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22 12, 2010

Morbidly obese at higher risk of dying in a car accident

By | December 22nd, 2010|Recent Articles|2 Comments

A person's weight may affect their car insurance rates, as a new study from the University of Buffalo found that both the morbidly obese and the underweight are at a higher risk of dying during a severe car accident.Researchers analyzed data from the national Fatality Analysis Reporting System database to find a connection between body [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 12, 2010

Texas drivers will see boost in auto insurance premiums next year

By | December 20th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Texas drivers with minimum liability insurance are going to see their rates increase on January 1, according to the Texas Department of Insurance.The rising costs of automobile repairs and medical expenses associated with car accidents spurred the increase, said Jerry Hagins, a department representative.About 7.5 million Texas motorists with minimum liability insurance will see their [...]

26 10, 2010

DC-area Hyundai dealership to offer new flexible return policy

By | October 26th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Motorists who buy a car from Alexandria Hyundai will have the opportunity to return their vehicle for a refund if they lose their jobs and are unable to make auto insurance, gas, or maintenance payments, the dealership announced today.The new guarantee, which the company calls the Hyundai Assurance Policy, is a further expansion of the [...]