Okay, so you know that in theory everyone on the road is supposed to have car insurance as required by the state you live in. Which means that, in theory, every driver on the road should be able to compensate you if they cause an accident that harms your car – and, more importantly, you. But what happens if you’re in a car accident where the other driver is at fault … and they don’t have enough insurance (or, well, any insurance) to pay for your medical bills and other expenses they’re legally obligated to give you? That’s where uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (a.k.a. UM/UIM coverage) can help you. We’ll explain what it is and why you might want to consider it.
If you’re getting car insurance, you might be a little overwhelmed by all the choices you have to make. Sure, you might just want the entire ordeal to be over with. You might be tempted to be haphazard about choosing your coverages. But it’s important to know how each of these coverages protects you (believe it or not, these coverages are more than just money flying out of your wallet.) Here are 6 car insurance coverages explained in simple, bite-sized pieces.
Okay, so you’re in a bit of a pickle. You just found out that your car insurance company…is no longer going to be your car insurance company. Maybe you’ve been nonrenewed or maybe you’ve been canceled. Either way, the bottom line is that you soon will be without insurance. But are nonrenewal and cancelation the same thing? Not exactly. We’ll explain why these two pickles are different and how you can react to each.
Being involved in a car accident is not a situation anyone wants to be in, whether you’re the at-fault driver or the driver who was hit. It can be a very scary, stressful time, and it’s completely understandable that you might be flustered and might not quite know what to do. These are the steps you can take after a car accident.
So, you have a bit of a situation – you’ve been in a car accident. It wasn’t too bad, but your car needs repairs, and that could take a while. You’ll need to leave it at the shop for…well, who knows how long? But the problem is that you need to get to and from work, take the kids to soccer practice, go to the grocery store because food, drop off some clothes at the dry cleaners… In short, you need a rental car. But rental cars are expensive, so your question now is – will my rental car be covered by insurance? We’ll explain what you need to know.
It’s one of the worst feelings ever – that thunk that causes your heart to leap out of your chest as a rock jumps up off the road (seemingly with a mind of its own) and hits your windshield. And then, sure enough, there’s a good-sized crack in the formerly spotless glass. It’s frustrating and upsetting because there’s nothing you can do other than resign yourself to dealing with the cracked windshield.
The idea of self-driving or autonomous cars is an intriguing one. What if you didn’t have to be paying attention to the road? What if you could enjoy the privacy of being the sole passenger in a vehicle, but not actually have to drive it? There are plenty of reasons that self-driving cars are something that interests us and has us looking towards the future.
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.