Although many drivers believe that the color of a car influenceshow much it costs to insure it, Progressive Insurance is seeking todebunk that myth, along with several others. The company recentlyconducted an online survey to uncover widespread beliefs about autoinsurers.

In response to the survey, 25 percent said that car color indeedaffects their rates. Younger drivers are nearly twice as likely asolder drivers to incorrectly think this (44 percent versus 23percent). Drivers in New England are most likely to believe thatcolor matters (33 percent), while drivers in the Pacific region areleast likely to (22 percent).

“Color is not used to calculate auto insurance rates,”Progressive assures U.S. motorists. “Information that is usedincludes the vehicle's year, make, model, body type, and enginesize, as well as information about the driver.”

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