The Real Reason 2015 Ford F-150 Insurance Prices Haven't Skyrocketed

Since the 2015 Ford F-150 came out, people have been asking if its unprecedented aluminum construction translates to higher repair and insurance costs. Well, thanks to the way insurance premiums are calculated the definitive answer is "no." At least, for now. » 3/18/15 6:20pm 3/18/15 6:20pm

Why The 2015 Jeep Wrangler Is The Cheapest Car In America To Insure

In a survey that quoted 1,500 new vehicles with six major insurance companies in every state, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport was found to be the cheapest to insure. Its average annual premium was less than a third of the most expensive insurance case; the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo. » 3/18/15 11:36am 3/18/15 11:36am

​Progressive Insurance's Driver Tracking Tool Is Ridiculously Insecure

Progressive Insurance offers customers the option to plug a device into their cars' OBDII ports to track their driving and lower their insurance rates. Unsurprisingly, it's about as secure as a Tiffany necklace left on a sidewalk. But that doesn't mean the dongle will turn your car into a killer robot. » 1/20/15 4:30pm 1/20/15 4:30pm

Even If You Repair A Crashed Car, Your Resale Value Will Not Recuperate

You slow down for a red light and the moron behind you is texting. He doesn't stop in time and hits you from behind, not hard, but just enough to damage your bumper. You make a claim with your insurance and pay your deductible. Then you go to trade your car and find out that the accident has cost you in the way of… » 10/08/14 12:48pm 10/08/14 12:48pm

Flawed Insurance Study Perpetuates Myth that Bigger is Safer

Parents ask me all the time to recommend a vehicle for their 1st time driver. I try to steer them in the way of a mid-size sedan, something along the lines of an Accord or Malibu. However, many parents are stuck in the mindset that they want their son or daughter driving the largest tank possible, because it is… » 4/27/14 5:28pm 4/27/14 5:28pm

10 Things You Need to Know About Driver's License Points

Scoring points is a good thing, unless it's on your driving record. Still, if you know how your state's point system works, you'll have a better game plan for keeping your license —and your auto insurance rates low. » 3/04/14 5:09pm 3/04/14 5:09pm

How to Maximize Your Insurance Payout By Doing Your Own Repairs

You probably aren't talking to your insurance company on a good day. However, if you have to get repairs done to your home or car, you can often get them to pay you for doing the repairs yourself (or choosing your own shop). » 11/04/13 8:55am 11/04/13 8:55am

Men Dent Cars And Then Lie About It To Their Wives

A lot of husbands like to think they're better drivers than their wives. A lot of wives like to think that they're better drivers than their husbands. So what do they tell each other when they do something wrong in a car? Apparently, not much. » 4/18/13 12:12pm 4/18/13 12:12pm

Fisker Lost $30 Million Worth Of Cars In Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy had absolutely devastating effects on the Northeast last week. And as we exclusively told you, that included a fire that destroyed 16 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrids in Port Newark, New Jersey. » 11/07/12 12:12pm 11/07/12 12:12pm

State Farm Built The Harvey Dent Of Camaros, Can You Tell Its Good Side…

Meet Two Face the Camaro. Can you tell which is the good half and which is the bad on this '68 convertible? » 7/18/12 2:00pm 7/18/12 2:00pm

Lindsay Lohan Wasn't Allowed To Drive The Porsche She Crashed

Mere weeks after Hollywood train wreck Lindsay Lohan crashed a rented Porsche 911 into the back of an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway, it has come to light that she violated the terms of an insurance policy by driving. » 6/19/12 12:30pm 6/19/12 12:30pm

Are You Getting The Best Auto Insurance Rate?

Your current auto insurer (and perhaps other service providers) may be holding out on you. If you're eligible for a lower rate, you probably won't be automatically given one unless you ask for it. In one case, the New York Times reports, one man would have been paying twice as much on his policy had he not gotten a… » 2/20/12 12:45pm 2/20/12 12:45pm

Man "intentionally" drove $2.2 million Bugatti Veyron into lake

A Texas court may soon decide if the man who drove his Bugatti Veyron into a lake was committing fraud after his insurance company claimed he crashed the car on purpose to collect $2.2 million in insurance money. Wait, it wasn't a low-flying pelican? You don't say. » 11/29/11 4:30pm 11/29/11 4:30pm

First U.S. Fiat 500 crashed with less than 1K miles

The owner of this Massachusetts-based Fiat 500 managed to get tangled into an accident with just 969 miles on the odometer. Now all that stands between you and driving a limited-edition Cinquecento is nearly $10,000 in repairs. » 5/09/11 11:00am 5/09/11 11:00am

The $1.5 million Veyron dipped in a Texas lake hits a salvage auction

It's been more than a year since a Texan drove his $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron into a lake in the most expensive case of distracted driving yet known. Now you can own the baptized Veyron, but it needs work. » 3/21/11 1:30pm 3/21/11 1:30pm

Why you shouldn't drive when you're gravely ill

After a 46-year-old Montana cancer patient died in a 2009 traffic accident, insurer MetLife ruled he had committed suicide — and therefore his wife and children couldn't collect a $224,000 life insurance policy. It's not a one-time scam. » 3/09/11 9:30am 3/09/11 9:30am

How Much Is A Totaled Ford GT Worth To You?

Three months back, we wrote about a $200,000 Ford GT totaled by a tuner. Now it's been digested by the insurance process and spit out at a salvage auction. How much would you pay for a crunched supercar? » 1/11/11 10:30am 1/11/11 10:30am

How You'll Trade Your Privacy For Cheaper Car Insurance

America's auto insurers will push for new driver monitoring systems, such as in-car video cameras, as a way to cut costs and crashes. Who needs driverless cars when all drivers could soon get an electronic nanny? » 12/03/10 1:30pm 12/03/10 1:30pm

The Ten Cars Insurance Companies Hate

Your insurance agent likely prefers you drive a Corvette instead of a Mitsubishi Lancer. That's because, according to the IIHS, Lancer owners report the highest relative insurance losses. Corvette owners? The lowest. Here are the ten biggest insurance losers. » 10/21/10 10:30am 10/21/10 10:30am