Expect Crowded Labor Day Streets with More Drivers in a Better Economy

Posted on August 29, 2013

Labor Day: an unofficial end to summer, an official beginning to football, and a weekend where drivers hit the streets by the tens of millions nationwide.

This year, estimates from the AAA project a post-recession high of 34.1 million people traveling 50 miles or more between Thursday and Monday, while 29.2 million is expected to travel by car, a 4.3 percent jump from last year.

More Drivers on Roads Due to Good Economy, Lower Gas Prices

AAA president Robert Darbelnet attributed the estimated uptick in drivers “to the increasingly positive economic outlook.”

Also contributing to the increase in drivers are gas prices that have fallen from record-highs last summer and present less of a deterrent to motorists. According to the AAA, mid-August gas prices were 2.7 percent lower on average compared to the same period last year; the current national average is $3.54 a gallon.

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The Heat is On for Car Thefts During Summertime

Posted on July 12, 2013

Seasons brings their own special sets of concerns for drivers who worry about stolen cars.

In wintertime, it’s engines left running and “puffer” thefts.

At the height of summer, drivers should be wary of car thefts in general. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), July and August show the highest number of stolen cars compared to other months of the year.

And with July also being National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, we at Online Auto Insurance (OAI) present the following updates and tips for policyholders who want to protect themselves against theft and what to do if a car has already been swiped.

Preliminary Car Theft Numbers Show Increase

This year’s month of awareness and prevention might be especially relevant, given that the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) recently reported preliminary nationwide theft figures that show an uptick in the number of stolen vehicles. It’s the first increase in years.

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Winter Weather Tips: Insurance and Car Needs

Posted on January 28, 2013

Snowed-in car
Baby, it’s cold outside.

But since you really can’t stay, heed some advice before driving in that wintertime snow, sleet, and rain.

Last week the Midwest and northeastern U.S. was blanketed with snow and iced with freezing temperatures. Weather forecasts say more is on the way this week, but we all have chores to do, things to eat, people to see. So what are drivers to do when they have to brave the cold?

Things to Remember about Your Insurance

With ice and snow on the roads and reduced visibility come the higher likelihood of getting into an accident and having to file a claim.

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Auto Insurance Info from Online Communities

Posted on February 1, 2012

People with computers around globe

The average auto insurance policy can be confusing for many people. Plans can include an array of coverages, limits and exclusions that are likely to be unique for every motorist. Despite these potential complications, the Internet has allowed communities to form that are dedicated to an assortment of topics, including vehicle coverage. On these forums and message boards, like-minded motorists congregate to discuss laws, coverages, policy providers and a wealth of insurance related topics. Joining an auto insurance community can help motorists find top rated coverage providers and learn more about their existing policies.

One of the leading qualities that motorists search for when shopping for vehicle coverage is an adequate price. Forums and other online resources can provide motorists with extensive information on how to efficiently shop for quotes, compare discounts, and find a quality coverage provider. Finding an insurer that interacts well with customers is an important quality for insurance companies to possess after an accident, and online communities can serve as an excellent place to find more information about individual insurers. While family and friends can provide valuable insight into how well a company interacts with customers, an online community can usually offer a wider spectrum of opinions and reviews, giving drivers more information to compare.

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Easy and Free Auto Insurance Quotes

Posted on May 18, 2009

free insurance quotesAre you are tired of looking for the right auto insurance? Frustrated with all of the confusing terminology? Do you want to get an idea of what your ideal policy would cost you without the hassle of an auto insurance agent insisting you purchase? Well stop looking and start reading (the remainder of this article, that is!). For your convenience, we have put together a list of questions regarding the ease of finding auto insurance with no cost. Below you find popular concerns and questions that most drivers looking for auto insurance face.

Where do I start looking for auto insurance?
There are many places to start looking for auto insurance, but your best bet is right here on our site. Enter in your zip code and answer the remaining questions honestly. Then, you will be given a list of auto insurance companies — including the more well-known companies — that are in your area who are willing to supply you with auto insurance. You can compare prices and companies side by side and think about which company would best suit you. When you have made your decision, you have the option of purchasing a policy online at that time. If you choose not to purchase a policy, don’t worry, you won’t be charged any fees. We offer our services to everyone to give a fair chance to all drivers to get the best auto insurance available.

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