Drivers can understand if their driving can result in a lower car insurance rate before they sign up with Ride Along from Metromile. (Business Wire: Graphic)

Drivers can understand if their driving can result in a lower car insurance rate before they sign up with Ride Along from Metromile. (Business Wire: Graphic)

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 14, 2020–

Metromile, the leading pay-per-mile car insurance company in the U.S., today announced the launch of Ride Along, a free new way for drivers to understand if their driving can result in a lower car insurance rate before they sign up. More than 124 million Americans could be overpaying for car insurance, missing out on as much as $947 a year in savings because they do not pay per mile, according to a recent survey of new customers who saved with Metromile.

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Drivers can understand if their driving can result in a lower car insurance rate before they sign up with Ride Along from Metromile. (Business Wire: Graphic)

Drivers can begin a Ride Along after downloading the Metromile app and entering some basic information. Then, the Ride Along begins with no obligation to purchase from Metromile. Drivers go about their routines and have their smartphone in the vehicle when they drive. After about two weeks, drivers will see how much they drove and their expected monthly bill. They can then switch and start their coverage with Metromile to lock in their rates and any savings — all within minutes.

“The majority of Americans drive 10,000 miles or fewer every year and could save with pay-per-mile car insurance, but they do not realize it; as a result, drivers overpay for car insurance by hundreds of dollars a year,” said Metromile CEO Dan Preston. “Ride

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LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / Compare-autoinsurance.org ( https://compare-autoinsurance.org ) has launched a new guide that presents several effective tips that will help drivers get cheaper car insurance.

For many drivers, paying the monthly car insurance bill can be quite difficult. More and more drivers are wondering if they can save some of the money they spend on insurance. Luckily, there are some easy methods drivers can take to lower their premiums and ensure they’re getting the best insurance rate. With a bit of ingenuity and an understanding of the insurance market, drivers can reduce their car insurance costs and get great coverage without breaking the bank.

To get cheaper car insurance, follow the next tips:

  • Regularly shop for car insurance. Most car insurance providers will change their rates every month. Shopping for car insurance once or more each year can help drivers take advantage of the insurance market’s ebbs and flows. Also, significant life changes like a new job, marriage, or earning a college degree might make the insurance premiums to be lower.
  • Follow all safety rules when driving and avoid distracted driving. It’s essential to stay safe, drive responsibly, and maintain a good driving record. Even one speeding ticket can increase the insurance premium.
  • Keep a good credit score. Insurance companies are allowed to take a look at the credit score to make sure their customers are responsible with money. Drivers with a higher credit score will pay cheaper car insurance rates.
  • Look for discounts. Insurance companies provide discounts for certain types of drivers who are seen as less of a risk. Drivers can get discounts for low-mileage, installed safety features, being a good driver,

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / Compare-autoinsurance.org ( https://compare-autoinsurance.org ) has launched a new blog post that presents the most common car insurance discounts that are provided by car insurance companies.

For more info and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/what-car-insurance-discounts-can-you-obtain-from-the-insurance-company

Car insurance is a frustrating but necessary factor in car ownership. Obtaining the best policy possible is not that easy and many drivers are likely to run into some common issues and questions about the process. Luckily, there are many discounts offered across the car insurance industry to make insurance policies more affordable.

Drivers who are shopping around for a new car insurance company and policy should check if the following discounts are offered and if they meet the eligibility requirements:

  • Loyalty discount. To get a loyalty discount, drivers should ask their insurers whether a discount is offered, how long they will need to be a customer to be eligible, and any other terms that might apply. Insurance companies apply the discount after a predetermined period of time, and some companies will increase the discount the longer the drivers remain a customer.
  • Good student discounts. High school and college students are often eligible for discounts. Insurers offer this discount to students with good grades because they believe that a good student is likely to be a more responsible driver than a mediocre or poor student.
  • Bundling or multipolicy discounts. Most insurance providers offer a discount for customers who purchase two or more policies together. Policyholders can bundle their car insurance policies with other policies such as homeowner’s insurance, boat insurance, or renter’s insurance.
  • Good driving discounts. Generally, there are two types of good driving discounts: those offered to drivers who maintain a clean driving record free of crashes and moving violations, and those offered to

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Connecticut is ranked the ninth-most expensive state for car insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute, with the average driver spending about $1,168.33 per year on premiums. 

Connecticut drivers have a big opportunity to save if they’re willing to shop around. Auto insurance costs can vary widely from person to person, and there are many factors that go into them.

Things like your age, gender, and your credit score can all influence your premium, or the amount you’ll pay for coverage. Each company uses a different formula to consider these factors into your price, so you’ll want to get a few different quotes to see which company offers you the best price. 

That said, some companies offer excellent rates in Connecticut. Here are a few to help you start your search. 

The following are the most popular car insurance companies in Connecticut, based on the percentage of insured Connecticut drivers who use them:

Company Market share (%)
GEICO 18.44
Progressive 11.27
Allstate 9.72
Liberty Mutual 8.41
State Farm 7.1
Travelers 5.71
USAA* 4.77
MetLife 3.74
Amica 3.61
Nationwide 3.3
The Hartford 3.08
CSAA Insurance 2.28
The Hanover Insurance Group 1.92
Farmers 1.85
National General 1.85
American Family 1.67
Chubb 1.62
MAPFRE 1.49
Plymouth Rock 0.96
Kemper 0.84
Utica National Insurance 0.7
Arbella Insurance 0.7

*USAA is only for active military, veterans, and their families.

Data from S&P Global Intelligence

Customer satisfaction with car insurance providers may factor into your decision. According to J.D. Power, a consumer research company that surveys customers, these are the top car insurance companies in the

(Bloomberg) — Demand for cars in China continues to go from strength to strength, making the automobile market in Asia’s biggest economy a lone bright spot as the coronavirus pandemic puts a damper on sales in Europe and the U.S.



a group of people standing on top of a car: A customer speaks with a sales agent while standing between a Ford Motor Co. Everest sport utility vehicle (SUV), right, and a Mustang sports car on display at a Ford dealership in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The fledgling U.S.-China trade war will take a toll on companies from both sides, with some tariffs in place and the potential to escalate into consumer boycotts.


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A customer speaks with a sales agent while standing between a Ford Motor Co. Everest sport utility vehicle (SUV), right, and a Mustang sports car on display at a Ford dealership in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The fledgling U.S.-China trade war will take a toll on companies from both sides, with some tariffs in place and the potential to escalate into consumer boycotts.

Deliveries of sedans, SUVs, minivans and multipurpose vehicles increased 7.4% in September from a year earlier to 1.94 million units, the China Passenger Car Association said Tuesday. That’s the third straight monthly increase, and it was driven by demand for SUVs. A fuller sales picture will be reported later in the day by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

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With auto sales in the U.S. and Europe still impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak, reviving demand in China is proving a boon for international and domestic manufacturers. China is set to be the first country globally to bounce back to 2019 volume levels, albeit only by 2022, according to researchers including S&P Global Ratings.

Automakers worldwide have invested billions of dollars in China, the world’s top car market since 2009, where the middle class is expanding but penetration is still relatively low. Brands from countries such as Germany and Japan have weathered the pandemic better than their local rivals — the combined market share of Chinese brands fell to 36.2% in the first eight months from a peak of 43.9% in 2017.

Even as the market recovers, it may still record