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Car Care Council Releases List of Top 10 Most Common Vehicle Repairs

Changing oil and oil filters, replacing wiper blades and air filters, and scheduled maintenance top the Car Care Council’s list of most common repairs. The list was developed using research from market research firm IMR Inc.

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AAA: One-In-Three U.S. Drivers Can’t Afford Unexpected Repair

The organization's newest survey backs the need for F&I protections, finding that 64 million U.S. drivers can't afford an unexpected vehicle repair. AAA also found that one-third of drivers skip or delay recommended services or repairs.

New Hyundai Genesis Arriving With Complimentary Maintenance

Hyundai's Genesis will offer complimentary maintenance, loaner cars, and a valet service with its 2017 G90 and G80 luxury sedans in hopes of luring buyers to the new brand, Genesis announced.

Court Upholds $15.6M Verdict Against Toyota Dealerships

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court upheld a ruling that awarded $15.6 million to the driver and passengers in a Toyota van that malfunctioned after two dealerships allegedly failed to follow the recommended maintenance procedures when servicing the vehicle.

J.D. Power: Prepaid Maintenance Fueling Brand Loyalty, Repurchase Rates

The percentage of vehicle owners with complimentary or prepaid vehicle maintenance packages has more than doubled during the past five years, according to a study by J.D. Power. The growth of such offerings is helping to drive up loyalty and repurchase rates for OEMs and dealers.

2014 GM Models to Include New Maintenance Plan

The two-year/24,000-mile program covers four service visits in a 24-month period. It’s also transferrable to subsequent owners.

eBay Motors: One-Third of Drivers to Spend Tax Refund on Vehicles

A recent survey from eBay Motors shows that one-third of drivers expecting a tax return plan to spend a portion of that money on their vehicles. Results also show that drivers expect to spend more than $1,000 on auto-related purchases.

MBFS, Daimler Truck Financial Roll Out Sprinter Care Lease

Sprinter Care Lease covers most common maintenance tasks and allows business owners to structure their lease depending on specific business needs.

Aging Customer Base Could Affect Dealer Service Profits, DMEautomotive Reports

DMEautomotive’s latest white paper revealed that the aging customer base is significantly favoring aftermarket chains' service profits while threatening those of new-car dealerships.

American Guardian Launches Protection Product

American Guardian Warranty Services Inc., a provider of extended repair protection for auto and recreational vehicle dealers, announced the nationwide release of Extreme Auto Protection.