The percentage of owners of 1- to 3-year-old vehicles who scheduled their most recent dealer service visit online. In a survey, 18% said they would have preferred to make appointments online.
— J.D. Power & Associates
Decrease in fuel efficiency experienced by vehicles with wheel alignment problems. For a vehicle that travels 24,000 km a year, with a fuel economy rating of 9.4 liters/100 km, that adds up to about $150 in extra fuel cost.
— Hunter Engineering Company
The number of self-driving cars and driverless cars forecast to be sold in 2025. (Self-driving cars can also be driven by humans; driverless cars have no controls for human drivers.) By 2030, sales of these vehicles will increase to 4.4 million, and by 2035, they’ll reach 21 million.
— IHS Automotive
The top “concierge” services requested by women in 2015, followed by WiFi, café, and children’s play area.
Percentage of Ontario parents who say that they’d be supportive of their child’s choice to pursue a career in the trades.
— Ipsos Reid poll for the Ontario College of Trades
The per-mile cost of maintenance for the average passenger car in the U.S. The average annual maintenance cost was pegged at US $766.50 per year. (A recent survey of AAA-approved auto repair shops found that the majority of drivers are behind schedule in routine maintenance.)