Car insurance might seem like a bit of a foreign language. There are a lot of different terms and words that get thrown around, and sometimes it can sound like gibberish. To help you decode the sometimes-mystifying language that is auto insurance, we’ve got a list of ten words you need to know. Buckle your seatbelts – this is Car Insurance 101!
So, maybe you’re jamming out to your car playlist a little too hard. Or you’re late for a very important date. Or you just like to put your pedal to the metal. In any case, now there’s flashing blue lights behind you.
You pull over, and your sweaty palms grab the steering wheel tighter than when you first took your driving test.
“Do you know how fast you were going?”
We may not know the answer to that question, but we can tell you if your car insurance premium will go up from a simple speeding ticket.
Texting and driving is something that we hear a lot about, especially since several states have passed “Hands-free Driving” laws. Texting and driving is something that might seem pretty harmless – you’ll only look at the screen for a second, right? But the thing is that the dangers and the statistics about texting and driving don’t lie. We’re going to go over some of the stats and risks of distracted driving, and we’ll also talk about texting and driving and your car insurance rates.
Halloween is almost here, and it’s a very exciting day for kids who are anticipating putting on a spooky costume and consuming a copious amount of sugar. Trick-or-treating is great and it can be a lot of fun. But it also means that a lot of tiny humans are walking around on the streets. It’s super important to drive extra safe on Halloween. Check out the following tips for driving on Halloween.
It’s kind of the worst nightmare of many drivers: a deer darting out into the road right in front of the car too suddenly and too close for you to stop (why they do it no one really knows.) Of course, you don’t want to hit the poor thing. But you don’t want to swerve either. Well, you’ve got a question concerning our hypothetical: am I covered by car insurance if I hit a deer? We’re going to explain.
If you’re in a car accident, there are probably a lot of questions going through your head about your insurance. Your car might be pretty badly damaged (although hopefully you, the other drivers, and any passengers are all okay.) You’re probably wondering if your insurance will cover you. Then you’re probably wondering if your car is totaled or not. And if it is…what if you still owe money on your loan? We’ll explain what happens.
Technology is everywhere, and it’s even entered into the world of auto insurance. You might have seen a few commercials from car insurance companies that showcase some new device that can supposedly help you save you money on car insurance. What exactly are those things? It’s called usage-based insurance (UBI) and it has to do with telematics (which is basically data about how you drive.) We’ll explain usage-based car insurance, and we’ll go over how it could help you save money on your car insurance.
Okay, we understand that thinking about your car insurance rates is probably not very pleasant. In fact, it could be stressful. While insurance isn’t most people’s idea of “fun,” it’s important to understand the fundamentals. When it comes to your auto insurance, it’s helpful to understand what factors affect car insurance rates.
Yes, that big, scary number on your bill might seem completely random, but it’s anything but. Insurers don’t really do “random.” Everything is calculated. So, to give you some inside intel about how an insurance company sets car insurance rates, check out the following factors that impact your car insurance premiums.
July 28th is a very important day in the insurance world – and it’s one that we encourage you to observe! It’s National Insurance Awareness Day. Okay, okay, we get that insurance might not be the most exciting thing in the entire world. You might wonder why you should care about a day devoted to insurance of all things. While the Fourth of July might be a tad bit more exciting, that doesn’t mean National Insurance Awareness Day should be overlooked.
Things happen. Sometimes we accidentally forget to pay the car insurance bill. We might have a tough month financially and just not be able to cover the bill. Whatever the reason is, the car insurance bill didn’t get paid and your auto insurance has lapsed. The question you’ve got now is what do I do if my car insurance lapses? What could happen? We’ll explain what you need to do and what the potential consequences could be.