Auto Insurance

McBride Insurance Serves Clients’ Auto Insurance Needs With A Personal Touch

Whether you grew up in the 80s watching Knight Rider with David Hasselhoff and his artificially intelligent and nearly indestructible car, KITT or you’re a millennial who has collected every one of the Cars of the Transformers movies, we all have shared a common childhood dream – to have a totally tech’d out car that can talk to us, drive without us taking the wheel and go into lockdown if threatened by the bad guys.

Lucky for you, you are now living in a time when cars are just years away, rather than decades away, from being this tech-savvy. According to a March 2016 U.S. Government Accountability Office Report, many of today’s vehicles have more average lines of software code than some of the most highly technical aircraft, including an F-22 U.S. Air Force Jet Fighter and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Keyless remote entry, smartphone integration, and built-in infotainment centers that get you directions, play music from a variety of sources, tell you about restaurants, send tweets, see behind you, and control the HVAC all on one screen, used to be just for high end luxury vehicles. Now, almost every new car is sold with these options.

With car sales booming and smart cars becoming a reality for drivers everywhere, the McBride team wants to make sure our clients clearly understand why these exciting advances in technology may affect their auto insurance premiums:

  1. They have hard-to-replace parts: New vehicles are significantly more complex and costly to repair than your Granddaddy’s old station wagon.
  2. They are susceptible to getting hacked: Modern cars are much more vulnerable to cyber criminals who can remotely break into your vehicle’s control system and disrupt your ride.

When your insurance co-pilot is McBride Insurance, though, you can be confident we have all the new vehicle technologies constantly on our radar. Your agent will make sure to share anything with you that may impact your auto insurance coverage and rates as well as threaten the safety of your car, truck, motorcycle or RV. You can also be sure that we will track down the best auto insurance for your needs at highly competitive rates from our preferred insurance carriers. Call McBride before your decide on auto insurance, 978-663-3301.

With our signature McBride Personal Touch, we will provide you with a variety of Auto Insurance options for all your personal vehicles, including:

  • Standard Cars, SUVs, and Trucks
  • Collector Cars
  • Motorcycles and Scooters
  • Motor Homes and Travel Trailers

A McBride agent may be able to accelerate your savings or enhance your coverage on Auto Insurance with one or more of these available discounts and additional options:

  • Bundling Auto & Home With The Same Insurance Carrier
  • Disappearing Deductible Credits
  • Accident Forgiveness
  • Multi Car Individual/Spouse
  • New Customer Credit
  • Automatic Bill Pay/Pay In Full
  • Energy-Saving Hybrids Or Electrics
  • Advanced Driver Training
  • Motor Club Membership Credit
  • New Auto Replacement Cost
  • Auto Loan/Lease Gap Coverage
  • Pet Coverage
  • A Student Away At School
  • Good Student Discount
  • Low Mileage Discount
  • Group Discounts
  • Accident Air Bag Discharge Coverage
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts Coverage
  • Military Away

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John Answers Your Most Frequent Auto Insurance Questions

Q. Do I need to inform my insurance agent when I pay off my car loan?

A. Yes, please notify us immediately. When you finance a large purchase such as a car, boat, RV or home, your lender must be listed on your insurance to protect their investment. When you have paid off the loan, the lender should be removed from your insurance as they no longer hold a lien on your property.

Q. I understand there are advanced driver training courses available for teenage drivers and others. What do these courses cover?

A. Typically one half-day course involves learning and practicing how to do a panic stop, how to use ABS brakes, how to control a skid, and how to handle a highway emergency. Instructors also deal will the effect of speed on control of a vehicle, and the dangers of tailgating and distractions. Interestingly, several advanced driver firms have opened up their courses to senior drivers too.