URGENT NEWS: Florida DriveTime Customers and Employees

Florida and its neighboring states are preparing for the largest tropical storm in U.S. history.  Likewise, we are preparing to do all we can to support the affected communities and customers, and our employees.

What is DriveTime doing to help?

  • We are working with our affected employees to ensure they are not adversely impacted financially from the storm, and ensuring if they need any other assistance in getting their lives back together we are here to help.

We are taking steps to assist our affected loan customers, including:

  • We will be reaching out proactively to these customers to offer assistance
  • We will stop all collections calls
  • We will work to keep these customers in their vehicles, including providing time for them to get back on their feet before having to make payments again
  • All customers with vehicles that are totaled will be eligible for special programs, such as getting into new vehicles on favorable terms
  • Credit reporting for these customers will reflect the impact of these storms

How do we know who to help?  We use the FEMA designations for the disaster areas.  And, of course, we listen to our customers.

As we learn more about the likely devastation in the weeks and months ahead, we will look for opportunities to further assist the affected people and communities in Florida.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the storm’s path, and we commit to doing all we can to support them through this crisis.

URGENT NEWS: DriveTime Customers in Houston

Hurricane Harvey and the storms that followed have inflicted billions of dollars in damage in Texas and put millions of people at risk. The groundswell of support for these areas and the impacted people has been tremendous.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who suffered losses and/or will be starting the process to rebuild their lives and businesses.

What is DriveTime doing to help?

  • We are working with our affected employees to ensure they are not adversely impacted financially from the Hurricane and storms, and ensuring if they need any other assistance in getting their lives back together we are here to help.  We  have already begun to help employees with, for example, vehicles, clothing and housing, and we expect to be doing more in the days ahead.
  • We are taking steps to assist our affected loan customers, including:
    • We are reaching out proactively to these customers to offer assistance
    • We have stopped collections calls
    • We will work to keep these customers in their vehicles, including providing time for them to get back on their feet before having to make payments again
    • All customers with vehicles that are totaled will be eligible for special programs, such as getting into new vehicles on favorable terms
    • Credit reporting for these customers will reflect the impact of these storms
  • As we learn more about the devastation in the weeks and months ahead, we will look for opportunities to further assist the affected people and communities in Texas.

For those of you who may be personally assisting or giving in some way, thank you.

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2018 DriveTime Commercial: 2 Minute Time Machine

Good news! Tina and Tara have invented time travel! But with one minor catch. Their time machine only travels two minutes into the future and back. How useful is a two minute time machine? Incredibly useful it turns out!

In their latest adventure, Tina and Tara (affectionately known as the DriveTime Girls) go two minutes into the future in their custom built DriveTimeMachine to convince a used car shopper that she can–and will–get approved for a car loan and see her down payment all from the convenience of her phone in just two minutes. It sounds impossible, but what isn’t possible with time travel?

Watch the full video!

How could your future change in just two minutes? Find out by taking your own trip on the DriveTimeMachine. Get approved and see your real down payment in just two minutes on DriveTime.com.

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#DTRoadTrip: Our Fresno Finale!

We put the glamour of Los Angeles in the rear view and headed for the charming city of Fresno.

Tucked away in the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno has a much different atmosphere than California’s bustling coastal towns. It’s a big area that feels like a small town. That might be because everything seems small when compared to the massive Sierra Nevada mountains that tower over the sprawling city and neighborhoods.

There are some natural wonders that we are dying to see up in those mountains, but before we do, we need to stop and see our friends at DriveTime’s Bakersfield and Fresno dealerships.

Meet the Team!

From San Francisco Bay and Northern California, used car shoppers come from far and wide to check out DriveTime Bakersfield and Fresno. Their customer service expertise make them popular with customers, but what really makes them unique is the respect they get from their competitors. It’s not uncommon for a customer to walk through their doors and say, “I was referred to you by another dealer.” That’s because there are some customers with unique financing issues that only DriveTime can help, and the other dealerships know this.

DriveTime Bakersfield and Fresno’s relationship with their communities and their competitors is a special one that benefits everybody, especially the customer.

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#DTRoadTrip: Los Angeles is Home to the Stars!

We made it! Coast-to-coast across the United States in 12 weeks!

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We couldn’t think of a better place to end our #DTRoadTrip than California. There is something here for everyone. From its world famous attractions, to its diverse natural beauty, its no wonder why California is the most visited state in North America.

Of all the cities we’ve visited on our #DTRoadTrip, there isn’t one quite as glamorous to Los Angeles. Known as the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is home to rock stars and movie stars, but we’re here to see the all-star sales teams of DriveTime’s Los Angeles dealerships.

Meet the Teams

In the lives of the people they help every day, the sales teams of DriveTime’s Montclair, West Covina and Torrance dealerships are super stars! They’ve helped boost many Los Angeles driver’s confidence by helping them finance vehicles they can be proud of. They’re known by their customers for their laid back approach in what is typically a very high pressure business.
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