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 |  Sep 10 2014, 12:32 PM

The Hagerty Garage

Nestled in the untamed wilds of Northern Michigan, or more specifically the charming mini-metropolis of Traverse City, is a world-class collection of vintage cars you’ve probably never seen or even heard of before.

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 |  Aug 06 2014, 7:42 AM

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Insurance companies are becoming increasingly tech savvy about monitoring their customers.

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 |  May 26 2014, 12:02 PM

How to Cut Down on Insurance Costs


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Car insurance can be costly, but there are quite a few ways to reduce your monthly premium. Continue Reading…

 |  May 09 2014, 1:31 PM

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Cars are expensive any way you take them: Broken ones need to be fixed and fixed ones don’t come cheap. But the costs to own a car actually dropped in 2013 according to the results of a new study.

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 |  May 02 2014, 4:02 PM

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City drivers can potentially save money by turning to a pay-by-mile auto insurance policy.

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 |  May 01 2014, 10:15 AM

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Walmart is known for its low prices, questionable labor practices and general ruthlessness. But the retail giant that sells everything from fresh bread to fishing bait is about to enter a new market: car insurance.

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 |  Apr 25 2014, 10:54 AM

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You could be saving up to $300 annually by switching your auto insurance company.

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 |  Nov 13 2013, 10:31 AM

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Your credit score could play a significant role on how much you’re paying for auto insurance a new study has revealed.

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 |  Oct 03 2013, 9:02 AM

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According to a recent study, less than 10 percent of drivers will compare insurance rates when it’s time to renew their policy.

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 |  Aug 21 2013, 7:02 PM

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According to recent research, more than one-in-three insured drivers would considering switching to usage-based car insurance.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 2:45 PM

 

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Overall customer satisfaction with auto insurance companies are on the decline in 2013 from an all-time high in 2012.

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 |  Jun 25 2013, 10:11 AM

 

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Insurance is one of the costliest parts of owning a vehicle and most drivers would do anything in their power to lower their rates. But would you go so far as to hand over your personal driving data? Continue Reading…

 |  Dec 19 2012, 11:02 AM

Out in the United Kingdom, women’s insurance premiums could soar as high as 24-percent more than what they’re currently paying thanks to the EU’s Gender Directive that will be put into effect December 21st.

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 |  Dec 13 2012, 12:02 PM

You might have seen a commercial by now advertising Progressive’s “Snapshot” service. Even if you haven’t, it’s likely to happen soon. 

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 |  Dec 07 2012, 4:01 PM

This winter season, are you worried about the driving habits of other drivers, or the weather affecting your car’s driving characteristics?

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 |  Dec 06 2012, 6:32 PM

Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating blow to classic car collecting ever according to Hagerty Insurance.

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 4:01 PM

Snow and ice on the road can make for a slippery drive home, and the snowflakes falling from the sky can limit your visibility, so it’s no wonder that there’s a definite increase in insurance claims once winter starts.

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 |  Nov 22 2012, 6:32 PM

It turns out that deer season is dangerous for more people than the Elmer Fudds among us who hunt without an orange vest. 

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 |  Nov 07 2012, 1:02 PM

Fisker is reporting that it lost $30 million in inventory after Superstorm Sandy flooded a New Jersey port.

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 |  Aug 28 2012, 1:45 PM

Your car is at a standstill, your heart is racing, if you’ve just been in an accident, chances are you’re a little shook up. Take a deep breath. There are a few things to go over when you get into an accident, especially if another driver is involved.

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 |  Jul 10 2012, 6:40 PM

Drivers who buy auto insurance from Progressive are probably accustomed to the idea of having their driving patterns tracked for the chance at a discount, but now the company is using its program to tempt customers from under competing companies.

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 |  Jun 25 2012, 6:02 PM

Everyone should take note of this: Swedish company Autoliv is developing an in-car breathalyzer that works automatically to keep drivers from taking intoxicated trips.

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 |  Jun 25 2012, 3:52 PM

Overall, drivers are more satisfied with their insurance companies this year than last, according to J. D. Power’s 2012 U.S. Auto Insurance Study.

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 |  Apr 25 2012, 12:10 PM

Relief at the gas pump seems to be a pipe dream. Prices are rising and drivers are rethinking budgets to accommodate. One way to help save money is through your insurance.

According to certified financial planner Rick Rodgers, car insurance can be a good place to start saving money.

The average annual insurance premium is $850 and Rodgers offered some tips to meet or beat that rate.

Shop Around:

“Your insurance agent doesn’t have a lot of incentive to reduce your premiums,” Rodgers said. He encourages car owners to look around at other insurance agents who will be happy to provide you with lower rates.

Thanks to the internet and the growing insurance industry, it’s easier to compare rates than ever before. Rodgers said he knows someone who saved $1,600 on his premiums by switching agents.

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