July 18, 2009
BURBANK ? Auto dealers are taking on the roles of educators as consumers struggle to grasp the developing ?cash for clunkers? program, a federal plan meant to spur auto sales while taking gas-guzzling vehicles off the streets, dealers say. Misperceptions about the program?s requirements and benefits have grown as consumers hope to take advantage of a law that will give sales credits to owners of vehicles with a combined city and highway fuel economy of less than 18 miles per gallon, dealers said.