Archive for February, 2016
How Are IIHS Safety Awards calculated?
While an individual’s driving record, age, and experience can influence the price of insurance, another big factor is the car’s safety rating. Some vehicles have an advantage when it comes to avoiding accidents, and those are often cheaper to insure. Some of the best measures of vehicle crash safety are the IIHS safety scores. But how are IIHS Safety Awards calculated and what do they mean? Keep reading for an overview. (more…)
Car Insurance Rules for Wisconsin
Car insurance payments can take a major chunk out of your monthly paycheck. And if you are a safe driver who has never had an accident, it can be hard to believe that you actually need that insurance. You may have asked yourself “Do I have to have car insurance in Wisconsin?” However, in addition to it being the law in Wisconsin, there are good reasons to keep car insurance on your vehicle. Keep reading for an overview of car insurance rules for Wisconsin. And along the way you’ll probably get a good idea why you need the stuff. (more…)
There’s a vast difference between the used car that you grab on the lot at reasonable financing levels, the super-old car that your grandfather is still driving around even though it’s making horrible noises, and a classic car. A person can often tell the difference just by looking at the vehicle, but really what is the definition of a classic car? (more…)
The second that you sign the paperwork for a new car, that dreaded depreciation sets in and begins ever so slowly (or quickly) to eat away at the value of your vehicle. While that may not matter much if you plan to drive your car until it goes to the great auto show in the sky, it can significantly affect trade-in and resale value. We’re going to look at what is car depreciation and what it means to you. (more…)
Roughly every four years, the shortest month of the year gets a little extra boost. Yes, February is STILL the shortest month of the year, even on a Leap Year, but it’s still an extra day, and who doesn’t want just one more day. So what should you do this leap year to celebrate February 29? This year, Chevrolet is encouraging people to share a little kindness with the #DayItForward campaign. Keep reading more information on this and other ways to spend your Leap Day. (more…)