Category: Car Insurance

5 Tips to Prevent Theft During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for celebrating with friends and family. It’s also prime time for break-ins and theft. Start the holidays off right—and relieve some of your stress—by making sure your home and your car are protected with the right insurance coverages. Good food, good cheer and—of course—gifts are focal points of the holiday season. The hustle and bustle, however, can blind us...

Take Steps to Protect Your Car in a Hurricane

If you’re a resident in a hurricane-prone area, you may know how to prepare your home ahead of a storm. But do you know that disaster preparedness should also extend to protecting your vehicles? Agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Hurricane Center and the American Red Cross unanimously agree that having a comprehensive storm safety plan is always better than being caught...

10 Things to Look for When Buying a Used Car

With the high price tag of new cars, and the quick depreciation rate of new vehicles, many consumers look for used cars for sale instead. And while investing in a used car may seem like a judicious option, buyers still need to be smart in their choices. Used cars that are sold with hidden damage can become costly problems for the unsuspecting buyer. To avoid...

What to look for in an Accessible Vehicle

It’s easy to take being able to drive for granted. But for people whose mobility is limited by a disability, being able to drive can be especially important for maintaining independence, jobs and relationships with friends and family. Fortunately, modifications and enhancements can help make vehicles accessible to the 54 million Americans that the U.S. Census Bureau estimates are living with a disability. And as...

5 Myths About Auto Insurance

1. You can only shop for car insurance when your current policy expires. Many consumers don’t realize that they aren’t bound to their auto insurance coverage for the full term (ie – 6/12 months). The insured can cancel at anytime, subject to fees that vary by carrier. In many cases the carrier will charge a 10% fee on any unused premium. As a simple example,...