Category: Insurance

By on April 28, 2015

AAA Your Driving Costs 2015 Infographic

According to AAA’s 2015 Your Driving Costs study, annual driving costs costs fell 2 percent to an average of $8,698 in 2015.

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By on April 27, 2015

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Michigan is the state with the most expensive insurance in the United States. However, a potential overhaul could bring down those costs.

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By on March 11, 2015

Google Compare for Auto Insurance

Shopping around for an auto insurance policy? Google has a comparison tool that might just help you find what you seek.

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By on March 6, 2015

Google Autonomous Clown Car Amid Wind Turbines

Work in the insurance industry? Ever wonder what life would be like insuring the owners of autonomous vehicles?

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By on September 5, 2014

Luke Bryan Tailgate Disco Brodeo Clown Dancer AMERICA

Texas pickup truck owners may need to do more than lock up their daughters from the brodeo clowns tearing up the country music charts (or wanting to, anyway), as the state is No. 1 with a bullet in tailgate thefts.

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By on July 10, 2014

Recalled GM ignition switch

Kenneth Feinberg’s victim compensation plan for those severely affected by the ignition switch linked to 13 fatalities, 54 accidents and a recall of 2.6 million vehicles will not be funded by liability insurance, according to General Motors director of financial communications David Roman.

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By on May 1, 2014

Walmart Storefront at Night

Walmart is the home of low prices on many, many things, from clothes and groceries, to televisions and tires. The retailer also offers a number of financial services, such as prepaid debit cards and money transfers. And of course, they’re even experimenting with heavy-duty truck design for better fuel economy.

As of this week, though, Walmart shoppers can add one more item to their list: Auto insurance.

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By on October 31, 2013

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If reliability is the No. 1 trait your next car must have, you may then opt to visit your nearest Lexus dealership before considering anything from the Ford dealership across the street as far as Consumer Reports is concerned.

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By on October 17, 2013

Car2Go in Seattle

In cities where owning a car can be a pain (New York, Boston, Seattle), drivers are opting instead to share vehicles with other drivers, with companies such as ZipCar, Car2Go, RelayRides et al offering their services to help the public get around. All anyone needs beyond the basics is a subscription to the car-sharing service, a reservation, and a drop-off location when they are finished with their errands. Even big-name rental car companies like Enterprise and Hertz are jumping into the new business model for a test drive, Avis having gone the farthest by purchasing ZipCar in January of 2013.

However, the insurance offered by these peer-to-peer rental companies might not all that it’s cracked up to be, with severe consequences should anything remotely catastrophic occur.

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By on October 16, 2013

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It’s amazing what having a ton of cash can buy you these days. For example, if you have a tween daughter with big dreams to be on stage singing about her favorite Asian foods, up to $4,000 can buy her a music video featuring a clown in a panda costume, plus the music and lyrics.

That said, why allow your daughter to become the next big viral sensation (for all the wrong reasons), when for the right price, you can buy a wrecked 1995 Ferrari F50?

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  • Re: Capsule Review: Volvo 240GL Estate

    gzuckier - I see a parallel evolution in the 240, the Checker cab, and the 55/56 Chevies
  • Re: Capsule Review: Volvo 240GL Estate

    gzuckier - the early manuals were a 4 speed with electric OD; not sure when they switched to proper 5 speed. Lots of malfunctioning ODs out there. Typical Volvo fashion,...
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    gzuckier - The steel parts are pretty durable; the electricals not so much, on the early models. No worse than most other cars, just that they would be the point of...
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    gzuckier - I do not enjoy it in the snow, even with snow tires. Maybe it’s typical of RWD cars in that way; I’ve forgotten the cars of my youth. (Except my...
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    gzuckier - Actually, according to the CAT scale at the local truck stop, an 89 240 weighs 2800 plus change, in daily driving around trim. Pretty lightweight,...
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    gzuckier - It wasn’t until relatively recently that anybody was killed in a 240 crash in the US. (Don’t know about other countries). Of course, a lot of that...
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