Tag Archives: auto

Flood cars: How to avoid purchasing a washed-up vehicle

Tips for spotting auto fraud The facts about flooded cars Like other natural disasters, floods can create enormous damage to properties and vehicles. Flood vehicles offer a tempting opportunity for criminals to defraud unsuspecting consumers.…

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Distracted Driving

UP FRONT Activities that take drivers’ attention off the road, including talking or texting on mobile devices, eating, conversing with passengers and other distractions, are a major safety threat. In 2014, 3,179 people died in…

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Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence By Being Financially Prepared To Leave An Abusive Partner

Financial security and access to resources can make all the difference to domestic violence victims when deciding to leave an abusive relationship. And insurance is an important component of financial planning that can help survivors…

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Auto Insurance Basics—Understanding Your Coverage

The basic personal auto insurance mandated by most U.S. states provides some financial protection if you or another driver using your car causes an accident that damages someone else’s car or property, injures someone or…

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Six Tips For Taking The Wheel When It Comes To Shopping For Car Insurance

Over the last two years, auto insurance costs have risen on average about 10 percent, according to the I.I.I. Why? A better job market: More people working means more people driving—and that means more accidents.…

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How Can I Save Money On Auto Insurance?

The price you pay for your auto insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending what type of car you have and the insurance company you buy your policy from. Here are some ways to…

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What Determines the Price of My Auto Insurance Policy?

The average yearly auto insurance premium is around $800, but there is wide variation around this average. Many factors can affect your premium, and they all help determine how likely you are to have an…

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As South Carolinians File Auto, Flood Claims – Tips For Filing Claims

As South Carolinians assess the property damage caused by this month’s severe inland flooding and prepare to rebuild, it is important to understand the claims filing process, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). When…

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‘Giant’ Lessons From a ‘Rebel Without a Cause’

‘Giant' Lessons From a ‘Rebel Without a Cause’: Remembering James Dean, 60 Years After His Fatal Auto Crash Despite Gains in Auto Safety Since 1955, U.S. Drivers Between the Ages Of 20 and 24 Remain…

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Self-Driving Cars and Insurance

THE TOPIC Each new generation of cars is equipped with more automated features and crash avoidance technology. Indeed, many of today’s high-end cars and some mid-priced ones already have options, such as blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision…

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