Last year, Georgia became the sixteenth state to pass a hands-free driving law, meaning that driver cannot be holding a cell-phone or another electronic device while operating a vehicle. South Carolina is in the process of following suit with a distracted driving bill of its own – House Bill 3355, also known as Driving Under the Influence of an Electronic Device, or DUI-E.
When you’re shopping for a new car, you’ll probably want all of the new bells and whistles that you can find. A lot of the time, this will include the latest and greatest safety features – things like side and rear airbags, rearview cameras, and even auto-braking features with proximity sensors. But how do you choose a safe car that fits you? And how can it save you money on your car insurance? Learn more about these 6 factors to look for when choosing a safe car.
Whether you’ve just bought a new car or you’re looking to change up your auto insurance plan, it can be tough to know exactly how to keep your rates down. There are actually tons of discounts for car insurance policies that either no one knows about or that no one asks about. That changes today! Here are 14 car insurance discounts you want to be sure to ask your agent about.
When you’re protecting your financial well-being and your assets, it’s important that you have enough liability insurance. Liability insurance is a crucial defense against lawsuits and claims that you’ve caused property damage or bodily injury. Home insurance and auto insurance both provide extremely valuable liability protection, but what if you face a claim that goes above the limits of coverage on your homeowners or auto insurance policy? That’s where umbrella insurance can help you. We’ll explain what personal umbrella insurance is.
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.
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.
You’ve probably seen commercials from different insurance companies promising big-time savings if you bundle your home and auto insurance. But perhaps you’re skeptical. Bundling, which just means getting multiple lines of insurance from the same company (for example home and auto), can save you money on your insurance…but how does it work? And, well, why does it work? We’re going to illustrate how bundling can help you save money on your insurance by going through a case study.
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.