Car Ownership

News and tips related to being an automobile driver and owner

How to calculate the gas cost of a trip

It’s easy to jump in the car and just drive, but when you’re taking a road trip, or even starting a new commute, a little planning goes a long way. Calculating the gas cost of your trip is a smart trick to budget travel expenses, and there are a couple of routes you can take. One is doing it by hand, which can be completed … Read More

Plug into high-powered adventure with the Wrangler 4xe

Get ready for adventures like never before. The Jeep® brand lineup has been given a new dimension with the introduction of the 2021 Wrangler 4xe – the first Jeep plug-in hybrid model in North America and the most technologically advanced, eco-friendly Wrangler yet. Built with no compromises, the 4xe generates 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of instant torque for an exhilarating driving experience and ultra-quiet … Read More

All-new Grand Cherokee L expands legendary capability

It’s time to think big. The most awarded SUV ever,1 the Jeep® Grand Cherokee, has been boldly reimagined with breakthrough levels of capability and a debut third row. In the all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L, Jeep brand delivers more in numerous impactful ways. Besides additional space with seating for six or seven, the famous utility has been given a sculpted, fresh design offering a range … Read More

Should you buy or lease a vehicle?

Shopping for a vehicle is an exciting time, but it also comes with some big decisions. Besides selecting just the right model, you’ll need to think about whether you should buy or lease. Each has its own advantages, especially when you finance through Chrysler Capital, which will help you decide. Buying Purchasing a vehicle may be the right choice if one or more of the … Read More

Why your credit score is important

As you travel through life, one of the numbers that becomes important to you is your credit score. Lenders use your score as an indicator of how likely you are to repay a debt, which is pretty significant when you want to do something like take out a credit card, finance a car or purchase a home. So how does it work? Credit reporting agencies … Read More

WHAT’S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE ROAD TRIP?

To say we’re living in a unique time would be quite the understatement. With the latest developments and changes surrounding the Coronavirus, many of us are experiencing a new normal that requires social distancing and staying at home for much of the day. For me, this season has made being stranded in the middle of nowhere into something I miss. To pass the time, my wife … Read More

WHAT CAR BUYERS CAN DO WITH LITTLE TO NO CREDIT

For those with little to no credit, there is still opportunity to purchase a vehicle.     Though low credit scores aren’t the most ideal, they don’t tell the entire story for a consumer, and Chrysler Capital works diligently to provide full-spectrum auto financing options. “Chrysler Capital does have buying power for first-time buyers for some of the subprime applicants that are out there,” says … Read More

HOW ARE YOU UTILIZING THIS YEAR’S TAX REFUND?

The deadline for sending in taxes is just around the corner in April. According to IRS.gov, the average refund for 2019 (as of December 2019) was $2,869. If you’re receiving a refund this year, first off, congratulations! Secondly, have you planned what you’re doing with your new earnings? Of course there are plenty of options for how you can use a refund that would be potentially … Read More

Chrysler Capital Test Drive: 2020 Dodge Durango

  After a nice little holiday break, we are back on the road for more Chrysler Capital Test Drives. 2019 brought some fun rides across the FCA US brand and we are looking forward to highlighting more in 2020. We started our next chapter by stepping inside the 2020 Dodge Durango SXT. SPACE FOR DAYS Whether you’re driving a large crowd or hauling a heavy … 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 in life, … Read More