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How Bad Credit Affects Your Car Insurance Rate
Bad credit scores can increase how much you pay for car insurance. Monitor your credit rating and make regular payments to lower car insurance rates.
10 Things That Change Your Car Insurance Rates
Car insurance rates are determined by the type of car you own, your age, driving record, credit score, claims history, and even marital status.
Insurance Requirements For Car Registration in All States
Car insurance is mandatory when registering a vehicle. Find out what the insurance requirements are in your state or when traveling to another state.
The Best and Worst States to Drive in
America's best states to drive in have cheap gas and smooth, safe roads. Minnesota and Utah are ranked as the greatest states to drive.
Cheap Car Insurance For an 18 Year Old Car Driver
Car insurance for young drivers is expensive due to their higher risk. Illinois has the cheapest car insurance and Rhode Island the most expensive.
How Car Colors Affect Car Insurance Rates
Car paint color doesn’t affect the cost of car insurance or how often car owners are pulled over by the police.
5 Ways to Deal With a Totaled Car After a Car Crash
You have options if you get in a car crash and your car is totaled. You can fix your car, sell individual car parts, or donate your car to charity.
How to Bundle Your Car Insurance and Homeowners Insurance
Home and auto insurance quotes are often cheaper if bundled together into one policy. Bundled insurance policies are less costly and easier to manage.
The States With the Highest Number of Deer Accidents
If you hit a deer while driving it can cause major damage to your car. You're most likely to hit a deer in West Virginia, Montana, and Pennsylvania.
How to Know if Your State Shares Speeding Ticket Information
Speeding tickets you get in another state will be shared through the Driver License Compact and Non-Resident Violator Compact in 44 states.
How to Tell if You Need Car Gap Insurance
Car gap insurance is also known as loan-lease payoff coverage, because it pays the difference between the value and outstanding balance of your car.
All About Bodily Injury Liability Insurance
Bodily injury liability insurance helps if you get in a car crash that causes injury or death. Most states require you to buy bodily injury insurance.
How a DUI Affects Car Insurance Rates
Drivers convicted of a DUI will face a suspended license and increased car insurance rates. DUI convictions stay on record for at least five years.
How to Compare Car Insurance Companies
Car owners should compare car insurance companies to find the best coverage. Use the same data to accurately compare car insurance companies.
All About Full Coverage Car Insurance
Car insurance keeps car owners protected. Full coverage car insurance includes state-mandated coverage, plus collision and comprehensive coverage.
How the Demerit Point System Affects Car Insurance Rates
Traffic infractions such as speeding and DUIs add points to your driving record which car insurance companies use to calculate your insurance rates.
How to Save on Car Insurance With a Defensive Driving Discount
Defensive driving classes can reduce your car insurance rate and teach you essential driving skills like how to handle skids and use anti-lock brakes.
Top 5 Insurance Myths You Shouldn’t Fall For
Car insurance is mandatory when you own a car. Stolen item protection and mechanical repairs are common misconceptions about what insurance covers.
The Most and Least Expensive Cars to Insure
Car insurance quotes depend on the car make and model. The Honda Odyssey is the least expensive and the Dodge Viper is the most expensive to insure.
How Speeding Tickets Affect Your Car Insurance
A speeding ticket can increase your car insurance rates, especially if you have a history of reckless driving. Drive safely to keep your prices low.

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Is it Legal to Drive With a Damaged or Missing Mirror?
According to the California Vehicle Code, Section 26709, every motor vehicle that is subject to registration in the state of California, except motorcycles, must have two mirrors that reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance...
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Do I need gap insurance?
Gap insurance is designed to cover the difference between what is owed on the vehicle (your car loan) and what the insurance company may pay out in the event of an accident or loss. Any example might be a situation...
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Advice on buying a car with hail damage
Realize that hail damage is just pieces of ice falling down on the car and denting the heck out of everything. It may look horrible but the actual hail itself doesn't damage the car. So as long as it runs...
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A lot of damage, shops are backed up, mostly wondering if I'm possibly looking at a totaled vehicle.
You will likely need to get at least 3 different estimates on the vehicle to have a good idea of the costs. This way you can go to the insurance company with a fair estimate of the cost to repair...
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Advice on buying the first car
Unfortunately, I don't want to jinx you, but the first car people get is the first car they wreck. I would say get a nice, used Toyota. You pay less, your insurance will be a lot cheaper. As time goes...
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What is "diminished value" as it refers to a totaled car?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The insurance company can use "diminished value" for a number of reasons. The overall condition of the vehicle not including the wreck, above average mileage, etc. I would ask them what criteria they are using...
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Hit a car and want to know the best way to go about this persons repair.
This would all depend on the extent of the damage caused by the accident. If the paint damages on a very large surface it would probably be best to go through the insurance company to make sure it gets repaired...
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what would be the average cost to own my vehicle over a ten year period
Typical "lifecycle" vehicle ownership and operation costs, such as you are inquiring about, are calculated on a 5 year interval. Going out 10 years has too much inherent uncertainly in inflation projections, and the costs of fuel, insurance, and repairs....
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My 2003 Subaru WRX crashed and my insurance is giving me two options.
I would recommend taking the $6000 and getting another car with the money. The body damage is only an estimate of the damages the body shop can see and estimate. There is always hidden damage the body shop cannot see...
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Can an accident cause the alignment to be off and the front left strut to leak even when only the body was damaged visually?
If the speed at time of impact was over 10 MPH and you jumped the curb, the alignment can easily be disturbed not to mention the possibility, indeed likelihood if the speed was high enough, of damage to the unibody...
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My park 2003 Cadillac Escalade was hit on the front driver side knock a foot from where it was parked and back up on the center is.
Due to the collusion on the vehicle, the exhaust system was damaged and causing excessive air to get into the exhaust before the oxygen sensors. If the engine light was not on before the accident and now it is on,...

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