Safety ranking for auto insurance sees better scores in vehicles made in Japan

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Japanese automakers have taken the top spots for safety vehicles throughout the 2016 model year ranks. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has now revealed information that is extremely handy to consumers and auto insurance companies, alike, and has stated that there were 48 vehicles from the 2016 model year that earned the “Top Safety Pick Plus” highest possible rating. This is a considerable improvement over the figure from 2015, when only 33 vehicles received the top rating. The three automakers that earned the highest number of “Top Safety…

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The average auto insurance customer hasn’t switched companies since 2003

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According to recent research, one in every three drivers has not shopped around at all for a policy. A recent study was conducted by insuranceQuotes.com, which has now issued its results in a report that showed that the average American driver hasn’t changed the auto insurance provider covering their vehicle in over a decade. In fact, the average length of time since the last change in insurance companies was 12 years, said the report. Furthermore, about one quarter of all drivers have been sticking with the same auto insurance company…

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Loyalty may mean consumers are paying more for auto insurance coverage

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Consumers could find less expensive coverage if they switch carriers Loyalty may be costing drivers in terms of auto insurance premiums. Many consumers opt to stay with their insurance provider because they are provided with certain benefits, such as credit toward insurance payments or discounts on other services. This loyalty may not be as beneficial to consumers as they believe, however, and they could find less expensive auto insurance coverage by switching to another insurer, and this may be a greater benefit than the loyalty rewards they are receiving from…

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Google is stepping into auto insurance sales

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The internet giant intends to begin selling policies for vehicle coverage in the United States market. According to a statement recently made by an analyst, Google Inc. has intentions to make its way into the American auto insurance market with a website that will give people across the United States the opportunity to compare policies and buy coverage. This is only the latest step in a broader effort that the company to make its way into the U.S. automotive industry. The internet search giant is going to be creating a…

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Auto insurance pricing “scheme” warning issued by Consumer Federation

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A leading consumer advocate is cautioning Americans regarding the importance of shopping around. Many American drivers have held a policy with the same auto insurance company for many years and while they know that they would likely be able to save a little bit on premiums by shopping around, they often remain loyal to the same company for one reason or another. The Consumer Federation of America has warned that there is a high price that can come with loyalty. According to the alert that was recently issued by the…

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Auto insurance refund checks from ICBC delayed

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Canadian drivers in British Columbia will need to wait a little bit longer to receive their money. Although the checks were supposed to already have been mailed to auto insurance customers of ICBC in British Columbia, Canada, who had been found to be paying too much for their policies over the last few years, it seems that there has been a delay in the process. It has been discovered that the money hasn’t yet been sent out, after all, so customers will need to keep waiting. According to the staff…

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Factors influencing auto policy premiums are a mystery to most drivers

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A recent J.D. Power study showed that many motorists don’t know what will impact their bill. J.D. Power recently released the results of a study that they conducted which showed that the majority of vehicle owners don’t have an accurate understanding of the factors that will cause their auto policy premiums to change. This lack of understanding could be causing these consumers to pay too much for their coverage. At a time in which the cost of an auto policy is already rising in many places, it is important for…

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