Questions tagged [car-insurance]

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I’m 18 years old and want to finance a £30,000 car [duplicate]

I'm 18 years old and I've always wanted an Audi Q5. Currently, I'm working full-time. I earn £28,800 annually and that will be due to go up soon. The car I've had eyes on costs £31,789. The monthly ...
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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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How do I make a State Farm policy change without an agent?

My agent is only available when I'm working. When I call "after hours", I always get in touch with another human who seems helpful, but won't make changes for me. She says I need to speak to the agent....
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Advice/Experiences, Auto Insurance, Florida, 18 years old [closed]

I am in Florida, United States. I have recently bought a reliable (however temporary) 2004 Chevrolet Colorado (rear wheel drive, maroon colored pickup truck). I have done a lot of research but I'm ...
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Vehicle insurance alternatives recognized in other states?

When it comes to financial responsibility laws for vehicle liability, my current understanding is that the state where the vehicle is registered in is the deciding factor for legal compliance with ...
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How can I insure a driver who doesn’t live with me but is borrowing my car long term?

My cousin is borrowing one of my cars to get to school and work. He’s 17. He lives less than an hour from me, but in another state. He is insured as a driver on his family’s policy, and the car is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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When driving in the USA, how do I insure against large third party claims?

I've been looking into travelling to the USA (CA specifically) later this year, and hiring a car whilst I'm there. As I understand the American legal system, if I should get into an accident and be ...
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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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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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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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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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Rental Car Company or Insurance Provider: Whom Do I Call First?

Scenario: I have a 7-day rental on a car from Budget Rent-A-Car. I purchased the rental it with my Capital One Platinum MasterCard, which has rental car coverage. During the evening--below freezing ...
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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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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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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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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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Car Insurance - Black box has broken and insurance company wants me to pay?

I have have had an insurance policy on my car for nearly 2 years now. It is one of those policies with a black box. Recently during hot weather the black box battery has swollen up and the case ...
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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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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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Car Accident - Can I get Cash/Check instead?

My vehicle (pick-up truck) was legally parked on a street and a car struck my truck and caused some damage to the body and bumper. When I called, the other driver's insurance company told me to take ...
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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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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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Can you get umbrella insurance from a different company from where you get your basic home/auto insurance?

I presently have auto and house insurance with a single company (call it company X). They have a local agent and the cost and responsiveness is quite nice, so I'd rather not leave them. However, the ...
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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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Oh, hail. Totaled car, confused about buy-back options

I have a Toyota 4Runner Limited - V8, 4x4, nav, you name it. During our oh-so-wonderful hail experience last week (I was momentarily knocked our by a softball-sized chunk of the stuff), it received a ...
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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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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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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 ...