Punching for Auto Insurance Premiums (Infographic) – Online Auto Insurance

The property/casualty insurance industry spent more than $11 billion on advertising in 2010 and 2011 combined. Why would they spend that much? Because in 2012 alone the industry wrote more than $174.5 billion in auto insurance premiums. With that much money up for grabs, you can bet that there’s a serious fight for the American public’s auto insurance dollar.

In this infographic, we look at which car insurance companies are spending the most on advertising, how the top five insurers have been doing over the past four years, how the top five insurers compare with the rest of the pack, and how insurers end up spending your premiums once they’ve won them.

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Infographic: Who Buys Car Insurance Online?

What kind of motorists shop for insurance online? You’d be surprised! To celebrate our 15,000th auto insurance quote, we crunched our auto insurance user data with rather interesting results.

Did you know that more men shop for auto insurance online than women? Or that Infiniti and Jeep drivers have the most tickets? Neither did we, until now.

We also compared our data with that of one of our brick-and-mortar auto insurance partners, allowing us to spot key similarities and differences between online and land-based users. Read on to see the results – and learn more about your fellow motorists!



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Free infographic | Motor Vehicle Accidents | Work-Related Car Crash


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Car Theft And Insurance Rates [infographic]


Auto theft is one of the top non-violent crimes committed in the U.S every single day. Insurance companies, law enforcement and consumers are all responsible in the joint effort in helping reduce auto theft crimes. Take a look at how auto theft varies across the country, how it affects us and what we can do to help.

According to the FBI, a vehicle is stolen in the US every 43 seconds. Many of these you think would be flashy sports cars, but that is not always the case.

Comprehensive auto insurance will usually cover theft, vandalism, hit & run damage, and  “Act of God” damage (flood, severe weather, animal damage, fire, falling trees)

The recovery rate for vehicles is at 52%, a 30 year low. Auto theft is the costliest property crime in the US, costing consumers more than 8.2 billion annually. There were an estimated 715,373 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2011

Whether you live in one of the risk areas, own one of the most stolen cars or not, there are ways that can help reduce your risk of becoming a victim of .



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Real Cost Of Vehicle Ownership (Infographic) | Car Safety | Car Insurance |



When you look at the retail stickers on new vehicles, you may find the prices are similar for the makes and models you find attractive. So which should you buy? The best answer is not necessarily based on the sticker prices. You should look at the cost of ownership. It’s possible the more expensive vehicle costs you less to own and run over a five year period.



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Infographic: The Human And Economic Toll Of Car Crashes


In 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 32,367 people were killed in crashes on American roads. That’s about the same number of people who can sit in the football stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

estimates traffic crashes killed 36,200 people in 2012, which would be a 5 percent increase from 2011. The federal government hasn’t yet released official traffic data for 2012.

Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, says in a news release: “Although we have improved safety features in vehicles today, we also have new challenges, especially as it relates to teen and distracted driving, that need to be addressed on a national scale. We must work together now to reverse this latest trend to prevent needless tragedy.”

As for the economic toll, it’s estimated that the annual cost to U.S. society of car crashes is in the $300 billion range. Consider this: That figure is roughly equivalent to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Venezuela. GDP is a key indicator of a country’s economic health.



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Fix It Yourself | The Cost of A Car Without Insurance | Infographics

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The cost of auto insurance is little compared to the potential cost of a car accident. Whether it’s a fender-bender or major collision, the costs of damage can add up quickly and leave you in a major financial hole if you’re uninsured. You could be responsible for damage not only to your own vehicle, but to other vehicles, drivers, and property as well. IFA Auto understands the many potential costs associated with car accidents. Take a look at our “Fix It Yourself?” Infographic below, then contact an IFA Auto representative to discuss an insurance quote and make sure you’re covered.




2014: The Year of Ridesharing Infographic

A 708 percent increase in media mentions in one year. 1.1 million rides requested per week. 2014 found the entire taxi industry up in arms at a new, potent, and unignorable threat: Ridesharing and its major players.

Last week, Uber announced a $1.2 billion round of fundraising that could end up as high as $1.8 billion, bringing the company’s valuation to a staggering $40 billion. Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick claims that next year, Uber will generate more than 1 million jobs worldwide.

These changes have not come without consequence: Taxi ridership has declined anywhere from 10 to 30 percent in the cities where services like Uber have entered the market. NPR’s Marketplace reported at the end of 2013 that Los Angeles’ largest taxi company, Yellow Cab LA, had 15 percent fewer calls coming in—on the heels of four years of double digit growth, to boot.

It’s perhaps no surprise that ridesharing and taxis have often shown up in the press together. Our friends at Trendkite helped us dig up some stats: Of the 23,041 press mentions of “ridesharing, Uber, and Lyft” in 2014, a full 8,100 of them, or 35 percent, also included the word “taxi.” And it’s also no surprise that Uber owns the lion’s share of press, as well as the market: the terms “Uber” and “Ridesharing” were mentioned 30,528 times—compare that to 3,796 articles mentioning “Lyft” and “Ridesharing” only. So how did we get to a place of such explosive growth? What primed companies like Uber and Lyft for such success, and how did 2014 change their plans even further? The Zebra dug into the research, and the results are clear: This was, indeed, the year of ridesharing.

What’s perhaps most interesting about these companies’ growth is that it has the potential to move far beyond simply disrupting the taxi industry. In fact, it is no less than Kalanick’s stated goal to eliminate car ownership in this country. John Zimmer, Lyft co-founder, says: “The taxi market in the U.S. is an $11 billion market. We’re going after a $1 trillion market, which is the owning and operation of a car by every American household.” Car ownership is an integral part of the American cultural fabric, but it’s still a worthwhile question: Could ridesharing change that? Four of out every five commuters drive to work alone—could ridesharing change that, too?



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