New Progressive Car Insurance Podcasts Give Drivers Info to Go

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio – February 16, 2009 – Car insurance consumers now have a new source for information on road trips and the latest in car technology. A new podcast feature has been added to’s “Articles & Blogs” section. The first podcast in Auto Tech, the section with articles on the latest car gadgets, is about how green cars were front and center at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Driving Destinations section has information drivers need to plan the perfect road trip; its first podcast, “Top Tips for Traveling with your Pet,” is all about road trips with dogs.

“We want to make as relevant as we can for car insurance shoppers and customers,” said Progressive Web Experience Director Matt Lehman. “That means providing information not only on car insurance, but other topics that help people enjoy their cars, motorcycles or other vehicles that we insure. Visitors to can now see new articles or blog posts every week, so adding podcasts was a natural next step in distributing this content.”

Progressive already has a podcast about storm safety tips on, its site for customers affected by hurricanes and other storms, but this is the company’s first foray into providing podcasts of interest to a broad audience. Progressive will add additional podcasts throughout the year. To listen to, download or subscribe to the podcasts, go to and click on Articles & Blogs (

About Progressive

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, is one of the country’s largest auto insurance groups, the largest seller of motorcycle policies, and a market leader in commercial auto insurance based on premiums written.

Progressive is committed to becoming consumers’ #1 choice for auto insurance by providing competitive rates and innovative products and services that meet drivers’ needs throughout their lifetimes, including superior online and in-person customer service, and best-in-class, 24-hour claims service, such as its concierge level of claims service available at service centers located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

Progressive companies offer consumers choices in how to shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance policies. Progressive offers its products, including personal and commercial auto, motorcycle, boat, and recreational vehicle insurance, through more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the U.S. and online and by phone directly from the Company. Private passenger auto products and prices are different when purchased directly from Progressive or through independent agencies. To find an agent or to get a quote, go to