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.
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.
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.