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10 11, 2010

Merger between Volkswagen and Porsche moves forward with $4.55 billion sale of dealerships

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

A major unit of German automaker Porsche was sold to Volkwagen today, continuing the somewhat drawn-out process of merging the two companies and moving the transaction one step closer to completion.The transaction may not be fully finalized until a year from now, but the deal is likely to be completed during the first six months [...]

22 11, 2010

New Jersey cop accused of auto insurance fraud pleads guilty

By | November 22nd, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

An East Orange, New Jersey, police officer pleaded guilty to insurance fraud last week after admitting to torching his 2002 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Kareem Spence faces three to five years in state prison when he is sentenced early next year.Spence was indicted in March 2010, at which point he was suspended from the force. He [...]

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 [...]

25 10, 2010

Car owners can keep the classics fresh with a few easy fixes

By | October 25th, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

For many, the allure of a classic car is a powerful one. But despite the strong aesthetic incentives to drive a vintage auto, there are a number of drawbacks that can result in maintenance and car insurance issues for owners of such a vehicle. Fortunately, though, there are ways to keep classic cars on the [...]

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 [...]

23 12, 2010

New Jersey car insurance drops for fourth year in a row

By | December 23rd, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

Car insurance premiums in New Jersey have dropped for the fourth straight year although they continue to remain one of the highest in the nation, the Star Ledger reported. The figures come from a new report released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners that compares how car insurance rates have fluctuated in the U.S. [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2010

Toyota recalls 2011 Sienna over brake light malfunction

By | December 14th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

A problem that could cause the brake lights on 2011 Toyota Siennas to become stuck on has led the automaker to issue a voluntary recall of the model. Toyota says the notice could cover as many as 94,000 vehicles.The issue, the company says, is that a bracket containing the switch in the brake pedal is [...]

27 09, 2010

Wider scope of police inquiry yields arrests in NW theft ring

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

Two more arrests this week in an ongoing investigation into a convoluted auto theft scheme in the Pacific Northwest were the result of a broad involvement by many law enforcement agencies, according to a report in the Great Falls Tribune.Mike Martell and John Mattheisen, both residents of Great Falls, made their initial appearences in Cascade [...]

30 11, 2010

More and more high-tech features in automotive design

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

High-tech gadgetry is rapidly becoming a key feature of many modern cars, and automakers are using digital systems to accomplish a variety of design goals and perform many functions, according to news website Headlight.Recent studies, the website's Grant Owens reports, show that electronic devices have surpassed even new safety equipment as the most desirable features [...]