Archives: March 2013

Honda has three vehicles on Top Picks list

Friday, March 1, 2013
Honda has three vehicles on Top Picks listHonda recently announced that three of its vehicles have made Consumer Reports' annual Top Picks list, as the automaker didn't have one vehicle on last year's list.  The Consumer Reports' 2013 Top Picks list now features the Honda Accord, CR-V and Odyssey. The Accord was featured as the top midsize sedan, the CR-V won the small SUV category and the Odyssey was No. 1 in mini vans.  Rik Paul, Consumer Reports' automotive editor sa ...
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Husky Liners® Partners with RCR's No. 2 NASCAR Nationwide Series Team

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Husky Liners® Partners with RCR's No. 2 NASCAR Nationwide Series TeamWELCOME, N.C. (March 7, 2013) - Husky Liners®, a leading supplier of automotive accessories for light trucks, SUV's, vans and cars, will continue  its partnership with Richard Childress Racing in 2013 as a primary sponsor for two races with the No. 2 NASCAR Nationwide Series team and Brian Scott at the wheel. The Husky Liners® brand will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro under the lights at Texas Motor ...
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Honda February sales led by all new Accord

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Honda February sales led by all new AccordHonda recently reported that it was happy with the way it dealt with the winter storms in February, posting sales of 107,987 units, only accounting for a 2 percent decrease in sales compared to a year ago. The automaker noted that year-to-date sales are still above levels seen during the same period of time last year.  "It took a big winter storm in the Northeast to slow us down a bit, but our robust sales over the last three weeks sh ...
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Iowa hunting safety continues to improve

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Iowa hunting safety continues to improveHunter safety in Iowa has been top notch as, with the exception of a few minor incidents, hunters continued to improve on safety. The 2012 hunter safety incident report showed that there were no firearm-related deaths, only 13 injuries and six cases of property damage in 2012. However, safety advocates say there is always more that can be done, as Iowa should strive for no incidents whatsoever.  "A lot of the incidents still ...
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More Americans put off car purchase, extend the life of their current vehicle

Monday, March 11, 2013
More Americans put off car purchase, extend the life of their current vehicleAs a new car purchase is out of reach for many Americans, the average lifespan of vehicles is encouraging most people to just hang onto the cars they have.   According to a recent report by CNBC, the average cost of a new car is $30,500, accounting for the highest it has ever been. However, according to the Car Care Council, at a fraction of the cost, an auto owner can significantly extend the life of their current vehicle.  ...
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Top 10 cars for $10,000

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Top 10 cars for $10,000Those of you on a budget are looking to get the best bang for your buck and Cars.com is trying to help. The auto website released its list of the top 10 used cars for $10,000 and the experts say the list spans from 2006 to 2008.  "Although the price gap between new and used cars has decreased, many shoppers are still going the used route," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com's editor-in-chief. "We took a look at cars from 2006 or later ...
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Vehicle Management Software: Great for Any Size Fleet

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Vehicle Management Software: Great for Any Size FleetEvery year, tax season serves as a recurring reminder that you should keep your financial information organized. Whether you are a business or an individual, tracking all of your major activities and associated costs is extremely important. You also want to keep your data in a convenient repository, so it is easy to store and access. With vehicles being such a large investment and vital asset to your home or organization, it only makes sen ...
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Used car prices increase slightly in February

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Used car prices increase slightly in FebruaryAs many potential car buyers consider whether they should buy used or new, a recent report might help them make their decision, as used car prices are still up from last year, but no where near years past.  The NADA Used Car Guide recently released its March edition of Guidelines, giving consumers an insight on the pricing of used vehicles.  According to the report, wholesale prices for used cars and light trucks up to eight yea ...
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Customer satisfaction with dealer service improves

Monday, March 18, 2013
Customer satisfaction with dealer service improvesThe automotive industry has come roaring back since the recession by releasing new models that resonate with consumers and improving customer experiences. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Customer Service Index Study, auto manufacturers investments and recent improvements have increased customer loyalty and satisfaction. The study showed that, on a 1,000 point scale, customer satisfaction reached 797, up ...
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Jeff Gordon prank gets 17 million views on YouTube

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Jeff Gordon prank gets 17 million views on YouTubeJeff Gordon recently did a commercial for Pepsi Max where he disguised himself and heads to a used car dealer. After talking with a salesmen, the disguised Gordon shows his interest in a car he'd like to test drive.  After acting like he doesn't know how to drive too well, Gordon slammed on the accelerator, burning out the tires and scaring the used car salesmen half to death. While Pepsi Max did their part to doctor some of ...
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Parents wish they did more to help teens with driving

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Parents wish they did more to help teens with drivingA teenager getting a license can be a stressful time for parents as it is, and many parents wish they did more to improve their child's driving ability, even after they got a license.  According to recent research form the Allstate Foundation, nearly 50 percent of parents regretted not monitoring their teen driver after they had obtained their license. In addition, more than 66 percent indicated they wished they spent more time practi ...
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Nissan gets nod in environmental efficiency, customer service

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Nissan gets nod in environmental efficiency, customer serviceNissan was in the news recently, receiving props for its environmental sustainability and customer service. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently gave its ENERGY STAR partner Nissan its 2013 Partner of the Year- Sustained Excellence Award, its highest honor in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. "Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2006, we have saved more than 800 billion BTUs (British thermal units) of ...
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Idaho sees major hunting changes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Idaho sees major hunting changesThe Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently announced that it is adopting some major changes to hunting for the 2013 season. According to officials, new changes have been proposed and will affect the seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf.  As some of the changes were proposed by Fish and Game biologists, the department has responded. According to the press release, hunters will now be able to bag mo ...
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Easton Corbin's Ram truck last to be auctioned to benefit military children

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Easton Corbin's Ram truck last to be auctioned to benefit military childrenRam Truck will end its Road to the Ram Jam all-star country music series with a bang, by auctioning Easton Corbin's 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn.  Fans will have a chance to bid on Corbin's truck March 18, as all the proceeds will go toward the Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund, which awards college scholarships to children whose parents have served in the military.  Corbin said that the purpose is to help other people an ...
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Honda to try out new advertising structure

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Honda to try out new advertising structureHonda recently announced that it is launching a new advertising structure to benefit both its Honda and Acura brands. The automaker chose MediaVest as its new ad agency, as RPA will be Honda's new creative agency and Mullen will be Acura's new creative agency.  Through the new structure, Honda is looking to streamline business operations and in particular, increase creativity, improve efficiency and set up a new long term strateg ...
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Jeep looks to ramp up production in Toledo

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Jeep looks to ramp up production in ToledoChrysler is making plans to produce 500,000 Jeeps a year in Toledo. The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is planning to begin construction on Overland Industrial Park in April. The piece of land is where Willys-Overland Motors operated from 1888 to 2006, and home to Toledo Jeep. "That is the historic home for all of the Jeeps that have been built since the early 1900s," said Matthew Sapara, chief operating officer of the port authority. ...
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Auto sales to continue at a strong pace in March

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Auto sales to continue at a strong pace in MarchThe latest monthly sales forecast by J.D. Power and Associates' Power Information Network and LMC Automotive indicates that new vehicle sales will remain strong through the end of March. The groups predict that both the light vehicle retail selling rate and the total light vehicle rate will remain on par with February's performance of 12.1 million units and 15.3 million units, respectively.  According to the report, new vehicle r ...
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Husky Liners® Featured on Truck U Show

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Husky Liners® Featured on Truck U ShowHusky Liners® will be launching their 2013 consumer media campaign featuring several of their interior and exterior vehicle protection products on the Truck U Show that will premiere on SPEED Channel on March 30, 2013.  Be sure to watch multiple subsequent airings of this Episode over the next couple months. Scheduled airing dates are below: SAT 3/30/13 @ 8:00am EST SUN 3/31/13 @ 8:30am EST FRI 4/5/13 @ 10:30am EST SAT ...
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March car sales expected to be strong

Thursday, March 28, 2013
March car sales expected to be strongKelley Blue Book recently released a report of what it expects new car sales to come in at once March has ended. According to KBB, new car sales are expected to hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15.2 million in March, up 3.2 percent on a year-over-year comparison. KBB noted that when adjusting for the fewer amount of selling days in March, sales actually improved 7 percent on a year-over-year comparison. With that being said, th ...
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National record set at JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals by Husky Liners® sponsored car

Friday, March 29, 2013
National record set at JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals by Husky Liners® sponsored carThe 10th annual JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals was held this past weekend (March 23, 2013) at No Problem Raceway Park at Circuit Grand Bayou in Belle Rose, Louisiana. The event featured competitors looking to grab up the precious points leading up to the divisional and national championships. "It's hard to believe we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the event and the rebirth of the NHRA SPORTSnationals program," said Eric ...
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Volkswagen Golf named World Car of the Year

Friday, March 29, 2013
Volkswagen Golf named World Car of the YearThe Volkswagen Golf was recently named the 2013 World Car of the Year at a press conference by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation. This marks the second consecutive year that Volkswagen has won the award and the fourth time since 2009. Last year the Volkswagen Up! won the World Car of the year, the Polo won in 2010 and the Golf VI won in 2009.  Those looking to make the World Car of the Year even ...
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