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Kanetix.com examines relationship of female drivers and the car industry

WILMINGTON, DE, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - 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 services
  • Nearly two-thirds of Canadian women know the correct tire pressure for their vehicles
  • 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 gas.

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 vehicle.

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.

About Kanetix.com

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 convenience.

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 insurers.

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!

SOURCE Kanetix

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