automotive

An Unexpected Car Insurance Discount

by Michael on Mar 13, 2014 · 2 comments

When we stopped by our insurance agent’s office to add our oldest son to our car insurance policy last month, we got a pleasant surprise. We were aware that he’d qualify for discounts for his good grades, for having taken a defensive driving course, and for having completed State Farm’s […]

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Car Insurance on a New Car Purchase

by Michael on Feb 12, 2014

We’re in the process of buying a new car. And when you buy a new car, you need to have insurance coverage before you drive away. If this is your first car, you’ll need to set something up with an insurance company before completing the transaction. But what if you […]

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Does Car Insurance Cover Tire Damage?

by Michael on Jun 19, 2013 · 6 comments

Over the past week or so, I’ve been having a run of bad luck with cars. Not long after I got my speeding ticket, I suffered a flat tire. I had driven to the airport and all seemed well when I parked and headed to my flight. But, upon my […]

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Over the weekend, I got a speeding ticket. According to the deputy who pulled me over, I was going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. The worst part is that I got busted in a known speed trap — a short stretch of highway where the speed limits drops […]

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Why Do Gas Prices Keep Going Up?

by Michael on Sep 28, 2012 · 3 comments

Have you ever noticed that gas prices just keep going up, up, up? Actually, they don’t, at least not in a micro sense. It just seems that way. In reality, gas prices fluctuate pretty widely over time due to a number of factors, including transitions from winter to summer blends […]

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