Insurance for Teen Drivers: Q & A

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Part 2: Parents have questions, we have answers   Last month, we gave parents of teen drivers some tips on how to increase safety and keep insurance premiums in check. This article answers some common questions we get from parents when their children approach driving age.   1. Why does it cost so much to… [Read More]

Insurance for Teen Drivers

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Part 1: What every parent should know   Ask any parent of a 16-year-old, and they’ll likely tell you that having a teen driver is a mixed blessing. It’s great that your kid can finally drive herself to soccer practice, and pick up a loaf of bread on the way home. But it’s also a… [Read More]

Rental Car Insurance

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  To buy or not to buy?   You’ve probably been at the rental-car counter, listening to the representative ask if you want to purchase the company’s insurance. And the thoughts start racing through your head. “Is this a rip-off? Doesn’t my regular auto policy cover me? What about my credit card? Why didn’t I figure this… [Read More]

Safety Systems in New Cars

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Don’t drive on autopilot   Regardless of how you feel about self-driving cars, the reality is that technology has already changed the way millions of people drive. And not necessarily for the better. If you’re driving a newer model vehicle, chances are it’s equipped with at least a few automatic safety features. This technology is… [Read More]

Defensive Driving

Tips to prevent and avoid accidents   Afraid of flying? Scared of spiders? Freaked out by being in high places? No one wants to think about it, but for most of us, the greatest hazard in our daily lives is getting into a car. According to insurance industry statistics, the average person will be involved… [Read More]

Safety Features that Can Lower Car Insurance

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Check insurance costs before buying your next vehicle    Article excerpted from Safeco.com You’re in the market for a new car or truck. You’ve researched models, taken test drives, and waited for just the right deal. But have you considered your insurance costs?   Your car insurance premium is based on many things. The biggest… [Read More]

Auto Glass Repair in New Cars

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Embedded safety sensors complicate windshield replacement   You’re driving through a construction zone when a rock flips up and cracks your windshield. No big deal, right? You’ll call a mobile glass company next week and get it fixed. But wait… if you have a newer model car the repair might not be so simple. All the… [Read More]

Car Insurance Claims

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Helpful advice for what to do after a car accident   Whether it’s a fender-bender or a more serious crash, being in a car accident is a truly frightening experience. According to auto insurance industry estimates, the average driver will be involved in 3 – 4 accidents over a typical lifespan of driving. Would you know… [Read More]

How Can I Lower My Car Insurance?

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More bad news for drivers in 2018. For at least the 3rd year in a row, car insurance rates are going up again. Last week, we looked at some of the reasons why. This article, as promised, will give you some tips that might help reduce your pain. “There is no magic way to drop… [Read More]