Pros and Cons of Advanced Car Tech

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The extensive advancements in technology is being incorporated to new cars. There are so many things that are being made much easier, behind the wheel, included. Most cars are allowing drivers to connect their internet connected cell phone to their vehicle. In fact, 32 out of 44 new car brands have this option. This means…

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7 Home Improvement Tips and Inspiration

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Owning a home is a big responsibility, especially financially. But, it can also be very rewarding, especially if you keep updating it. However, taking a look at your home and finding everything that is not up to par can sometimes be extremely overwhelming, especially with the potential costs or if you are doing it yourself.…

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Update on Uber Safety

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Uber is arguably the most well-known name in the rideshare industry. For better or for worse, Uber is all over news sites. They constantly battle with their top competitor Lyft, trying to gain and retain their customers by adding features to make things both easier and safer. The number of Uber drivers has increased, especially…

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Crash Course in Boat Engines Overheating

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As the weather get warmer and warmer, so does the engine of your boat. Warmer weather means that it is a good time to hit the water which is incredible news for boat owners. But, before you set out on your summer adventure it is important to know some of the risk involved and how…

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Road Rage and the Psychology Behind It

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Road rage has been around for ages, but it is becoming an even greater problem. Many experts attribute the issue that is quickly becoming an epidemic to the fast paced nature of our lives in today’s society. Multitasking is everything which is why more and more drivers are focused on their phone or other things…

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Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

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Independence Day is celebrated by most Americans, honoring the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, back in 1776. Now, July 4th is spent entertaining your friends and family with extravagant parades, firework shows, barbecues, and more. With all of the festivities involved with the Fourth of July comes potential danger. Here are a few things…

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Ensuring Your Vehicle Is Covered On Your UK Road Trip

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U.S. tourists are flocking to the UK, with numbers at their highest level since the 1980s, according to The Telegraph. The Office For National Statistics reports that between July and September 2017 there were 1.19 million trips made to the UK by American tourists, compared to just 641,022 in quarter one. A great way to explore…

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Reckless Driving and Tips to Avoid it

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Unfortunately, reckless driving has been flooding the headlines recently. Most stories are regarding casualities due to collisions with at least one driver involved exhibiting reckless behaviors. The term reckless driving covers a wide array of behaviors. Here are a few things should know about reckless driving and how to reduce the likelihood that you will…

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Motorcycle Safety for the Summer

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There is nothing quite like the summer breeze hitting your face as you glide through the streets on your motorcycle. The warm summer weather makes hitting the road on your motorcycle even more appealing and nothing shy of thrilling. But, with more bikes on the road it increases the likelihood of an accident. Statistics show…

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Will Your Home Insurance Cover Infestations?

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Will Your Home Insurance Cover Infestations? Rats are a common problem for many American homeowners, causing over $19 billion worth of damage each year. A further $5 million worth of damage is caused by termites. These pests burrow into millions of homes around the country, seeking food and shelter, but they can begin to chip away at…

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Cargo: Another Rideshare Innovation

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Cargo is coming! The company is coming to Grab, a rideshare service in southeast Asia, at least. Cargo also says that they have been working independently with certain Uber and Lyft drivers everywhere, too. So, what is Cargo? Cargo is a service that provides boxes to rideshare drivers filled with snacks, drinks, and beauty products.…

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Uber and Bikeshare Hitting the Windy City

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Uber, the rideshare giant, has been dominating the news with new features and developments to their company. Word was already out earlier this year when the company acquired the bikeshare company Jump and not too long after, their hefty rival Lyft was rumored to be acquiring the bikeshare company Motivate. The two well-know rideshare companies are…

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4th of July and Boating Safety

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July 4th, 2018 falls on a Wednesday this year, so experts expect that many of the festivities will start early this year. People will be celebrating starting June 29th, the Friday before and will keep it going throughout the weekend and maybe the weekend after, too. Especially with the heat, this means that many people…

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Changes You Need to Know About Rideshare Insurance

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Uber has announced significant changes to their insurance program in a handful of states. Most notably that James River is no longer their primary insurance company. According to Uber, other companies across the nation will take over insurance responsibilities. Several drivers are questioning just what this change means, and for good reason. Getting into an…

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How to Protect Yourself From Internet Scams

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  June 2018 is known as Scam Awareness Month, so now is a good time to discuss scams and how to protect yourself from them, especially in light of recent events. Researchers have found that over 72% of people surveyed have been targeted by scammers over a two year period, 2015-2017. This means that is crucial…

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Tips and Tricks for Saving on Auto Insurance

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Finding the best auto insurance rates can sometimes be tricky. It is absolutely necessary to be insured on the roads, though. In fact, it is required, by Illinois state law to have coverage. Some find auto insurance to be extremely expensive but, there are ways to help make it more affordable. Here are some things to consider…

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In-Depth Boat Coverage at Any Depth

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Many proud boat owners are concerned about the safety and protection of their watercraft while in use. But, what about when on land? While transporting? Your insurance policy may or may not be covering your boat at all depths. Here are some of the basics of boat insurance to know if you are covered, whether…

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Uber and Lyft Go Head to Head

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Uber and Lyft are the rideshare giants of the US, constantly fighting to get to the top. They are constantly trending and receiving attention from many news outlets, one wild story after the next. There were always rumblings about competition, but recent developments make rivalry the main topic. Lyft Lyft has allegedly made a $250…

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Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day

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June 18th marks National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day. There are many benefits to riding a motorcycle rather than driving a car, too. However, many have safety concerns regarding motorcycles. Here are a few things you should know about motorcycles in honor of June 18th. Los Angeles is known for many things, including vast…

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Cars Collecting Personal Data

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The technology in cars is incredible and there are new developments and ideas very often. It has recently been released that some newer cars will be releasing models that include cameras that face inside the vehicle. A lot of modern vehicles already have back facing cameras, sensors, etc. Some vehicles are even implementing digital license plates which…

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Man Driving on LSD

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LSD does not stand for Lake Shore Drive on this headline. It is not a first, either, as drug related crimes are flooding the news. Many drug related crimes involve cars, too which is why affordable auto insurance is more important than ever. Researchers report that the number of drug arrests are down, but the amount of…

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Grill Safety Tips

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We have hit the time of year where the amount of Americans grilling is at its peak. Warm weather welcomes summer barbecues and picnics. An increase of users increases the likelihood for accidents involving grills. Here are a few safety tips to remind users of some good habits to add to their routine and maintain.…

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Planning Your Summer Escape

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When you think of summer, you think vacation. There are many factors to consider when planning a getaway whether it be 50 or 500 miles away. Many people probably already have their travel plans in place, but here are a few things to help make your trip as memorable as possible whether it be to…

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Distracted Driving Awareness

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The large number of crashes daily is something that first responders and auto insurance companies are well aware of. But, many are unaware of the growing numbers of accidents and fatalities caused by distracted driving. According to recent statistics, 9 people in the United States die everyday due to distracted driving. Here are a few common things…

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Owning a Car vs Using Rideshare

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It is not a secret that buying, owning, and maintaining a car costs a significant amount of money. Especially now, when gas prices are high and continue to increase. What if you could avoid paying as much as you do right now? Even while still getting to where you need to go? Many city dwellers can. In…

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Car Recalls, Reliability Ratings, and Auto Insurance

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Researchers debate whether reliability and and recalls are correlated. Many statistics support that they are in fact related. Insurance companies agree, in fact auto insurance companies have higher premiums for vehicles with lower reliability ratings. How To Shop Ideally you should search for vehicles that have higher reliability ratings because they will have lower insurance…

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Rideshare Traffic Threatening Safety

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The constant buzz about the rideshare industry continues and does not appear to be making an exit from the headlines anytime soon. Each company has some ground rules for drivers and passengers that are said to be broken constantly. However, now drivers are breaking traffic laws which takes rideshare rule-breaking to another level. This issue is especially…

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Are Your Teens Using Ridesharing?

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Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are extremely helpful for a variety of people who need to get from one place to another. They are especially helpful with business, travel, or even a night on the town. Either way, the intention of the service is to help get from one location to another, safely.…

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