Auto Facts with CARA

Auto Facts with CARA

Auto Facts with CARA

CATEGORY: Leisure
WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association (CARA) are talking about all things cars. From safe driving tips, to car consumer insight, to the local auto news that could affect you and your car, Auto Facts with CARA offers everything you need to keep yourself in the drivers seat. Driven by Bouvier Insurance.
  1. December 21, 2020
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    Auto Facts 12/20/20
    In September of 2020, almost 1.4 million motor vehicles were sold in the U.S. As more people consider purchasing or trading in a vehicle, consumers may find themselves mired by misconceptions. Here are several…
  2. December 06, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Holiday Automotive Gifts (12/6/20)
    The holidays are not that far off.  We wanted to discuss with you some gift options for the car enthusiasts in your lives.
  3. November 23, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Driving In Inclement Weather (11/22/20)
    As leaves begin to fall, wet leaves on the roadway can be as slippery as ice. They also can obscure traffic lines and other pavement markings, making driving in unfamiliar areas particularly difficult. Motorist…
  4. November 20, 2020
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    Auto Facts 11/8/20
    The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers incentives of up to $5,000 for Connecticut residents who purchase or lease a new eligible battery electric, plug-in hybrid electr…
  5. October 25, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Tractor Trailer Safety: (10/25/20)
    Fatalities in truck-involved crashes have risen by about a third since 2009 and reached 4,951 killed on U.S. roads in 2018, the latest year for which federal data is available. Truck-related fatalities represen…
  6. October 11, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Auto Technician Shortages (10/11/20)
    Dealerships are an integral part of Connecticut’s economy as they protect our state’s consumers and work hard to contribute $10.3 billion in total sales to Connecticut's economy, which is 17.7% of total retail…
  7. September 27, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Fall Cruises (9/27/20)
    Whether it is to the beach or to the mountains, fall is a great time to get in your car and go for a drive. What are some road trip essentials? Where can consumers find new vehicles for these fall drives and th…
  8. September 27, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Fall Cruises (9/27/20)
    Whether it is to the beach or to the mountains, fall is a great time to get in your car and go for a drive. What are some road trip essentials? Where can consumers find new vehicles for these fall drives and th…
  9. September 13, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Car Buying Tips For Women (9/13/20)
    Over the years, women have become a more powerful and influential segment of the car buying community. Research shows that women influence 70%-80% of all consumer purchasing. According to cars.com, women buy 62…
  10. September 13, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Car Buying Tips For Women (9/13/20)
    Over the years, women have become a more powerful and influential segment of the car buying community. Research shows that women influence 70%-80% of all consumer purchasing. According to cars.com, women buy 62…
  11. August 30, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Certified Pre-Owned (8/30/20)
    According to Cox Automotive, franchised dealers have experienced growth in manufacturer-backed certified preowned (CPO) sales. Through October 2019, CPO sales were up 2.9 percent.  A CPO used car is a Certified…
  12. August 30, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Certified Pre-Owned (8/30/20)
    According to Cox Automotive, franchised dealers have experienced growth in manufacturer-backed certified preowned (CPO) sales. Through October 2019, CPO sales were up 2.9 percent.  A CPO used car is a Certified…
  13. August 17, 2020
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    Auto Facts 8/16/20
    While you won’t be taking off into the sky with your SUV right from the interstate anytime soon, the future of cars is bright, especially when it comes to building cars with greater internet-based capabilities…
  14. August 17, 2020
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    Auto Facts 8/16/20
    While you won’t be taking off into the sky with your SUV right from the interstate anytime soon, the future of cars is bright, especially when it comes to building cars with greater internet-based capabilities…
  15. July 19, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Auto Trends In 2020 (7/19/20)
    2020 has been a hard year to quantify.  What was the forecast for 2020 at the beginning of the year and what is the forecast 6 months into 2020?
  16. July 19, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Auto Trends In 2020 (7/19/20)
    2020 has been a hard year to quantify.  What was the forecast for 2020 at the beginning of the year and what is the forecast 6 months into 2020?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  17. July 05, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Excise Tax on Trucks (7/5/20)
    What is the Federal Excise Tax on Trucks?  The Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks was first imposed in 1917 to help pay for World War I (Which has ended, but not the tax). This tax on most new heavy-…
  18. July 05, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Excise Tax on Trucks (7/5/20)
    What is the Federal Excise Tax on Trucks?  The Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks was first imposed in 1917 to help pay for World War I (Which has ended, but not the tax). This tax on most new heavy-…
  19. June 21, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Demand and Supply (6/21/20)
    Auto manufacturing plants across the United States are resuming operations after halting operations from mid-March until May 18.  The plants are reopening in stages and boosting production gradually, but it wil…
  20. June 21, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Demand and Supply (6/21/20)
    Auto manufacturing plants across the United States are resuming operations after halting operations from mid-March until May 18.  The plants are reopening in stages and boosting production gradually, but it wil…

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