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16 12, 2010

Fun behind the wheel increasingly important, study says

By | December 16th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

When it comes to automotive brand loyalty, American consumers are beginning to place a heavier emphasis on how much fun a vehicle is to drive, according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey released earlier this month.By contrast, the study found resale value fell in importance as a measure of customer loyalty 10 percentage points [...]

25 10, 2010

BMW to test short-term auto rental program

By | October 25th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

German carmaker BMW announced last week that it would launch a pilot program which would allow consumers to rent its vehicles by the hour, following the trend toward short-term rentals for drivers in urban areas. The Wall Street Journal reports that big-city drivers are becoming less numerous even as populations expand, with younger residents especially [...]

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 [...]

23 11, 2010

NHTSA investigates U.S. rental car companies over repair work

By | November 23rd, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

American car rental firms are being investigated by a government watchdog over accusations they did not complete necessary repairs to vehicles that were the subject of safety recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's action comes months after an alliance of consumer advocates asked the government to find out whether such repairs were completed by [...]

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 [...]

3 11, 2010

West Virginia targets uninsured drivers with new law

By | November 3rd, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Motorists without auto insurance coverage in West Virginia will have a tougher time flouting state law in the future, as officials move to complete an electronic system that will provide up-to-the minute information on insurance status.According to West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Joe Miller, "with the passage of this vital legislation, DMV will [...]

27 12, 2010

Insurers jumping on the ‘Pay-as-you-drive’ bandwagon

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

New pay-as-you-drive car insurance policies are being offered in more than half of the states, despite concerns by some that the methods insurers use to track mileage warrant some privacy concerns, according to the New York Times.The policies, which Progressive Insurance began offering a version of in 1998, allows consumers to receive discounts for driving [...]

8 11, 2010

Italian brand with a checkered past returns to U.S. market

By | November 8th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Despite what may be a decidedly mixed record as a car brand in the American marketplace, Italian carmaker Fiat is set to return, according to Bloomberg News: The company's Fiat 500 sub-compact will be released to the public this winter.Many older Americans may remember Fiat as a make plagued by mechanical problems, driving up repair [...]

15 12, 2010

Another car sharing service launches in San Francisco

By | December 15th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

The latest car sharing service launched in California in the wake of a recent change in auto insurance law was unveiled this week. RelayRides, which bills itself as "the world's first neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing service," is open for business in the San Francisco area.The concept is the automotive equivalent of a computerized peer-to-peer network. Owners [...]

27 09, 2010

Massachusetts regulators trying to crack down on texting as ban nears

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

A law set to take effect at the end of the month in Massachusetts has state officials working on a public relations campaign to inform the public of the ban on sending text messages while behind the wheel. The efforts have targeted mass transit lines, highway billboards, and many others, according to the Boston Globe. [...]