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Kids Ride Safe With the 2015 Autobytel Child Passenger Safety Campaign and Car Seat Sweepstakes

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL), a leading provider of online automotive services connecting consumers with dealers, has launched its 2015 Child Passenger Safety Campaign, with informative child car seat safety articles and videos, and a chance for families to win a free car seat during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Child Passenger Safety Week #therightseat, September 13 – 19, 2015. Autobytel will be giving away one car seat each day during the weeklong campaign.

"At Autobytel, we're committed to helping families keep kids safe in the car and on the road," said Joni Gray, Content Manager at Autobytel. "Last year was the first year of our campaign and we were able to reach millions of people to raise awareness about child passenger safety and the hidden dangers associated with transporting our nation's most precious cargo – our children – in vehicles. This year, we've added even more new content and information and have extended the sweepstakes extra days to reach more people and to ultimately help protect even more children from harm."

Gray and the Autobytel team have worked closely with child passenger safety experts and law enforcement officials to develop the content that is currently available at Autobytel.com, including the widely-read Nine Places to Never Put a Car Seat and 10 Car Seat Mistakes You Don't Know You Were Making, written by child passenger safety expert and mommy blogger, Marianne Merawi.

The video accompanying this release highlights 5 Free Car Seat Safety Check Resources and features CHP Officer Hope Maxson, a mother and instructor with Child Passenger Safety, and Alex Spitz, a Certified Parent Educator and founder of OC Mommy and Me. The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_0k9MUvN7E.

Some of the new child passenger safety content at Autobytel includes:

  • 21 Car Seats that Fit Three Across in Most Cars
  • What's the Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Car Seats?
  • 9 Things to know before going Car Seat Shopping
  • 5 Safe Alternatives to Putting a Car Seat on Top of the Shopping Cart
  • 8 common Things New Parents Don't Know about Car Seats
  • Top 10 Best and Worst Car Seat Laws in America
  • 10 of the Latest and Greatest Car Seats of 2015

For these and other helpful child passenger safety articles and videos, visit http://www.autobytel.com/car-ownership/family/.

To learn more about the sweepstakes* and to enter for your chance to win, visit http://www.autobytel.com/promo/car-seat-giveaway/

*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. The Autobytel Car Seat Sweepstakes is sponsored by Autobytel. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Must be 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in your state of residence, whichever is older, to participate or enter. Begins 8/24/2015 at 11:00:00 a.m. PT and ends 9/18/2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. For Official Rules, visit the http://www.autobytel.com/promo/car-seat-giveaway/rules/

Follow Autobytel on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube for the latest content on car seat safety and updates on the Autobytel Car Seat Sweepstakes.

About Autobytel Inc.

Autobytel Inc. provides high quality consumer leads and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States and offers consumers robust and original online automotive content to help them make informed car-buying decisions. The company pioneered the automotive internet in 1995 with its flagship website http://www.autobytel.com/ and has since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Investors and other interested parties can receive Autobytel news releases and invitations to special events by accessing the online registration form at investor.autobytel.com/alerts.cfm.

CONTACT: Autobytel Inc. Media Relations Splash Media Jennifer Lange 949-916-4820 jlange@getsplashmedia.com or Autobytel Inc. Investor Relations Kimberly Boren Chief Financial Officer 949-862-1396 kimb@autobytel.com or Cody Slach or Sean Mansouri Liolios Group, Inc. 949-574-3860 abtl@liolios.com

Source:Autobytel Inc.