With the average age of U.S. cars and trucks rising to a record 10.8 years, analysts believe...

|By:, SA News Editor

With the average age of U.S. cars and trucks rising to a record 10.8 years, analysts believe pent-up demand boosted auto sales in January to a third straight annual gain. January light-vehicle sales, set for release tomorrow, may have run at a 13.4M seasonally adjusted annual rate, better than the 12.7M year-ago rate while automakers’ spending on incentives held steady or slid.