10 Things Your Auto Insurer Won't Tell You
1. “When I say this is a good policy, I mean it’s good for me.”
2. “Young drivers can't catch a break.”
3. “Spotty credit? That’ll cost you.”
4. “How do we set premiums? That’s for us to know and you to find out.”
5. “Your repaired car might look and run like new, but it’s worth a lot less.”
6. “Totaled your car? Good luck collecting its full value...”
7. "... and we’re more likely than ever to declare your car totaled.”
8. “Your mechanic works for us.”
9. “Brand loyalty is for suckers...”
10. “. . . but be careful switching carriers—it could cost you.”
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Windscreen Monkey Business - Cheap windscreens - Buyers Beware!
Windshields play vital role in car safety - In its latest newsletter, General
Motors estimates 80 percent of windshield repairs and installations are done
improperly. They say people underestimate how important the windshield is to car
safety and that inadequate repairs put drivers in danger. -- One man released a
book, the other runs a glass shop in Alliance.
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- Insurers are illegally trying to control
the cost of repairs by steering consumers to particular shops, while at the
same time, trying to distance themselves from any liability associated with
Through the Looking Glass - Head First? Babcox.com - Considering the
complex nature of collision repairs compared to those of glass, it's debatable
whether networking collision shops will be doable. It's also debatable whether
networks are in the best long-term interest of the collision industry,
consumers or even insurers.
MIS-GUIDED Babcox.com - The estimating systems are guides, nothing
more, nothing less - even the providers say so. Yet somewhere along the line,
repairers started treating these guides as law and handing over control to the
Insurers' control over repair jobs questioned Omaha World-Herald -
Representatives from small-town and neighborhood auto-body and auto-glass
shops on Monday complained about the insurance industry steering repair jobs
to networks of shops, thereby limiting customer choices and squeezing out
smaller operations. -- Mark Rizzi, an Alliance, Neb., repairman active in the
Independent Glass Association, also said the insurance industry is turning a
blind eye to shoddy workmanship from shops they recommend.
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John Garamendi imposed last month to prevent insurance companies from
canceling homeowner policies.
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$775,000 in fines, investigative costs
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fined $775,000 for insurance allegations
State, Farmers reach
Homeowners Insurance Is Focus Of California Probe
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Insurer wants to silence 2 ex-staffers
investigates auto body repair fraud
the insurers don't tell you
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Steering Customers to the
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Is 'bigger' better??
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State to investigate Farmers Insurance
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Opposing view: Letting insurers
own auto body shops is dumb idea
GM Service and Parts Operations Letter
CBC Television's "Market Place":
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Auto Glass Cash Back Program Ruled Illegal
No Call Law Violations Cost
Three Telemarketers More Than $10,000
Montana Department of Commerce
Alleges Washington-Based Glass Brokers Using Unfair Sales Practices
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Right In Front of You !
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Incompetence or Both
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promises BIG money back?
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