Research indicates that Americans are keeping their vehicles longer than ever. In 2013, the average age of a vehicle was 11.4 years, according to HIS Automotive. The average age of the American car in the last several years is as follows:

2004: 9.4 years

2005: 9.5 years

2006: 9.7 years

2007: 9.8 years

2008: 10.0 years

2009: 10.3 years

2010: 10.6 years

2011: 10.6 years

2012: 11.2 years

2013: 11.4 years

(Source: Tulsa World, 2014)