Automotive - Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
The United States is a country on the move and our favorite way to get from point A to point B is in our cars. Our love for automobiles has led to the Interstate Highway System, drive-through restaurants, and the strength of our car manufacturing industry. Companies like Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler formed the backbone of American business during the 20th century. Even today, they still produce the second-highest volume of automobiles in the world. There are around 240 million registered passenger vehicles in the United States and we have the highest rate of car ownership in the world, 779 vehicles per 1000 people. Thanks to improvements in technology and fuel efficiency, cars are also lasting longer than ever: the average age of an automobile in the U.S. is at an all-time high of 10.8 years. With all these cars on the road, Americans have many choices for maintaining their vehicles. There are multiple national retailers in the United States for automotive supplies including Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys, NAPA, and Autozone.
Automotive - Products for your Vehicle
While some Americans prefer to take their cars to dealerships and service centers for regular maintenance and repair of their vehicles, many enjoy the excitement and sense of accomplishment they get from home auto repair. At most auto supply and repair stores, shoppers can purchase the necessary equipment and supplies to change or repair their vehicle's oil, brakes, windshield wipers, headlights, brake lights, turn signals, spark plugs, batteries, and top up their coolant and wiper fluid. You can even buy air fresheners and new floormats!