By Jennifer Geiger on Mon Apr 15 06:30:00 GMT-06:00 2013
Once again, it's April 15 — you're either feeling the emptiness of your pockets or planning a shopping spree. About a third of consumers who expect to get tax refunds will spend part of the money on vehicle-related purchases, according to a study by internet auction company eBay.
In February, the company polled more than 2,200 adults across the United States about their tax refund spending plans, and 34% of vehicle owners expecting to get cash back said some of it will go toward buying a car, maintaining a current vehicle or both.
EBay reports that the categories in which people intend to put their tax refund dollars toward are:
How about you? Will you spend your refund on car maintenance or splurge on a new ride?
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer