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Recalls Look-up by VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as...

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For Most People In New Jersey, The Complexities Of Auto Insurance Can Be Extremely Confusing

- WHY AUTO INSURANCE NJ? BECAUSE... - My first accident occurred just where the experts say most do - close to home in Deal, NJ. As a new driver, barely old enough to own a license, I remember sliding gracefully into...

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It's now a crime for New Jersey drivers to register their vehicles in other states

Trying to save on your car insurance premiums in New Jersey by lying about where you drive and garage your vehicle can now send you to prison and cost you a big fine. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation...

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Surprise: Rain is the deadliest weather driving hazard

Snow and ice are not the most deadly driving hazards. Turns out it's rain. A new analysis of federal data shows that rain causes more driving fatalities than snow in 39 of the 50 states. In fact, car accidents are the...

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3 Important Car Safety Tips for Toddlers

With a toddler on board, even a quick trip to the grocery store can sometimes seem like a hairy rollercoaster ride. Keep your pint-size passengers protected and secure on the road with these tips: 1. Avoid car seat...

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Miserable commutes: The 10 worst cities for drivers in 2015

Traffic jams, road construction, bad weather, lack of parking, cost of gas, likelihood of an accident, and even the cost of vehicle ownership can all contribute to numerous everyday challenges for drivers. NerdWallet...

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The truth about distracted driving

Safety professional Chris Hayes helps make sense of the science behind distracted driving. You may be surprised to learn that cell phones are just a small part of the problem. The fact is, everything that occupies your...

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Adding a teen to my policy costs how much?

If you're about to buy car insurance for your teen driver, prepare to open your wallet. The cost of adding a teen to your auto insurance policy will more than double your annual insurance premium in almost every state,...

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4 Things Car Thieves Hate

Park in well-lit areas, secure car doors and windows, never leave your keys in the ignition. You've probably heard of these tried-and-true precautions, but they may not deter the most determined car thieves. These road-...

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St. Patrick’s Day: Drinking, DUIs and your insurance

St. Patrick's Day has evolved from a day for Irish-Americans to celebrate their heritage to a day for all Americans to revel. But the hard partying associated with the holiday comes with consequences - namely more drunk...

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Safety first: Here are the 10 vehicles with the lowest rates of driver deaths

The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have fallen by more than one-third in three years, and improved vehicle designs and safety technology have a lot to do with the continuing decline, according to a...

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5 signs it's time to settle a car accident, and 5 that it's not

After a serious accident, car insurance is a financial lifesaver, whether you face mounting medical bills or major car repairs. But after a minor fender-bender, some drivers prefer to leave insurance companies out of it...

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What causes my car insurance rates to go up?

Automobile crashes exact a high price when it comes to the loss of human life and injuries. Globally, nearly 1.3 million individuals are killed in crashes each year, which averages out to 3,287 deaths a day...

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Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen

Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own - if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy. At Prime...

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