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5 11, 2010

Expert offers tips for Floridians on car batteries

By | November 5th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Despite the lack of freezing temperatures like the northern U.S. or the blistering heat of the West, motor vehicle owners in Florida may still face several problems when trying to get their car batteries changed, according to the automotive editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Steven Cole Smith.The first thing Floridians who suspect a dead [...]

17 12, 2010

Twitter account posts first stolen car recovery for Seattle Police

By | December 17th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

A follower of a Seattle Police Department Twitter account that gives out the details of vehicles reported stolen helped officers recover a Honda Civic earlier this week, according to a story in the Seattle Times.According to the newspaper, the city's police department activated the "getyourcarback" Twitter account earlier this month. Whenever officers receive a report [...]

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 [...]

26 10, 2010

BMW issues recall on models carrying direct fuel injector system

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

Some models of BMW cars will be voluntarily recalled, the company announced today, due to maintenance issues and compliance with emissions standards. Affected vehicles will be eligible, if necessary, for a fuel pump replacement at BMW's expense, without the need to involve car insurance companies in payment.Drivers of the affected cars - which include the [...]

23 11, 2010

Experts offer ways to save money for auto insurance buyers

By | November 23rd, 2010|Recent Articles|2 Comments

There are some simple ways drivers can both save money on their car insurance policies and improve the quality of their coverage, according to an article in Forbes Magazine.One type of car insurance no driver should be without, according to Forbes, is uninsured motorist coverage. While someone whose car is damaged by another driver with [...]

4 11, 2010

New driving laws set to take effect over next two months in North Carolina

By | November 4th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Laws governing registration, driver's licenses and motorcyclists will be enforced in North Carolina in December and January, according to a Wilmington Star-News report.The paper says several changes related to license plates and registration will take place on December 1. Car owners can be subject to a fine of up to $100 for obscuring any part [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]