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Car Insurance - Do I need to keep comprehensive insurance after I paid off the loan?

I live in the Bay Area, California. I had to take comprehensive (Liability and Collision) insurance and pay around $500 for six months until I paid off the debt. I recollect that I was required to ...
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My mother's car was totaled

My mother was in a car accident and died. Her boyfriend's name is on the title and financing of the vehicle. She made all of her payments on the car. Is he entitled to all of the money since the ...
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Is insurance company’s preferred auto shop biased?

I was rear-ended. There's a crack on the upper part of my bumper and the plastic part of the trunk locking mechanism is broken (though the trunk still closes). The insurance company was pretty ...
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Registration and insurance for gift car

Our 30-year-old nephew lives with us. He is about to receive a used car as a gift. My wife and I each own a car, and all three of us are listed as insured drivers. Is it best to include his car in ...
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What options do you have when the at-fault party's claim adjustor is low-balling you?

United States & New York state here. Although the first few paragraphs might make it seem like a legal question, it is not! It's an insurance question, and more specifically, about how to handle a ...
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How to truthfully answer auto insurance questions when you don't know the answer?

When shopping around for car insurance it is important to be truthful, but how do you truthfully answer questions you don't know the answer to? For instance, my current insurer doesn't list claims ...
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purpose of uninsured/under insured coverage

If one has comprehensive coverage along with Liability ( Bodily and property), so why does one may need uninsured/under insured coverage for vehicle insurance if he already has Collision.
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If I have an accident, should I file a claim with my car insurance company?

If I am in an accident that causes no personal injury, but causes damage to both cars that requires new panels (and has a quotation of $3,000 to fix mine)... how do I decide whether to claim against ...
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Car Insurance Renewal Quote Negotiation

So, once again for the sixth time in a row I have ended up switching car insurer at the end of a 6 month policy term. Every time I received a renewal quote from the insurer I was with which was ...
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Accidentally reported a minor accident on my car - what now?

A few days ago I idiotically scraped the side of my car against a concrete column. There was no damage done to the column and no dents on my car, but there is a significant amount of scratches on my ...
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How to reduce cost after a car accident at fault and no insurance [closed]

There is an at-fault car without insurance (on CTP) crashed into another car and caused damage to both cars. No injuries. It's gonna cost a lot of money. So always have your car insured.
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Is the auto insurance quote I have been provided a rip off?

I just moved to Philadelphia, PA from Houston, TX and wanted to update my auto insurance policy (with Allstate). I gave them a call, and with 1:1 coverage options AND a newly-acquired (ie I did not ...
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UK Car Insurance Auto-renewal issues - premium doubled without reason

I recently received an Auto-renewal on my car insurance from my insurer. And it boggled the mind as it more than doubled the premium. It went from £960 a year to £1950. I caught up on the topic ...
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dealing with vehicle insurance non-renewal notice

After a recent accident claim was resolved, we received a nonrenewal notice from our insurance company. In the letter it says that our insurer will decline to renew our automobile insurance at the ...
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Should I tell my insurance company I have an unsecured loan for my new car?

Generally, I do all of my quotes online instead of dealing with an agent. They've always asked if the car is leased, financed, or owned. In my current situation I am technically financing the car, but ...
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Suppose leased car is totalled: what are financial implications?

Inspired by this question on totaling vs repairing a car and my situation (I'm leasing a car) my question is: Suppose a leased car, properly insured as per the lease (i.e., comprehensive) is involved ...
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Car Insurance - Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury With Personal Health Insurance

I have comprehensive health insurance with a relatively low out of pocket. I noticed that the "Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury" add-on for my car insurance has limits of $100,000 / $300,000. In the ...
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How much liability coverage do I need for my car insurance?

My auto insurance policy is up for renewal soon, and I want to make sure I have the right amount of liability insurance. Currently we (my husband and I) have liability coverage for $100,000 per ...
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car insurance — absolute cheapest possible way to make / get it [closed]

I'm aware that it's possible to make your own car insurance company. That being said, does anyone know of the absolute, cheapest possible car insurance there can be? I'm not concerned at all about ...
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Does using a credit card's rental car protection in case of a damage with car rental result in increase of some premium or extra fees?

Many credit cards in the United States offer some kind of rental car protection (mirror). In case of a damage to the rented car, does using the credit card's rental car protection in case of a damage ...
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What's the difference between Uninsured and Underinsured motorist insurance?

In the US, one can often add Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist coverage independently to one's car insurance. What exactly is the difference? It seems that, going by the name only, Underinsured ...
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Requirement to purchase Collision Damage Waiver for car hire excess coverage

I recently took out a car hire excess reimbursement policy from a reputable third party insurance company (AIG). The policy states that CDW is required in order to receive reimbursement for a claim. ...
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car insurance claim, police report, minor damage and carfax

I parked my brand-new car on the street at night and woke up next morning to find out that someone, perhaps on the bike has hit it and the side mirror cover is off. The small dent on the side of the ...
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How do I protect myself in this situation, and get a receipt for my payment?

Just over 3 weeks ago I bumped into someone's car on accident. There was no apparent damage to their car, but I insisted we exchange details in case. The person refused and said it was all right. ...
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Does it ever make sense to buy Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance?

I can add this to my car insurance for a few bucks a month, but I do not see when this would be needed. So, let's say I get into an accident caused by an uninsured driver. Maybe I suffer severe ...
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Why does Geico ask me not to reveal the limits of my liability coverage in case of a car accident?

I read on my "Evidence of Liability Insurance card" issued by Geico in California, US: What to do at the time of an accident: […] Do not reveal the limits of your liability coverage to anyone. Why ...
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Why does car insurance also insure for injuries rather than only insuring the car itself?

At the very least here in British Columbia car insurance is very expensive because of substantial payments towards injury and rehabilitation compensation. To me this doesn't make much sense, as in ...
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Liability for our son's car loan [duplicate]

My husband and I have co-signed for our son's car loan, and also he is listed on our car insurance coverage. If he gets in an accident, can we be sued?
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Car Insurance Company Settlement Pay out at market value or price I bought it at

I live in the UK. I am currently in the process of making a car insurance claim for a vehicle that has been written off. I recently purchased this vehicle that has been written off, the vehicle ...
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Canceling the auto-renewal on car insurance?

I just phoned my insurer's customer service and advised them I wanted to cancel auto-renewal. I was told I can't. My car is broken and I will be selling it shortly (or close to end of policy date, so ...
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New Car Insurance Quote versus Renewal

First of all forgive me if this is the incorrect section for this question, it seemed this section or the legal section was the most appropriate to me but please correct me if I'm wrong The situation:...
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Are there any statutes of limitations on insurance claims?

I damaged my car a year and a half ago, and at the time I was mad and embarrassed at my mistake to the point that I just ignored it ever happened, even though I have full insurance on the vehicle (no ...
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Understanding Effect of Claim on Car Insurance Premium

I was in an accident where I was at fault (minor, no one hurt). The other driver has made a claim against my policy, so I am trying to figure out if it now makes sense for me to also make a claim for ...
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Car insurance for the summer in Canada

We're thinking about buying a car in Nova Scotia, Canada while we are here for the summer. We are residents of Ontario. We don't really want to keep the car past our time here. The question is how do ...
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How to pay ER bills after collision in someone else's vehicle

Which insurance(s) should I contact to file claims in the following situation? I have auto insurance for my vehicles with the usual coverages including personal injury protection, which I understand ...
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Lump sum payment for balance on loan on totaled car

It is my understanding from auto insurance company (State Farm- in Georgia) that we will be responsible for a lump sum payment on difference between estimated value of vehicle and loan value(totaled ...
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Best way to get temporary car insurance with outstanding claim?

So about 4 months ago I purchased my first car, 2014 Toyota RAV4, from a large Toyota dealership in Virginia, USA. During the purchase they told me for around $1000 they would title, put plates on, ...
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Deciding whether or not to repair hail damage on car

I have a 2012 Subaru Outback. Paid off, 60k miles. Several months ago it was hit by a small hailstorm. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of very small dents in the roof and hood. But, they are so ...
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Increase in auto policy premium after removing 3rd car

My wife and I had 3 cars with Allstate. Homeowners, policy, umbrella policy, everything with Allstate. Same agent for 35+ years. Now the "kid" runs the show, somewhat arrogant, and enjoys all the ...
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Car stolen fully comp but SDP on my policy now Go Skippy won't pay out

I am fully comp with Go Skippy, but on my policy it states SDP. I got called in to work last minute (at a supermarket). So I drove, which I don't usually as I catch a lift with a friend. When I ...
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Financial liability in allowing a relative to drive a car I own

Would I be accepting financial liability—beyond the value of the vehicle—if I allow a relative to be the primary driver for a car that I own? This is assuming that the relative has car insurance ...
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Is hire purchase that risky compared to a personal loan in the case of a car crash?

I am very uneducated when it comes to personal finance. Four years ago I decided to buy a car. The dealer offered me the car with 0% interest and when I told him that I might pay the installments ...
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Car insurance - UK resident, UK-registry car, EEA licence (with Shadow licence in DVLA) - no-claim protection

I'm an UK resident with EU driving license. I own a UK-registered car and I do pay a bit too much for insurance. It is because I stated that I had an accident and a claim in UK in 2016. Also, since ...
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What if other person claims car damage higher than actual (in USA)?

This is a hypothetical scenario but I'm thinking of it since I am going on a long trip within the United States. I currently have a car insurance that covers up to 15000$ damage to other cars. In ...
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How do auto insurance down payments work?

I have a friend who just immigrated to the USA and just got a driver's license for the first time (he's never had a driver's license before, either in his previous country or in the USA). Now that he'...
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Tax implication for totaled car payout

I recently had a car totaled. The payout was more than the amount I paid for the car while I bought it. What are the tax implications on this. What kind of tax (if any) I need to pay on the profit? ...
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Is it legally binding in the UK to declare penalty charge notice issued by the council to the insurer?

Does the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for a traffic contravention issued by a local council need to be declared to the insurer? Also, does this affect the premium?
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Estimated car insurance cost without personal information [closed]

What are the best websites for estimating car insurance price without leaving personal information?
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liability vs collision coverage

I live in Washington State. I have a reasonably cheap car. I am not afraid to replace it if I have to so covering for damages isn't a problem. Additionally, I have a good job with good health care. I ...
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When I stop driving for 2 years, should I put myself as a secondary on my mom's car to keep premiums low?

I live in Montreal, QC, Canada and I have little use for my car. I'd like to save money by getting rid of it and the expensive insurance. I've heard gaps in insurance history will lead to higher ...