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If you're about to spring for a new vehicle, you may be wondering about the various warranties and coverage offered through the dealership and your insurance company. Specifically, you may be hearing about "New Vehicle Replacement Coverage" - and wondering whether that's something you should ask your agent about. READ MORE >>

  Self-driving cars promise to transform the automobile industry - and not just for insurers. A recent report in Insurance Journal states that self-driving cars will completely change life for motorcyclists -- for the better. It's a simple safety equation: when robots are at the wheel, far fewer bikers will die on the road. READ MORE >>

The insurance industry has been hit with hundreds of thousands of claims in the wake of recent hurricanes - but it's not just homeowners and business owners who are filing the claims. Car owners have flooded insurers with claims, the New York Times reports. READ MORE >>

Car insurance companies are paying out claims in record high numbers. Inevitably, this will have an effect on your insurance premium, as insurers have to raise rates to offset these claims. What's causing this spike in claims, and what can you do? The experts at Selective Insurance explain the 4 reasons your car insurance rates are rising: READ MORE >>

We all know we shouldn't be texting while driving. Soon, Apple will make it impossible to text and drive. Apple's iOS 11, a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices, will contain a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature. READ MORE >>

Have a kid in a car seat? The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines recently on car seat usage and safety. The CDC's updated guidelines are more concise and transparent, making life much easier for parents! Here's what you need to know about the CDC's updated car seat guidelines: READ MORE >>

Insurance provides peace of mind for whatever life throws your way, which is priceless. However, insurance itself does come with a price. And, while there are many ways to save money with your policies, the truth of the matter is, not all policies are worth it. But there are certain types of insurance every single person needs, period. READ MORE >>

Summer break's here, and more and more of us are likely hitting the road for vacation! And with increased driving comes increased risk for accidents. Before you hit the road, however, it's important to be prepared in the event of an accident. READ MORE >>

It's a fact: most car accidents are the result of distracted driving. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each day over 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. READ MORE >>

Car seat safety is so important -- and many of us are (unintentionally) putting our kids at risk due to improper car seat use and installation. Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a series of videos aimed to educate the public on proper car seat safety. READ MORE >>

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