Common Auto Insurance Discounts

We all know that we need auto insurance – it’s an absolute necessity in the world today. But how much time lately have you spent exploring your insurance options, or even looking into discounts within your current insurance company? Insurance companies offer a lot of incentives to reward good driving behavior, as well as incentives for various other aspects of life that they believe show responsibility. That is because this is exactly the type of person they would like to have on their plans! Read further to learn more about some of the most common insurance discounts that you may be eligible to receive.

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Emissions Testing in Arizona

Air pollution is a big cause for concern. Motor vehicle CO2 emissions are one of the major causes of air pollution, which is why there are laws on a state-by-state basis that enforce setting emissions standards through vehicle emissions testing. There is greatly increased traffic in the metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson, which is why emissions testing in Arizona was implemented in the early 1990s.

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Will an Accident with an Animal Affect your Insurance?

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Depending on what part of Arizona you’re driving through, you may notice a significant amount of wildlife or wildlife warning signs. Although Arizona as a whole it not thought of to be an area where an accident with an animal is especially common, you will likely notice a lot of elk, deer and cattle if you are in driving through Northern Arizona. Be especially cautious at dusk, or after dark – this is when wildlife will be the most active. We have a very large elk population; drive slowly and with care in these areas to avoid both the emotional and financial trauma associated with these incidents.

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Beware of Windshield Repair Scams

Incidents of windshield repair scams have been a problem in recent years. There has been a crackdown in recent years to help prevent this type of situation, but you should still be extra cautious if an unsolicited stranger tells you there is damage to your windshield that needs to be repaired or replaced right away. You might not find anything wrong with the deal as that person might even lure you by offering free movie tickets or gift cards along with the free windshield replacement. But beware – there is a decent chance that if this is happening outside of a trusted auto body or repair shop, it could be a scam.

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Why You Should Fix Small Scratches, Dings and Dents on Your Car

We can all agree that a brand new car is beautiful. The unblemished, freshly-painted metal shine under the sunlight is the pride and joy of every new car owner. Even used cars, when properly maintained, can seem to be a work of art to the new owner – but something as small as a dent or a scratch on the car can really deflate you. In addition, scratches and dents can do a lot more damage than just be an eyesore. A small ding can lead to a bigger problem if it is not seen by a professional. Here is everything you need to know about dents, dings, and scratches.

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Arizona Driver Safety Programs

According to the latest statistics available with the Arizona Department of Transportation, a total of 952 people were killed in car crashes in 2016. Out of them, 100 drivers were 24 years of age or younger; 30 were drunk drivers of ages 24 years or younger. These are senseless deaths and they ended lives needlessly. Incidents like this can be brought down significantly by using the driver safety programs that are already in place.

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Learn the Meaning of Common Auto Shop Lingo

Have you ever taken your car to a mechanic/dealership and not been too sure what exactly they are saying? In the automotive world this happens quite a lot. Non-car people aren’t that bothered with car terms most of the time, but a lot of them wish they knew more because they do occasionally come in handy. Here are some of the most common auto shop terms it doesn’t hurt to know.

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Best Pickup Truck of 2018: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has been named the best pickup truck of 2018 by Cars.com for its distinctive off-road behavior and capability, as well as for its dynamic on-road manner. Colorado ZR2 was nominated along with the Silverado 3500 for the award. The judges found ZR2 to be one of the most distinctive vehicles on the market in recent years. Hence, it was given the prestigious title of the best pickup truck of 2018.

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Peeling Paint Jobs: How It Happens and What You Can Do

One unfortunate aspect of aging in vehicles is the peeling of a once-perfect paint job. Thankfully, new painting technology prevents most peeling paint problems from happening on newer cars. However, there are still older classic cars from the 60s through now-90s era that are susceptible to the threat of peeling paint due to their age.

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Driving Under the Influence of Medication

Do you drive under the influence of drugs? You may instantly answer “no, of course not,” without considering the fact that it is illegal to drive under the influence of many common drugs, specifically many prescription medications. Driving under the influence, as we all know, can cause accidental injuries and put your life at risk. It is important to consider the implication of driving while taking many legal medications. It is also important to note that you are not safe from legal repercussions should you be pulled over or cause an accident. According to FindLaw.com, “Driving under the influence of drugs — including prescription medications as well as illegal drugs — can also result in DUI charges.” Here are some of these medications that will require you to be extra cautious:

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