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Around the world, women are in the driver's seat
WILMINGTON, DE, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Kanetix.com examines relationship of female drivers and the car industry
Online insurance comparison
service, Kanetix.com, announced today the results of a North American review examining the
relationship of female drivers and the greater car industry. The
information offers an updated view of the once male dominated domain,
and how women have become the driving force of the majority of car and
auto sales worldwide.
Taking from the latest review's findings, Kanetix.com has released an infographic to better identify women's influence in the automotive industry. The
infographic also includes: tips on easy-to-do car maintenance (that
will save on both gas fees and repair costs), and checklists on proper
emergency items to have in your car, as well as how to pick the right
mechanic for you and your ride.
Key points include:
Women influence four out of every five car purchases in the U.S.
$200 billion per year is spent by women on their cars and automotive
Nearly two-thirds of Canadian women know the correct tire pressure for
As many as 43 percent of Canadian women felt that they receive worse
service than men for car repairs, while more than 40 percent also
believed they are charged more.
Learning simple maintenance steps, such as do-it-yourself oil changes,
can save drivers between $30 and $60 every few months
While each car is different, the average correct tire pressure is about
35 psi (pounds per square inch). A whopping 92 percent of male drivers
knew the proper average tire pressure, compared to 63 percent of
females. However, drivers should check their manuals (or the tires
themselves) to see what their car's ideal tire pressure is. Maintaining
appropriate tire pressure can make a big difference in fuel economy
too; properly inflated tires can save hundreds of dollars per year in
The Kanetix infographic also offers a checklist on what items are
essential for your car's emergency kit, as well as a guideline on just
what to look for in finding the right mechanic for you and your
It's important for all motorists to take the time to understand the
fundamental basics of their vehicle. Everyone can save money by
learning some basic maintenance steps, such as do-it-yourself oil
changes and using online insurance comparisons. What's more, when
taking your car into the shop seek out reliable referrals, look for a
clean facility, only use certified mechanics, be sure repairs are
guaranteed, require approval and full explanation of repairs before any
are made, and, of course, always trust your gut.
As women's increasing role in the automotive industry continues to grow
- from professional drivers entertain racing circuits across the world
stage, to everyday women knowing the ins-and-outs of their cars - what
used to be very much a boys' road has finally become a two-lane.
Since 2004, the Kanetix.com insurance shopping service has been helping customers comparison shop their insurance needs. By
completing one simple online questionnaire, consumers in all 50 states
can get automobile insurance quotes emailed to their inbox in minutes, from some of the biggest and best
insurance providers in America, allowing them to easily compare
competing quotes and select their insurer of choice at a time of their
How it works
The insurance quotes are based on details provided through the secure
online questionnaire. The quotes, from some of the best known insurance
providers in the US, are then emailed to your inbox giving you an
opportunity to easily and conveniently compare quotes from competing
If it sounds simple, that's because it is.
In addition, privacy and security are important to Kanetix.com. Your information is safe. It is encrypted and secured using SSL. We
respect your privacy, and have our policy reviewed every year.
In addition to car insurance quotes, at Kanetix.com you can find insurers that will be able to provide you with:
Home insurance quotes
Life insurance quotes
Motorcycle insurance quotes
Health insurance quotes
Travel insurance quotes
Commercial insurance quotes for your business
Kanetix.com: More than just car insurance!
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UPDATED 8:06 PM EST - Dec 12, 2013
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