The Fiesta Bowl announced that DriveTime has joined as presenting partner of Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers, a grant program that will donate up to $1 million to 200 Arizona teachers in the form of $5,000 grants this year.


This is the first-ever sports partnership for Tempe-based DriveTime, the nation’s second largest vehicle retailer focused solely on used vehicles. The company operates 145 dealerships in 27 states.


“Joining with Fiesta Bowl Charities and Wishes for Teachers is significant for DriveTime because we, like the Fiesta Bowl, believe in supporting community service and we have a history of providing financial resources for education,” said Don Reese, DriveTime chief executive officer. “Wishes for Teachers is exceptional in how it helps schools and teachers upgrade facilities, provide needed equipment and support student learning.”


With the new partnership, DriveTime will sponsor the teachers’ section at the 30th Annual Cheez-It Bowl where teachers sit during the game as part of their game and on-field recognition. The company will also grant 10 teacher wishes during the first-ever Wishes for Teachers Draft Day on Oct. 25, when teachers are selected and informed of their grant award.

PassTime has debuted the Elite 6 device, the latest entry in its Elite line of GPS devices.

With an installer-configurable starter-interrupt setup option, installers can now integrate Elite 6 into a much broader selection of vehicles than ever before. The setup configurations also allow Elite 6 to more easily address the challenges posed by newer ignition technologies found in push-button start vehicles as well as many advanced stop-start engine systems.

Elite 6 also features LTE communications for superior network longevity as well as a discrete, precision GPS system for enhanced location pinpointing.  In addition to the advancements in installation flexibility, Elite 6 also boasts a 20-percent size reduction.

Further, Elite 6 contains advanced self-override features which give consumers multiple options, including a mobile app, to utilize disable override commands.

Elite 6 will begin shipping to PassTime customers in early November.

Swapalease.com announced its selections on the “most practical vehicles for college athletes” based on an analysis of its automotive customer advisor team.


Swapalease.com advisors analyzed a variety of vehicles from all brands, and collectively selected four vehicles they believe are the most desirable for college athletes and their gear during the fall season.  Vehicles were selected based on amenities, functionality, practicality, and comfort. Swapalease.com customer advisors help guide shoppers into the right lease vehicle that fits their automotive needs.


The top vehicles for college athletes are: Chevy Traverse, Acura RDX, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Buick Lacrosse.

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling 27,175 2010-14 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with a manual transmission.


The electronic parking brake (EPB) may not engage as intended, allowing the vehicle to roll away if the transmission is not in the proper gear when parked.


Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPB actuator assembly, free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin Nov. 7.

Small-business owners have a remarkably high rate – 96 percent – of being registered to vote and are politically active on myriad issues, according to the National Association of Small Businesses.


Ninety-three percent of small-business owners say they vote regularly in national contests, compared to a meager 58 percent voter turnout for the 2016 elections. Thirty-one percent of small-business owners say their elected officials know who they are.


All involvement indicators dropped modestly from 2016, showing a slight dip in political activity.


There was an even larger drop among small-business owners who reported political contributions to a candidate’s campaign, to 57 percent from 65 percent in 2016; or a political party, to 35 percent from 42 percent in 2014.

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