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Owning a vehicle of your own has several benefits, the foremost of them being fast and easy commuting. Whether you want to get to work on time, drop your kids off to school or commute to the city centre to watch a play, you do not have to depend on anyone or anything but yourself, if you own a car. READ MORE >>

Think your car insurance premiums are high? The difference between the cheapest and costliest vehicles to insure can amount to several thousand dollars a year. And we’re talking about models from major automakers, not exotic cars like Ferraris and Bentleys where every aspect of ownership is of a “if you have to ask you can’t afford it” nature. READ MORE >>

There are times when it seems like technology is a double-edged sword. That handheld videogame system that kept your child busy and quiet on your last long road trip felt like a blessing then, but becomes a curse when it's brought to the dinner table. READ MORE >>

Many people may be surprised to learn that car insurance premiums are higher for men than women. The difference in rates is usually fairly low, but it’s a fact of the industry: All other things being equal, men will pay at least slightly more on their insurance premiums but why is car insurance more expensive for men? READ MORE >>

Teen drivers have the highest fatal crash risk of any age group. Per mile traveled, they have the highest involvement rates in all types of crashes, from those involving only property damage to those that are fatal. The problem is worst among 16 year-olds, who have the most limited driving experience that often results in risk-taking behind the wheel. READ MORE >>

There are many reasons one can decide to buy and drive a hybrid vehicle. It may be due to concern over climate change issues, or a means of reducing dependency on fuel.  It may also be a way to reduce overall gas costs or it could be that the driver doesn’t want to contribute to local pollution problems, regardless of climate change concerns. READ MORE >>

As a businessowner, you need the same kinds of insurance coverages for the car you use in your business as you do for a car used for personal travel -- liability, collision and comprehensive, medical payments (known as personal injury protection in some states) and coverage for uninsured motorists. READ MORE >>

Spring is finally here. Which, in many places—like Mobile, Ala., and Hilo, Hawaii, two of the rainiest cities in the country—can mean more frequent encounters with wet or slick roads. Knowing how to prevent hydroplaning (when you lose traction and skid on wet roads)—and react if you do skid—can help you stay safe on the roads this season. READ MORE >>

Almost every business owner has asked him or herself—Do I need business auto insurance? Many try to justify not having a business insurance policy by thinking about the fact that their business doesn’t own a vehicle, even though their employees use their own automobile for business errands. READ MORE >>

Many parents face a bewildering mix of emotions at every stage of their child’s development, but none is as strong as the mix of fear, pride, excitement and dread they face as their child turns sixteen. For your child, this is a wondrous age that allows them an important insight into what real freedom is as they get their license and start driving. READ MORE >>

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