Tag: auto

Are You Ready for the Brave New World of Auto Advertising?

After sell­ing 17.25 mil­lion new vehi­cles last year, deal­ers will find it dif­fi­cult to achieve those same lev­els this year. Auto adver­tis­ing is also under­go­ing huge changes.

Young Car Owners to Spend Billions Modifying Their Cars

Does the gen­er­a­tion that grew up with cell phones and con­nects with friends and celebri­ties from all over the world still have the need and desire to dri­ve cars? What per­cent­age of youth would rather give up their phone over their car? These ques­tions and more are answered in the new 2018 SEMA Young Acces­soriz­ers Report.

Auto Dealerships to Promote Vehicle Data Transparency and Updated Tech

More than eight in 10 U.S. vehi­cle own­ers and lessees believe car own­ers should have full access to and con­trol of their vehicle's data, includ­ing main­te­nance and repair infor­ma­tion, accord­ing to the results of a sur­vey released today by the Auto Care Asso­ci­a­tion.

Four Repairs Car Owners Need to Make or Face Being Ticketed

Many dri­vers may feel that they don't have the time or mon­ey to address vehi­cle repairs imme­di­ate­ly, but be aware that ignor­ing some repairs can get you pulled over and even tick­et­ed, says the Car Care Coun­cil.

Nearly 60% of Vehicle Service Contract Buyers Enjoy Peace of Mind

Many Amer­i­can dri­vers who have to pay for unex­pect­ed, major car repairs could be at risk of fac­ing costs they can­not afford. Fifty-one per­cent of con­sumers report­ed pay­ing for major vehi­cle repairs in the last five years, accord­ing to a sur­vey of more than 2,000 Amer­i­cans con­duct­ed online for Ally Finan­cial by The Har­ris Poll. Of con­sumers who report­ed pay­ing for repairs, four in five (80%) said they spent $500 or more, and near­ly three in five (58%) said they spent $1,000 or more. One in three (33%) said they spent $2,000 or more.

Auto Dealers to Tap New Revenue Stream by Offering Subscriptions to Carless Consumers

"Accord­ing to The Geog­ra­phy of Trans­port Sys­tems by Jean-Paul Rodrigue, more than 90% of house­holds in the Unit­ed States own at least one vehi­cle, and the num­ber of cars sold in Amer­i­ca reached a record-break­ing 17.6 mil­lion in 2016, reports Pop­u­lar Sci­ence. But things have start­ed to change. As local trans­porta­tion con­tin­ues to evolve more mil­len­ni­als are opt­ing out of buy­ing their own car in favor of new­er, more flex­i­ble options like rideshar­ing ser­vice. To com­bat this migra­tion, some man­u­fac­tur­ers allow cus­tomers to sub­scribe to a car on a month­ly basis for a fee, much the same way they sub­scribe to Net­flix or Spo­ti­fy."

As Temperatures Rise, Auto Repair Shops can Heat up A/C Check Advertising

Imag­ine being stuck in traf­fic on a 90-degree day when your vehicle's air con­di­tion­ing sys­tem mal­func­tions. With sum­mer heat­ing up, the non-prof­it Car Care Coun­cil rec­om­mends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C sys­tem checked to make sure it is work­ing prop­er­ly.

Outdated Technology in Cars is a Deal Breaker for 88% of Consumers

Meto­va, a world lead­ing provider of mobile, con­nect­ed car, con­nect­ed home and IoT Solu­tions, today announced the results of a sur­vey reveal­ing the sen­ti­ment of con­sumers* regard­ing "the con­nect­ed car." Of note, over half of respon­dents own a car that con­nects to the inter­net, either direct or via phone, while two-thirds would switch to a dif­fer­ent enter­tain­ment ser­vice if that ser­vice is read­i­ly avail­able in their new vehi­cle.

Auto Maintenance Centers Can Promote Pre-Travel Check-Ups for the Busy Summer Season

Before you hit the road this sum­mer, make sure your vehi­cle is road trip ready so you can have any prob­lems fixed before you go. A pre-trip vehi­cle check­up will help avoid the incon­ve­nience, poten­tial safe­ty haz­ards and unplanned expense of break­ing down miles away from home, says the non-prof­it Car Care Coun­cil.

21% of Americans Have Not Started Saving for Retirement

Amer­i­cans feel under-pre­pared for the finan­cial real­i­ties of retire­ment, accord­ing to new data from North­west­ern Mutu­al. Near­ly eight in 10 (78%) Amer­i­cans are "extreme­ly" or "some­what" con­cerned about afford­ing a com­fort­able retire­ment while two thirds believe there is some like­li­hood of out­liv­ing retire­ment sav­ings.

Over 70% of Home and Auto Owners Don’t Have a Plan to Handle Surprise Maintenance Costs

Bud­get­ing for month­ly expens­es like gro­ceries and util­i­ty bills is a no-brain­er, but accord­ing to a new study con­duct­ed by Lib­er­ty Mutu­al Insur­ance, Amer­i­cans aren't bud­get­ing for essen­tial home or car main­te­nance. The research found that the major­i­ty (80%) of home­own­ers and (74%) of auto own­ers don't have a plan or bud­get in place and tend to pro­cras­ti­nate or deal with home and car main­te­nance issues as they arise. In fact, almost half of Amer­i­cans (48%) have less than $1,000 saved for home main­te­nance issues or repairs and one in three have no mon­ey saved. When it comes to auto main­te­nance, the major­i­ty of Amer­i­cans (60%) are sav­ing less than $500 and more than one-fourth aren't set­ting aside any mon­ey at all.

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