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Category: Car Sense

IIHS: The Safest Cars Of 2020

If you’re shopping for a new car in 2020, you’ve got options – lots of ‘em. So how do you make the right choice? Good news: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is here to help with their latest TOP SAFETY PICK awards. The IIHS, a nonprofit research and education organization, conducts crash tests to determine which vehicles do the best job of protecting people in the...

7 Tips For Staying Safe During Extreme Cold Weather

Whether it’s an incoming polar vortex or just an extended cold snap, extreme cold temperatures can chill you to the bone. And as the thermometer outside continues to drop, it’s important to not just stay warm – you need to stay safe, too. Having the right homeowners insurance and auto insurance can give you peace of mind. But so can knowing what to do when...

How Does Insurance Cover Parking Lot Accidents?

Parking lots can be crazy places. Whether you’re at the mall, the grocery store, or even just grabbing a quick coffee… all those cars coming and going can up anyone’s chances of being in a parking lot accident. Which may lead you wonder: How does insurance cover parking lot accidents? Let’s walk through a few common scenarios. WHAT HAPPENS IF I HIT SOMEONE ELSE’S CAR IN A PARKING...

Understanding Premium Vs. Regular Gas

Most people are clear on which type of gas their car needs. But not as many are clear on the differences between regular and premium gas. Why use regular instead of premium gas? One obvious difference is the price. According to the U.S. Energy & Information Administration, premium fuel nationally averages about 60 cents more per gallon than regular gasoline, and 25 cents more than...

What To Know Before Trading In Your Car

There’s nothing better than that new car feeling. But before you drive your new ride off the lot, you often have to decide what to do with the car in your driveway. When it comes to getting rid of a used car, you have two options: selling it yourself or trading it in. (If money isn’t an issue, cars also make great charitable donations.) There...