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Teens and Driving, an Expensive and Risky Combination

There’s no denying that teens have the highest insurance rates around. The following are some FAQs about how a teen affects your car insurance rate and how you can get your teen on the road, cheaply, safely and legally.

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Should I Buy Gap Insurance? What Is it, Anyway?

Your car’s value is based on Kelley Blue Book numbers, which may surprise you. In fact, you may find out that you have what’s called “an upside-down loan” on your car.

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Do I Need Collision Insurance?

Always think about worst-case scenarios when making insurance decisions. Only you know what you can and cannot afford to do if you cannot use your car any more.

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Do I Need Comprehensive Insurance?

Clearly, collision insurance covers a car wreck of some sort, but what’s the real definition of comprehensive insurance when the word “comprehensive” cannot possibly mean that it covers everything?

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Can You Add an RV to Your Auto Insurance?

Most agents will try to sell you specialty RV insurance but are you required by law to have it?

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17 Ways to Lower an Auto Insurance Rate

Many factors are pushing rates over the roof, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try to lower your auto insurance premiums today.

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Breaking News: Gender No Longer to Determine Auto Insurance Rates

California just joined six other states in banning gender as a factor in determining car insurance rates.

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How Much Does it Cost to Own a Car?

The average car owner keeps a car for about 10 years. So, what does that mean for the average cost of owning a car?

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Manual vs Automatic: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

The Manual vs Automatic debate has been raging ever since cars with automatic transmissions were created. Here are the pros and cons of both.

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Car Insurance Calculator: See How Much You Can Save

Use this calculator to see to see what discounts you might be eligible for and how much you could save with going with a different carrier.

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How Much Insurance Do You Need?

Ever wonder how much car insurance you actually need in your state?

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DUI calculator: How a Night Out Drinking Affects Your Blood Alcohol Level

See how a night of drinking affects your blood alcohol level and how that compares to the legal limits in your state.

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Three Secrets to Finding the Best Auto Insurance

Follow these 3 simple steps to find the best coverage and insurance rate for yourself and your family.

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20 Reasons to Get a New Auto Insurance Quote

There are numerous factors that can impact your auto insurance rate.

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Car Insurance Statistics & How to Save in Your State

What you need to know before you compare rates.

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11 Mistakes People Make When Shopping for Auto Insurance

When we shop for insurance, we should take our time and make sure that we are making the best possible decision.

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12 Things You Can do to Lower Your Auto Insurance Premium

Drivers assume that there is nothing they can do to lower their insurance premium, this is not true.

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10 Auto Insurance Tips for Parents of Young Drivers

What your young driver does, while driving your car, has a direct impact on what you pay for your insurance.

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