Buy American

THE U.S. auto industry seems to be making a rebound, another sign that the economy just may be turning around.

Domestic auto sales have been on the rise in recent months, helping not only the U.S. economy but also the struggling domestic automakers that fell in a dire situation during the low point of the recent recession. Two of the “big three” U.S. automakers – GM and Chrysler – had to rely on billions of dollars worth of loans from the government in order to keep in operation. Coinciding with the upward trend in domestic auto sales came word that GM was able to pay back a large chunk of that bailout money.

Many factors can be cited for the good news for domestic auto sales. The problems with Toyota cars that recently resulted in major recalls undoubtedly helped draw more car buyers toward American made vehicles. Consumer confidence is likely growing as well with word that the economy is finally bouncing back. And U.S. automakers are simply producing what the public believes to be good vehicles.

But the underlying theme is that American consumers are stepping up and playing a key role in this economic crisis. A big way to help stimulate the economy is to make an effort to buy American-made products.

This “buy American” trend has apparently helped the domestic automakers as well as car dealerships across the nation.

Those who are ready and able to purchase a new vehicle can truly make a difference by taking a look at American-made cars. Even consumers who aren’t in the market for buying a new car can make a difference by trying their best to buy American-made products.

It may not be easy to do, as in many cases, products we’re looking to buy are often imported. U.S.-made goods sometimes may cost a little more than foreign-made counterparts, but the “Made in the U.S.A.” label should be considered a stamp of the highest quality and a symbol of pride for the American shoppers.

A patriotic fever among U.S. consumers is something that just may be the true cure for our ailing economy.