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6Tips On Choosing Your Car Insurance Wisely

Are you paying too much?

Almost everyone rethinks their health insurance, whether it's through work or one of the new healthcare exchanges. But what about our auto insurance?

35Detroit found to have most expensive car insurance, Charlotte least

It seems like a lot of bad news comes out about Detroit, MI. With the city's massive financial woes now a given, a newly released study commissioned by Insurancequotes.com is bound to add to the negativity. The study finds that people living in the metropolitan area around the Motor City are paying the highest car insurance premiums by a huge amount, compared to the 25 largest cities in the US.

188Detroit Tops List Of Most Expensive Cities To Insure A Car

Laws regulating car insurance can raise or lower rates

Detroit once again tops a list of most expensive cities in America to insure a vehicle. Charlotte ranks as the cheapest.

94Self-Driving Cars Could Be Bad News For Auto Insurance Industry

Driverless vehicles could cause insurance rates to plummet

Who is responsible when a self-driving car is involved in a crash? That question has been on a lot of car insurers minds, and a new study from the RAND corporation shows they have every reason for concern.

32How Car Types Determine Insurance Premiums

The kind of vehicle you drive has a lot to do with how much you pay for insurnce

It has been well documented that your car insurance rates are determined by a number of factors. These include your age, driving history, marital status, geographic location and credit history, to name a few. Your premium is also determined by the type of car you drive, though not in the way you might think, according to a new study from WalletHub.

15Surprising Factors Influence Car Insurance Rates

Study finds most people don't know what goes into their premiums

You buckle up, your hands can be found dutifully at ten and two o'clock on the steering wheel and the needle never climbs a hair above the speed limit. You're a good driver, so clearly you should get low car insurance rates, right? Unfortunately, it's not that simple.

1Smartphones Reduce Accident Headaches

Insurance industry's new estimating services stand to reduce costs and customers' time

As insurance costs rise with car prices, ways to reduce costs seem to diminish. One Chicago-based company called Snapsheet, however, is poised to reverse some of that trend, by helping streamline the fender-bender repair process using motorists' smartphones to dramatically speed up damage claim estimates.

224Minor Traffic Infractions Cause Major Insurance Woes

New study shows moving violations can cause dramatic increases in insurance premiums

Serious violations such as drunk driving and driving recklessly will understandably lead to higher insurance rates, but, according to a new study from insuranceQuotes.com, even lesser infractions, such as minor speeding violations, result in significant increase in premiums for the offenders.

44Nine In Ten Drivers Opt For Self-Driving Car To Get Insurance Discount

A new study offered driver's an 80 percent reduction in rates for self-driving car

A new survey release by the website CarInsurance.com found 90 percent of drivers would consider buying a self-driving car if it meant a break on car insurance rates.

150Which 3 Driving Habits Will Drive Up Your Insurance Costs?

Insurance companies are using driver behavior data to determine which drivers are the safest

Insurance companies have been using tracking devices to monitor driver behavior for a couple of years, and have learned that there are three things you might be doing that could indicate you're a higher-risk customer (and, sadly, will have to pay more that safer drivers for your insurance.)

125How To Spot A 'Staged' Car Accident

Staged car accidents are on the rise

The number of staged accident insurance claims has been on the rise in recent years, but they are often quite easy to spot. The video above shows some telltale signs that you might be the victim of a staged crash.

54Pay-As-You-Drive Insurance Growing Despite Privacy Concerns

Usage-based insurance could save drivers 5% to 35%

Can drivers put a price on privacy? According to a new survey from Lynx Research Consulting, they sure can. And that price is a ten-percent discount on their car insurance.

1It Costs More To Own And Operate Your Car, AAA Says

Expenses rise almost 2 percent, according to AAA's annual "Your Driving Costs" study

The cost of driving is inching upward.

33The Most And Least Expensive States For Car Insurance

Louisiana residents pay a lot, Maine residents pay the least

According to an Insure.com study, Louisiana is number one -- in a very bad way. The Pelican State has the highest average insurance rates in the nation, beating out Michigan and Georgia to take the not-so-illustrious title for 2013.

295Poor People Pay More For Car Insurance, Study Finds

Even with worse driving records, wealthier people quoted lower rates

Pride yourself on being a safe driver? You might be paying a penalty for that distinction. The country's largest auto insurers often charge safe drivers more money for their annual insurance premiums than their more reckless counterparts, according to a study released Monday by the Consumer Federation Of America.

545Even more images of the airport full of 15,000 flood-damaged Sandy cars

The damage from a major natural disaster can be harrowing – loss to life and limb combined with property damage, environmental, economic and psychological impact make picking up the pieces difficult. But long after the crisis ebbs, the damage lingers, becoming ever more pernicious and difficult to discern. Mold inside walls, unseen weakened structures... they all get covered up with fresh coats of paint. So, too, it is with the automobiles affected.

62EU auto insurers can no longer use gender to calculate premiums

The European Union's Gender Directive is officially in effect. Last year, the EU Court of Justice ruled that "differences in insurance pricing based purely on a person's sex are discriminatory." That means that insurance companies can't factor gender into their premium tables, so as of December 21, 2012 the rates that EU residents pay for different types of insurance products will change – the expected trend for car insurance is that women's rates will go up while men's rates go down.

AddSandy May Have Damaged Fewer Cars Than Initially Feared

Early Estimates Predicted Hundreds Of Thousands Of Vehicles Were Lost

In the days since Superstorm Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation's used-car market, and buyers might not be told which cars have been marred.

25How Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath Will Affect The Auto Industry

New-car sales may dip in short term, but storm victims could add to year's strong sales numbers

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to ripple across the auto industry. In the short term, the superstorm is expected to hurt October sales figures, as dealerships across the Eastern Seaboard missed several days of sales. But in the months ahead, analysts expect the storm to boost an already-burgeoning industry as Sandy's victims replace damaged vehicles.

113Insurance Company: Pay To Fix BMW That Killed Your Mom

PURE Insurance demands more than $6K from grieving New York family

Struck and killed by a passing car? That will be $6,000, please. That's what one insurance company told the grieving relatives of a Long Island grandmother who was fatally injured while crossing a busy street earlier this year in Westbury, N.Y.

199Woman Caught Faking Car Accident

Lucky for motorist, he had dash-mounted camera rolling

As one former president might say, it takes a lot of brass to try and scam an insurance company by staging an accident. It takes even more to attempt the scam – and not even put much effort into it.

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