Only two months remain until the Nov. 3 election. Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book say they are committed to educating consumers on making sure their voice is heard by casting their votes.
On Wednesday, visitors to the Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book websites began seeing resources for registering to vote, along with information on how to get out to the polls in November.
Cox Automotive is parent company of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, and the company said it hopes to help create “a more inclusive, reflective country” through the Drive the Vote campaign.
The company said the country is built on “diversity of thought and culture — one that derives its success from inclusion.” Cox Automotive believes a thriving democracy should “reflect the mosaic of its people,” and says it is working to Drive the Vote this year.
Cox Automotive will also give its employees flexibility on Election Day to coincide with Drive the Vote, encouraging them to take paid time off to vote.
The company’s senior vice president of consumer solutions Jessica Stafford described 2020 as “an incredible year full of changes — in how we work, live and relate to one another.”
“We recognize that it is now more important than ever to support our employees,” Stafford said in a news release.
Stafford continued, “The best way to move the needle on creating a more diverse, more accepting community is to improve inclusive voting.”
In other Autotrader news, the company said it is bringing awareness to pet adoption through a program it is calling Best Cars for Dog Lovers. Autotrader is also unveiling limited-edition dog vests for National Dog Day.
The company said a bright spot regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has been a surge in pet adoptions across the country as people seek companionship and new additions to their families.
“And as your family grows by four feet, you might find yourself needing the right vehicle that accommodates everyone,” Autotrader stated.
The company celebrated National Dog Day on Aug. 26 for the seventh year in a row with its Best Cars for Dog Lovers list and its limited-edition dog vests.
At Autotrader’s dog-focused website, dog parents can enter for a chance to win this limited-edition accessory for their dog through Sept. 14. No purchase is necessary.
Prospective pet owners can also search for local dogs on dogtrader.com. That site also includes information about Autotrader’s accessories for your dog, pet safety tips when driving and information on how to find your new dog.
Autotrader editors want to ensure pet owners ride in vehicles with comfort, convenience and safety features, and that is why they created this year’s list of the 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers. These vehicles have features that can keep humans and dogs safe, including large rear doors, low cargo floors and even “dog mode.”
“Trips around town or to local destinations have become an important part of our lives these last few months and for many people, that means bringing along their pets as they hit the road,” said Autotrader executive editor Brian Moody.
Moody continued, “To help new car buyers that are traveling with four-legged friends, we’ve carefully curated a list of the best cars that offer great comfort and safety features while also making the lives of pet parents just a little easier.”
Vehicles on Autotrader’s list of the 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers of 2020 include:
— 2020 Audi Q5
— 2020 Chrysler Pacifica
— 2020 Honda Fit
— 2020 Hyundai Kona
— 2020 Jeep Wrangler
— 2020 Kia Soul
— 2020 Subaru Outback
— 2020 Tesla Model Y
— 2021 Toyota Sienna
— 2020 Volvo V60
In addition to the top car recommendations on that site, Autotrader also provides tips for traveling with pets, how to keep your car looking its best for summer road trips and a list of pet-friendly car accessories.