QOTD: Do You Give Up Your Data In Exchange for Savings?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We wrote earlier today about companies sharing your driving data -- including insurance companies who use the data to raise your rates.


My question to you fine folks in the B and B is this -- do you willingly sign up for features like Progressive's Snapshot or Allstate's Drivewise to potentially save money, even if it means willingly signing some of your data over to these companies?

Personally, I probably wouldn't do it. But I can't speak for anyone else.

So, what do you guys do?

Sound off below.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Steve Biro Steve Biro on Jun 13, 2024
    I try not to share any of my information at all. I just bought a new Mazda CX-5 and told Mazda to turn off the TCU that transmits vehicle and driving information. They said they would (and offer to do so in their privacy policy) and send me a email confirming that they have done so. I also turn off location services for all of the apps on my phone and only allow one or two to use my location - but only while the app is actively in use by me. I also have ad blockers on all of my computerized devices (ad blockers that include VPNs). I know some stuff is getting through anyway. But I can make it as difficult for these companies as I can.
  • Aja8888 Aja8888 on Jun 13, 2024
    NO!
  • Bd2 Absolutely not - do not want to support a fascist, totalitarian regime.
  • SCE to AUX The original Capri was beautiful. The abomination from the 90s was no Capri, and neither is this.It looks good, but too similar to a Polestar. And what's with the whacked price?
  • Rover Sig Absolutely not. Ever.
  • EBFlex No. I buy as little Chinese products as possible.
  • John "...often in a state of complete disarray on the roads" What does that mean? Many examples in poor repair? Talk about awful writing.
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