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  • Buy uninsured motorist coverage to protect yourself against uninsured or under insured drivers.
  • If you have a car loan and don't carry insurance, the lender may buy insurance for you at five or six times what you would normally pay.
  • Collision coverage takes care of damage to your car from an accident that is all or partially your fault. Normally you'll be responsible for a deductible of $250 or $500, and your insurer pays the rest.
  • Comprehensive coverage takes care of non collision calamities, such as damage from a break-in, theft or windshield cracking.
  • Liability is the most important component of auto insurance and the one to which people pay the least amount of attention. It pays for damage to property and physical injury from an accident that is your fault.

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When Should You Switch Insurers?

A huge percent of people never shop their insurance needs. That's not necessarily a good idea considering that modern American business punishes loyalty, rather than rewarding it. The Wall Street Journal reports that roughly 1 in 3 people never shop their auto insurance. Almost half never their shop home insurance. ...

Avoid These Fees If You Want Truly Cheap Car Rentals

Many people only rent cars about twice a year, once during a summer vacation and once during the Christmas holidays. That leaves a lot of unsuspecting motorists open to common rip-off fees that the car-rental agencies like to push. Here are some simple ways to make sure you get cheap ...

Traffic Tickets That Will Cost You The Most

Ever wonder exactly how much your auto insurance will go up after a speeding ticket? How about after 2 or 3 tickets? I have new numbers to share with you. Local governments have gone crazy with ticketing for everything because they're starved for revenue. You may recall that TomTom was ...

Find a better deal on auto insurance

Find a better deal on auto insurance

You may be getting charged more for auto insurance because of your job title and education level. Fortunately, there is a new online tool that can help you find a better deal.

Best Auto Insurance Companies

Thinking about shopping your auto insurance? A new Consumer Reports tally reveals the best auto insurance companies. Car insurance ads on TV promise accident forgiveness, vanishing deductibles, and other selling points. But those features are just a side show to the main act, which is a company's reputation with satisfying ...

Buying Your Auto Insurance Through Walmart?!

The nation's largest retailer is making inroads into more financial territory with a new auto insurance shopping service. But will it save you money? A prejudiced system? Auto insurance premiums are now being set on a discriminatory basis. Both education level and job classification are key to what you pay ...

How speeding tickets affect your insurance rates

How speeding tickets affect your insurance rates

How much will a speeding ticket raise your insurance rates? Depends on how fast you were going! Here are the raw numbers...

Now is the time to re-shop your insurers

Now is the time to re-shop your insurers

When is the last time you shopped around for auto and homeowners insurance? Here's why it's time to check rates now.

ClarkHoward.com and The Clark Howard Show offer more consumer advice.

Worst thing to do after an accident

When you're in a fender bender, what's the one thing you shouldn't do post-accident? Not surprisingly, it involves social media! According to the blog Daily Finance, insurance adjusters investigating your claim are going to be all over social media and the search engines to develop a digital dossier on you. ...

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Save on car insurance by trading privacy

There's a way to save on auto insurance that's gaining popularity, but you'll have to trade your privacy for lower premiums. Under what's generally referred to as the 'pay as you drive' model, auto insurers track your every move using small monitoring devices that can plug into your car's diagnostic ...

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