One-Inch Crack Totals 2017 Chevy Corvette

In 2005 I had a 6-month-old Honda Pilot. That vehicle was parked overnight in a driveway next to a large RV, and the RV caught fire.

The RV burned to a crisp, leaving nothing but a blackened frame and a smoking pile of debris. The Pilot, which was parked not 12 inches from the RV, didn’t catch fire, but did suffer massive damage from the heat. The windows burst, leather melted, paint bubbled, plastic exterior and interior trim melted, tires burst, and wheels warped.

The driver’s side of that car was destroyed. The insurance company deemed the damage repairable, and three months and $12,000 later, I got my car back, but it never felt “good as new.”

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Car Insurers Should Not Use Gender to Calculate Premiums

Females & car insurance

Gender discrimination hasn’t been part of our society for decades. Generally, men and women are treated equally in professional realms of modern society. Whether in politics or law enforcement or professional car racing, women have as much opportunity as men.

And rightfully so, of course.

There’s one area, though, where women and men are singled out and charged very different rates for an identical service.

Somehow, during the great battle for gender equality, car insurance companies have remained able to charge far higher prices to men, especially young men, than they charge their female counterparts.

If a new rule in Europe takes hold, that could change.

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