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Tips to Save Money on Your Car Insurance Premium

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Lower your car insurance premiums by doing one of 8 things. When it comes to your insurance, you have more control than you may think.Owning a car is already expensive, and when you add insurance to the cost, it can be downright ridiculous. By following simple steps, you can significantly reduce your auto insurance premium.autobahn-performance.com presents an exclusive look at what causes high insurance rates, and 8 easy ways to lower those premiums.Why Is My Car Insurance So Expensive?Your driving record is one of the main influences on your insurance premium. Even if you have a spotless record, the following may increase your rates:• Amount of Miles Driven Daily/Annually
• Make and Model of the Vehicle
• Vehicle Use
• Zip Code
• Credit Score/History
• Age
• Gender
• Marital Status
• Coverages
• DeductibleNow that you have an idea of why your insurance may increase let’s work on ways to lower it.1 – Compare Insurance CompaniesAs in any competitive market, rates from one insurance com…

Guide for Buying a Used Volkswagen Jetta

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Without knowing what to look for, you could be buying someone else’s problem instead of your transportation solution.Volkswagen Jetta’s can be full of hidden and costly maintenance issues, so before purchasing one, you need to know what to look for, how to find it, and if it is worth fixing.autobahn-performance.com assembled the following guide and common problems to look for when inspecting and test driving a used Volkswagen Jetta.Used VW Jetta Common Problems and Buyers GuideBefore making any decisions about purchasing a used VW Jetta, use the following guidelines to ensure that you are getting a safe and mechanically sound car.Test Drive During Daylight – Check panels for rust or repair. If you notice color variations between panels, chances are the vehicle has had bodywork.Confirm Up-to-Date Maintenance – Look for Jetta models with complete service records and that the owner’s manual maintenance schedule was followed.It is a commonly reported problem that previous Jetta owners fai…

Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Settlement Recall and Repair Reimbursement Information

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Attention, you may be entitled to up to $6,500 and time is running out! Volkswagen and Audi owners and leasers can get reimbursed for specific repairs made on certain vehicles between 2008 and 2014. Discover if your vehicle qualifies and how to start a claim.Audi and Volkswagen owners and leasers with a settlement class vehicle that paid to have certain repairs made may be entitled to a full reimbursement of those expenses.Autobahn Performance collected settlement details, eligibility requirements, important deadlines, and created this guide for how to participate in this settlement.Timing Chain Settlement and Eligibility DetailsOn June 14, 2018, the Court granted preliminary approval for the Volkswagen timing chain settlement known as “In Re Volkswagen Timing Chain Product Liability Litigation, Civil Action No. 16-2765 (JLL)(JAD).” This settlement addresses these parts:• Timing chain failure and/or
• Timing chain tensioner failure and/or
• Engine replacement as a result of the failure…

Defensive Driving Tips

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Auto insurance rates seem to keep going up! Are you aware that by taking a defensive driving course, your insurance carrier may lower your premium? In some states, taking one of these courses may even help you remove points from your driving record.A defensive driving course can help you save your time, money, and the lives of others by avoiding bad driving habits and understanding that you cannot control everything on the road. All drivers should take a defensive driving course once every few years. If not for the discounted insurance premium, at least to remain aware of lifesaving driving techniques.With your vehicle and driving safety in mind, Autobahn Performance collected the following defensive driving tips, unsafe behaviors, and answers to help you become a better driver.Defensive Driving DefinitionDefensive driving is: Driving to save lives, your time, and money regardless of the road, weather conditions, and the actions of other drivers.What Are Unsafe Driving Behaviors?Drivi…

New Car Safety Technology and Features

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As vehicle safety features are continuously evolving and improving, exciting new breakthrough technologies are being integrated into our vehicles. Our cars are becoming safer to drive and more secure when accidents happen.Vehicle safety technologies are intended to maximize the efficiency of the driver, while protecting them and passengers in the event of a collision. If you are in the market for a new or used car, these safety and technology features should be understood and taken into consideration.The mechanics at Autobahn Performance researched, analyzed, and compiled the following information to help you determine which safety features and technology to look for when buying a car.Car Safety FeaturesAs automated vehicle safety technology has the potential to save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the Department of Transportation (DOT) all work to support the development of such safety features.…

Buy Premium When Replacing These 6 Auto Parts

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Would you rather pay $200 or $500 for the parts to repair your car? While the answer is obvious, you may change your mind after reading this article.Some generic auto parts may keep your repair costs low, and that’s fine. However, there are some parts that you should always buy the premium part to avoid certain damages and costlier expenses.Ethan Rogowski of Autobahn Performance gives us an in-depth insider look at the consequences of taking the cheap route when replacing specific auto parts.OEM Auto Parts vs. Cheap ReplacementsThe following six auto parts and repair scenarios demonstrate the importance of using Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) premium parts and the avoidable expenses you could face by buying the cheaper part.Brake Pads and RotorsSpark Plugs and CoilsTiming Belt and Timing Chain ComponentsWater PumpGood Synthetic OilOEM Crankcase Vent ValvesBrake Pads and RotorsThe braking system of any vehicle is its most powerful component. Its power becomes evident when having…

Fuel Economy – 10 Tips to Improve Vehicle Gas Mileage

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Saving on gas isn’t only determined by the prices you pay at the pump. When you take steps to raise the fuel economy of your vehicle, you will essentially end up spending less money and buying less gas. Between your driving habits and vehicle maintenance, our goal at Autobahn Performance is to get your vehicle to deliver the best gas mileage possible. The following ten tips will help you reduce gas consumption and save money.Improving Fuel Economy – Driving HabitsThe way you drive has a substantial effect on how much fuel your vehicle uses. The following will help you identify ways to operate your vehicle more efficiently: Slow Down on the Highway – Just because there’s an open road ahead for miles, doesn’t mean you should push the pedal to the floor and exceed the speed limit. The faster you travel, the more fuel is needed to maintain that speed.We suggest you use cruise control on highway trips. It can optimize your fuel consumption by letting the vehicle regulate acceleration and dec…