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Avis Tries Harder with AARP
N.J., March 30 / -- Avis Rent A Car System, Inc., the car rental
company that prides itself on "trying harder" and
providing its customers with a safe, stress-free rental experience,
today announced new benefits for AARP members.
addition to a special AARP discount of up to 25 percent on car
rentals, now through September 30, 2004 members can receive bonus
offerings such as a free tank of gas, a free upgrade or $25 off a
Volkswagen Announces Its
Largest Teen Seat Belt Campaign Ever
DIEGO, March 29 / -- In an effort to help thwart the biggest killer
of American teens, Volkswagen has announced it is again partnering
with Scholastic Marketing Partners in a campaign to encourage teens
to buckle up. More
than 5,500 teens lose their lives in car crashes every year.
Your Seat Belt ... Go Far! provides teachers with the necessary
materials to teach students about using safety belts.
Students can to participate in a national contest to create
TV ads that will convince their fellow teens to buckle up.
The most effective ads will then be broadcast on national
television later this year.
Progressive Marks One Year
Anniversary of Concierge-Level of Service
MIAMI, Florida March 29, 2004 Almost a
year after Progressive Insurance announced its national rollout of a
new type of claims service that simplifies the vehicle repair
process and saves time for customers, the company has opened its
20th claim center in Miami.
April of 2003 after more than three years of market research and
testing Progressive became the first auto insurance company to
take full responsibility for managing the entire vehicle
repair process handling everything from selecting an auto body shop
where the work is guaranteed to inspecting the repairs and keeping
the customer informed of the progress.
Total Your Cars Engine?
Md., March 30 / -- A "totaled" engine no longer means
having to purchase a new car. Today's car owners have another
option: purchasing a repowered engine.
simply means installation of a rebuilt/remanufactured engine by your
local dealer, or the process of taking your existing engine,
rebuilding and reinstalling it. Both are alternatives to trading in
your vehicle, according to the Engine Repower Council (ERC).
cost for a remanufactured part is 30-50 percent of what a new part
would cost, and rebuilt/remanufactured engines offer performance,
reliability, and a good warranty compared to a used engine.
Under-Maintained Vehicles Cost
March 30 / -- Once again, the Car Care Council is trying to get you
to take better care of your car.
For National Car Care Month (April) they advise that regular
vehicle maintenance will save time, money, enhances safety and
improve auto performance.
Council estimates that more than $60 billion in vehicle maintenance
and repair are not performed every year. Last year, 90% of cars
checked during free inspections revealed:
-- 38% had low or dirty motor oil
-- 25% had low or dirty power steering fluid
-- 22% had low, overfull or burnt transmission fluid
-- 54% had improperly inflated