Did you know that 9% of motorists aged between 45 and 54 believe that they no longer need a car according to a new study from automotive data experts, HPI. According to the research, this age group cited no longer needing a car as one of the main reasons for selling a vehicle.
The data also reveals that 39% of motorists aged 18-24 years sell their car because they’ve grown bored of it and want something more exciting to replace it. As for the oldies aged 65+, only 13% confessed to ever being bored with their car.
Further, 59% of young people (18-24 years old) cited mechanical problems and things going wrong as the main reason for selling compared with just a third of those aged between 25-54. A further fifth (20%) of young motorists also said that expensive running costs were another reason to sell their car.
Around three quarters (72%) of 45-54-year-olds act out their mid-life crisis fantasies and sell up in favor of owning a newer and better car.
Of all the age ranges surveyed during the study, it’s 18-24-year-olds who are most concerned with keeping track of the value of their cars with nearly double (39%) of younger car owners keeping an eye on residual values of their vehicles compared with just 18% of those aged 65 and older. Less than a quarter (23%) are interested in the value of their car.
HPI has previously looked at predictions and trends in the motoring industry which are likely to impact car ownership in the future, including:
- In 10 years we will move from car ownership to ‘usership’ with traditional dealers offering leasing and subscription services
- Internet will be standard in all vehicles in the next 5-10 years meaning connectivity to mobiles, work and home appliances will be commonplace
- Cars will be fully connected and synchronised resulting in a significant reduction in road traffic accidents
- Virtual co-pilots will control more of our driving enabling automatic lane changes and parking.
- The next 10-20 years will see autonomous cars completely changing travel with motorists able to work, socialise and even sleep when driving
- Within 10 years there’ll be more focus on the interior rather than the exterior of the car with touch screens, entertainment, refreshments and comfort all incorporated within the design.
- The next five years will see motorists increasingly buying personalised cars online with virtual test drives and home delivery.
Fernando Garcia, consumer director at HPI, said, “Our analysis reveals some interesting insights into what prompts motorists to sell their cars ranging from boredom to expensive running costs and for some owners, no longer actually needing one.
“There has been a staggering amount of change in the motor industry and how people buy and sell cars, but this is nothing compared to how things will evolve as technology advances and attitudes to car ownership change. We are already seeing cars increasingly being upgraded every few years like mobile phones, and this frequency is likely to increase further. Within 10 years we predict software upgrades will allow access to additional specifications on vehicles and strong partnerships with technology companies will drive vehicle brand presence,” Garcia summed up.
Your brakes are an important and essential part of your automobile. While all other parts help you get moving, brakes ensure that you can quickly stop, and brakes ensure you remain safe while on the road. Thus, it is important to have your brakes checked repeatedly and repaired at the first sign of a problem. Here are some of the top reasons why you should not delay having your car brakes inspected and serviced quickly –
Catching Larger Problems Early
Most people start to notice a small issue or sound with their brakes and think that it would be okay to drive for a few more days. But, even minor brake problems can easily lead to a bigger problem in your car, and you may end up paying more for your repairs than you would have for a simple brake repair. By having your brakes fixed quickly, you can avoid bigger problems later on.
Brakes Keep you Safe
Quick brake repair will allow you to keep yourself, your family and others safe on the road. You should ensure that your brake is working correctly at all times to avoid any accidents on the road. By taking your car to an auto service center quickly can help you keep safe from accidents and accident claims.
Getting You Back on the Road Quickly
You might consider repairing the brakes of your car on your own, but it takes a lot more than just effort and time. Brake repair is a serious task and should not be taken lightly. You also need plenty of specialized tools and technical knowledge to ensure that your brakes are working properly. Most repair shops will be able to handle the brake repairs professionally and help you get moving within an hour or less.
If your car brakes need a quick fix or major repair, visit Everything Auto NY for a $49.99 & up brake special, plus the most professional and prompt service available. Everything Auto NY is your one-stop shop for brake diagnosis, maintenance, and repair. Our safety experts can assist you in all your brake service requirements from pads and rotors, to brake fluid flushes, we do it all!
It is winter time and you are heading for a New Years shopping spree with your family. You decide to turn on the heating / cooling system. After driving for a mile or so, your cabin is all fogged up covering every window with condensation. You ignore this by wiping the glass with your hands and continue driving. After a few days, the problem persists and now you can even smell a sweet smell of some coolant. It’s time to put a brake to your shopping program and head to Everything Auto NY right away as your heater core could be busted! & now We are offering a 25% discount on ALL heater core repair services until March 1st, 2018!
What is a heater core?
The heater core is an important component of your car’s cooling system, which also includes a heater valve, water pump, cooling fan, radiator and thermostat among other items. The heater core is the main component that is responsible for the heat used in the passenger compartment. It is usually located right behind your dashboard deeply buried among a pile of several other parts. In the picture below, the heater core is shown with the blower motor fan.
Symptoms of a bad heater core
A lot of drivers fail to realize there is something wrong with their heating or cooling system until the engine starts overheating or the heater stops working. While these are the final symptoms of problematic heater core, the initial symptoms include excessive fogging and coolant smell from your AC vents. Also, if your vehicle is guzzling a lot of coolant lately, there is something wrong again. It is advisable to report your car to Everything Auto New York on the very first symptoms of a problematic heater core as this may allow us to address the issues at a minimal cost, avoiding you the expenses of replacement of major repairs.
Repair or replace?
Heater cores are expensive parts which can cost you upwards of $500! Even more on certain models of cars. Do not panic yet as we at Everything Auto NY are not here to simply replace parts and provide you exorbitant bills. All the car owners in the New York areas of Queens and Nassau County who have come to us for auto repair are well aware of our ‘Maximum quality at Minimum prices’ motto.
Our first step is to thoroughly examine your heater core and its life and provide you with an estimate for both replace and repair. In any case, we ensure that the labor costs are set to a minimum which is usually not the case with heater cores. If you do decide to replace the core, we calculate the timing as such when the replacement costs you lesser than the repair. Thus it’s a win-win situation for both of us – you get a new heater core at a cheaper rate than used, and we provide you with optimum service and parts, just like Everything Auto NY has been known for, for almost a decade!
Why Everything Auto?
Everything Auto NY is a family owned and operated business located in Valley Stream, NY 11580 and addresses heater core issues and cooling system repairs in Nassau County, Queens and surrounding areas. Our set of highly skilled technicians and professionals also undertake other car repair services like complete vehicle service diagnostics, Electrical, Computer Programming, Coding, Flashing, Adaptations and other “Dealer Only” Special Functions! As well as: Brakes, Oil Changes, Tune Ups, Engine Repair, Scheduled Maintenance, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Cooling System, Heating and Air Conditioning, Transmission, Fuel Injection Systems, Belts and Hoses, Steering, SRS, ABS, and Exhaust System Repair. Our happy customers from all around New York will testify for the excellent services we offer on everything from, repairing heater cores and cooling systems, to engines and transmission!
Winter is definitely here!
Still, many people will easily overlook the maintenance of their car. Driving in extreme snow or a blizzard needs preparation and patience. By preparing your car, for the harsh weather conditions that await us all, Everything Auto NY can help car owners avoid any unplanned emergencies or accidents that are quite common during the winter months.
Here are some great auto care tips to make sure your car is in great shape all winter long –
Keep the Battery in Peak Condition
During the colder months, the car’s battery is the most affected part on the car. The car battery uses more energy to operate during cold weather. This allows the winter to drastically reduce the cranking amperage that is available to the starter. It is essential to get your auto battery tested before, during, and after winter to ensure it always remains in good condition. If it is not, you should consider replacing it as soon as possible to avoid getting stranded in a cold parking lot or side of the road when you least expect it.
Get your Brakes Checked Often
You need to get your brakes checked routinely to ensure your safety when driving on icy and snow covered roads. While you may test the brakes on your own, a professional will conduct thorough inspection to ensure that your brakes will work perfectly in all possible aspects. The certified technicians at Everything Auto NY will always have the latest technology and optimal equipment to monitor your braking system correctly. Regardless of what year make or model, we are your one stop shop for everything automotive, including brakes, even for rare cars, such as BMW M series, and other BMW’s, Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, Porsche, etc.
Ensuring Lights and Wipers are Working
It is best to check the level of fluid in the windshield reservoir and fill it up as needed. At Everything Auto NY, we provide free windshield washer fluid fill ups with EVERY service! Even a small oil change or light bulb change, will get your windshield washer bottle filled to the top!
Wipers can get damaged for many reasons, such as, being operated while frozen, or windshield damages. While small chips and scratches might seem small at first, it is recommended to replace chipped and cracked windshields immediately to avoid damage to yourself and others. At Everything Auto NY, we provide wiper replacements and windshield replacements, as well as, other automotive glass repair services.
You should also ensure that your exterior and interiors lights are in optimal working condition so that other drivers can see you and you can see them. One of the worst feelings on the road, is having all your lights on, and still not being able to see the person ahead of you! For your own safety and also everyone around you, please stop by EverythingAutoNY.com for directions to our shop in Valley Stream, NY 11580. We will gladly check all your bulbs and wipers for free! We also offer free replacements of bulbs and wipers with services over $250!
Apart from the above, you also need to get many other parts of your car routinely inspected such as tires, batteries, wipers, lights, brakes, suspension, oil, antifreeze and other parts so that you can drive your car during winter months without worrying about getting inconvenienced. If you need help looking after your car this winter, Everything Auto NY is the best place to be. We offer complete testing of all of the different parts of your car to ensure it is ready for the winter months for many years to come.
We are so grateful to have clients like you in our lives! Celebrate the start of 2018 with us & enjoy our special offer that we are extending to you! It’s our way of saying “Happy New Year” from the team at Everything Auto NY!!
In order to celebrate this new year, we will be offering $10 regular oil changes for the first 4 quarts of oil! HURRY IN TODAY! This offer will expire on Friday, January 12th, 2018!
& As a congratulations to all the new Bitcoin millionaires… We will now start accepting Bitcoin this year! We will keep everyone updated when someone finally offers us this new way of payment! IF that ever happens!
Time passes by so quickly. Sometimes it’s easy to forget where you started. With all the commotion that goes on in the world, especially New York City, it is easy for life to pass you by. Sometimes before you know it, in the blink of an eye, your life might seem completely different than it did 5 or 10 years ago.
Everything Auto NY started in 2009. In those times, we were only helping out friends, family, and locals that were reffered to us. This quickly exploded into what we do today. We provide the best prices on Auto Repair, Auto Parts, and Quality Used Cars. We have been expanding at an enormously fast pace. We have our loyal customers to thank for that, they provide us with an unbelievable amount of referrals and support, to make sure we continue to expand. Thank you all so much!
In 2012, we moved into our 61 W. Merrick Rd. Valley Stream, NY 11580 location. We never thought it could transform into what it is today. We went from only helping people we knew, to helping our entire neighborhood, and now we have customers all across New York! Fast forward to November 2016 and now we are making our presence known on the internet with EverythingAutoNY.com
We are Long Island’s best kept secret! Come check us out for EVERYTHING car related! Or call us anytime! 347-494-2235