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Uninsured: One In Seven U.S. Drivers Cost The Rest Of Us
Uninsured: One In Seven U.S. Drivers Cost The Rest Of Us

In a frail economy, families are surely looking for ways to cut costs. So drivers have downsized, changed vehicles, and tried cut their fuel budget by limiting their driving. But there's one tempting solution that might just end up biting you hard in the end: Canceling your insurance. More...Read More»

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Northeast Drivers Most Crash-Prone: Survey

If you live in the Northeast or visit there with any regularity, we’ve got some bad news for you: eight of the ten U.S. cities with the highest crash averages are in the Northeast. Only San Francisco, CA and Glendale, CA represent for the west coast, and there are no top-ten dangerous cities...Read More»

Tracking device for AAA's 'ACE Teen Pilot Program"
AAA Insurance Monitors Teen Drivers With Onboard Gadget

Within the past year, we've seen at least two major companies launch programs that promise to lower insurance rates for customers willing to give up a little privacy. For better or worse, another has now joined the ranks: AAA. To recap: you've probably heard about Progressive's "Snapshot" program...Read More»

State Farm's In-Drive telematics system
State Farm Launches OnStar Competitor: In-Drive [UPDATED]

It's no secret that car shoppers are smitten with technology, and nothing is hotter right now than the mix of navigation and concierge services known generally as "telematics". GM has made a bundle with OnStar, and now State Farm has partnered with Hughes Telematics to grab its own slice of the pie...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan
GM Offers One Year’s Free Car Insurance to Buyers In Washington and Oregon

Anyone on the fence about buying a new vehicle certainly has many items to consider, auto insurance being one of them. General Motors is now offering consumers in Washington and Oregon a free year’s worth of car insurance – if they buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM product between now and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Buy A GM Vehicle, Get Free Car Insurance

If you live in the states of Washington or Oregon and are shopping for a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac, we’ve got some good news for you. Through September 6, residents of those states who buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM product will get one year of auto insurance coverage at no...Read More»

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Ford Pitches MyKey To Insurance Companies

Ford’s MyKey, introduced in 2010, is just the thing that parents of new drivers had been looking for. Using one key as a master, parents can program MyKey-equipped vehicles to limit top speed to 80 miles per hour, reduce the audio volume to 50 percent of maximum and even mute the audio system...Read More»

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Vehicle Thefts In The U.S. Hit Lowest Levels Since 1967: Video

The future ain't what it used to be -- and neither is car theft. In fact, vehicle theft has been on the decline for the past seven years, and in 2010 it hit rates that haven't been seen since Lyndon Johnson was in office. (Translation: a long time.) The news comes from the National Insurance Crime...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Insuring Family Cars Too High? Five Factors To Consider

No question the economy has caused some serious disruptions in family financial situations. Many families have made lifestyle changes they’d never have imagined doing just to survive. In a struggle to make ends meet, many are making decisions that could prove either costly or cost-efficient...Read More»

Car thief breaking into car. Image courtesy of Rocky Mountain Tracking.
Summer's Here, Almost--So Car-Related Crime Is Up

You may find this obvious, but many people don’t: summer means more people spending time outdoors, and more people often translates into more crime. Temperatures aren’t the only thing rising in summer, since car related burglary and vandalism rates also go up during summer months (even...Read More»

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How To Protect Your Car From Thieves

Anyone who has returned to where they know they parked their car only to find it’s been stolen knows the sinking feeling. “If only I’d followed my instincts and parked closer to the store, under a light, not been gone so long…” After the fact, there’s not much...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze preview
Delay Teen Driving, Save On Insurance?

It’s a headline sure to cause a family revolt – if you have a teenager at or approaching driving age, that is. What parent would go so far as to delay their teen’s getting a driver’s license and driving? According to results from a just-released Nationwide Insurance survey...Read More»

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Need Insurance? iMingle Offers Policy Discounts To You And Your Facebook Friends

No one enjoys paying for insurance. It's like placing a bet that something terrible is going to happen, and really, who wants to think about that? Making matters worse: rates always seem to be on the increase, and you're never entirely sure that you're getting the best deal. Thanks to the internet...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Quick Drive and Live Photos
Finding The Right Car For Your Teen Driver

Everyone has to start driving sometime, and when it’s your teen that’s begging for wheels you need to be prepared with a solid strategy for finding the right car for your new driver. Okay, so some teens have been driving safely for a while and now you’ve determined that it makes...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry LE
Pay-As-You-Drive Car Insurance: Big Savings, No Privacy?

Why should good drivers have to pay to subsidize the bad driving behavior of the other guys? Surveys show that most Americans – 95 percent – believe they are good drivers. So that really bad driving behavior is from the five percent out there. Why not shave off up to 30 percent in car...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Need A Car? State Farm Giving Away 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Facebook

As insurers go, State Farm is one of America's more venerable institutions. It's the one often used by our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. But from the ad campaigns we've seen, State Farm hasn't been aggressively focused on reaching younger drivers -- at least not as focused as...Read More»

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