: Analyze Your Circumstances

Car Care Planning

It happens to everyone. You’re cruising along in your daily routine, living within your means, when emergency car repairs strike. And they strike hard. Americans are keeping their cars for longer periods – and aging vehicles mean more repair and maintenance costs. 

Reduce the hit to your wallet with these 10 tips for avoiding (or at least planning for) a surprise auto repair bill.

  • What do you think is the average age of cars and trucks on U. S. roads?

11.4 years. 

  • How much do you think the average household spends per year on maintenance of vehicles 6 to 15 years old?

$550 dollars. Only 37 percent of Americans say they could afford a $500 car repair.

What's Your Car Care Plan?

Infographic: Car Care Plan

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