(PRWEB) August 30, 2012
According to a survey http://www.consumerfed.org/news/569 soliciting the help of 38 consumer protection agencies, auto-related complaints and crime-related complaints are high on the list complaints registered. The report was compiled by the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). This report provides a reason to insure your car according to InsuranceSourcer.com.
States, such as Florida, were having a major problem with staged accidents and fake injury claims. These insurance-related crimes are the source of many complaints. Reports of accident-staging are global. Many of the people behind the schemes are living in other countries. Interpol is working with the United States to catch criminals involved in these crimes.
Many experts attribute the increased number of scammers to the world-wide recession. People are desperate for money and will do virtually anything to get money. These insurance scams are just one way criminals are seeking to get money. Even though criminals are scamming, insure your car for additional protection. Protection is provided for victims of crime until the insurance company can pursue additional crimes. Contact a professional to insure vehicles and have peace of mind.
In the meantime, being aware of trends can help alleviate losses. A group of people staging an accident may miscalculate, or miss the intended target, and many cars may end up being involved in an accident. If the person staging the accident does not have adequate insurance to cover the cost of the accident, consumers may be left in a bind financially. Insuring vehicles to avoid unexpected expenses and financial inconvenience is the best course of action. Most people cannot afford to replace a car without insurance. As such this is why InsuranceSourcer.com feels tt is important to educate people to insure vehicles as soon as purchased.
Auto repairs are also a common source of complaints. Consumer satisfaction is getting better after a long period of unhappiness with service provided by repair shops. According to the study, repairs were taking longer, and the process was not as efficient because the repairs were typically more complex. Now, according to a July 2012 study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, consumer satisfaction is on an upward trend. Consumers cite increased satisfaction levels in the appraisal process, settlement process and repair process.
While it is not common, there are some companies that will offer coverage on repairs to a vehicle. This is also another good type of insurance to have if an unexpected repair occurs. If repairs are not made properly, this may lead to an accident. Faulty brake repair or gas pedal problems may lead to accidents. It is important to insure cars before an accident occurs. Insurance will provide a rental car typically, and medical bill coverage, until the party at fault for the accident can be pursued. It is better to insure all cars in the family, than to take chances.
Agencies are now doing more in terms of reform. In the meantime, read the tips, insure any cars and take precautions to avoid scams and ensure quality service. Checking ratings and reading reviews are a good way to ensure auto repairs are handled efficiently and according to proper standards. There is no reason to endure poor service. Instead, consumers must take the proper precautions and demand the service that every reputable company should provide.