In addition to other tailwinds, two of the drivers for rising new-car sales in the third quarter actually came from the used-car market.
Edmunds is predicting 3.85 million new-car sales for Q3, which would beat the second-quarter tally by 30.6%, despite falling 11% year-over year.
In a news release, Edmunds executive director of insights Jessica Caldwell said among the factors lifting new-car sales were higher used-car prices and strong trade-in values, among other market factors.
“Third-quarter sales make at least two things apparent: Most of the doomsday scenarios forecasted at the beginning of the pandemic fortunately did not hold true, and the American consumer stepped up to become one of the many heroes in this chapter of resilience for the automotive industry,” Caldwell said.
“Consistently lower interest rates encouraged new-car buyers — who were less likely to be financially hindered by the economic fallout of the pandemic
Hunting Down Lift Tickets at Grocery Stores
Back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s there was a huge movement in the ski industry to partner with grocery stores and local ski rental locations to sell discounted lift tickets. Nowadays, passes are still sold at grocery stores, but unfortunately the rates are no longer discounted. Even in off peak times, prices at King Soopers, Safeway, Costco, and Albertsons’ grocery stores are the same rates as the ski resorts themselves.
It is common knowledge within the ski industry that purchasing your tickets ahead of time can significantly save you time. With the advent of online brokers, deals and discounted ski passes are easily found online. Just a simple search for discounted rates at your favorite ski resort will lead you to many options that you may not know are available to you. Before you spend your precious time in the car searching … Read More
When someone is relegated to a wheelchair, special care must be taken especially when the person needs to ride in a vehicle. This is because the individual cannot get in or out that easily.
The only thing that one can do is to try to lift the disabled person from the wheelchair to the car. This however can take a long time and can really be quite taxing to the muscles. Great thing there are machines that can make the whole process easier– such as electrical wheelchair lifts.
There are actually two types of wheelchair lifts. The first one is powered by hydraulics while the other is powered by electricity. Most people prefer the electric type because this can be wired to the battery of the vehicle. Doing this can save you a few dollars. The hydraulics type needs some fluid, which has to be placed periodically to keep it … Read More