How Much Can You Save on Insurance with Defensive Driving?

Auto insurance companies love safe drivers, and often, they show their appreciation for safe drivers in the form of discounts. Most often, that means drivers who complete defensive driving and other specialized driver education programs may be eligible for significant discounts on auto insurance premiums. Just think: you can save money by learning how to be safer on the road! … Read More

The Safe Driver’s Guide to Auto Insurance

Good driving means great auto insurance rates: it’s as simple as that. If you’re a safe driver, you can save money on car insurance. Demonstrate your good driving habits with a spotless driving record, and you can earn lower rates from your auto insurer with discounts that pay off year after year as you continue your safe driving habits. Consider … Read More

14 Tips for Driving Around 18 Wheelers

Each year, more than 4,000 fatal accidents involving large trucks or buses occur. And while car drivers often think of truck drivers as big bullies of the road, the fact is that 72% of crashes between large trucks and passenger vehicles are caused by car drivers. Driving too fast, improper following, and failure to stay in an appropriate lane are often the cause of … Read More

What Teens Need to Know About Safe Driving

Driving as a teen is exhilarating. After years of being driven around, it’s finally your turn to take the wheel and be in charge of where you want to go and when. This independence is incredible for new drivers — but it also comes with serious responsibility. While teen driving is the most exciting time to be behind the wheel, … Read More

What to do if You Hit an Animal with Your Car

Every accident is upsetting, but hitting an animal is especially traumatizing, especially if it involves someone’s pet. But animal accidents do unfortunately happen. You can take steps to prevent animal accidents and do your best to minimize damage and injuries. If you hit an animal despite your best efforts, you can help by calling authorities for help and getting the … Read More

Safely Maintaining Your Vehicle

Defensive driving habits are important, but they can only keep you safe if your vehicle itself is in good working condition for safe operation. Hazards like overheated engines, worn down or low tires, even old windshield wipers can make your vehicle dangerous to drive. Even if you can’t follow every maintenance recommendation, stay on top of these basic car maintenance … Read More

Stopping Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a dangerous national epidemic. It’s responsible for thousands of lives lost on the road and nearly half a million fatalities. In this info-graphic, you can see just how deadly distracted driving can be — and learn how you can take action to stop it today. Share this Post Want more? Take a look at these statistics that … Read More

17 Ways to Save Money on Car Maintenance

Maintaining a vehicle can be expensive. There’s gas, oil changes, scheduled maintenance, new tires and brake pads, and even the odd check engine light to take care of now and then. If you’re running to the dealership or the most expensive shop in town for every task, you’re spending too much. But you’re also asking for trouble if you’re completely … Read More

Don’t Fall For It: Common Ticket Scams to Avoid

Getting a ticket is always bad news. But when you get a ticket that’s not even real, you could be in serious trouble — and not with the law. New ticket scams are targeting drivers throughout the United States, capturing personal information, stealing money and identities, and installing viruses and malware. Ticket scams prey on fear. Most drivers are scared … Read More

18 Tips for Reducing Your Car’s Carbon Footprint

Vehicle emissions make up more than 50% of the average household’s carbon footprint. That’s more than appliances, heating and cooling, and waste combined. As a result, highway vehicles release about 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year and contribute to global climate change. While it may not be practical for every household to simply stop driving to … Read More