5 Tips for Obtaining an Auto Loan with Bad Credit

Having bad credit can certainly make obtaining an auto loan, mortgage or a credit card more challenging.

Luckily there are some auto lenders willing to lend a hand to get you back on track and loan you the money you need in order to obtain a vehicle.

Having bad credit or no credit does not automatically mean that you can’t finance a vehicle, which is a common misconception. In fact, assuming that you can’t get approved anywhere or that you have the world’s worst credit can be a costly mistake, and one you should avoid. Continue reading…

Preparing for a Roadside Emergency

When I was younger, my mother always told me that failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

Granted, this was usually used in the context of studying for pop quizzes in class, but as I grow older and wiser, I’ve come to realize that this tidbit of wisdom applies to many situations we may face in life and this also includes road safety.

Imagine you are on a 700 mile road trip, and just after you pass that “Next Services – 150 Miles” road sign, you hit a nail and deflate one of your tires. Continue reading…

Featured Dealership: Selling Cars in SoCal

Just last week some members of our marketing department flew out to Los Angeles to observe the filming of our new (hilarious) television commercials. (Editors note: stay tuned next month!)

To get the most out of our trip we stopped by a few DriveTime dealerships in the area to say hi, distract them from working and talk to them about what its like selling cars in the faster-than-life LA market. We decided to sit down with our General Manager at our Riverside dealership to get some insights on what exactly goes down in SoCal. Continue reading…

The New DWI: Driving While InTEXTicated [Infographic]

It’s not just teens that are doing it. Texting while driving is a growing trend and a national epidemic; quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers.

Adult and teen drivers alike think they can handle texting while driving, but the numbers are proving otherwise. One project in Belgium tricked teen drivers into thinking that in order to pass their driving test, they had to be able to successfully text and drive on a closed course. The results are funny and frightening. Continue reading…