(ARA) - Shopping for cars online is easier than ever, and more and more buyers are turning to the Internet during the shopping process. According to the 2011 Automotive Buyer Influence Study, conducted by Polk and AutoTrader.com, new and used vehicle buyers spend 18 to 19 hours researching cars before purchasing, and they spend 60 percent of their...

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Category: Automotive
(ARA) - It's fall. It's getting colder, the leaves are falling and winter is looming. Most likely, you haven't given much thought to the road crews who are working this fall, preparing equipment and resources in order to keep roads clear and safe this winter.

Keeping the roads clear and traffic flowing when the snow is falling requires an...

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Category: Automotive
(ARA) - When families are gathered together this holiday season, you may start to notice changes in an older relative's driving behaviors and begin to have some concerns. You are not alone.

With the number of drivers 70 and older increasing - and one in five Americans caring for an older loved one - the number of adults dealing with concerns about...

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Category: Automotive
(ARA) - Have you ever wondered why you use certain brands when it comes to products like food, laundry detergent, toilet paper and toothpaste? The same can be said for the kind of tires you put on your car or the automotive products you use. We often make our decisions based on the people who influence us every day. These influencers could be...

Read more: For better automotive performance, reconsider the old maintenance standbys

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Officials in California and around the country have high hopes for new "pay-as-you-drive" (PAYD) auto insurance programs they say will save motorists money - and could help save the planet - just by tailoring policies to fit the actual number of miles policyholders drive.

"As more insurers offer this type of program, California will benefit from a...

Read more: New auto insurance trend gains traction across the country

Category: Automotive