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What Happens When Your Car Is Stolen, Then Found?

What Happens When Your Car Is Stolen, Then Found?

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on August 11, 2022
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3 Min Read
If your car is stolen and then found, your insurer may be the owner if they have already paid out your claim, though you will still own the contents of the car.
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What Happens If Your Car Insurance Lapses?

by Jessica Martel
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Updated on August 11, 2022
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4 Min Read
A lapse in car insurance can be costly. Learn how you can avoid a lapse and what to do if you experience a lapse in car insurance.
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How to Switch Your Car Insurance in 8 Easy Steps

by Chris Muller
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
This guide is designed to help you through the step-by-step process of how to switch car insurance.
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Non Owner Car Insurance Guide

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on August 8, 2022
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5 Min Read
Check out our non-owner car insurance guide to learn what this type of insurance covers, who needs it, how much it costs, and where you can purchase a policy.
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How to Lower Your Car Insurance Premiums

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on April 10, 2022
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8 Min Read
There are lots of things you can do to save money and lower your car insurance premium. There’s also one thing you should never do
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Car Insurance Discounts You Should Know About

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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6 Min Read
Car insurance discounts are offered in a wide range of circumstances, and it's possible to qualify for more than one. Find out which discounts are most popular and how to find out if you're eligible.
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Stacked vs. Unstacked Car Insurance

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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3 Min Read
Stacked car insurance is a way to increase your coverage and get more protection if you're in an accident caused by a driver with little or no insurance. Learn more.
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Is Florida a No-Fault State?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on August 4, 2022
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3 Min Read
Learn more about Florida's no-fault car insurance laws, including how it works, what's covered, and how much coverage is legally required.
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What is Full Coverage Car Insurance?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on January 27, 2022
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4 Min Read
Full coverage car insurance is a combination of coverages that, in most auto accident situations, provides financial protection for you, your passengers, and other involved drivers.
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Can I Insure a Car Not in My Name?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on July 28, 2022
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4 Min Read
An insurance company probably won’t sell you a policy for a car not in your name. However, there are ways to be insured when you drive that car.
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How Long Does a Speeding Ticket Stay on Your Record?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on July 21, 2022
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4 Min Read
A speeding ticket stays on your driving record for up to five years, though this varies by state. It may affect your insurance premium for three years.
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How to Cancel Car Insurance

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on July 21, 2022
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4 Min Read
Canceling car insurance involves contacting your insurer to request the cancellation, signing a form, and receiving confirmation. It’s a straightforward process.
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Multi-Car Insurance Discount Guide

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on July 17, 2022
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5 Min Read
A multi-car policy provides insurance for multiple vehicles and drivers in a single household. These policies typically offer a discount and other benefits.
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Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on June 19, 2022
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4 Min Read
Replacement cost and actual cash value refer to the approaches an insurance company may take when determining the value of your property for a claim.
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What To Do When You Hit a Parked Car

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
Accidents happen, including unintentionally hitting a parked car. Whatever the circumstances there are five steps you need to take.
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Car Insurance for Delivery Drivers: Everything You Need to Know

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on January 27, 2022
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7 Min Read
Thinking about being a delivery driver? be aware that your car insurance may need to be updated. This is true even if the company you’re working for says it provides you with insurance.
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What to Do When Someone Hits Your Parked Car

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on April 10, 2022
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4 Min Read
Finding your parked car has been hit by another car is a very frustrating experience. There are four basic steps you'll want to take after you discover someone has hit your parked car.
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Total Loss Guide

by Choncé Maddox
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Updated on April 6, 2022
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4 Min Read
When your car is totaled, you have options so long as you’re properly insured. Here are some tips to keep in mind when your car is declared a total loss.
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Can You Get Car Insurance With a Permit?

by Sarah Li Cain
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Updated on May 25, 2022
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4 Min Read
To help you determine whether you need insurance as a permit-holding diver, you need to examine the scenarios where you need car insurance, and how to purchase a policy if you have your learner’s permit.
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What Is SR-22 Insurance?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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3 Min Read
An SR-22 is not actually insurance but a form that your car insurance company files with your state. It proves that you have car insurance with at least the minimum level of coverage required by law.
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Does Car Insurance Follow the Car or the Driver?

by Eric Rosenberg
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Updated on March 17, 2022
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3 Min Read
If someone else borrows your car or you rent a car, it’s vital to remain insured. Click here to find out, does car insurance follow the car or the driver?
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How Much Does Insurance Go Up After An Accident?

by Aja McClanahan
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Updated on April 6, 2022
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3 Min Read
How much your insurance goes up after an accident depends on many factors like the insurer, your age, where you live and your driving record.
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Car Title vs. Registration: What's the Difference?

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
Car titles and car registration are two different documents. A car title shows who owns the car, while registration shows you can legally drive it in your state.
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Can You Get Car Insurance Without a License?

by Jessica Martel
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Updated on May 24, 2022
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4 Min Read
While it might seem counterintuitive, there are several reasons you might want to purchase auto insurance without a valid driver’s license.
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The 10 Best Car Insurance Companies of 2022

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on January 2, 2022
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11 Min Read
Need car insurance? Read our comprehensive guide to find out which car insurance companies have the best ratings, rankings, and reviews in 2022.
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How Long Does An Accident Stay on Your Record?

by Choncé Maddox
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Updated on May 22, 2022
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3 Min Read
Being in a car accident can likely raise your insurance premiums, but not forever. Learn more about how long an accident stays on your record in this article.
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How Much Car Insurance Do You Need?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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6 Min Read
Read to learn how you can decide how much car insurance you need, and which policies might be right for you
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How Long Does it Take for a Car Insurance Claim to Settle?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on November 3, 2021
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5 Min Read
Many factors affect how long it takes for a car insurance claim to settle. Learn how long it will take, what factors affect it, and ways you can help the process move faster.
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What Is Subrogation in Insurance?

by Eric Rosenberg
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Updated on April 21, 2022
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3 Min Read
Subrogation is an insurance term for reimbursing costs through someone else’s insurance. Learn more about subrogation here.
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What Is an Insurance Binder?

by Sarah Li Cain
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Updated on April 21, 2022
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4 Min Read
Insurance binders are important if you’re taking out a car loan or a mortgage. Learn exactly what they are and how to get one.
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Third-Party Insurance Guide

by Sarah Li Cain
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Updated on April 21, 2022
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3 Min Read
Getting adequately insured is crucial if you want to protect yourself and your family. Part of that is getting third-party insurance. Learn exactly what it is, how it works, and where you can purchase such coverage.
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What Is a Car Insurance Declarations Page?

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
The declarations page of your car insurance policy outlines the key features, costs, coverage types and coverage limits offered by the policy.
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Types of car insurance

by Lee Huffman
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Updated on February 16, 2022
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6 Min Read
There are many different types of car insurance that protect you, your passengers, and others. We define what these coverages are and how they protect you.
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Comprehensive vs. Collision Insurance

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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3 Min Read
Comprehensive and collision insurance are two types of auto insurance that can cover your car against a variety of situations and events.
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Car Insurance Coverage Explained

by Jennifer G Gregory
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
Car Insurance terminology, policies can feel complex and complicated. But when shopping for car insurance, it’s important that you fully understand the different types of coverages.
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How Car Insurance Companies Value Cars

by Jen Smith
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
Car insurance companies use all kinds of factors to value cars. Here are some of the most common and what you can do to dispute an unfair valuation.
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How to Insure a Car With A Rebuilt Title

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
A car with a rebuilt title is more difficult to insure than one with a clean title, but getting the coverage you need is possible. Learn how.
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What is Gap Insurance?

by Cynthia Paez Bowman
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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3 Min Read
Gap insurance pays the difference in the value of your totaled car and what you owe. The small cost is worth it — new cars lose up to 20% in value each year.
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Insuring a Salvage Title Vehicle

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on March 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
Insuring a salvage title vehicle can be difficult depending on the extent of damage that car has experienced, and the insurance premiums can be very expensive.
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What is Collision Insurance?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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5 Min Read
Collision insurance helps pay for repairs to your car when you’re at fault in an accident. Learn more about this coverage on your car insurance policy.
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What is a Lienholder?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on April 18, 2022
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3 Min Read
If you have an auto loan, you've probably heard the term lienholder. But do you know how it affects your car title and insurance? We explain it all in this guide.
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How to File a Claim With an Insurance Company

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
You’ve been in a car accident, or something has happened that’s damaged your home. Learn how to file a claim with your insurance company.
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What Is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) aka No-fault Insurance?

by Jennifer G Gregory
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Updated on April 10, 2022
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4 Min Read
Personal injury protection insurance pays medical bills for anyone who is in the car when an accident occurs, regardless of which driver caused the accident
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How Long After a Car Accident Can You File an Insurance Claim?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on March 23, 2022
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4 Min Read
it’s almost always in your best interest to file a car insurance claim as soon as possible after an accident.
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Liability vs. Full-Coverage Car Insurance

by Lee Huffman
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Updated on March 13, 2022
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3 Min Read
What type of auto insurance do you need? We discuss the differences between liability vs. full coverage car insurance to help you decide which is right for you.
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What Is PLPD Insurance?

by Choncé Maddox
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Updated on March 3, 2022
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3 Min Read
PLPD insurance is required in most states but only covers damages to the other persons or vehicle. Learn more about this type of liability insurance here.
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What is No-Fault Insurance?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on February 25, 2022
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4 Min Read
Let's examine how no-fault works, what states have these systems in place, and why the insurance industry developed no-fault as an alternative to traditional tort-liability insurance.
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What Happens if You Have a Car Accident Without Insurance?

by Kevin Mercadante
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Updated on February 24, 2022
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5 Min Read
Driving without car insurance can seem like a way to save money. But what happens if you have a car accident without insurance? The cost can be many times more than the annual premium.
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What is Comprehensive Insurance?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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3 Min Read
Comprehensive insurance is an optional car insurance policy, but it can come in handy. Learn what comprehensive coverage is, what it covers, and what it costs.
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How Car Insurance Works

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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5 Min Read
When you buy car insurance, you pay what’s known as a premium to a car insurance company. That premium gets you a policy that can include several coverages. Each coverage provides insurance for a specific situation
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How to Get Car Insurance

by Chris Muller
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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12 Min Read
About one in every eight drivers was driving uninsured. So in this article, I will cover how to get car insurance from start to finish. Let’s get started.
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What Happens If You Get Caught Driving Without Insurance?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on February 3, 2022
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4 Min Read
Driving without insurance risks penalties including fines, license suspension, jail time, and responsibility for damages and injuries you cause in an accident.
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Rideshare Insurance for Drivers: Everything You Need to Know

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on January 27, 2022
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6 Min Read
Rideshare insurance is an optional coverage, and is available from many personal auto insurers. Although it’s not legally required for drivers, it provides important financial protection if you cause an accident that results in injury or damage.
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Rental Car Insurance Guide

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on January 27, 2022
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4 Min Read
If you have a personal auto insurance policy, and you’re traveling in the U.S. or Canada, your coverages likely extend to the rental car. You should check with your insurance company to make sure, but you probably don’t need the insurance offered at the rental counter.
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Is Car Insurance Tax Deductible?

by Chris Muller
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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3 Min Read
Is car insurance tax deductible? People ask themselves this when they are looking for deductions on their income taxes. The simple answer is yes, but it depends on your situation.
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What Is Medical Payments (MedPay) Coverage?

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
Medpay is a coverage available for your car insurance policy. If you’re injured in an accident, it helps pay for your medical costs. Learn more.
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What Is Proof Of Insurance?

by Chris Muller
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
The best way to make sure you're covered is to keep proof of insurance on hand. Find out how here.
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What is Vehicle Registration?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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3 Min Read
Your car must be registered before you can legally drive it. Learn how to register your vehicle and how much it costs in your state.
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How Your Age Affects Your Car Insurance Rates

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
When you start shopping around for the best deal, you might notice that the price varies quite a bit depending on your age. Why is that, and how can you make sure you get the best deal?
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Liability Car Insurance Coverage Explained

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
Liability coverage on your car insurance policy ensures other drivers are reimbursed for medical and repair bills if you cause an accident.
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States With No-Fault Insurance

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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3 Min Read
Twelve U.S. states are considered no-fault when it comes to car accidents, and the insurance requirements are different in each type of state.
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Understanding Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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7 Min Read
Uninsured motorist coverage pays for your medical and car repair bills if you’re in an accident caused by a driver with no insurance.
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Usage-Based Insurance and Pay Per Mile Car Insurance Explained

by Lee Huffman
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
While auto insurers offer many discounts, the easiest way to reduce your premiums is by driving less. In this article, we'll explain what usage-based insurance is and how you can be rewarded for safe driving behaviors and driving fewer miles.
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What is Temporary Car Insurance?

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
Temporary car insurance can protect you from financial losses in the short-term, but you'll have to shop carefully and wisely to ensure you have the coverage you need.
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