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The “at-risk” generation Y group filed fewer than 10 percent of all claims in the past three years. By comparison, baby boomers accounted for almost 40 percent of all claims made in the same period.
Telematics – the combining of telecommunications and informatics in cars to make them smarter – enables insurance companies to monitor and measure driver behaviours, including how they use their cars.
Install the right optional extras and they could end up paying for themselves, research suggests.
Aside from the obvious physical threats of dangerous driving, an offense behind the wheel – or loss of licence – could see motorists face increased car insurance bills for years to come.
Since the advent of the wheel, there have been those among us who feel the need to take the design one step further. Some do it for speed, some for handling, and some simply for style.
The weight debate has been reignited following the release of contentious new research that suggests obese people face a much higher risk – of up to 80 percent – of death in a car accident compared with people of normal weight.
Most of us like to listen to music when we drive. But there are some songs that should be avoided when behind the wheel, according to the results of a new study.
The future of the great Aussie road trip is falling out of favour as young people increasingly turn their backs on driving holidays and embrace cheap airfares instead, research shows.
Porsche drivers could be three times more likely to be involved in an accident on the road than Daewoo drivers, research suggests.
Most who claim from their insurance have a genuine reason to do so. However, there are a few who attempt to pull a swift one on their provider.
For some of the world's wealthiest people, collecting motor vehicles is more than just a hobby; it's an obsession. These top collectors pour millions of dollars into acquiring, maintain and showcasing their prized rides.
Forget the stereotype; women are safer behind the wheel than male drivers, new British research has revealed.
It's almost certain that many motorists are paying much more than they need to for comprehensive car insurance, and new reports suggest premiums can vary by thousands of dollars for the same driver.
Car accidents are one of the more stressful situations we face in modern, particularly urban, life. With the best will in the world, they do happen. Here're a few simple rules that will help you cope with the immediate aftermath of a car accident, especially in relation to your car insurance.
In an uncertain economic environment, everyone is looking for ways to save. But the practice of "fronting" a car insurance policy is not an advisable way to save money on your car insurance – and it can land you in legal hot water.
It's almost certain many Australian drivers are paying much more than they need to for car insurance.
Leading financial research company Canstar has named car insurers AAMI, Budget Direct and Coles Insurance among the top insurers in Australia for 2012, as part of its annual car insurance star ratings. QBE came out on top in a separate consumer study conducted by Canstar about claims service.
Despite a long-held belief that young drivers make more claims on car insurance and pay the highest premiums, new research has revealed that the cost for young people to insure a vehicle is falling.
When it comes to car insurance, price tends to be one of the main factors we consider when comparing cover. But if making your car carbon neutral matters to you, your choice of insurer can make a difference.
Owning a car isn't cheap. On top of fuel, rego and maintenance costs, insurance premiums can leave a serious dent in your wallet. Compulsory third party (CTP or 'greenslip') cover may be unavoidable but it also makes sense to have comprehensive car insurance. It offers protection from repair bills if your car or someone else's property is damaged in an accident or your vehicle is stolen. In fact, if you've used a car loan to buy your car, your lender is likely to insist on comprehensive cover. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to trim the premiums.
A batch of road-worthy vehicles powered by the sun will make their way to our shores later this month to take part in the Veolia World Solar Challenge.
Drivers in the Australian Capital Territory are likely to be making fewer car insurance claims with the number of vehicle thefts reported last financial year down 37 percent on the previous year, according to police figures.
Car insurance is still a much more complicated business than it should be. For example, a typical Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for car insurance in Australia runs to over 25 pages, with dozens of individual clauses. Glossing over these documents is tempting – but it’s a bad idea. Perhaps the most important clauses in these documents are the ones that tell you what you’re not covered for.
The worst possible time to find out that your car insurance is inadequate is when you’ve just had an accident, and you need to make a claim.
Driving alone for the first time can be daunting, as can the cost to insure your car if you've got P-plates. That's because car insurance providers base their quotes on the likelihood of you making a claim and assume that the less driving experience you have, the greater your risk of an accident.