Protect My Car Named 2019 Best Places to Work Honoree by Tampa Bay Business Journal

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/14/19 11:00 AM

Protect My Car, one of the nation’s leading providers of extended vehicle service contracts and maintenance plans, has been named by the Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) as a 2019 Best Place to Work honoree.

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Topics: In The Media, Protect My Car

6 Automotive Innovations That Changed The World

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/13/19 3:43 PM

Despite the predominance of cars in our lives, they haven't been around for very long. The first motor car hit the roads less than 150 years ago. The first car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, was little more than a bench, three wheels, and a one-cylinder engine. How times have changed!

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Topics: Miscellaneous

Your Car Is Your Baby — Protect it Like One

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/11/19 9:34 AM

Your car is essentially another member of your family. You might even have a name for it! Sure, you might not feel unconditional love for your vehicle, but your car helps protect you and get you to the places you need to go.

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Topics: Auto Warranty

Don't Overlook Your Car's Recall Notice

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/9/19 1:06 PM

A car safety recall notifies you that your car has a potentially serious mechanical problem, which can be extremely dangerous to you and other drivers. If your car's registration is up-to-date and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) discovers a safety problem for your vehicle, the manufacturer will send you a letter notifying you of the recall and what you need to do. In the event of a recall, the manufacturer will fix the problem free of charge. Safety recall letters can be long and complex, and it's also possible they could get lost in transit from the automaker to you.

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Topics: Auto Warranty, Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Recalls

Celebrating Women in the Automotive Industry

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/8/19 10:35 AM

International Women’s Day occurs on March 8th and Protect My Car would like to celebrate the many accomplishments that women have given to the automobile world!

When it comes to the auto industry, people generally think of the names Henry Ford, Horace Dodge and Elon Musk. However, throughout history, women have created, provided and accomplished just as many amazing and innovative feats to the automobile industry. Here are some of the amazing women who shaped the auto world into what we know today.

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Topics: Miscellaneous

Will a Performance Driving Course Make Me a Safer Driver?

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/6/19 12:12 PM

Being a better driver can mean different things. Perhaps it’s a feeling of confidence when navigating obstacles on a crowded street or skillfully handling tricky road conditions. Maybe it means setting a great example of how to be a safe, competent driver for your kids and getting the most life from your car by having an extended auto warranty. Whatever your definition of being a better driver is, it’s a worthwhile goal.

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Topics: Vehicle Tips, Auto Safety

8 Weird Car Facts We Bet You Didn't Know

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/4/19 10:54 AM

Cars are an integral part of our daily lives. But there’s a lot we don't know about our trusty vehicles. Would you like to impress your friends and family with some weird, but true facts about cars? Let's take a look at some of the most interesting facts that you'll want to share. 

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Topics: Miscellaneous

Buying Used : What to Look For

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/2/19 11:29 PM

When it comes to buying a new car, brand new isn’t always the best way to go. You can find used cars in great condition with low mileage and maintenance records at a lower price than cars fresh off the lot. Yes, new cars have that new car smell, but you can always buy a great air freshener with the money you’ll save from buying a used car.

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Topics: Auto Warranty, Vehicle Tips

When Is It Time to Buy a New Car?

By PMC Blog Staff on 3/1/19 2:29 PM

After another costly trip to your mechanic you begin to wonder if the repairs are worth it, or if you’d be better off buying a new car. There are a few things to consider before you say goodbye to your car, and it's not always best to buy new. When deciding to keep your older car or buying a new one, here are a few things to consider. 

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Topics: Vehicle Tips

New Drivers, Here’s How to Protect Yourself And Your Car

By PMC Blog Staff on 2/27/19 10:25 AM

You've probably seen viral videos of a first-time driver crushing two cars trying to park or smashing into a brick wall while trying to back up.

Nobody can know everything about operating their car perfectly the first time out. However, we hope these tips will help you avoid problems and stay safe on the road.

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Topics: Auto Warranty, Vehicle Tips, Auto Safety

Received a Recall Notice for Your Vehicle? Here Are Your Next Steps

By PMC Blog Staff on 2/26/19 6:08 PM

Every major auto manufacturer does all it can to deliver safe, reliable, quality products to market, but sometimes things happen. On occasion, faults are found with certain vehicles, and manufacturers will issue a recall to replace or repair those faults. 

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Topics: Vehicle Recalls, Vehicle Tips, Auto Safety

Could Driverless Cars Reduce Car Insurance Premiums?

By PMC Blog Staff on 2/25/19 4:52 PM

Many people have heard of the March 2018 crash of an autonomous Uber test car in Tempe, Arizona; which took the life of a pedestrian. This crash and other safety and legal issues halted Uber's plans to implement a driverless fleet.

Whether they're called autonomous cars, self-driving cars, or driverless cars, automation is on its way to our roads and will make big changes behind the wheel. Function-specific automation is already here in the form of automated features that help drivers to drive safely. Car insurance is currently based primarily on driver responsibility. When cars can drive themselves, the cost of car insurance is certain to change as well as the problems it will be expected to cover.

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Auto Safety

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Protect My Car provides consumers with the best extended auto warranty plans. If your warranty is about to expire or has expired, an extended auto warranty plan can save you thousands of dollars in repair bills.

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