While the temperatures may be starting to cool down, things are just starting to heat up between Americans and their cars as the majority admit to having strong feelings of love toward their personal vehicles, according to a new Cars.com national survey.
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More consumers are purchasing auto parts online, as the availability of 'How-To' information grows and aging vehicles are driving the need for repairs. According to a new survey, consumers believe that saving money and the ability to comparison shop are the top benefits of purchasing auto parts online. As the trend continues to grow, 89% of survey respondents say they are more likely to buy auto parts online going forward than at the store or dealership.
The majority of automobile owners are do-it-for-me (DIFM) consumers when it comes to auto service or repair, according to recent research by The NPD Group. New research finds that the choice to have DIFM auto services is largely due to the need to maintain a car properly in order to keep it longer, and a higher degree of trust in professional auto services than do-it-yourself auto repair. 68% of today's drivers say they will have all automotive service and repair performed by a professional.
One in four American drivers could not pay for a car repair of $2,000 if faced with one today, according to the results of a survey released by AAA. The survey also found one in eight would be unable to pay for a repair bill of $1,000. More than half of American drivers also said they are holding onto their older vehicle because they do not want the financial burden of a new one.