May

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 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»

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan LS Premium Grille
License Renewal Regs For Older Drivers

It’s been a year since a fatal crash in the Boston suburb of Stoughton spurred a renewed effort to pass legislation to require testing for older drivers. The four year old victim, Diya Patel, was struck in a pedestrian crosswalk by an 89 year old driver. According to the Insurance Institute for...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»

2010 Chevrolet Impala
Your Next Vehicle Purchase: Getting More Than A Good Deal

This is an incredible age we live in. The world is changing at breakneck speed, alarming some while exciting others. The good news for car buyers is that amid the turmoil and change are more tools than ever for making a great deal on your next car. Yes, I’m talking about the Internet and the vast...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 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck Front Exterior View
Predatory Towing Or Just Property Rights

If you travel to Philadelphia for a cheese steak or a soft pretzel be careful where you park your car. However, if Mayor Michael Nutter signs a bill passed recently in city council you may not have to worry. The bill would require that the police or the parking authority ticket cars parked...Read More»

2009 BMW 3-Series 2-door Coupe 328i RWD Wheel Cap
How To Read The Sidewalls Of Your Tires

If tire manufacturers wanted to keep their customers in the dark about what is between them and the road they would have designed a system just like they have for labeling tires. If you are a tire aficionado you probably know this stuff, but we mere mortals might benefit from the drill. One good...Read More»

2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: The Perfect Family Car?

What is the perfect family car? Family cars come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors and prices. Take the Volkswagen Golf for example; this is a very popular small family car. It's the ideal car for a young family, with young children. However, once your children grow to their teenage years...Read More»

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Car Insurance: It's Funnier Than You Think

Hey everybody! Let's play anger-inducing, blood pressure-spiking word association. So when I say the word "insurance" what do you think of? Corporate pimps who wear suits, shaking you down for a monthly premium that really is a ripoff when you actually have to make a claim? You think of serious...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»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck Wheel Cap
Tire Aging: The Unseen Danger

Most car owners think that the best way to measure how safe their tires are is by using a tread depth gauge (or Abe Lincoln’s head on a penny), but maybe you should be using a calendar instead. This issue was taken up in a paper delivered to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in 2006. The...Read More»

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