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Average age of U.S. vehicles hits new record
July 1, 2019

From the Associated Press:

The average age of cars and trucks in the U.S. has hit a record 11.8 years, as better quality and technology allows people to keep them on the road longer.

The 2019 figures from data provider IHS Markit show that the rate of increase is slowing, but the average age is still expected to go over 12 years early in the next decade. The average age is up 0.1 years from 2018.

People are feeling comfortable keeping vehicles longer because they're built better than in the past, said IHS Markit Director of Global Automotive Aftermarket Mark Seng.

"The quality is higher, lasting longer, withstanding the weather," Seng said.

Continue reading at the Associated Press...

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