News is everywhere – CNBC, USA Today, Detroit Free Press – today that Americans are keeping their cars for longer than ever. The Institute of Highway Safety (IHS) released a report confirming that the average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads has hit a new record high – 11.5-years old! Guess who doesn’t mind? […]
OpenbayConnect Remotely Determines Cause and Cost to Perform Auto Repairs NEW YORK, NY, – March 31, 2015 – Today at the New York International Auto Show in New York City, Openbay, the online marketplace for auto repair, launched OpenbayConnect, a first-of-its-kind platform that leverages connected-car technology to remotely diagnose automotive vehicle problems and deliver competitive repair […]
11 Did-You-Know Car Facts about the US: There are about 250 million cars on the road Of those cars, 80% are out of warranty The average age of a car on the road is 11.4-years old 62% of millennials don’t have sufficient savings to cover an unexpected $500 car repair The average cost of a […]
Your car’s tires are among the most expensive vehicle-maintenance items you’ll have to cover. Tires are also among the most important safety features. Most of us would never dream of sliding behind the wheel without buckling our seat belts. And in many cases, people make buying decisions based on the availability of front- and side-impact […]
About 75% of drivers have experienced a flat tire. How many of those people were able to change it themselves? Changing a tire yourself can be an especially intimidating prospect, especially if you’ve never done it before. But here’s the good news: it’s not rocket science. Heck, it’s not even intermediate-level auto mechanics! Changing a flat tire […]
We’re now in the midst of Teen Driver Safety Week, and while you may think this is yet another gimmick on the cultural calendar, there’s no more important cause. To back it up, here are some sobering stats from the NHTSA: Almost half of all teen drivers involved in a crash die. 75% of parents […]
Ever wonder why hospitals like to inspect an infant car seat before newborn babies leave for home? The facts below are compelling. (Sunglasses optional.) We love cars. But surprisingly, motor vehicles are also far and away the top cause of unnatural death for those under 19-years old. Whether behind the wheel or riding as a passenger, […]
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