The Express Lane Blog

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...
4th of July Fun Things to Do in Your Car 
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?!...
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...
Millennials with Bad Credit or No Credit 
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...
How To Qualify for Subprime Financing
Did you know that subprime auto financing is available to every consumer, regardless of whether they have bad credit or no credit history? Car buyers...
Knowing When to Change Your Car Tires
While purchasing a reliable vehicle is a pretty big deal, so is maintaining your car. Aside from the car’s engine, the tires on your car are probably the most utilized part of the vehicle, which is why it’s important for you...
6 Ways to Start Spring Cleaning Your Car
When we think of springtime, one of the first things that may come to mind is spring-cleaning our homes. But given the amount of time we spend in our vehicles, shouldn’t cleaning our cars be one of the first spring items on our to-do list? If your answer is yes, here are a few ways...
What Is Subprime Auto Financing?
Purchasing a vehicle can be an exciting time for anybody. But if you’re a car buyer with bad credit or no credit, getting approved for financing can also be a challenge. That’s where...
How Auto Loan Terms Affects Car Payments
Purchasing a car can have a major impact on your credit score and monthly budget. When you begin the car-buying process, it’s important for you to know how your auto financing or loan can affect your finances. In a nutshell...
5 Ways to Build Your Credit History
Building or reestablishing your credit can be tricky. Maybe you’re a first-time car buyer with no credit history established, or someone who currently has bad credit and recently filed for bankruptcy. In both situations, it can be challenging to get financing...
5 Common Credit Myths Debunked
Since credit plays a crucial role in your financial decision to purchase a car, some people may be a bit intimidated by the topic — especially those who have bad credit or no credit. However, there are many misconceptions about credit that may influence how people perceive it. To help you decipher fact from fiction...
Valentine’s Day Plans to do in Your Car
Pulling out all the stops for your significant other on Valentine’s Day can get costly. You want to do something nice, but between rent, car payments and other costs...