The Express Lane Blog

3 Customer Benefits of Getting Vehicle Financing through Credit Acceptance
No one likes rejection — especially when it comes to getting credit approval. That’s why the Credit Acceptance auto finance program was designed...
4 Things First-Time Car Drivers Should Know
Getting behind the wheel of a car for the first time can be exciting and a little intimidating. But as a new driver, one thing you need to remember is...
What to Bring to the Dealership When Purchasing a Vehicle
While purchasing a vehicle can be a rewarding experience for many car buyers, it can also be a rather tedious process — especially if...
Budgeting to Buy a New or Used Car for Your Teen Driver
Now that your teenage, soon-to-be driver will be hitting the road with their newly-obtained license, you may be planning on buying a new or used car...
Back to School Safety Driving Tips for First-Time Car Buyers
A new school year brings eager students donned in freshly worn school clothes. It also brings congested roads from loaded school buses to parent and teen...
How to Save and Set a Budget to Purchase a Vehicle
Purchasing a car is a major financial undertaking for most car buyers — especially those with bad credit or no credit history. If this applies...
A Car Lover’s Dream: The Story behind the Detroit Woodward Dream Cruise
Imagine buying a car in the 1950s or 60s in Detroit, the Motor City, when classic muscle cars and street rods were in their heyday. Now imagine...
I Just Got Approved for Auto Financing with Bad Credit… Now What?
Perhaps you’re someone who has recently gone through bankruptcy, or maybe you’re a recent college graduate with no credit history. As a result, you may be...
Innovative Car Technologies of 2019
Every year, automotive technology becomes more sophisticated. The newer the model, the more high-tech the features. If you’re purchasing a new or used car...
Deal or No Deal: How to Find the Right Dealer for Your Car-Buying Experience
Finding the right car dealer can be just as — if not more — time-consuming as finding the right car, but it’s a critical step in the car-buying process...
How to Move from Subprime to Traditional Auto Financing
During your recent car shopping experience, you learned that you qualify for subprime auto financing, likely due to some credit problems that may have...
How to Host a Fourth of July CAR-beque
Cookouts and BBQs have long been staple traditions of Independence Day celebrations in America. But...have you ever hosted a Fourth of July CAR-beque? If not...
Car-Buying Dos and Don’ts
You’re ready to purchase a car but don’t know exactly where to start in the car-buying process. Whether you’re a repeat or first-time car buyer...
Car-Related Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad May Appreciate
While flowers and a card may be the easy go-to present for Mother’s Day, shopping for a Father’s Day gift for Dad might not be that simple. If your dad loves cars, getting him something...
Benefits of Making Automatic Payments on Your Auto Loan
Staying on top of your auto loan payments along with the rest of your monthly bills can be a hassle, which is why you should consider the option of setting up automatic payments. In addition to helping you save time on paying your bills, key advantages that come with scheduling automatic payments include...
Opportunities for Millennials with Bad Credit or No Credit to Improve Credit Score 
Millennials (ages 23-38) seem to have it pretty rough when it comes to their credit and finances. According to a recent Experian survey, millennials claim their credit scores are preventing them from reaching financial goals such as purchasing a car or home. According to...
Getting Married and Your Credit Score
Getting married is a life-changing event, both emotionally and financially. There are many assumptions about the impact marriage can have on your credit score and history. Let’s walk through a few of those assumptions...
Car Buying for First-time Car Buyers 
Purchasing a car is a pretty major step — especially if you’re a first-time car buyer with no credit history established. If you’re new to the world of credit and financing, here are a few suggestions to consider before you begin the car-buying process...
Recent Grads Establishing Credit History
You just crossed over the stage into the land of “adulting” and fiscal responsibility. Congratulations! Now that you’ve earned your coveted degree and may be starting your first job out of college, it’s a good time to start looking at your finances and your credit...
Celebrating Mother’s Day on a Budget
When you’re a grown-up with responsibilities like paying for your auto financing and car insurance, giving your mom the world for Mother’s Day may seem a bit out of your budget. But...