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CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars and now, finding maintenance providers through its new Repair & Care product, has released a list of common myths about servicing a car. Car service falls into unknown territory for many car shoppers and owners, so Cars.com editors have compiled and debunked the most common myths around car service.
"Americans are holding onto their cars longer than ever with the average vehicle age at 11.4 years," said Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com's Executive Editor and resident maintenance expert. "There's a lot of misinformation out there for drivers looking to keep their car on the road as long as possible, so we've debunked some of the most common myths."
The top 3 car service myths according to Cars.com experts are:
Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for those seeking car shopping and car servicing tools to help them research, price and find the right car, dealership and service provider. For shoppers, Cars.com offers thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and more. For service seekers, Cars.com offers estimated pricing for repairs of their vehicle in their local area, search tools to find a certified mechanic, reviews of dealer service departments, unbiased expert advice and more.
Cars.com puts millions of car buyers and service seekers in control of their shopping and researching process with the information they need to make stress-free decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company (OTC: TRBAA) and Graham Holdings (NYSE: GHC).
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