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Is Cheap Car Insurance Worth It In The End?
Is Cheap Car Insurance Worth It In The End?

In some cases, cheap car insurance (i.e. bare minimum coverage) may be enough to cover damages to your car if you own an early model vehicle, worth a few thousand dollars. Coverage requirements vary by state, and your state minimum coverage may be ample. Cheap car insurance or bare minimum coverage...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Impala
How To Understand A Car Insurance Comparison

Understanding a car insurance comparison is easy. To get started, all you have to do is enter car insurance quotes in your favorite search engine and you will find hundreds of websites that offer car insurance comparisons or quotes. Some will ask a question or two to get started, while others will...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima
How To Find Car Insurance Discounts

Car insurance companies want your business. In addition to doing whatever they can to beat the competition, such as offering lower rates, most car insurance companies offer at least nine different types of discounts to attract and keep customers. Some of the most common auto insurance discounts...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Should You Get Comprehensive Car Insurance?

Before we discuss the reasons for purchasing comprehensive car insurance, it's important to have a clear understanding of what comprehensive coverage means. According to Insurance Services Offices (ISO)*, there are two main categories of covered physical damage losses including collision damage...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
What Is Liability Only Car Insurance?

Liability only car insurance is a type of insurance that pays and renders service on behalf of an insured for loss arising out of his responsibility to others imposed by law or assumed by contract. Liability coverage is mandatory in all states except New Hampshire and Wisconsin. Each state has its...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
What Is Car Insurance?

Car insurance, also automobile insurance and auto insurance, is insurance that protects the insured against losses involving automobiles. Different coverages can be purchased depending on the needs and wants of the insured (e.g., the liability coverages of bodily injury, property damage liability...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
How To Compare Car Insurance Rates

The steps involved in comparing car insurance quotes may sound simple, but each year, thousands of Americans end up paying too much for car insurance because they dont understand what each coverage means or they simply pick the car insurance company with the best ads. It's tough to tell if you have...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Sebring
How Much Car Insurance Coverage Do You Need?

"How much car insurance do I need?" is the number one question consumers ask whether they are purchasing a used car or a brand new luxury car. A universal answer for how much auto coverage is the right amount does not exist, mainly because every driver is different. The amount of auto insurance...Read More»

Car repair
Car Repair Guys Can Be Good Guys Too

The mission of  AllCarAdvice is to protect, instruct and entertain its readers. Protect them from unscrupulous car related practitioners, instruct them about ways to enhance their car owning experience and entertain them with all the peripheral things that happen with and about cars...Read More»

2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX AT Front Seats
Car Insurance Discounts: Understanding the Basics

Getting car insurance doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, discounts can make your policy much more affordable. Insurance companies offer a variety of discounts on car insurance. Research ways you can take advantage of the maximum savings. Maintain a good driving record. Carry multiple...Read More»

Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire
How Safe Can An Old Tire Be?

Tire aging has surfaced as an issue in a civil trial that has two huge automotive names defending themselves in a Montana courtroom. Ford and Firestone are two of the defendants in the case. The details of the accident emerged as lawyers made opening statements and were reported in the online...Read More»

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Help! Doug: If Consumer Reports Says A Car Has Major Flaw, Should I Avoid It Completely?

Question: The 2010 Consumer Reports' April "Annual Auto Issue" gives the 2004 Subaru Legacy's four-cylinder engines the worst possible rating. If I can't afford a 2005 (with the best rating), does the negative stuff in CR mean I should steer clear of all '04 Legacys? Doug Ehrlich: Sometimes life...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Green Car Ads: They Don't Suck As Bad As Green Cars

I was Skyping with my fellow writers about some of the hot automotive topics of the day and we were talking about crappy and good car ads, and I complained there were no good green car ads. Well, before I could even bang out a sentence on the keyboard I was immediately corrected by the in-house...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
New 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton Breaks Cover

"Phaeton". I have absolutely no clue on how to pronounce that, the only thing I know is that the name is from Greek mythology. Honestly, how a designer would have thought to use a name from Greek mythology on a car boggles my mind. Cars often use animals or numbers in their names such as the Ford...Read More»

2009 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl) Front Exterior View
The Choice Between An Electric Or A Belt Driven Cooling Fan

Even in the water cooled engine, air flow plays an important role. The movement of air across the fins of the radiator is as essential as the movement of coolant through the tubes of the radiator. Without air flow the car would certainly overheat, which is the reason the radiator is mounted in the...Read More»

2008 Pontiac G6 4-door Sedan GT Engine
A Car Repair Dispute Is No Time For Inaction

You thought you had found the perfect mechanic. To this point he had taken care of your 2008 Pontiac G6 like it was his own. All your dealings had met your expectations; the shop had completed everything as promised, on time and for the quoted price. But now there’s a problem, this is the third...Read More»

2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LT Angular Front Exterior View
Pre-Loved Cars You Can Trust

Smiling Sammy’s Used Car Lot may claim the best prices in town but how do you know if the vehicle you’re buying hasn’t been around the block one too many times. Sure it looks solid and drives okay but somehow Sammy’s personal guarantee of quality doesn’t quite ease your apprehension. If...Read More»

2009 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Tail Light
Prevailing In A Real Life Car Repair Dispute

Patrick and Vanessa Ryan figuratively raised their window and yelled at their insurance company: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” But from the description of the extended repair as related at nj.com, it took a lot of persistence and perseverance to overcome multiple...Read More»

Citroen 2CV
French Citroens, Superior Germans, Stereotypes And Major Hallucinogens

When I was a student traveling in Europe over 20 years ago, and then again when I worked on the Continent, anytime I had the chance to rent a car, I asked for the German model, either a Volkswagen or a Mercedes-Benz or an Audi. Why? Because I knew those cars would be great on the highway, they...Read More»

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