Reviewing Your Car Insurance for New England Winters

A message on a Walgreens sign that reads 'Frankenstorm Is Coming' before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeast region of the US in Newton, New Jersey in 2012.

Did you just move to New England? We’re known for many things: the birthplace of the United States and the Revolution, our changing colors in the fall, and home to some excellent seafood. However, you might not be familiar with our other wonder: the Nor’easter. New England is home to some brutal winters, and if you’re new to the area, you’ll need to be ready, particularly on the road. Below we go over the insurance you should think about to augment your current policy, as well as tips to avoid your premiums going up.

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Car Insurance Basics for New Drivers

You’ve just earned your license, and you’re ready to hit the road. Before you take your new car out of the driveway, make sure you have the appropriate insurance for it. Automobile insurance is an invaluable asset for motorists to have in the event of an accident. The coverage can help pay for most costs associated with the accident from injuries to vehicle damages and more. Let’s look at some of the more important parts of auto insurance.

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Why Do You Need Car Insurance?

Getting in a car accident can be one of the most expensive events the average person will experience, and simply being a good driver can’t guarantee it won’t happen to you. Repair costs and medical bills often cut a little too deep into your wallet for comfort. Choosing not to protect yourself with insurance may save you a little money today but could seriously hurt you in the long run. Investing in auto insurance can assist you in paying for car repairs, recovering from injuries, and covering the costs of others if you are deemed liable for the accident.  [Read more…]

How to Reduce Your Auto Insurance Rates

A couple sitting at a table on their computer and looking at papersAuto insurance is a mandatory precaution for all car owners, so it’s important to have the coverage that works best for you. Accidents and other circumstances like driving experience and credit history may have caused your insurance rates to go up. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any ways for you to bring your rates back down to a more affordable level. It’s best to learn more about auto insurance to improve and get better rates across the board. [Read more…]

When to Consider Getting Non-Owner Car Insurance

Man signing paper with keys on the deskIt has become increasingly common for people to drive cars they don’t own. This is a result of people renting or leasing vehicles and the rise of car sharing apps. This makes the prospect of non-owner car insurance that much more important for motorists to consider. If you plan on ever operating a vehicle that is not your own, you should contemplate adding non-owner insurance to your policy. [Read more…]

What Counts as Distracted Driving?

What Counts as Distracted DrivingDistracted driving is a big concern on the roads: It’s the reason for approximately 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities each year. When the term ‘distracted driving’ is used the first thing that comes to mind is often cellphone use. However, there are many other actions that are considered distracted driving that you may not have considered. [Read more…]