Category: Car Sense

Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves

Click on the picture above to see the full motorcycle survey infographic. For many motorcycle riders, nothing beats the thrill of maneuvering a powerful steel and chrome machine—hand on the throttle, wind in the face and curves of the pavement ahead. But motorcycling has some downsides, according to a national survey commissioned by Erie Insurance and conducted by Harris Poll. The online survey, conducted in... Read Article

Car Thefts with Keys Left Inside on the Rise

It seems like a no-brainer: Take your keys with you when you get out of your car. Yet a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that there were 126,603 car thefts with keys left inside between 2012 and 2014. And while vehicles thefts overall are decreasing, car thefts with keys left inside are increasing. The research revealed interesting information about where and... Read Article

What’s Your Fear Factor?

Heights, clowns, public speaking—we’re all afraid of something. But do you ever wonder why you fear what you fear? It all comes back to a fear factor called the risk perception gap. Often, the things that set off those alarm bells in our brains (“Eeek! A mouse!”) don’t pose as much of a threat as something that feels harmless, but is statistically much riskier –... Read Article

Car Shopping Tips from a Former Car Salesman

Car shopping—do you love it or dread it? If you’re like most shoppers, you might find wading through all the makes, models, options and pricing a complicated process. “Buying a new car can be scary, aggravating, expensive, time consuming, confusing—in short, a downright pain,” said Joel Grey, a former car salesperson who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After helping hundreds of people over the past 15... Read Article

Rev Up for Some of America’s Best Motorcycle Rallies

June isn’t just the start of summer—it’s also the start of motorcycle season. If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to bring your bike out from the depths of your garage. In addition to your favorite routes, you might consider checking out some of America’s best motorcycle rallies. ERIE recently did a roundup of the best motorcycle rallies in its 12-state... Read Article