In a recent blog by Cars Insurance Savings, the writer mentioned seven things about a car that influences the cost of auto insurance. Before buying a car, it is important to make sure of some things because they can incur a lot of cost. To be brief, here are the seven things that car owners need to make sure: Find out how much repairs would cost: If the car is a foreign and fancy one, it can cost you a lot to repair it! This translates to a high premium for the auto insurance. Be sure that your car … (more) January 16, 2015

  • Auto insurance fraud thrives in Tampa until detected

    by Richard Burton
    Auto insurance fraud thrives in Tampa until detected

    Tampa has become a hot spot for auto insurance fraud which has been going on undetected for quite a while now. There are many stories that have come to light and one involves Dr. Alex Petro who claimed disability as a result of a car accident in Hillsborough County. He claimed that he could not even cut grass or even remove the garbage. Thus, he managed to collect $300,000 from the insurers through disability payments. However, Petro ran out of luck when he was arrested on certain prescription drug charges. When the Pinellas Sheriff’s deputies delved further into their investigations … (more) April 15, 2011

  • National Corvette Museum to Offer Insurance for Collectors

    by Jeanny Hopper
    National Corvette Museum to Offer Insurance for Collectors

    Even vintage cars need protection. The National Corvette Museum recently announced that it will be offering special car insurance policies to collection car owners and other limited use vehicles. The museum has teamed up with the NCM Insurance Agency to provide special coverage for collection cars rarely driven on the nation’s roads. Corvette owners can avail of the special insurance policy if they drive their vehicles occasionally to events, club meetings, and special trips. They can also get the special insurance as long as they drive less than 1000, 2000, or 6000 miles per year. A portion of the money … (more) June 24, 2009

  • Auto Repair Shop Owners Decry ‘Steering’

    by Jeanny Hopper
    Auto Repair Shop Owners Decry ‘Steering’

    Talk about David versus Goliath. The owners of auto repair shops in this part of New York have cried foul over the covert practices that some large auto insurers are sticking to when policyholders bring in their vehicles for repairs. Randy Hassell, the owner of Hassel Bros. Auto Body in Jamaica, Queens, deals regularly with representatives and agents of some of the biggest auto insurance firms in the US. He says that more often than not, auto insurers try to weasel their way out of paying claims made by clients involved in accidents, especially those that need repair. When Hassell … (more) June 20, 2009