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Auto Insurance Quotes for Low Income Workers Now Accessible from State Database at U.S. Insurer Website

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

Men and women in the U.S. who are currently positioned as a low income worker can use the Quotes Pros database to connect with affordable auto insurers online. Due to a new provider update this month, immediate auto insurance quotes are now supplied through a state matching process for consumers at

The database of companies that are now available to review this year extends across the U.S. to include most states. The variety in the coverage types is one of the new features apart from the upgraded rates that appear for the public to review. The modified state system does require a zip code to access the available pricing.

“Workers who make less than the poverty level can use our system in order to find the rates decreases and incentives that agencies offer for vehicle insurance,” said a source at the Quotes Pros website.

The growth in the U.S. insurance industry has helped to make the new database possible for the public this year. Companies that are positioned in more than one state to underwrite insurance can now be found by consumers when performing a basic search for coverage providers.

“Income, credit scores and other data can be used by some agencies in order to determine the annual prices that a vehicle owner will pay for a selected form of coverage,” included the source.

The Quotes Pros company has changed its system of research to include listings of more than vehicle related insurers for the public to review on the Internet. A car owner who also has an interest in viewing homeowner, renter or health coverage rates can access the finder at


The company is one resource in the United States providing instant contact with insurers using a digital platform on the Internet. The company has secured a link with companies in order to provide open searches for the public. The company database is activated and offered for use daily in most U.S. states to offer consumers ways to quote, explore or evaluate policies.

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Car Insurance Price Comparison Tool Now Supplies National Agent Pricing at Insurer Portal Online

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

Reviewing more than one company in the insurance industry is now possible to find available price drops thanks to the Quotes Pros company. The car insurance price comparison tool has been programmed with a new update to supply national agency rates based on limited consumer data at

Consumers who will use the system in place to review policy rates this year can access the national rates by state or by county. The matching tool that is now fixed to the homepage now conducts a review based on zip codes in order to present the comparison options for motorists this year.

“The automobile insurers that now appear inside of our open search portal are located in most U.S. states to allow a national search of pricing,” said a Quotes Pros source.

The comparison tool now offered to American drivers this year supplies alternatives to regular liability coverage plans. A person requesting a price for a collector, broad form, full coverage or collision based policy can find new price details while using the open portal for research.

“A car owner can use our database as a first or last resort when conducting private research for insurer pricing in order to determine the best rates from a list of companies,” said the source.

The Quotes Pros company plans to change its search options in the coming year to further simplify price comparisons for the public. The recently launched homeowners insurance finder at is now positioned for the public to use to locate annual costs by state.


The company is now one of the only independent resources in the U.S. providing direct links to agencies in the insurance industry that helps provide faster evaluations on the Internet. The company has built a database that is now in use daily from its portal. The company generates insurer listings through its process of zip code elimination to consumers researching agencies in most states.

MoneyMaxim aim for Growth in Car Hire Sector as it acquires the CarhireX group

UK (PRWEB UK) 26 September 2014

Moneymaximiser Limited, the company behind leading car hire and car hire excess insurance comparison service , have announced the recent acquisition of the CarhireX group of car hire websites.

CarhireX run a range of sites, primarily designed to focus on specific geographic locations or vehicle types which will, over the coming months, be adapted to offer similar industry leading solutions to those available from moneymaxim.

Moneymaxim is unique in the car hire market in that it offers users the opportunity to compare both car hire and car hire insurance in just one search, allowing customers to avoid significant additional upsell costs either at the rental desk, or when booking car rental through a broker.

This year it further developed its functionality, introducing filters which highlight cars where fuel purchase policies are cost neutral rather than in the car rental firms favour and those which offer free additional drivers. Recently it has started offering low cost sat nav and wireless internet rental to its users.

Mark Bower, Managing Director of Moneymaximiser said today: “We have seen steady growth in users of our core businesses looking for a better deal when it comes to car hire, and have been looking for ways to improve our visibility to potential car renters. Buying the more than 25 websites currently within the portfolio will allow us to take a significant step down that route, bringing us established traffic and allowing us to identify car hirers looking for specific locations or car types.

It is an acquisition which has been financed from our company’s capital reserves, and not through third-party financing, which ensures our customers are served free of influence from partners and suppliers. This fundamental principal of our company is a key reason our propositions are so competitive.”

Stuart Lewis-Smith, founder of the CarHireX Group said: “This is the beginning of a new era for CarHireX Group. The plans MoneyMaxim have to transform the car rental price comparison market are exciting and I am glad that this acquisition will help them achieve those goals.”

Moneymaxim plan to update all the sites it has acquired introducing its market leading technology over the coming months.


Principal websites within the acquisition include:

About MoneyMaxim: MoneyMaxim is an independent internet based comparison site offering clients leading negotiated rates for car hire and car hire excess insurance from a number of top brand names. MoneyMaxims unique search engine will do all the hard work, so users can save both on both car rental and excess insurance costs. Excess insurance prices are up to 90% lower than the prices charged for similar cover at Car Hire Desks.

Editor’s Note: Issued by Marketing Decisions. Interviews can be arranged with Mark Bower, MoneyMaxims Managing Director.

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Tony Longstaff on 01628 474280

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Cheap Vehicle Insurance Finder Now Promotes SR22 Insurance Rates to Motorists Online

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2014

SR22 insurance is now one form of coverage that a driver who is classified as a risk to insurers can research using the Quotes Pros website online. The cheap vehicle insurance finder installed earlier this year has been modified to showcase the new rates for risk based plans that are available at

The promotion of this new type of coverage will help motorists who are required by state law to carry certain levels of bonded insurance when operating a motor vehicle. The finder system that was built by the Quotes Pros company is now offering the high risk rates through a zip code entry format.

“The motor vehicle insurer rates data that our system presents to the public is accurate based on the connections that we have with insurers this year,” said a Quotes Pros rep.

The finder that is available to use and promote the SR22 plans this year can also offer standard rates to drivers who are not classified as a risk level driver. A good source of price data for liability, collector, full coverage and broad form policies is available to review while accessing the insurer database.

“Getting an immediate quote for a car insurance policy of any type is easier using our system because we do not rely on personal information to distribute rates,” said the rep.

The Quotes Pros company is considering the expansion of its current lookup system next year to feature a larger list of agencies that consumers can review in real time. A new update this month is revealing the true costs for life insurance in all parts of the United States at


The company uses a defined set of tools that help the public to find or to easily compare prices for insurance products. The Internet resource that the company first built in 2013 has been expanded in size this year. The company is using a new database that is filled with agencies in the U.S. that can quote or allow the purchase of a particular policy type entirely from the programmed system.

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Auto Insurance Rates for KY Drivers Added to New Quotation Tool at Insurer Website

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) September 29, 2014

Motorists who search for insurance pricing in the state of Kentucky will now have an easier way to review price data online. The Quotes Pros company is helping to introduce auto insurance rates for KY drivers through its portal at

The quotation system that is active for this year has been programmed with state agency rates for motorists to explore. The system for price quotes can be accessed from most devices with an Internet connection to provide a source of price information to car owners seeking coverage information.

“The KY car owners who will use our system this year can sort through an entire list of companies that are now competing with affordable rates for coverage,” said a Quotes Pros source.

The quotes tool that is available searches insurers nationwide in order to present the price data to motorists who are actively seeking policy information. Because of the zip code entry process, some consumers who use the system will be unable to find a provider in a specific part of the U.S. providing rates details.

“Our system is one of the most complete tools to use when evaluating price data from insurers throughout the U.S.,” the source said.

The insurer system that is active at the Quotes Pros website has the capability to provide options for consumers that are separate from automotive insurer plans. The public tool also helps connect the public with data for health, life, business or renters insurance plans at


The company helps American consumers who have an interest in reviewing rates for insurance policy costs on the Internet. The company tool established in 2013 remains an active portion of the company website. The company updates providers that appear inside of its database to regularly introduce agencies and broker rates throughout the U.S. to consumers.

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State Minimum Car Insurance for Florida Vehicle Owners Now Priced Online Through New Insurer Tool

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014

Searching for state approved vehicle insurance will be simpler this year for visitors of the Quotes Pros website at New state minimum car insurance providers for Florida vehicle owners have been added to the database of insurers.

Consumers who make the decision to use the database this year will find direct access to the state level pricing courtesy of a list of providers quoting rates. A FL zip code will be required by car owners who plan to review the listing of companies that have agreed to supplied price information.

“The Internet based portal that we’ve installed to help the public find rates is now packed with providers in Florida pricing individual or multi-car plans,” said a Quotes Pros rep.

The revisions made to the open system this year are directly expected to increase the number of providers that the average person reviews when accessing the price portal. Because the tool now uses a zip code as an identifier, a car owner can review the best pricing in a local area of the U.S.

“Our database does not collect driver data or quote actual policies and all interactions with price or policy data are made with each insurer,” said the rep.

The Quotes Pros company is continuing its consumer support for helping with insurance research this year. Instead of limiting the auto industry providers by state, the company has improved the database to include health and homeowner plans now viewable at


The company provides a resourceful method of researching insurance costs entirely using its web portal. The company method of matching consumers by zip code to top companies in the coverage industry has been pioneered since 2013. The company has made respected changes to its website over the past two years to improve consumer search abilities when connecting with insurers in the U.S.

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Rental Car Insurance by State Now Featured Through Modified Insurer Database Online

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2014

State-by-state research is now possible for motor vehicle owners who are interested in different vehicle coverage policies at the Quotes Pros website. A new list of rental car insurance agencies are now showcased by state at

An update to the original insurer search system has been completed this month that allows research to be completed for rental insurers by state. A zip code elimination process is now used to find companies in a certain part of the country that are now quoting policies online.

“The database that we’ve built for consumers to easily access from a standard Internet connection can help reveal price changes by insurers throughout the country,” said one Quotes Pros rep.

The statewide search tool has been formatted to return the rental insurers quoting plans in geographic areas. This new change will help businessmen and women who travel frequently to find the lowest rates for insurance coverage for short or long-term vehicle rentals across the United States.

“The system we’ve developed supplies a direct link to agencies that provide price information for select coverage plans in the automotive industry,” said the rep.

The Quotes Pros website has been changed to include more types of searchable policies through the database this year. Aside from the rental industry companies, rates information is now easier to find for health, motorcycle and renters plans for consumers at Additional policy types are expected to be included before the close of the year.


The company helps American consumers to find and easily review rates from insurance companies through its open portal on the Internet. The company finds different agencies to input into the search formatted database each year. The company uses a direct link with each company to help consumers locate different formats for coverage for auto, life, health, motorcycle and business policies.

CEIs In-House Appraisers Complete Professional Course in Repairs on New All-Aluminum Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

Trevose, PA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014

Fifteen members of the in-house Quality Control team from the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) have completed I-CARs course in collision repairs on the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which makes the most extensive use of aluminum of any light-duty vehicle on the road, CEI announced today.

Auto manufacturers are starting to use more aluminum because of its strength, lighter weight and greater corrosion resistance, but it requires a range of completely different repair techniques than steel, said Greg Neuman, CEIs senior manager of quality control. For example, he said, different welding tools and procedures are required, and repairs must be made in a totally separate and contained area of a repair shop to keep the metal free from any contact with steel, which causes aluminum to corrode.

The Ford F-150 one of the most popular fleet vehicles is the first American-made vehicle to use aluminum for all of its body panels and most of its internal structural parts. “What’s happening with the F-150 is a harbinger of things to come in fleet, ” said Wayne Smolda, CEIs CEO and president. Every fleet and its business partners need to be prepared to deal correctly with the challenges of aluminum collision repairs, and I-CARs course is a great way to do it.

The day-long course was conducted at CEIs headquarters and concluded with an examination. The course was very comprehensive and thorough, and the test was rigorous, Mr. Neuman said. Weve encountered aluminum material in some body parts for years, but the Ford F-150 presents a whole new challenge for the collision repair industry at large.

CEI provides fleet accident management services as well as fleet driver safety and risk management services. Mr. Neumans quality control department audits every repair estimate it receives from its network of auto body shops for accuracy, safety and cost savings.

I-CAR, the Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality reports. For more information about I-CAR, please visit

About CEI

The CEI Group, Inc. is the largest integrated fleet accident, driver safety and risk management providers in North America. Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.

Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, and Lake in the Hills, IL. In 2000, CEI launched the DriverCare line of services, which include fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit


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