Economy Has People Keeping Cars Longer

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

As the economy continues its downward tumble, buying a new car for some Eastern Carolina drivers can cost nearly an arm and a leg these days.

Some drivers in Craven County are spending more money on repairs and putting the brakes on buying new cars. David Martin of Martin Auto Repairs says he's seeing his customers less, but says he's seeing their vehicles for a longer period of time.

Martin says he's noticed about a 25 percent reduction in regular maintenance, because of the economy

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