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MOTOR TREND Certified Vehicles Program Launches in Seekonk, Massachusetts

NORCROSS, Ga., April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOTOR TREND® Certified Vehicles, the industry-leading Certified Pre-Owned program for a franchised dealer's "other makes and model" vehicles, announced that First Acura has become the exclusive MOTOR TREND Certified Dealer in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

MOTOR TREND Certified Dealers are carefully selected and appointed based on their focus on quality and a positive customer experience. They must have a history of excellent customer reviews and outstanding service. MOTOR TREND Certification allows First Acura to offer MOTOR TREND Certified Pre-Owned vehicles and MOTOR TREND Certified Service from their service department, on an exclusive basis in their designated territory.

First Acura has an outstanding reputation as one of the most trusted car dealerships in the East Providence area. It was an easy choice for the MOTOR TREND selection committee to award the dealership membership in the program. "We are ecstatic to add First Acura to the MOTOR TREND Certified Vehicles program," said Eric Prins, National Business Development Manager, MOTOR TREND Certified Vehicles. "First Acura delivers service which is unparalleled in its Massachusetts community. Dealerships that really hone in on providing a better shopping, buying, and ownership experience for their customers are the heart of the MOTOR TREND Certified program. With MOTOR TREND Certified vehicles on its lot, and a MOTOR TREND Certified Service Department, First Acura can now improve its customer relationships and put forth unrivaled pre-owned vehicle quality."

Consumer demand for Certified Pre-Owned vehicles has continued to rise sharply since 2009 and climbed more than 27 percent year-over-year for 2014. As a MOTOR TREND Certified Dealer, First Acura is now able to not only certify Acura vehicles on its pre-owned lot, but also benefit from strong consumer demand for certified vehicles by offering MOTOR TREND Certification on all of its other makes and models.

First Acura began offering MOTOR TREND Certified vehicles on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 16 Highland Avenue, Route 6, Seekonk, MA, 02771. For more information on First Acura, please visit firstacura.com.

About MOTOR TREND Certified Vehicles



The MOTOR TREND Certified program enables qualified dealers to certify used vehicles of other makes and models. Only available to an elite group of dealers across the country, the nationally recognized MOTOR TREND Certified program includes benefits for dealers and customers from its partner EasyCare. These benefits include a minimum six-month/7,500-mile comprehensive warranty, EasyCare Select 6 Coverage (key replacement, dent repair coverage, and more), a 72-hour exchange policy, an online showroom at motortrend.com, and a Best Value Guarantee. For more information, please visit motortrendcertified.com.

About EasyCare®

EasyCare's mission is to help others succeed. Since 1984, the company has provided leading-edge benefits that help dealers deliver an outstanding ownership experience to their customers. EasyCare provides a full suite of training programs, management development, proprietary software, and the only F &I Benefits deemed a "MOTOR TREND Recommended Best Buy" for franchised dealers. For more information, please visit easycare.com.

About MOTOR TREND

MOTOR TREND®, a media brand of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, was founded in 1949 and is internationally recognized as one of the leading brands in the automotive category. The MOTOR TREND brand is comprised of MOTOR TREND magazine; the award-winning website MOTORTREND.com; MOTOR TREND Auto Shows; MOTOR TREND Audio; MOTOR TREND en Español; MOTOR TREND India; and the renowned MOTOR TREND Car of the Year, SUV of the Year, Truck of the Year, and Best Driver's Car awards programs.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network

TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, the world's largest automotive VOD channel, and the world's largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.

CONTACT: Ashley Braswell 678-615-1142 abraswell@easycare.comSource: EasyCare (Formerly APCO)