CARCHEX Auto Insurance Resources

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about auto insurance, plus free auto insurance comparisons and quotes from leading providers to help you start saving money today.

30Sep, 2016

Driver Assist Vs. Self Driving Cars – Any Difference?

There’s some confusion out there between driver assist and self driving cars, and for good reason. As these vehicles become more sophisticated the differences have become less clear. When the dust settles, the impact on the auto industry promises to […]

6Aug, 2016

Little Known Factors That Affect Auto Insurance Rates

Think that your driving record is the only factor that determines car insurance rates? Think again. As reported by The New York Times, your income and even education level affect what you pay for coverage. So what are some things […]

26Feb, 2016

Is Windshield Glass Replacement Covered By Car Insurance?

Car insurance covers windshield glass replacement if it is written into the policy. For example, specific windshield coverage may be included with a deductible of $100 – $300. For drivers with comprehensive damage insurance, the repairs may, or may not, […]

5Feb, 2016

Actual Cash Value Vs. Replacement Cost Auto Insurance

Actual cash value means that the insurance company pays the market value for your damaged or stolen vehicle. Replacement cost means that you are compensated for the cost of a new car. Insurance companies almost universally favor actual cash value […]

21Jan, 2016

Varying Auto Insurance Rates Prove It Pays To Price Shop

If you think that auto insurance rates don’t fluctuate, think again. They can vary by up to 48% within the same year; not to mention the variation between states. Let’s take a look at some surprising facts about car insurance […]

30Nov, 2015

What Is Usage Based Auto Insurance?

Usage based auto insurance isn’t really new; it’s just more sophisticated now. Insurance companies have always included different factors in calculating insurance rates. Let’s learn more about the different types of usage based auto insurance.

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16Oct, 2015

Can Your Dog Affect Your Car Insurance Rate?

You’re cruising down the road with Fido next to you, his head out the window and his tongue joyfully flapping in the breeze. Sounds cute, right? But the reality is that this scenario could be a disaster waiting to happen. […]

28Jul, 2015

Does Your Auto Insurance Cover You On Summer Vacation?

Summertime means people are out driving around. It might be on vacation or just having fun near home. Either way, situations come up that might require auto insurance. For example, does your car insurance cover rental cars? Is your trailer […]

26Jun, 2015

Top Ten Most & Least Expensive States For Car Insurance

Car insurance rates vary dramatically. Not only do they depend on your age and driving history, but insurance rates can be much higher in certain states. According to NBC News, Michigan drivers pay 136 percent more than the national average. […]

19May, 2015

Self-Driving Cars Mean Cheap Car Insurance

If you don’t already know, self-driving cars have been cruising the California roads for over six years now. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google’s self-driving car fleet is due to expand its reach to public roads. But […]

26Feb, 2015

How To Choose Your Car Insurance Deductible

One way to save on car costs is to increase your car insurance deductible. But is this always a good idea? Deciding on your deductible depends mostly on two types of risk: financial and driving. Let’s find out more.

What Is […]

11Nov, 2014

What Are Comprehensive And Collision Insurance, And How You Can Save?

Owning a car and driving is a privilege.  With this privilege comes a lot of responsibility.  One such responsibility is carrying car insurance.  This is to protect not only the driver and their property, but other drivers and property as […]

11Nov, 2014

The Best Car Insurance Is Know How: Stop A Car With No Brakes

It isn’t common, but it can be a terrifying experience. You are driving along and suddenly; no brakes. It’s good to know what to do and hopefully, you won’t have to call your car insurance agent about too much damage. […]

11Nov, 2014

Is Cheap Auto Insurance Too Risky? CARCHEX Answers

When it comes to car insurance, nobody wants to pay too much. However, cheap auto insurance might invite an unwanted risk as well. How can you decide what level of coverage is right for you? Find out and also learn […]

11Nov, 2014

Is Car Insurance Mandatory? CARCHEX Answers

Why is car insurance mandatory anyways? Except for a few exceptions (see below), car insurance is required for every motor vehicle. But not all types of insurance are mandatory. Let’s look at the details and some history.

Crashes Are Old News

No […]

11Nov, 2014

Is Car Insurance For Seniors Cheaper?

Age is one of the main factors that determine car insurance premiums. For example, teen drivers are more accident prone, so they are more expensive to insure. In some cases, car insurance for seniors is less expensive, and there are […]

11Nov, 2014

CARCHEX Shows You How To Cut Car Insurance Costs With Tech Gadgets

Car insurance might be mandatory, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay too much. The traditional ways on how to cut car insurance costs still work, but there are newer high tech solutions available too. Let’s take a look.

GPS […]

11Nov, 2014

How Much Car Insurance Do I Need? CARCHEX Has Answers

There’s a lot of advice going around about car insurance coverage. If you are asking yourself, “How much car insurance do I need?” here are some perspectives you might not have considered. This advice could save you from disaster.

Just Go […]

11Nov, 2014

CARCHEX Shows You Low Premium Car Insurance Strategies

Car insurance rates can vary between providers, even with the same coverage terms. Nobody wants to pay more than they have to, but you also want to deal with a reliable company. There are specific tactics that lower your monthly […]

11Nov, 2014

Accident Scenarios And Car Insurance Options

When you are considering car insurance options, think about different situations where you might need coverage. Where you live might come into play as well. Let’s look at some scenarios and see what works best for you.

You Injure Someone In […]