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Category: Auto Insurance

Monitored Driving

In 1998, Progressive Insurance became the first automotive carrier to use what’s called telematics to track its policyholders’ driving habits, and other major insurers followed suit. According to The Idaho National Laboratory, telematics are defined as a “combination of computer science, telecommunications,and vehicles, with the goal of controlling a vehicle or collecting vehicle data.”  Many car insurers offer policyholders the opportunity to have a telematics...

Wildfire Prevention

Most of Tennessee turned a watchful eye to Sevier County and Great Smoky Mountains National Park as news of wildfire devastating the area sparked a massive relief and containment operation  According to a news report from CBS-affiliate WYMT, the Hatcher Mountain and Millstone Gap wildfires combined damaged approximately 220 structures and consumed roughly 3,500 acres. The Insurance Information Institute reported that in 2021, Tennessee experienced...

How to Get Better Gas Mileage (And Other Questions About Fuel Economy)

If you’re looking for ways to tighten your monthly budget, there’s an unexpected place you can look: Your garage. No, we’re not telling you to sell your car (although that’s certainly an option). Rather, it’s time to take a closer look at the way you drive and take care of your vehicle. As gas prices climb, both of these habits can make a bigger impact...

Comprehensive vs. Collision Auto Insurance

Comprehensive and collision are two different types of auto insurance coverage. You may want to bundle them together for added protection. Comprehensive may cover situations that collision does not, and vice versa. What Is Comprehensive Auto Insurance? Comprehensive pays for damage to your vehicle caused by non-collision-related covered events. These events may include vandalism, theft, hail, or fire. Comprehensive may also cover a collision with...

Heading Out of Town? Remember These Driver Safety Tips

Americans love their road trips and head out in vast numbers to visit relatives, camp, fish, hunt, visit resorts and theme parks, or enjoy our beautiful country. Before you leave town on your road trip, take the time to review these driver safety tips – they could save a life. A Vehicle Check-Up Before any long trip, ensure your vehicle is in top running condition....