|09/04/2012||Posted by under Carburetor Parts|
The 2012 Automotive Accessory Market Report by Foresight Research studied more than 7,800 new-car and -truck buyers and learned that 42 percent of all buyers install accessories within the first two years of purchase, and the average person is spending 1,662 dollars. Accessories related to electronics, comfort, and convenience are the most popular installations. Tires are comfortable, right?
Speaking of trends, H.E.A.T., which is the auto-theft prevention program in Michigan, has noted the some spiffy new trends this year. For starters, catalytic converter theft is back, and its being joined by airbags, tires, wheels, and navigation. There’s also a lot of retagging and Cloning going on: The bad guys swap the VIN from a vehicle that matches the stats of a stolen one. And do your due diligence when it comes to Craigslist or the like; selling and trading of stolen vehicles is on the rise via that route. Also making the list was “push steals”: pushing the vehicle away after breaking in, in order to release the gears.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is trying to get the four main rental car companies Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, and Dollar/ Thrifty, to permanently stop renting or selling vehicles that are under a safety recall. As we went to press, only Hertz had adopted such a policy. INRIX Traffic Scorecard: It’s an analysis of traffic congestion throughout the U.S. What caught our eye was that Honolulu was number one when we looked at the most current rankings. That surprised us. P.S. That’s number one in the bad way.
The Malaysian government has created a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) the first NCAP was in the U.S. in 1979, and they exist around the world. NCAP is about elevating vehicle safety standards, among other things. Late payment of auto loans is at an all-time low-? at least with regard to the last decade. While you’re there on the Facebook, “like’ Four Wheeler’s page if you haven’t yet. We know that’s not all of you. And we know where you subscribers live.