April 2011

Losing car keys could cost hundreds of dollars, cautions Edmunds

(April 5, 2011) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — While advanced key technology has made new cars more difficult to steal, losing those keys could cost you hundreds of dollars according to a new report by Edmunds.com entitled "The High Cost of Losing Your Keys".

"In the last 20 years, car keys have evolved from common metal keys with cuts and grooves to laser-cut, remote control and transponder technology," said Edmunds.com Consumer Advice Reporter Ronald Montoya.

TrueCar forecasts increase in average gas mileage

(April 4, 2011) SANTA MONICA, Calif. (PRNewswire) — TrueCar.com has forecasted that TrueMPG for vehicles sold for the industry will increase to an estimated 22.0 MPG in March 2011 compared to 21.2 MPG in March 2010.

AAA urges motorists to use caution at work zones

(April 4, 2011) WASHINGTON (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — If you are wondering what week this is — it is National Work Zone Awareness Week.

AAA, North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, reminds motorists to use caution and drive safely when approaching and driving through work zones.

Stolen keys account for most vehicle thefts in UK

(April 2, 2011) This is incredible, but in the UK stolen car keys account for nearly all automobile thefts.

Here's the thing. The latest figures from TRACKER, experts in stolen vehicle recovery in the UK, confirm that theft of cars using the owners’ keys continues to rise — 84% of all cars stolen and recovered by TRACKER in 2010 involved theft of keys. 

Traffic fatalities at lowest levels in recorded history

(April 1, 2011) WASHINGTON (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — Despite Americans driving nearly 21 billion more miles last year, U.S. highway traffic fatalities dropped 3 percent from 2009 to the lowest levels in recorded history.  The fatality rate also dropped, to 1.09 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT), according to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.