• This combination made from 2015 photos provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows crash tests of 2015 Ford F-150 Super Crew, top, and Super Cab pickup trucks. The four-door Super Crew got top ratings in all five of the crash tests. But the Super Cab version, which has a smaller rear door and back seat, did poorly in a small front overlap test, which slams 25 percent of the front of the truck into a barrier at 40 miles per hour. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP)

    Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test results

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones.

  • In this June 24, 2015, file photo, afternoon rush our traffic moves along a highway in Phoenix. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today’s vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

    DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

  • In this Feb. 1, 2010 file photo, 0 percent financing for 72 months is advertised on a GMC Sierra pickup truck at a dealership in Center Line, Mich. When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal

    DETROIT (AP) — When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get.