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How to buy a car from a private seller

Buying a car from a private seller can save you money, but you don't have the same protections as buying from a dealership. Here are the items to check and verify before buying a car from a private seller.

by  Jen Phillips on Oct 11, 2019

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Should you tip the tow truck driver?

Tow truck drivers help you in an emergency, so do you tip tow truck drivers? Find out what’s expected and how much you should tip the tow truck driver.

by  Alison Tobin on Oct 09, 2019

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What happens at the end of a car lease?

At the end of a car lease, you have three options: buy the vehicle, lease another vehicle or turn in the keys and walk away.

by  Jen Phillips on Oct 07, 2019

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What is considered a clean driving record?

A driver who doesn't have any driving violations or accidents is considered to have a clean driving record. Violations or accidents affect your insurance premiums for a certain number of years, depending on the violation and state you live in.

by  Jen Phillips on Oct 03, 2019

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How to get cheap car insurance with no deposit

Do you want very cheap car insurance with no deposit? Find out how to get car insurance with no deposit and save money on your car insurance.

by  Alison Tobin on Sep 27, 2019

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Can I be on my parents' car insurance if the car is in my name?

If you still live at home and decide to purchase your own car, you’re required to purchase your own car insurance separate from your parents. Read more to find out why.

by  Brianna Slattery on Sep 20, 2019

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American Family KnowYourDrive review

KnowYourDrive is an American Family program that monitors your driving habits to offer you a car insurance discount. Can you save money with KnowYourDrive?

by  Alison Tobin on Sep 19, 2019

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Do you need insurance with a learner's permit?

If your a new driver who just got their learner’s permit, you’ll need car insurance. However, car insurance follows the car, not the driver, so you just need to be listed on your parent’s existing policy.

by  Brianna Slattery on Sep 16, 2019

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Can I remove my spouse from my car insurance?

You typically cannot remove your spouse from your shared car insurance policy without their consent.

by  Brianna Slattery on Sep 13, 2019

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Farmers Signal review: How much can you save?

Signal by Farmers is a driver tracking program that can save you money on your car insurance and help you be a safer driver. You could save up to 20 percent.

by  Alison Tobin on Sep 11, 2019

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Do you need insurance on a car that doesn’t run?

Are you the owner of a car that doesn’t run or isn’t in use? If it’s registered, state law requires you to have auto insurance on that car.

by  Brianna Slattery on Sep 09, 2019

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Travelers IntelliDrive review: Can you save money?

InteliDrive is a driver tracking program from Travelers that can help you save money. You can save up to 20 percent on your car insurance with IntelliDrive.

by  Alison Tobin on Sep 06, 2019

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Does car insurance cover repairs?

Your standard car insurance policy won’t cover wear and tear on your vehicle. It will, however, cover repairs from an accident that is covered under your policy. To get insurance that will cover repairs, you'll need to purchase mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI).

by  Brianna Slattery on Sep 04, 2019

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Best low-mileage car insurance companies

Find the best low-mileage car insurance options, according to other consumers, and see what companies offer low-mileage discounts and usage-based car insurance here.

by  Alison Tobin on Sep 03, 2019

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If a car accident is not your fault does your insurance go up?

Your rates may still increase after an accident even if it isn’t your fault. Research showed Progressive rates increased by 16.6% after a not-at-fault accident, though the same research found State Farm rates didn’t increase at all.

by  Brianna Slattery on Aug 30, 2019

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Esurance DriveSense review: Can you save money?

DriveSense is a driver tracking program from Esurance that can save you money on your car insurance. The average reported savings is $100 but how much you save depends on how well you drive.

by  Alison Tobin on Aug 29, 2019

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What is the penalty for driving without insurance?

Car insurance can be a pricey thing to squeeze into your budget, but the penalties for driving without insurance can be steep. Here are the penalties in each state for driving with no car insurance.

by  Brianna Slattery on Aug 23, 2019

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How to get a rental car from an insurance claim

If you’ve been involved in an accident that requires you to get a rental car while you’re vehicle is repaired, here’s what you need to do to get the rental car.

by  Brianna Slattery on Aug 21, 2019

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