Getting Low Auto Insurance Rate For A New Car

Most people understand that buying a new car will be a big investment, since they will be saddled with a new car payment bill each month. But did you know that your auto insurance bill will likely go up considerably as well? You would think that a new car would be cheaper to insure, since it … Read more

Auto Insurance & The Blame Game

Deciding who is at-fault is all part of the circus in deciding whose auto insurance company will pay for an accident. In a rear-end collision, the vehicle making impact is typically deemed fully responsible. Yet, most claims are not so straight-forward. Once a loss is reported, both companies will need to conduct a full investigation. How Are … Read more

Hey, Low Risk Driver: Are You Paying Too Much For Auto Insurance?

AAA’s annual Your Driving Costs brochure found that a low-risk driver with a clean driving record can expect to pay $1,001 a year for insurance on a sedan this year. This week, the Consumer Federation of America found that moderate-income individuals with clean driving records were being quoted high rates for minimum liability auto insurance coverage. How … Read more

Auto Insurance News: Big Brother Is Watching UK Drivers

Drones, surveillance cameras, satellites and tracking devices are nothing new. Yet, many motorists hate the idea that the government could be using these tools to spy on its own citizens. That is exactly what’s happening in the UK right now. The Plan This spring, the British Government announced a proposal to use a license recognition … Read more

Theft Drives Up Auto Insurance Rates in Washington State

Washington state is a hotbed for auto thefts, according to National Insurance Crime Bureau statistics. Even though there has been a 1.6 percent decline in auto thefts since last year, Spokane is still fourth-highest in the nation for auto theft rates again. Yakima jumped five places from the 10th spot to the 5th. The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue … Read more

5 Reasons To Shop Around For Auto Insurance

Everyone is looking to save money these days. Taking just a few moments can save you hundreds — if not thousands — on your auto insurance policy. Here are five situations where shopping around for the best rates online is wise. You Just Got Married. In all your excitement about the Big Day and your Honeymoon, … Read more

Buying Auto Insurance For Your SUV

Auto insurance is not  just based on your personal driving record. This revelation comes as a surprise to many, but it makes sense if you really think about it. An auto insurer is basically looking at how expensive you might be if they take you on as a client. Part of the expense is estimated … Read more

Tips To Avoid Auto Insurance Rate Increases

Are you paying too much for auto insurance? Your rate can go up suddenly and without warning. Sometimes simple errors can cause you to overpay for basic coverage. Here are a few tips to avoid these unscrupulous auto insurance rate hikes and protect yourself, as a consumer. Did You Get A Ticket? Tickets are one … Read more

Five Auto Insurance Provider Secrets

It’s not immediately clear how one’s auto insurance bill comes together. Just as Google rates websites, your auto insurance rate is a complex concoction of algorithms used to calculate your value. Most of the time, carriers are just hoping to break even on your premium payments. Ideally, you’d put as much money in as you’d ever … Read more

New Louisiana Auto Insurance Law Goes Into Effect On 8/1

According to state legislators, there are more than 869,000 (out of 3 million) cars being driven without proper insurance.  As of August 1st, Louisiana residents who break the law by not carrying proof of auto insurance will have their cars towed. Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law House Bill 1053 that repeals a five-year ban … Read more

Do You Need Auto Insurance For A Rental?

When the summer weather hits, most people can’t help but daydream about taking a long road trip. Rather than put the miles on their own cars, they opt to rent a car for as low as $12/day. Yet, when they get to the rental company, they are offered on-the-spot auto insurance. This option is confusing … Read more

Hail Damage Shows The Value of Comprehensive Auto Insurance

Last year, the number of hail damage claims rose considerably compared to the previous three years, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. Claim payments reached a high of $797 million in 2011. This finding highlights the importance of having good comprehensive auto insurance, especially if you live in areas that are ravaged by storms. … Read more

Can Your Smartphone Lower Your Auto Insurance Premium?

We recently reported that auto insurance companies would be relying on driver data to determine how much to charge you for your premium. Yet, in the past, it could be a real hassle — requiring the installation of a special box in your car. Now State Farm and Ford are teaming up to turn your smartphone … Read more

How Shopping Around Can Save You Money On Your Auto Insurance

You’ve probably seen the commercials and heard people tell you to “shop around” for auto insurance. This sound advice could save you hundreds — if not thousands — on your premium. It’s recommended that you get at least three quotes. If you want to save even more, get six quotes. A 2004 Progressive Insurance survey … Read more

High Risk Driver Auto Insurance

No one ever wants to be labeled a high risk driver, but there comes a time when your luck just runs out and you can no longer deny that the stack of tickets you’ve received lately qualifies you as a risk pool driver. Even if you’re confident driving at high speeds or you feel that … Read more

Perks of Marriage: Cheap Auto Insurance

There are many financial perks of marriage — lower taxes, access to employer benefits, better health insurance rates, and lower auto insurance premiums too. Most companies offer some type of discount for married drivers, although some companies may also offer cheap insurance for people who live together. States like California, Washington, Oregon and Illinois recognize “domestic … Read more

Telematics Auto Insurance: What Does This New Technology Mean For The Future?

In George Orwell’s 1984, all daily activities were overseen by a seemingly omnipotent being known as “Big Brother.” Telematics auto insurance seems like one step closer to “Big Brother” watching over us. Yet, on the other hand, telematics may also be the key to reducing the number of car crashes and also reducing our auto insurance … Read more

Oklahoma Auto Insurance Tune-Up

The Oklahoma DMV says there is minimum mandatory auto insurance everyone is expected to carry in this state. However, as one Tulsa driver found out — the bare minimum is not always enough. “Alberto” told Channel 2 News that he signed up for a cheap “name your own price” policy — only to find that … Read more

Best Auto Insurance For College Students

Statistically speaking, younger drivers get in more accidents. Drivers under 24 account for 13.2 percent of all motor vehicle crashes, according to the Census Bureau. Worse yet, 13,957 of those crashes involving young drivers are fatal, and accidents are the leading cause of death for young people. So naturally, auto insurance companies will charge you … Read more

Auto Insurance Savings Tips

Auto insurance can be ridiculously expensive if we let it! As we discussed yesterday, one person might be paying $585 a year, while another pays over $2,000! So what is a driver to do if he or she wants to chip away at these exorbitant prices? Strategies For Reducing Auto Insurance Premiums You could shop … Read more