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Snapsheet raises $20 million for app to help drivers file claims after a crash

Snapsheet aims to help insurance providers process claims more quickly, get their customers paid as soon as possible and back in safe, repaired vehicles.

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How to compare auto insurance quotes to help save money

The key to comparing insurance quotes is making sure that all aspects and provisions of the policies are equal.

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Auto insurance 101: choosing the right coverage for you

Listening to an insurance agent explain auto coverage options makes most people's eyes glaze over, and trying to digest website information without anyone to guide you is even worse.

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Google officially launches Compare auto insurance tool

Google is officially getting into the auto insurance quote business in the US with the launch of its Compare tool. Currently, the site only works for those in California but is expected to expand to other states.

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Insurance companies fretting losing money on driverless cars

Insurance companies are starting to consider the potentially massive implications that autonomous vehicles could have on the auto industry. There are also major questions about liability still be to answered.

Smartphones 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.

Minor 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.

Pay-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.

The 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.

Poor 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.

The Most Expensive State For Car Insurance Is ...

Study compared annual car insurance premiums to average household income

The state that America's auto industry calls home is also the state that boasts the nation's highest car insurance rates.

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IIHS study says most crash avoidance tech actually working [w/video]

Are collision avoidance systems, automatic braking and adaptive headlights worth their extra cost? A study by the Highway Loss Data Institute says yes.

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UK to use gas station cameras to automatically stop fueling of uninsured cars? [w/poll]

The British sure love their surveillance cameras, don't they? As if living in the police state that is modern Great Britain isn't bad enough for motorists, what with all the speed cameras and the like, there's a new p

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Cheaper cars are more expensive to insure

Life is not fair. That's about the only rational explanation we can offer for this little fact of life: A low MSRP is likely to mean big insurance payments.

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You think being a teen driver in the U.S. is costly? Try $18k/year in UK

If numbers compiled by the Institute of Advanced Motorists are accurate, you better start a successful Internet business as a teenager in the UK if you want to afford your first year of driving. In the guise of the "average" 17-year-old male driving a 2007 ("57-plate" in UK parlance) Kia Picanto economy car, the IAM discovered that a year behind the wheel would run a staggering £11,500 ($17,890 U.S.).

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Domestics make gains on unfortunate list... 10 Most Stolen Cars

Domestic automakers have outpaced their import counterparts on the top ten list of most stolen vehicles for the first time since 2002. According to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Ford vehicles took three places on the Most Stolen Vehicles of 2010 list, while two Chevrolet and two Zach Bowman

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Cheaters claiming luxury cars as farm equipment for cheaper insurance

Perhaps it's time that insurance companies start taking a closer look the policies they dole out. San Francisco-based Quality Planning agrees, and that's why the company works with insurers to help cut down on some of the fraud found throughout the industry. One area that's a bit surprising? The amount of luxury cars that wind up covered as farm equipment.

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Cost to insure a new UK driver? Nearly $10,000/year

According to The Daily Telegraph, young drivers in Britain can pay as much as £546 per month for auto insurance. That's around $890/month at current conversion rates. The report indicates that UK drivers between the ages of 17 and 22 years old pay an average of £5,957 – around $9,640.

Infographic: Why is your car insurance so high?

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Study: Average lifetime car insurance costs estimated at $84,000

Unless you live in New Hampshire, here in the States, you're required to have some form of car insurance covering your vehicle. The annual cost to insure a car depends on an array of factors ranging from the type of vehicle to where you live to your driving record. You undoubtedly know what you pay for insurance on an annual or monthly ba

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