It’s what every parent dreads. Your teenager gets a learner’s permit and you have to teach them to drive. After that, you have to let them try their wings on their own as a full-fledged driver. Beyond the nail-biting fear for their saf...

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First of all, know that not all mechanics are shady. That said, it’s always a good idea to be discerning when taking your car to a new shop. A good start is to ask around to see if any of your friends can give you a recommendation based on t...

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Auto insurance is one of the most important kinds of insurance you can own. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, although auto accident fatalities continue to decline overall, injuries are up. In 2014, the agency cites,...

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Nothing can sour a road trip more than your car breaking down. Many an otherwise pleasant vacation has been ruined with an unexpected car issue away from home. Do you and your family a favor and have your car checked out before you hit the road th...

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When it's time to buy a car, the heart often leads the way. After all, what you drive can affect how you feel. A sports car makes you feel youthful, daring and fun loving. A sedan? Think safe, steadfast and sensible. Go ahead and listen to your he...

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Guaranteed Auto Protection, or GAP, is important to have under certain circumstances. Like its abbreviated name, GAP insurance fills in financially when an auto claim payout is less than the actual value of your vehicle, should it be totaled. Alwa...

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Want to know if you have enough car insurance coverage? It’s best not to wait until your policy gets put to the test to find out. There are some things you can assess before you buy that will help you decide how much and what kind of car ins...

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When it comes to auto insurance, a lot rides on the make, model and age of your car. Some cars are just more expensive to insure. The formula for determining the cost is based on a host of variables. Your car may rate well for being new, for examp...

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It’s bad enough that there are bad guys out there pulling off insurance fraud. What adds insult to injury is that the good guys end up footing the bill. The Insurance Information Institute estimates that property/casualty insurance fraud costs th...

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While you’re out shopping for Christmas presents, attending a party or just celebrating the season, crooks are casing your car. Car thefts and car break-ins rise in the weeks leading up to Christmas. If you want to bring holiday cheer to a c...

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Along with bills, your daily mail probably includes at least one enticing invitation to switch auto insurance with the promise of significant savings. It is smart to review your car insurance coverage at least once a year to see what’s out t...

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Your teenager may be an honor student and exemplary citizen, but as far as the car insurance industry is concerned, your child is a poor risk. They base that dim view on statistics from the CDC that show drivers age 16 to 19 are four times more li...

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Do you know anybody who doesn’t want to save money on car insurance? If you’re a safe driver who’s taken advantage of every available discount and are still looking to shave a few more dollars off your monthly premiums, usage bas...

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Everybody loves a bargain especially on car insurance. Besides maintaining a spotless driving record, there are lots of ways to cut your premium. One of the best is to uncover all the available discounts to lower your car insurance. Some will be a...

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Wicked winter weather is still a ways off, but autumn brings its own special set of driving hazards and car care requirements. Get a head start with these fall car care tips to get your car ready for fall driving safely.  Fall Road Hazard...

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