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. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. 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…
  4. 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…
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
  8. 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…
  9. 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…
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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-…
  13. 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-…
  14. 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…
  15. 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…
  16. June 07, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Leasing vs. Buying Vehicles (6/7/20)
    What are the differences between leasing vs. buying a vehicle?What are the up-front costs for leasing or buying a car?What happens when a lease is complete on a vehicle?
  17. June 07, 2020
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    Auto Facts: Leasing vs. Buying Vehicles (6/7/20)
    What are the differences between leasing vs. buying a vehicle?What are the up-front costs for leasing or buying a car?What happens when a lease is complete on a vehicle?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i…
  18. May 24, 2020
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    Auto Facts:Teen Driving Laws and Trends (5/24/20)
    How can someone get a driver’s license in Connecticut? Where do people take driver’s education? What do you need to do to get a driver’s license in Connecticut?
  19. May 24, 2020
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    Auto Facts:Teen Driving Laws and Trends (5/24/20)
    How can someone get a driver’s license in Connecticut? Where do people take driver’s education? What do you need to do to get a driver’s license in Connecticut?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio…
  20. May 11, 2020
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    Auto Facts 5/10/20
    All Things Auto- Covid-19 and Connecticut Car Dealerships Part 2Have new car dealerships been open in Connecticut during the Covid-19 pandemic? How have sales been in dealerships since the Covid-19 shutdown beg…

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