Mythbusting: Why Are Women Paying More Than Men For Car Insurance?

Mythbusting: Why Are Women Paying More Than Men For Car Insurance?

By | Auto Insurance, Insurance

  This line of thinking has been around since car insurance was invented…it’s time to shed light on this topic, and bust this myth for good… Conventional wisdom usually dictates that, all else being equal, women pay less for car insurance premiums than men because they’re inherently safer drivers. To be sure, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that male drivers cause 6.1 million accidents annually, while women are at fault in 4.4 million crashes per year. Yet women are actually more likely to pay higher rates than their male counterparts, according to research just completed by the Consumer…

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Avoid Distractions While Driving…That’s More Than Just Texting

By | Auto Insurance, Insurance

Not Texting is a Start, but There’s More to Safe Driving Many people have a limited definition of “distracted driving”: They think it only means texting behind the wheel. There’s good reason for that, because texting requires visual, manual and cognitive attention – the same attention required for safe driving. But although texting is perhaps the most dangerous distraction, there are many others that can impact how you drive, whether you realize it or not. And they can be just as deadly. How deadly? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2014 more…

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Should You Replace or Fix a Cracked Windshield?

By | Auto Insurance, Insurance

We’ve all been driving along, minding our own business when a rock the size of a melon comes flying like a targeted asteroid and smacks right into your windshield, leaving a chip or crack in your car’s visor and ruining your day. In reality, that rock probably wasn’t all that big, but driving at speed certainly makes the scene more dramatic. What’s not to be taken lightly is that mark on your windshield. Cracks and chips in your window may not seem like a big deal, but they impact your visibility and are a safety hazard. If you’re left with a serious…

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How to Keep Your Car Safe From Potholes

By | Auto Insurance, Insurance

We’ve all experienced it…you come around a corner, or turn onto a street, and you see it…too late…a POTHOLE! You brace for impact as it rocks your body and your car…ouch! As roads go through a constant process of freezing, thawing and heating up, and then freezing again through the year, it leads to cracking, and when you add water to the mix, it’s a perfect recipe for potholes. It’s bad news for cars, though, because potholes can damage your tires, wheels and even your suspension. Here are some tips on how you can avoid them or at least minimize…

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