Customer appreciation offers

Good Afternoon everyone!!!! This is Arturo with continental, wishing you well. Just wanted to let you know that we have decided for the next up-coming months to give our customers $150.00 discount cupons. This cupon can be used towards any repairs $600.00 and up. Non insurance only.

Any insurance claims with deductibles we will discount $250.00 to $500.00 off depending on the amount of the repairs. Discount per Jose Carrillo.

Nelly’s discount is for existing customers who reffer us new business…If an existing customer reffers us new bussiness of $400.00 or more they will receive a free gas card in the amount of $50.00 to show our appreciation.

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Software providers offer solutions to texting & driving problem

We all know distracted driving is a growing problem. Among teens especially. Some researchers say that it has even eclipsed drunk driving fatalities among teenagers!
Most of us at one point or another have picked up our cell phones in the car. (I know I’m guilty of doing so) We think it’s OK to text, it’s only a couple seconds after all. Right? But if you think about it that’s all it takes to be involved in an accident. A couple seconds!

That’s why software provider ZoomSafer has announced the launch of a new hands-free service that enables voice-based access to text & e-mail.
The new VoiceMate service audibly alerts the driver when e-mail or text messages are received from prioritized contacts. By touching a single key on the phone, the driver can listen to, and accurately respond to, text and e-mail messages using just his or her voice.

Another company is offering a solution to texting and driving a that works a little differently, Safe Driving Systems LLC. has come up wit Key2SafeDriving. This program is available for general release for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian powered mobile phones. Key2SafeDriving uses easy to install handset software and a plug-and-forget Activator that installs in the the vehicle without tools, according to the company. It’s activated when the car starts, it automatically puts the mobile phone into safe driving mode, disabling its ability to send or receive calls or text messages. Incoming calls go directly to voicemail and incoming text messages are sent an automated reply indicating the recipient is driving and will respond later.

Both companies have a totally different approach with one thing in mind. DRIVER SAFETY.

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State Farm Examines Toyota Claims…

State Farm said that it is considering legal action against Toyota, for auto claims that occurred due to defects that have been subject of a major recall of Toyota vehicles. Or what they call “Subrogation” which is basically reimbursement. What recall you ask, I’m sure we’ve all heard by now the defects regarding the accelerator pedals getting stuck. So now insurance companies are going to be reviewing claims involving Toyotas over the past 5 to 6 months to see how many are tied or could be tied to the gas pedal recall.

My question is; Do we as the consumer get reimbursed as well???
Think about it. If you own one of these vehicles and happen to have an accident that was caused by the factory defects. Say then that you’re found at fault. Your insurance rates go up, you pay your $500.00 deductible to the repair shop where your car was fixed and now you have a not so clean driving record. If that accident was due to a faulty gas pedal do you get your deductible back? Do your insurance rates go back down? And what about your driving record? What happens then?

If insurance companies are seeking for reimbursement, aren’t we entitled to that as well?

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