Cars Direct Partnership

Welcome to Cars Direct at #1 Champion Ford

My name is Caleb Burlingame, your point of contact at #1 Champion Ford. We have received your application and now we can move forward with your vehicle selection. I'm sure you have questions about your acceptance with Cars Direct and will be glad to answer them all. Below are the most common questions we receive from our previous customers.

Q: How much am I approved for?

A: There is not an approval for a set amount. Once you arrive at the dealership, we verify your application by reviewing your information and providing the data to the lender. Once verified, we are given the terms of your acceptance and begin to match the type of vehicle you are looking for to the terms of the lender.

Q: Why #1 Champion Ford?

A: We have partnered  because of our unique ability to provide customers with the best ownership experience possible. #1 Champion Ford has a dedicated department and numerous lenders dedicated to helping customers rebuild their credit while at the same time owning a vehicle that meets your needs and budget. There is not a better qualified staff to help achieve your automotive needs.

Q: What is my interest rate?

A: Interest rate is not set until we provide the lenders with all the information you provide us upon your arrival. We also must provide them with the vehicle year, make and model you wish to purchase. We work very hard to have the banks compete for your business to obtain the lowest rate possible.

Q: Do I need to have money down?

A: Each customer has  unique circumstances which dictate how much, if any, you will need. We have over 20 lenders which we work with to match your financial situation to the lender that gives us the best approval. Money down is NOT REQUIRED for all customers.

Q: Can I buy a new car?

A: Yes you can buy a new car. As long as the vehicle fits into your budget and meets your needs we will make it work. #1 Champion Ford has a huge inventory which is one of the reasons we are able to help so many people get the vehicle they want and deserve.

       I hope this helps answer some of the questions you may have. I am looking forward to working with you and assisting in your next vehicle purchase.

Caleb Burlingame
Program Director
Cars Direct / #1 Champion Ford