Original Auto Insurance Research and Infographics

Studies and Reports

S.C. Residents Could Be Paying 90% More for Auto Insurance because of Where They Live

Insurers routinely use a driver's location to help them price a policy. In this study, we look at how much drivers' location can affect their prices. We analyze 920 sample quotes provided by state regulators to see which parts of South Carolina tend to see the highest rates.

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How Many Millions in Car Insurance Savings Could a Supreme Court Decision Bring to Same-Sex Couples?

Married drivers tend to get lower premiums than single drivers, but to get that lower rate, you generally have to be in a relationship that's legally recognized. In this study, we look at how much same-sex couples could save if the Supreme Court rules states must recognize same-sex marriages.

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Who's Winning the Fight for Your Auto Insurance Premiums?

Ever wonder why you see so many auto insurance ads on TV? It might have to do with the fact that the insurers paying for those ads are all fighting for a larger share of the nearly $175 billion Americans shell out for car coverage every year. Find out which companies are doing the best and why.

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States with the Harshest and Weakest Penalties for Texting while Driving

If you get caught sending a text message while driving, you could be punished with anything from a $20 fine up to a $10,000 fine and a year in prison. Find out which states have the harshest and weakest penalties for texting while driving in this study.

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Is Your Bad Credit Inflating Your Nevada Auto Insurance Bill?

Think your financial history won't have an affect on something as unrelated as car insurance costs? Think again. In this study, we look at over 6,000 Nevada car insurance quotes to see how often insurers raise rates for deteriorating credit and by how much.

New Jersey Auto Insurance: Where It's Cheapest, and Where It's Priciest

We analyzed more than 28,000 individual quotes to find out which areas of New Jersey tend to see the highest auto insurance prices and then looked at the socio-economic factors common in the most-expensive and cheapest territories.

Quantifying the Sex-Based Pricing Gap in Car Insurance

We looked at nearly 5,000 quotes made available by state insurance regulators to find out whether men or women get charged more for coverage, how often it happens, and how big the average sex-based premium difference is.

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Most and Least Expensive Counties for Florida Auto Insurance

We used government-provided premium data for a family of four to find out which Florida counties had the highest and lowest average prices for auto insurance. All 67 counties are ranked. See which ones have the highest average auto insurance premiums and which have the lowest.

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Harshest and Weakest Penalties for Driving Uninsured

We looked at all 50 state laws against driving without auto insurance to see who had the harshest and weakest penalties and ranked them accordingly. Find out how your state matches up.

Infographics

Punching for Auto Insurance Premiums

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Which auto insurer spends the most on ads? Which has the most business? See Flo & co. duke it out for your auto insurance premiums in this infographic.

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Eyes on the Road: Texting While Driving in America

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Learn about texting while driving laws across the country and the dangers associated with this type of driving distraction.

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How Worsening Credit Could Increase Your Car Costs

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Learn one more way that your credit can affect your bills in our infographic on credit history and the cost of owning and maintaining a car.

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Are you a New Jersey resident with the sneaking suspicion that your neighbors in the next town over pay less for auto insurance than you? Check out our infographic to see if you're right.

Battle of the Sexes Behind the Wheel: Are women really worse drivers than men?

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Having trouble sorting fact from fiction when trying to figure out whether men or women are better drivers? Check out our infographic to hear each side's argument on why they're better behind the wheel.

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Proposition 33 Voter Guide

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Are you a Californian who hasn't yet decided which way to vote on Proposition 33? Check out our infographic on this insurance-related proposition to find out how it would change California insurance regulations and how the average Californian would be affected.

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What parts of Florida enjoy the lowest car insurance prices, and which parts are stuck with the costliest coverage? Check out our infographic visualizing the results of our analysis of 1,675 Florida auto insurance quotes.

Best Cars on Film in 2012

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Cool cars look good, but cool cars on celluloid look better. Check out this infographic too see which five cars from 2012 movies stirred up the most vehicular lust for us.

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Best Inventions in Automobile History

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Are you under the impression that GPS was a standard feature on the Model T? Then you need to check out our infographic showing a timeline of some of the most significant inventions in automobile history.

Online Auto Insurance Olympic Challenge

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We took three of the top U.S. Olympians who competed in the London 2012 games and put them head to head in a competition to see who would get the best car insurance rates. Who will win: Jordyn Wieber? Allyson Felix? Ryan Lochte? Check out the infographic to find out.

Odd Alternatives to Alternative Fuel

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When most people think of alternative fuel, things like solar power and ethanol come to mind. For this infographic, we went a step further to look at what may someday be alternatives to alternative fuel.