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Recent Car Protection and Repair News
Was 2016 Good Year for Auto Dealers?
December 27, 2016
For auto dealers 2016 has been a fairly stable year, occasionally marked by ups and downs. October was the third consecutive month with falling car sales.
Auto repair revenue to grow 2.2% thru 2020
December 22, 2016
Revenue generated by U.S. automotive repair and maintenance service establishments should grow 2.2 percent a year through 2020, as the total U.S. light vehicle parc expands and the price of repairs rises.
HOW TO AVOID UNFAIR PRICING AT AUTO REPAIR SHOPS
December 16, 2016
When it comes to auto repair shops, are women treated fairly? An undercover study by repairpal.com found some shocking statistics. Nationwide, women are commonly charged more than men for the same work. In Los Angeles, 20 percent of auto shops surveyed quoted higher prices for women.
7 Tips to Slash the Cost of Car Repairs
September 29, 2015
This article goes over easy do it yourself maintenance that will save you money on trips to a shop. They are: Check and change the oil regularly; Follow the maintenance schedule; Pay attention to warning signs; Find a trustworthy mechanic; Use aftermarket parts; Research the price before you go; Research the price before you go; and Look for discounts.
Life With Tesla Model S: Should I Buy The Extended Warranty?
- Car Reports
September 28, 2015
This is an article that goes over the pros and cons of the Tesla extended warranty which is four years and 50k miles and compares it to other luxury cars as well as going over customer testimonials.
Tips to save money on your auto maintenance bill
- Salt Lake Tribune
September 15, 2015
This article divides the means to save money on auto maintenance into 4 steps. The four steps are: know your options; heed owner’s manual; comparison shop; and consider tire specialists. Knowing your options entails being privy to the recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle and deciding whether a dealership or autoshop of your choice is the best option for you. Heeding the owner’s manual will keep you knowledgeable about the ins and outs of your car, namely what are the indicators and notifications for things going on in your car. Comparison shopping means looking at the rates for the various places where you can have work done on your car. Finally, considering tire specialists is just an extension of shopping around.
Nissan launches new five-year van warranty
- Auto Express
September 1, 2015
In a push to show off to consumers the longevity of their vans and trucks, Nissan added another incentive to buy one - a five-year/100,000 mile warranty on all new commercial vehicles. The warranty will cover a comprehensive array of mechanical components as well as the battery and the paintwork. It even extends to Nissan's range of accessories.
Warranty A Confidence Booster
- Jamaica Gleaner
August 9, 2015
This is an editorial on the tendency for new & used car buyers to purchase a warranty as a “safety-net” on their investment to offset the cost in case of accidental damage. Dealers have responded by increasing the warranties.
Who Offers The Best Warranty On A Used Car?
- Yahoo Autos
August 6, 2015
This article compares and contrasts different warranty providers and their benefits vs problems such as your typical dealership, Ebay, Carmax, and the Peer-to-peer market.
Software project will save Ford tens of millions a year in car repair bills
- Computer Weekly
July 23, 2015
is developing warranty software to 12,000 dealers worldwide in a project that they expect to bring rapid financial returns. What it does is give an early warning of potential manufacturing and design faults and calculates the cost of repairs as it pertains to the cost of the vehicle by The OWS will bringing together a wide range of information on vehicles, including details of parts, prices and repairs.
Making Sense of New-Car Warranties
July 21, 2015
This article gives an overview over the terms used in warranty policies such as: Bumper-to-bumper, Powertrain, Extended-length, Roadside assistance, Tires, Rust perforation, Emissions, Factory accessories, Batteries, Hybrid components, Seat belts and airbags and Third-party components.
ACA applauds Conn. warranty bill passage
July 10, 2015
Connecticut Senate Bill 99 mandates that new vehicle dealers must present customers, at the time of sale, with a printed explanation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The act makes it illegal for auto manufacturers and dealers to void a warranty or deny warranty coverage when someone other than the manufacturer or dealer performed service or repairs, or for using recycled or aftermarket parts. The Auto Care Association (ACA) had been petitioning for this for a while.
Volvo Launches Lifetime Warranty for Replacement Parts
July 10, 2015
Auto company Volvo has introduced the “Volvo Service Advantage program” which is a lifetime warranty on parts and labor for all vehicles that are serviced at a registered Volvo dealer after the factory warranty has expired. All Volvo vehicles are eligible for the program which also offers their customers free software updates, complimentary diagnostics, personal service, alternative transportation and a complimentary car wash. The way it works is that after a customer has paid for the initial parts and labor, Volvo will cover the costs of any subsequent repairs that need to be made to that part, excluding accessories and wear items.
Used Teslas Are More About Saving You Time Than Money
May 5, 2015
Last week, Tesla launched the used vehicle website where you can buy a used Tesla car. The cars are available in 11 markets and the warranty plan that comes with a used vehicle is very generous - four years and 50,000 miles.