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So, You Got A Ticket. How Will That Affect Your Insurance Rate?

So, You Got A Ticket. How Will That Affect Your Insurance Rate?

No one likes getting a ticket. For starters, there's the fear that comes with being pulled over, even if you're the goodiest goody-two-shoes in the shoe store. Then, there's the 15 or 20 minutes that's stolen from your busy life while the officer checks your paperwork and writes the ticket. If... read more

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Georgia Is The Most Expensive State For Car Owners: How Does Your State Stack Up?

It's no secret: buying a car is a major investment. Sadly, shoppers often become fixated on the purchase price of a vehicle, forgetting that the cost of ownership includes... read more August 21, 2013 by  6


 
Teen driver

Adding A Teen Driver Can Send Parents’ Auto Policy Rates Soaring

With summer almost here and teens eager to get behind the wheel, parents may be weighing the prospect of adding their son or daughter to their existing auto policy. This... read more July 3, 2013 by  1


 
Dean Winters as 'Mayhem' in Allstate ad campaign

J.D. Power: Insurance Rates Rise & So Does Customer Dissatisfaction

If you keep tabs on your insurance premium, you may have recently noticed it edging up. And as it does, your dissatisfaction with your insurer is likely to climb, too. While... read more June 26, 2013 by  3


 
Cellcontrol

Insurance Firm Partners With Anti-Texting Gadget-Maker: A Sign Of Things To Come?

UPDATE: See below We've seen plenty of insurance companies offering discounts for devices that track driving habits like mileage and hard braking. Now, one small U.S. insurer... read more May 21, 2013 by 


 
Flo, for Progressive Insurance

Few Look To Switch Auto Insurers, But Those Who Do Often Jump Ship

Back in January, J.D. Power & Associates released its 2013 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study, which showed that most Americans are happy with their insurers, based on... read more May 2, 2013 by 


 
Dean Winters as 'Mayhem' in Allstate ad campaign

Autonomous Cars & The Death Of Auto Insurance

We are not fortunetellers or time-travelers from the distant future, but there are some things we know for sure: The days of physical money and credit cards are numbered... read more April 1, 2013 by  2


 
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Louisiana Tops List Of Most Expensive States For Car Insurance

There are plenty of reasons to like Louisiana, but auto insurance isn't one of them. According to a new study from Insure.com, Louisianans pay nearly three times as much for... read more March 19, 2013 by  3


 
Snapshot car insurance tracking device

Survey: Many Drivers Are Happy To Let Insurers Watch Over Their Shoulders

When Progressive's Snapshot program debuted in 2010, many consumers found it creepy. "Installing a gadget on my car so that my insurer can track my driving habits? No... read more March 13, 2013 by  1


 
GEICO mascot Maxwell the Pig

GEICO Accused Of Promoting Interspecies Love In Ad For Roadside Assistance App

Many people confuse fiction with reality. Soap opera stars, for example, complain about being harassed at grocery stores for things their characters have done, as if viewers... read more February 28, 2013 by  4


 
Toy car accident

Study: Costs Rise, But Americans Happier With Auto Insurance

With initial damage estimates for Hurricane Sandy pegged at $20 billion or more, insurance companies are facing a very busy couple of weeks. But while they brace for massive... read more October 30, 2012 by 


 
Distracted driving

Texting Tickets Could Cost You Down The Road

In most of America, it's illegal to text and drive. Today, 39 states and the District of Columbia now have laws on the books forbidding the practice. Chances are, you live in... read more October 26, 2012 by 


 
Map of the U.S.A.

Mississippi, Oklahoma Make Life Miserable For Motorists

Back in May, we gave you our picks for the best (and worst) states for drivers. Now, another organization has compiled a similar list, and we're intrigued to see some overlap... read more September 17, 2012 by  9


 
Flo, for Progressive Insurance

Progressive Insurance Stands Up For Killer Of Policyholder: UPDATE

UPDATED: Four times, and counting. See below. If you're looking for a happy story to get you through the day, this isn't it. In fact, it's enough to send many folks back to... read more August 14, 2012 by  12


 
Flo, for Progressive Insurance

Test Your Safety Skills: Try Progressive Snapshot For Free

Clearly, we have reached the dog days of summer. How can we tell? Because companies of every stripe have announced promotions to keep cash registers humming during these... read more July 11, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Toyota Camry XLE

Shoppers More Willing To Switch Car Insurance: Study

Car ownership costs are going up, as we recently reported, including a 3.4 percent average increase in auto insurance. Now, a new study from J.D. Power and Associates shows... read more May 4, 2012 by 


 
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