Aspects When considering … Read More

See which FCA US LLC vehicles won KBB.com awards

The 2019 Jeep® Wrangler and 2019 FIAT® 124 Spider were named winners of the Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com) 5-Year Cost to Own awards. The honor marked the fifth consecutive victory for the Jeep Wrangler, but the vehicle’s first in the Off-Road SUV/Crossover category. This was the first year of eligibility for the FIAT 124 Spider in the Sports Car category. The awards honored vehicles that … Read More

Can you return a leased vehicle early?

A common myth of leasing is that, once you sign a contract, you are committed to the vehicle until the terms of the contract are completed. The truth is, you can turn in a leased vehicle early. You can also trade the vehicle, sometimes also called a lease-buyout and sale. Is it better to fulfill the terms of your lease contract? Yes. But sometimes circumstances … Read More

What is a disposition fee on a Lease Contract?

In a previous post on how auto leasing worked, one of our “Terms to Know” was Disposition Fee. It was defined as: “Charged by some lessors for the privilege of returning the vehicle and walking away; the cost is spelled out in the Lease Contract, so you will know upfront how much it will be.” Simply put, the disposition fee is charged by the lessor … Read More