8 Questions to Ask the Car Dealer Before Buying a Vehicle

Woman asking car salesman questions about a vehicle in a car dealershipCar shopping isn’t easy. There are many places to look for vehicles, different safety and convenience features available, sources of information to read reviews from, and financial matters to take into consideration. You’re likely going to have a lot of questions throughout the process. In order to make an informed purchase, we’re sharing eight questions you should ask the dealer before buying a vehicle.  [Read more…]

New Year, New Ride: Insuring Your New Car

New cars with big red bows at car dealershipDid you get a brand-new car with a big red bow for Christmas? Are you treating yourself to a shiny new set of wheels to end the year? Or do you have a goal of saving up in the new year to buy a new ride? Either way, if you have—or are about to have—a new vehicle in your life, you’ll need auto insurance. After all, whether it was a big-ticket present to you or a solo investment, the most important thing is that you and the occupants are protected when behind the wheel. Let’s discuss the must-knows of insuring your new car.  [Read more…]

When Is a Car Considered Totaled?

Car CollisionLet’s say you’ve been in a car accident. This accident could have been just a dent, a minor fender bender, or a head-on collision that deployed the airbags. Believe it or not, there is a chance that the vehicle is deemed ‘totaled’ in any of these scenarios. What does this mean, and when is a car considered totaled? How do you know when your car is heading to the repair shop or the scrap pile? Well, this will all depend on where you live and several other factors. Let us explain.  [Read more…]

What Information Does an Insurance Declaration Page Provide?

A homeowners insurance agent reviewing the insurance declaration page with their client at a table.Insurance policies are comprehensive and extensively detailed, so reading and understanding them can be confusing. Yet, there’s a lot of important knowledge that can be garnered from reviewing your policy. The best and simplest way to gain a thorough understanding of your insurance coverage is to read the policy’s insurance declaration page. This vital information grants you a summary of your policy so you can get the details you need at a glance. Let’s discuss what information an insurance declaration page provides. [Read more…]

What is Usage-Based Insurance and Should I Get It?

Driver at wheel of car with usage-based insurance and telematics icons on windshield.While for many, the use of vehicles remains a daily need, some disruptions and an emerging “new normal” are giving more and more people the option not to use their car every day. From working from home to moving into urban areas with robust public transit and a willingness to walk and bike more to “go green,” not everyone needs their car all the time. Usage-based insurance is made for these people, using technology to track automobile use to make people only pay for insurance based on their usage and driving habits. Learn how it works in this blog. [Read more…]

Best Practices in Summer to Help Your Car Get Better Gas Mileage

White car on the freeway in summer.Between the summer vacation miles you’re going to wrack up on your car and the need for AC in these hot New England summers, anything and everything you can do to increase your miles per gallon will pay dividends – especially with gas prices as they are in 2022. If you’re not ready to get a new vehicle (or go electric), here are some best practices to start to help your car get better gas mileage – both under the hood and outside it. [Read more…]