• Know Your Rights: Mopar Introduces Awareness Campaign on ‘Right to Request’ O.E. Collision Parts

    Know Your Rights: Mopar Introduces Awareness Campaign on ‘Right to Request’ O.E. Collision Parts New campaign informs owners of right to request Original Equipment (O.E.) parts for collision repairs Campaign includes informational ad, guidebook, images and more Mopar collision parts are superior to aftermarket in areas including fit, finish, corrosion resistance and material strength O.E. […]

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  • ‘Pokemon Go’ is Causing Car Accidents Across America

    By DARIAN SOMERS 04:18PM Jul 18, 2016   It was only a matter of time. “Pokemon Go” is causing car crashes as the the augmented reality phenomenon – one of the most popular smartphone games of all time – finds its way into the hands of distracted drivers. [Read about the Best Cars for Playing […]

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  • HYUNDAI LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE AMERICANS ON THE DANGER OF COUNTERFEIT AUTO PARTS

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 – Hyundai launched a dramatic new awareness campaign today, aimed at warning American drivers of the risks involved when using counterfeit automotive parts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that vehicle owners work with their automotive dealers and repair professionals to ensure appropriate original equipment parts are […]

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  • Fined Insurer Now Says No Rules on Drop-Off Days

    USAA Insurance was fined $95,500 by the Connecticut Insurance department after a market conduct examination found that, among other violations, the company told some claimants that they could not drop their car off for repairs on a Thursday or Friday. That’s a common practice by insurers in many markets because late-in-the-week drop-offs can extend rental of a […]

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  • Auto Insurers Accused of Cutting Corners

    Following an 8News investigation into recycled car parts, we’ve learned that auto insurers are cutting corners One local auto body association tells 8News that car repair shops are being pressured by auto insurers to use after-market parts. These are parts not made by car’s original manufacturer — they’re reproduced replacement parts that can cost about a quarter of the […]

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  • Mississippi AG Begins Insurance Inquiry

    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has begun an investigation of insurers that may be involved in “steering” policyholders to certain body shops. The practice, which is illegal, coerces body shops to conduct repairs with inferior aftermarket or remanufactured parts to reduce costs in favor of the insurer. Hood sent identical letters to 12 insurance companies […]

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  • Used Car Prices Hit New High

    Used-car prices hit a record high in the second quarter of 2015, climbing 7.6 percent year-over-year to an average of $18,800, according to a new study by car shopping site Edmunds.com. The price growth mirrors the average transaction price for new light-duty vehicles, which hit a near-record $33,340 in the second quarter this year. “People […]

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