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10 Most & Least Expensive ZIP Codes For Car Insurance: Are Your Neighbors Driving Up Your Rates?

10 Most & Least Expensive ZIP Codes For Car Insurance: Are Your Neighbors Driving Up Your Rates?

Most insurance ads would have you believe that your premium is based solely on your driving history. They talk about forgiving motorists for accidents and reducing premiums for those who don't file claims. But the truth is, your insurance rate is largely determined by your neighbors. To prove it... read more

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Uber's updated insurance policy as of March 14, 2014

Uber & Lyft Upgrade Insurance For Drivers: Is That Enough?

The way we travel is changing. Planet Earth's automotive fleet has begun the long, slow process of shifting from fossil fuels to electricity. Simultaneously, the future of... read more March 24, 2014 by 


 
'Uncertain Future' by Daniel Teoli Jr.

Should You Pay More For Auto Insurance Because Of Your College Degree (Or Lack Of One)?

Insurance companies are all about managing risk -- especially the risk to their bottom line. We understand why insurers charge higher premiums to smokers than non-smokers, or... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
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Uber Driver Kills Pedestrian, Uber Denies Fault: What Will The Courts Say?

On New Year's Eve in San Francisco, a six-year-old girl was killed and her family members were seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
Map of the U.S.A.

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


 
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


 
Memorial to motorcycle accident victim, Augusta Township, Michigan (photo by Dwight Burdette)

Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Could Cost Michigan Taxpayers Money

On April 12, 2012, Michigan's longstanding helmet law went down in flames. Many motorcyclists were happy to see it go, but others might not be singing the same tune, since... read more June 3, 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  0


 
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  0


 
Couple arguing

Who Lies More Often About Driving Mistakes: Husbands Or Wives?

Stop us if you've heard this one before. A woman runs out of the house one morning, late for work. As she whips open the driver's side door, she notice a scar/dent/ding on... read more April 18, 2013 by  0


 
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


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

When Autonomous Cars Collide, Who's At Fault? Vaccines Could Provide An Answer

The matter is settled: autonomous cars are coming. But they raise a serious question that no one's been able to answer: when a self-driving car is in an accident, who's to... read more March 8, 2013 by  2


 
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


 
Flo, for Progressive Insurance

J.D. Power: Satisfaction With Car Insurance Climbs, Even In The Wake Of Sandy & Isaac

J.D. Power and Associates has released the first data from its 2013 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study, and the news is good for auto insurance agencies: drivers in the U.S... read more January 25, 2013 by  0


 
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