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30 11, 2010

Car insurance claims could be costly in area threatened by vandal

By | November 30th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

A suspected car vandal has done serious damage to several vehicles parked near the public library in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, according to a report by local television station WECT. Area resident Steve Hotz told the news station the costs to repair his red sports car after a recent incident topped $3,000. "They cut it [...]

30 11, 2010

Toyota issues maintenance bulletin for 378,000 hybrid water pumps

By | November 30th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

Japanese automaker Toyota announced today that it would fix 378,000 of its Prius hybrids built between 2004 and 2007, saying a water pump design defect could produce poor performance.Toyota Motor Sales national manager of environmental, quality and safety communications John Hanson explained the technical aspect of the problem."The water pump is part of a system [...]

29 12, 2010

Car insurance rates rise in 2010, despite less claims

By | December 29th, 2010|Recent Articles|2 Comments

Car insurance rates rose slightly in some parts of the nation in 2010 despite the fact that average premiums for U.S. families fell for five consecutive years through 2009, reported the New York Times.The increase is surprising because it hasn't corresponded with the usual indicators that industry experts use to predict premiums.“There isn’t a nice [...]

10 11, 2010

Report: Car thieves increasingly targeting catalytic converters

By | November 10th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

A rise in the number of car insurance claims seen lately for catalytic converter theft has been noticed in St. Louis, according to a report from local CBS affiliate KMOV. The thieves tend to target vehicles that have been parked in large commuter lots, where many cars will be left for an extended period of [...]

28 12, 2010

New Years Day most popular holiday for car theft

By | December 28th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

The new year is fast approaching, meaning car owners should take care to secure their vehicles now, recommends the National Insurance Crime Bureau.New Years Day had the most car thefts out of any holiday in 2009 according to a NICB analysis, while Christmas had the fewest reported thefts.A total of 22,991 vehicles were reported stolen [...]

21 12, 2010

Frequent roadside assistance may increase insurance rates

By | December 21st, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

It's officially winter - meaning, it just got a lot easier for car trouble to strike. While roadside assistance seems like an service that any responsible driver would want to add to their car insurance policy, there may be some pitfalls that come with buying a program from an insurer, according to Insurance.com.Some consumers fear [...]

27 12, 2010

AT&T releases film to warn against texting while driving

By | December 27th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

AT&T has developed a new documentary to warn young adults about the dangers of texting while driving, according to the New York Times. The 11-minute documentary will be distributed to schools, safety organizations and government agencies, AT&T said. The company told the newspaper that it is releasing the film before the new year, timing it [...]

27 10, 2010

Report: Easy ways to keep car repairs from hurting the environment

By | October 27th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

The environmental impact of modern America's car culture has long been a controversial subject, but advancing technology and some common-sense habits can let motorists keep their cars in good shape without causing undue damage to the environment, according to an article from automotive repair site AutoMD.com.One of the most important steps home mechanics can take [...]

1 12, 2010

East Los Angeles police give safety devices to area residents

By | December 1st, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

To combat the rising tide of car theft in East Los Angeles, officers distributed about 300 steering wheel locks to area residents. Hollenbeck Community Police Station handed out the devices to owners of some of the area's most-stolen types of car.Most of the vehicles topping the list of grand theft auto targets are imports around [...]

29 11, 2010

Ohio rolls out auto insurance comparison website, to mixed reviews

By | November 29th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

A new website that will allow prospective Ohio car insurance customers to get rough rate estimates and compare prices between companies was unveiled Monday.The director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, Mary Jo Hudson, expressed her gratitude to the efforts of the department and of participating insurers to get the comparison tool up and running."Thanks [...]