Undercover Auto Operation Arrests 60

An undercover auto theft operation, called “Operation Kill Switch” successfully arrested 60 people in relation to car theft, illegal drugs and guns. Taking place in San Diego County over the last 8 months, this operation was successful. During February up through September of this past year, undercover authorities were able to seize over 70 vehicles totaling $1.1 billion in value. This lot included U-Hauls as well as vehicles ranging from new and luxuries to old and on its last leg. These criminals believed Read More …

What Does The Auto Future Hold?

As technology advances nearly every day, the auto industry is no different, changing arguably faster than most industries. We have seen the auto industry progress very far and very quickly compared to the past, with the rise of autonomous vehicles showing up more and more and becoming more common and accepted. There has now been speculation how the automobile industry will change in the near future, with many thinking that 100% autonomous vehicles will be covering the roads, completely eliminating the need for Read More …

How To Boost Your Cars Value

What’s the importance of a clean car? Not much if you don’t mind the mess but if you’re thinking of selling your vehicle, better get ready to clean and do some touchups. Depending on the situation, a clean and well kept car at the time of the sale could earn you an extra $300-$500 by just doing some simple work yourself. And on top of that, you may even be able to earn more, in some cases nearly $2,000 more by doing some Read More …

High Prices Holding Back Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have made progress that some may never have thought possible, they have made a dent in the auto industry and are becoming more and more available nationwide and worldwide. Yet the biggest obstacle still remains, getting these vehicles down in price in order to make them more affordable for the every day, middle class person. Many people have gotten on board with the changing world, better and more efficient technology, autonomous vehicles. This goes the same for electric vehicles and their Read More …

Frequent Car Wrecks Spike Georgia Auto Insurance Rates

An average of four people die on Georgia roads each day, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation, sparking alarm for both drivers and insurance companies alike. In 2016 Georgia led the nation in car insurance rate increases, and with the consistency of these fatal accidents as well as the number of high risk drivers, this is not expected to change any time soon. The problem seems to be speeding and reckless driving as well the increased number of drivers on the road, Read More …

Actions Affect Auto Insurance Rates

While many drivers and homeowners know how much they pay per year and per month for auto or home insurance plans, many are not aware that their behavior and actions can and do affect your monthly and yearly rates. Auto insurance risk factors really do make an impact on your fees and plans. Knowing how some of these factors work and what goes into insurance companies quotes can help you in the future to pick a better plan and even save money in Read More …

Auto Insurance Rates Higher In City

Urban drivers and dwellers may already know this, don’t expect to pay less for auto insurance when city living. New reports have shown that in Ohio where auto insurance is generally cheap, you won’t find those same rates in Toledo. We know that auto insurance rates have to do with your driving history, your employment, your type of coverage and where you work and live, but does living in the city really affect rates that much? In Ohio, it sure does. Insurance companies Read More …

Porsche Classics Get Theft Protection

A classic is a classic for a reason and in the auto industry, no one knows that better than Porsche. People cherish these vehicles and for good reason, they are beautiful, expensive and rare. Also making them very appealing to the common car thief. That is why Porsche has introduced a new technology to protect their old classics, offering anti-theft assistance. This new feature, once installed, will allow Porsche to communicate with a security network and be able to get alarmed if the Read More …

Marketing Technology To Impact Automobile Industry

The automobile industry is changing. With new autonomous features, such as self-parking and automatic braking, becoming more and more common and accepted, automobile companies need to shift their focus from creating the most flashy cars, to answering the drive of the industry, more personal and more technological touches. Automobile companies, who spent the last few decades fighting over sales and wanting the top product, are now teaming up to create smarter and more efficient vehicles, whether they be electric or more autonomous, self-driving. Read More …

Factors That Influence Auto Insurance Rates

Since the boom of the automobile industry, drivers have been skeptical of auto insurance and the amount they pay for it monthly and yearly. Recent reports show that the average American driver pays roughly $1,300 per year for car insurance while some drivers pay far less and some far more. Many people do not realize what goes into affect on how insurance companies judge you on how much they will charge for auto insurance. The reasoning behind all their behind the scenes work Read More …

Driverless Vehicles Closer Than We Think

Auto accidents and injuries seem to be occurring more and more now with drivers being more distracted by technologies such as smart phones, the question of driverless vehicles must come up. As the world moves quickly and efficiently in upgrading the communication and technology sectors, automobiles and insurance companies cannot avoid this fact. At current, the types of driverless vehicles, also known as autonomous vehicles, are noted to be moderately safer than those being driven by a person. While this may not seem Read More …

Michigan Auto Insurance Bill Not Passed

Recent talks of a bill to reduce auto insurance in Michigan was met with protests a week before the bill was settled on. These protestors got what they wanted, the bill was not passed. In Michigan, auto insurance rates are generally among the highest in the nation. This bill claimed it would help lower these rates across the state and allow more and more people to be able to afford and keep a vehicle insurance plan. It is estimated that nearly half of Read More …

BMW North America Issues Pair Of Recalls

This past week, the big time motor vehicle producer, BMW, has issued a pair of recalls on vehicles ranging from 2006-2011 due to potential overheating which may lead to the vehicles catching fire. The total count seems to be nearly 1 million vehicles being recalled at this time. BMW began looking into this potential problem back in 2006 but did not do a full on research into the problem. After more of these incidents being reported, BMW, in meetings with the National Highway Read More …

Alabama Starts Mandatory Auto Insurance Law

November 1st, 2017. Alabama has potentially changed auto insurance. Alabama has introduced a new law which will allow law enforcement officers to be able to penalize drivers who do not have insurance. This law went into effect today. This is a big step and something which many Alabama residents think is long over due. The law may turn out to make a huge difference, allowing non-insured drivers to be ticketed an amount of $200 for the first offense and more for any future Read More …

Autonomy Safety Features Growing

One of the newest vehicle features is growing, autonomy and advanced safety features. Far and wide we are seeing more vehicles being made that have the ability to stop accidents before they happen. Consumers are quickly getting on board but the question still remains, how safe and secure are these features? Today, more than 60% of new vehicles offer some type of autonomy feature, compared to less than a quarter of new cars five years ago. The advances are huge, from features such as Read More …

Pilot Program To Alert Owners Of Un-repaired Vehicle Recalls

In Maryland, the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration has begun funding a project which would allow them to notify residents of Maryland if there are any open recalls or repairs at the time they are registering their vehicles. This would be a huge break and benefit due to the fact that so many people either ignore these recalls or are not aware these recalls are actually going on for their vehicles. In the past, automakers have had a hard time being able to reach out Read More …

Michigan Bill To Decrease Auto Insurance Likely To Not Get Passed

On Monday in Plymouth Michigan, a group of protestors showed up in front of the town hall to oppose the possibility of a bill being passed that would supposedly lower auto insurance rates. The reason for the opposition is that these residents and others throughout Michigan feel that the new bill would not lower the prices of auto insurance rates. In Michigan, auto insurance costs are generally among the highest in the nation and this bill would try to change that, allowing the Read More …