Consumers Are Holding onto Their Cars 14% Longer than They Did at the End of 2008

American Auto Assurance Now Gives Better Customer Service through Blogging.

Online PR News – 28-April-2011 – – Owings Mills, MD, April 28, 2011 -- According to a recent survey performed by Polk, the recognized expert for automotive intelligence, new car owners are now holding onto their vehicles for a record 63.9 months - 14% longer than they did at the end of 2008.

With most factory warranties lasting only 36 months, many car, truck and SUV owners are unprotected for over 2 years. And it is during this period of time that their vehicles will break down more frequently and the repairs will be more costly. Today, the average visit to the auto mechanic costs $1,200. A new transmission could cost $3,500 while a new engine could cost as much as $5,000.

What options do auto owners have for protecting themselves during this extended period of ownership?

Proper planning and preventative maintenance are critical to avoid surprise bills on a tight budget. American Auto Assurance, ( http://www.americanautoassurance.com )a provider of fully insured, extended vehicle service plans, launched a new blog to help car, truck and SUV owners with information about how they can best protect themselves and their vehicles from these costly surprise repairs.

In their blog posts, American Auto Assurance will discuss a variety of topics including:

* helpful information about extended vehicle service plans
* tips used car owners can do at home to help extend the life of their vehicle
* the difference between manufacturers’ auto warranties or extended auto warranties and extended vehicle service plans so consumers can make educated decisions about the right plan for their needs
* customer experience stories
* ... and more

"We are committed to providing used auto owners with the best customer service through fully insured, extended service plans. Now, we’ve improved our commitment to them with blog posts of helpful preventative maintenance tips they can perform on their own to extend the life of their autos," said Brett Hopwood, Sales Manager for American Auto Assurance.

Interested used auto owners can access the American Auto Assurance blog by going to: http://americanautoassurance.com/category/blog

For more information about American Auto Assurance and their AM Best A Rated extended vehicle service plans, email info@americanautoassurance.com or call toll free (888) 807-3531.

American Auto Assurance ( http://www.americanautoassurance.com ) is dedicated to protecting its customers from costly auto repairs after their factory warranties expire. American Auto Assurance provides AM Best’s A Rated, fully-insured, extended vehicle service plans with excellent customer service for coverage on autos, trucks and SUVs.

If you would like more information about this story or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Brett Hopwood by phone at (877) 740-2111 ext 7011 or via email at bhopwood@americanautoassurance.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Brett Hopwood
American Auto Assurance
25 Crossroads Drive, Suite 404
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(877) 740-2111 ext 7011
bhopwood@americanautoassurance.com
http://www.americanautoassurance.com

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Brett Hopwood
American Auto Assurance
25 Crossroads Drive, Suite 404
Owings Mills MD, 21117

(877) 740-2111