Can Your Car Handle the Heat?

Arizona is a state known for very high temperatures, and low humidity – how many times have you heard it said that “it’s a dry heat?” Although this affords us a nice lifestyle without  snow and mild winters, it also means we have to deal with a little extra wear and tear on our vehicles – especially in the summer. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, it’s a great time to check your car for any damage that has occurred during the summer, and get it fixed as soon as possible! Read more

What to Expect: Car Appraisal After an Accident

Car accidents are unforeseen circumstances no one ever wants to be involved in. And while accidents can be scary and stressful, you know what’s worse? Having little or no knowledge about the car appraisal process before filing an insurance claim. So, if this sounds like you, you’ll find this article very helpful! Read more

Why Millennials Are Buying More Cars Than Ever

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Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become prevalent among riders in all age groups, but specifically among millennials. Instead of only using them to pick them up from a night out on the town, many are using these companies to get them to and from work, doctor appointments, and other daily activities. Read more

How Well Do You Know Your Car?

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How well do you know your car? No one likes to think about the worst-case scenario of either an accident or a vehicle break-down on the road. Taking simple precautions now can go a long way in helping to avoid accidents and costly repairs in the long run.

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Everything You Need To Know About Car Lease Agreements

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While many people are currently choosing to lease a vehicle over owning one, quite a few people still don’t fully understand what they’re agreeing to when they sign the dotted line. It is very important for a customer to understand what a car lease is, and discuss the details of their specific agreement with the dealership prior to agreeing to a term and specifics.

Leasing a car is the act of renting a vehicle for a set period of time at a fixed or agreed price, after which the car is returned to the dealer upon expiration of the lease period. It is considered the alternative to physically buying a car.  Below we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions that each person considering car leasing versus buying should know.

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Driving Scams Everyone Should Be Aware Of

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Today’s technology has provided seemingly countless advantages for individuals looking to enhance their own lives and increase their work efficiency. On the flip side, however, some of those same technological advances have opened doors for scammers , hackers, and the like.

When it comes to the world of driving, road travel, and car sales, many would hope that the auto industry would be safe from scams. Unfortunately, from getting cheated on taxi rides to uncovering Mastercard data, driving scams exists all over the world. 

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Is Car Ownership Actually Decreasing In The U.S.?

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The first half of the twentieth century witnessed the domination of Americans in the automobile industry, with three big auto companies (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler) emerging by the 1920s. History has shown us that automobiles had their greatest economic and social impact in the U.S. in 1980, when about 87.2 percent of American residents owned one or more vehicles, 51.5 percent owned more than one, and 95 percent of domestic car sales were for a replacement.

Recent studies and trends, however, indicate that Americans won’t be needing or purchasing as many automobiles in the future. But why is that?

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Ways to Liven Up Your Long Commute

It’s no surprise that in many cities, traffic is getting worse— much worse. You get out of the house on time and start your commute to work only to be held up in a traffic snarl long enough to count to a ten thousand, recite all the nursery rhymes you know, write a four page essay, and memorize your to do list for the coming months. And still have time to kill.

Being stuck in traffic during your commute can be incredibly and mind-numbingly boring. It can seem as though your wasting your life away spending hours sitting in the car, and trying to configure a different route to work to hopefully avoid some traffic, while praying you get a work-from-home job as soon as possible.

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WHAT ARE YOUR IRRATIONAL DRIVING FEARS?

When it comes to getting behind the wheel of a car, many drivers are buckling up with an intense amount of anxiety building inside. There’s a name for it, actually. Vehophobia is truly the fear of, or the phobia of, driving.

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How do insurance companies decide to total vehicles in Tucson Arizona?

If you have been in a car accident and the damage is more severe than the typical fender bender our customers are usually worried that the car will be totaled. This is a reasonable fear to have as accidents come unplanned and most people are not prepared to have to buy a new or replacement vehicle.

The Rules are changing for Arizona Insurers
If you would have asked me this question even a year ago the answer would have been very concrete. Insurance companies total a vehicle when the cost to replace the vehicle is within 80% of the cost to repair the vehicle. The latter 20% is a buffer zone to account for supplements that usually come with a repair. So if your car would have a replacement value of say $10,000, the threshold for the repair would be at the $8,000 mark. If the repair was $7,500 or below, the car would get fixed, if the estimate was $8,500 or more, the car would be totaled and you would get a check for $10,000 to go buy a replacement car.

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