Good information is hard to find. When it comes to insurance, and car insurance in particular, there are a lot of myths and rumors out there. And a lot of them sound completely reasonable when you apply a certain type of logic to them. However, as is the case with much gossip, these myths are not the real truth about auto insurance. We’re going to have some fun debunking twelve car insurance myths.
If you’ve ever had to get auto insurance, you might have noticed that there are an awful lot of coverages out there for cars. At first, you may have thought, it’s a car – how complicated can it be to insure? Then you quickly realized that those were famous last words. There are quite a few choices you have to make when it comes to insuring your vehicle. One of the coverages you may have noticed is physical damage coverage (which includes collision coverage and comprehensive coverage.) We’ll explain what physical damage coverage is and how it can protect you.
The time has come – time to make your auto insurance payment. If you cringe every time you need to pay your auto insurance bill, you’re probably looking for ways to save money on auto insurance – and we don’t blame you! Car insurance has gotten very expensive. Of course, it’s essential to have proper auto insurance when you hit the road, but that doesn’t mean you should have to break the bank to get it. We have some tips on how to save money on car insurance.
The adage “success comes at a price” is particularly poignant when it affects a company AND its customers. Rising to the pinnacle of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) list of top insurance companies in the U.S.*, State Farm Insurance assures its customers that they are “more than just a policy number.” Unfortunately, in the face of a growing trend in costly car accidents and several wildly disastrous natural events such as hurricanes and wildfires in 2017, those policy numbers will likely see a hefty rate hike in 2018.
Calling a tow truck company to transport your car is probably not something you planned to do, and it may not be something you’re particularly happy to have to do. Your first question might be how much it will cost to repair your car – it’s making a very ominous clicking sound. The second might be how much does a tow cost. Every towing operation is different and it might be difficult to pin down an exact price prior to the tow. You might be envisioning triple dollar signs. Let’s see if we can put your mind at ease by giving you the average cost of a tow and explaining how tow pricing works.
Okay, it’s official – winter has come early. The snow has arrived, and that means it’s time to brush up on tips for safe winter driving and driving in snow. The roads can get slick and visibility can go way down, so it’s important to take it easy and stay safe. Since we know that driving in snow may not be something you do every day, we’ve got some tips to help you stay safe behind the wheel in the snow.
Have you ever thought about just how many hours you spend in the car every week? You might log quite a few miles, which makes it very important to keep up with car maintenance. One part of the car that needs to be properly tended to are the tires. Taking good care of your tires can help you stay safer on the road. We’ll go over why tire tread depth, tire alignment and balance, tire rotation, and pressure are so crucial to the health of your vehicle.
How much car insurance is enough? That’s the question when you’re looking for auto insurance – particularly if you’re searching for auto insurance that won’t empty your bank account. Plenty of people assume that if they have enough insurance to legally get on the road, they’re good to go. Having insurance is required to be able to operate a vehicle on the road and each state has its own minimum limits for car insurance (the minimum limit meaning the smallest amount of insurance you can have to legally drive a vehicle.) But are those minimum levels really enough to protect you if you have a serious accident? Let’s discuss.
Ah, who doesn’t love the satisfaction of getting a good discount? 10% off those shoes that you really like? Done. 20% off a new jacket for winter? Excellent. 15% off the next book in the series you’re reading? Nice. But what about a magical auto insurance discount that can help you save on your teenager or young adult’s auto insurance?
Audience: Oooh, ahhh.
Now, now, before you start think that this is too good to be true (and refusing to ooh and ahh) let us explain. We’re talking about the “Good Student Discount” that many insurance carriers will offer for young drivers. It’s not a myth. It’s a real thing. And you can save on your soon-to-be skyrocketing auto insurance premiums!
Renting a car is stressful enough. When you walk up to the counter to get a car, possibly after a long day of traveling or being stranded waiting for a tow truck, you’re already at wit’s end. Then you get bombarded with the questions about insurance. The rental car agency person looks at you expectantly as you blink at them and wait for your brain to play catch up.
There are a lot of different options the smiling person behind the counter offers you, and they all sound like coverages that you need for a reasonable cost. But before you answer yes, it’s important that you take a minute to consider your own auto insurance. The coverage that you have on your auto insurance can greatly impact the answer you give them, as can your home insurance and even health insurance.