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When to Opt-in for Car Rental Insurance

Renting a car can oftentimes be fraught with decisions when making a reservation, especially when it comes to deciding whether to add the rental car company’s additional coverage protection. Knowing what your auto insurance policy or credit card offers for rental coverage will be key to how you answer this potentially costly question.

4/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

Tips and Tricks for Proper Tire Maintenance

Tires are one of your vehicle’s most important safety features, and tire safety and vehicle safety go hand in hand. Underinflation and tire tread may not seem like a big deal, but your tires are the only part of the vehicle that touches the road and keeps you on the road. For optimal performance, tires must have the correct air pressure, tread depth, balance and alignment.

3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

2018 Brings New Vehicle Technologies

The top new vehicle technologies for 2018 look like an extension of your smartphone. While some bring the functionality of smartphones directly into the cockpit, others provide added measures of safety. 

1/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

Don’t Make These Mistakes After a Collision

In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year. On average, you can expect to be in three or four collisions in your lifetime. The tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

1/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

Know Your Numbers: The Typical Lifespan of Vehicle Parts

Squeaky belts. Scratching brake pads. Or a vehicle that simply won’t start. There is a lifespan for everything, including the various parts in your car.

12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

Vehicle Storm Damage? Be SMART.

Weather-related damage to vehicles knows no season. However, it appears to be most prevalent during the hurricane season in the U.S.

11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

October is Fall Car Care Month: Keep Your Car in Tip-Top Shape

Did you know that your vehicle should receive tune-ups every 10,000-20,000 miles? Also, eight out of every 10 vehicles on the road in the United States need some type of service. October is Fall Car Care Month in the U.S. and is the perfect opportunity to get your vehicle in tip-top shape before the weather shifts.

10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Safe Driving Can Save You Big Money

Insurance companies know that travelers who drive safely save these companies money that would have been spent on reimbursing repairs and medical costs. Now insurance carriers are offering ways for you to save on premiums if you’re willing to demonstrate your safe-driving prowess.

8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

Here's What to Ask Shops About Calibrating Safety Systems

If your car is involved in an accident, you naturally will have questions for your repair shop. You will most likely talk with your repair professional about dents, costs and when you will get your vehicle back; however, you should not overlook an important safety issue that that your technician must consider as well: calibrating your advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
 

8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Adaptive Headlights Shine as Advanced Safety System

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is more extensively evaluating headlights when it considers cars and trucks for its TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. Along with sensor-based collision avoidance systems, adaptive headlights have been recognized as an important advanced safety system. These headlamps pivot in the direction of traffic as the driver turns the steering wheel to round a corner, providing a better view on dark, curved roads.
 

4/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

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