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Why You Should Look at Your Credit Report before Purchasing a Vehicle

Since your credit history plays a crucial part in your car-buying experience, one of the key things to do before purchasing a vehicle is check your credit report...

4 Fun Things to Do in Your Car on 4th of July

Fourth of July aka Independence Day, one of the biggest holidays of the year, has already made its way back onto our calendars. Time flies, doesn’t it?! Since there’s so many festive things going on during the holiday, it can be overwhelming trying to decide...

6 Road Trip Routes for the Summer

The warm weather and sunshine have finally arrived, which means #RoadTripSeason is in full effect. If you recently purchased a vehicle, what better way to kick off the summer in your new ride than to hit the open road with your family or close group of friends? The one thing about road trips is that the journey has to be equally as...

What Do I Need to Do to Qualify for Prime Auto Financing?

You’ve been experiencing challenges with your credit for a while now, and after months of trying to get approved for financing, you finally received approval to purchase a vehicle. Although having a poor credit history can make the car buying process a bit more challenging for subprime borrowers, there are a number of ways...

5 Things to Know When Visiting the Dealership

Making a trip to the dealership to purchase a vehicle can be simple and complicated at the same time. Simple, because nine times out of ten, you already have a good idea of what type of car you want to purchase. Complicated, because there’s much more to the car-buying process than walking into a dealership, selecting your...

4 Quality Car Features for Growing Families

When it comes to this fast-paced world we live in, it seems like families are spending more time in their cars than their actual homes — whether it’s hauling the youngsters to and from school and extracurricular activities or running multiple errands during the weekends. Because of this,...

Car Lessons from Dad: How to Change a Flat Tire

Many of us rely on our dads for many things — whether it’s teaching us how to drive a car, giving us sound advice on life, or coming to our rescue when there’s an emergency. It’s like they’re our own personal superhero. One important lesson a number of us have learned from our...

4 Important Tips for Getting Your Oil Changed

Getting your car’s oil changed is the equivalent of getting your yearly checkup at the doctor’s office — to ensure everything is running properly and, essentially, to prevent potential issues from arising in the future. Knowing the right time to change your oil, how often to change it and the best oil for your car is crucial for...

How Financing a Car Through a Dealer on the Credit Acceptance Program Can Help Rebuild Your Credit

For the longest time you’ve been trying to get credit approval to buy a car, and after connecting with a dealer on the Credit Acceptance program, you finally got it. Woo hoo! That’s great news. But since getting approved for financing is only half the battle, it’s time to start focusing on next steps —...

What Do Dealers Enrolled with Credit Acceptance Offer Credit-Challenged Car Buyers?

For car buyers with bad credit or first-time car buyers with no credit established, trying to obtain a credit approval can be difficult. Here are a few things that dealers enrolled with Credit Acceptance offer: Indirect auto financing. This allows you to...

How It Works: Getting Financed through a Dealer Enrolled with Credit Acceptance

It’s no secret that having a poor credit history can make getting approved for financing difficult. Credit Acceptance believes everyone deserves a second chance, which is why we enable dealers enrolled on our program to approve everyone, including customers with bad credit history or no credit history at all. Here’s how the program...

Why It's Important to Check the Odometer Before Purchasing a Used Car

During the car buying process, knowing the odometer reading of your potential vehicle is imperative — especially if you’re purchasing a used car. Why? Because an odometer reading can be helpful, in determining: The remaining useful life of the vehicle What maintenance and repairs may need to be done If the manufacturer...

8 Mother's Day Gifts to Make Mom's Car Time More Enjoyable

Practically everyone knows that being a mother is a full-time job. In fact, a recent study conducted by Welch’s found that a mother’s work is equivalent to a 98-hour work week — so technically, being a mother is two and a half full-time jobs. On top of everything else they do, moms spend a good amount of time carting the...

How to Determine Your Monthly Car Payment When Purchasing a Vehicle

Before you begin your search for a new car, you might want to take some time to determine how much you can afford to finance each month. You don’t want to bite off more than you can chew by purchasing a car with a payment that is a struggle to make every month.

How Can I Fix Mistakes on My Credit Report?

Items found in your credit report play a key role in determining your credit score, the three-digit number that gives finance companies and lenders a snapshot of your credit activity and history. Mistakes in your credit report can impact your credit score and hurt...

Car Buying Steps: 7 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Vehicle

Buying a car can be pretty exciting, but it’s also a process that requires a lot of time, patience and of course, money. Keeping that in mind, it’s good to know all the steps involved with making a big purchase — especially if you’re a credit-challenged customer with bad credit or no credit established. ...

3 Common Mistakes to Look for in Your Credit Report

As a student, the grades you received on your report card reflected your performance in school. Similarly, as an adult, your credit score – the numeric value determined by the items found in your credit report – reflects your financial performance with...

Maintain or Trade? Evaluating the Cost of Repairing vs. Trading In Your Car

The car you currently drive has gotten you through some tough times, but you’re thinking it might be time for an upgrade. Aside from the occasional ding and scrape, there’s nothing wrong with your current ride, but it doesn’t have all the cool, up-to-date features that you see in most modern cars. You’re wondering...

Car Naming Tips: 5 Cool Nickname Ideas for Your Ride

Did you know Americans spend an average of 50.6 minutes per day driving in the car, which totals to about 18,470 minutes a year? Whew, talk about a long drive! Needless to say, we spend a lot of time in our rides. Think about it. You probably drive your car to and from work every day, get it...

Should You Check Your Credit Score Before Purchasing a Vehicle?

Shopping for a new ride can be an exciting time for car buyers — from visiting the dealership and taking your soon-to-be car for a quick test spin, to driving off the lot in your new ride. But before you purchase a vehicle, it may be a good idea to check your credit...