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Does Car Insurance Cover Hail Damage?

We’ve all experienced it at some point. Dark gray clouds form ominously above. Thunder rumbles and lightning claps. Rain falls in heavy sheets. And then, the sky opens for Mother Nature’s angry ice dispenser. Ranging from the size of a pea to the size of a grapefruit, these ice stones can wreak havoc on fields, livestock, buildings and homes. They can also total—yes, total—a vehicle...

How to Get Better Gas Mileage (And Other Questions About Fuel Economy)

If you’re looking for ways to tighten your monthly budget, there’s an unexpected place you can look: Your garage. No, we’re not telling you to sell your car (although that’s certainly an option). Rather, it’s time to take a closer look at the way you drive and take care of your vehicle. As gas prices climb, both of these habits can make a bigger impact...

How to Take Pictures After a Car Accident

In the moments after a car accident, there are countless questions running through your mind. What just happened? Is everyone OK? How badly damaged is my car? Was it their fault or mine? After stepping out of your vehicle you scan the scene, grab your insurance ID card from the glovebox and call the police. But as you wait for help to arrive, there’s one more important step...

IIHS: The Safest Cars of 2022

Car buyers who consider safety a must-have feature can now choose from an even greater variety, according to the 2022 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK award list. This year’s list recognized 101 vehicles in all, naming 65 models TOP SAFETY PICK+ choices and another 36 TOP SAFETY PICKs. In the annual TOP SAFETY PICK awards, the IIHS announces which new models performed...

Is Auto Insurance Tax Deductible? It Depends

Using a car for work Generally, you can calculate business vehicle expenses one of two ways: the standard mileage rate or the actual expense method. Depending on your situation, you might qualify for one or both methods. If you qualify for both – and you don’t mind crunching the numbers – it might be worth it to calculate both ways to see which method gets...