So, you’re ready to leave for work in the morning, and you grab your keys and your phone and hustle out the door. You step onto the porch and immediately drop everything. Apparently, your car did something to antagonize the tree next to the driveway…because that tree has decided to fall over and squash your car like a bug. Clearly, you’re going to be late to work, but you’ve got bigger worries right now: does auto insurance cover you if a tree falls on your car? Let’s explain.
There’s a fundamental rule about car insurance that’s important to know: your driving record can affect your rates. Which can be a good thing…or a bad thing. You might have hoped that that speeding ticket or minor (it was a scratch on the other person’s car!) fender bender wouldn’t come back to haunt you, but the truth is that it definitely could. The safer a driver you are, the better your car insurance rates are likely to be. Why and how does that happen? We’ll explain.
Auto insurance might feel like a different language – one that, unfortunately, they don’t teach in schools. They just kind of expect you to figure things out, from the coverages to getting quotes to making a final choice as to what car insurance to get. We get that it can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together this guide to auto insurance coverage to explain what you need to know.
Representative Rashida Tlaib, a freshman congresswoman from Michigan, recently introduced HR 1756, a bill that’s of special interest to the insurance industry. The bill would prohibit auto insurers from using a person’s credit score or credit history as a factor in setting car insurance rates. The use of credit scores in determining car insurance rates has long been controversial. Several states (California, Massachusetts, and Hawaii) already ban it.
When it comes to handling anything car insurance related, you might be tempted to back away slowly with no sudden movements – car insurance follows the same logic as snakes, right? It’s an understandable reaction. Auto insurance can get, well, complicated, and there are plenty of things to remember. We’ll go over ten things that you need to know about car insurance – without making it complicated.
When a fire breaks out, it’s not exactly going to ask where it should go or what it should and should not eat. But what if your car is in your garage when the fire starts and it consumes your beloved, four-wheeled friend? How does that work? Would your home insurance cover it? We’ll explain what coverage you need to make sure that your car is covered in the event that a house fire destroys it.
If you’re getting car insurance, you’re probably wondering what the best way to go about that is. What do you need to know about car insurance? What are some of the tips and tricks you need to know? Auto insurance might seem like a complicated thing, so to help you when you’re getting car insurance we’ve put together seven tips to keep in mind when you’re on a quest for a car insurance policy. (Don’t worry – we’re going to break it down into bite-sized pieces.)
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.
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.