The winter months of January, February and March have proven to be a curse to automobile dealers as the numbers of cars sold have declined dramatically in 2013 & 2014. Many car dealers now offer various discount schemes to attract the customers into buying cars. They along with other important industry executives and analysts are now blaming Mother Nature for being so cold and discouraging buyers from investing in some good cars. However, many still prefer to cross their fingers and expect to have great record making turn over at the end of the financial year. Repetitive following of same … (more) March 15, 2014

  • RAM 1500 Ecodiesel – Declared the Most Fuel Efficient Pickup

    by Richard Burton
    RAM 1500 Ecodiesel – Declared the Most Fuel Efficient Pickup

    As per a publication in Automotive News a couple of days ago, The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been declared as the best fuel efficient pick up in the United States. The diesel powered RAM 1500 offering a mileage 28 miles per gallon has picked up the best rating among all pick up vehicles in the country that was announced by the EPA’s fuel economy government website. The 1500 also has a rating of 20 mpg in city mileage and the average city and highway combined rating for it is 23 mpg. As per this EPA rating for all full-sized … (more) February 13, 2014

  • Mass. Motorcycle Insurance Holders Set to Receive $11.1 M in Refunds

    by Jeanny Hopper
    Mass. Motorcycle Insurance Holders Set to Receive $11.1 M in Refunds

    Motorcycle insurance holders in Massachusetts are set to receive $11.1 million in refunds after three insurance companies agreed to settle allegations of overcharging their clients since 2002. The office of Martha Coakley, Massachusetts Attorney General, pressed charges against Safety Insurance Co., Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., and Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Co. after investigating for about a year. These companies were accused of charging premiums based on inflated vehicle values. The office said that current book values should have been used. The settlement was filed in Suffolk Superior Court which compelled Safety Insurance to refund $7.2 million to its clients, $3.1 … (more) January 23, 2010

  • Nationwide Campaign against Cell Phone Use while Driving Launched, 18 States Join Call

    by Jeanny Hopper
    Nationwide Campaign against Cell Phone Use while Driving Launched, 18 States Join Call

    If driving under influence is serious enough to cost lives, so does using cell phones while driving. This is the message of a new awareness campaign launched by different organizations all over United States. Advocates say crashes do not only result in casualties but they also push auto insurance premium rates up. But road safety organizations are not alone in their pursuit. Just last week, President Barack Obama signed a bill prohibiting federal employees from using their mobile phones while operating government vehicles. Reading and sending messages will be banned as well as encoding address into one’s GPS device. There … (more) October 17, 2009