Autos

Auto Financing: 4 Questions Could Save Thousands

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Content provided courtesy of USAA. If buying a car were only as simple as buying a pack of gum — pick a flavor, plunk down your cash and go on your way. But buying a new vehicle involves enough financial decisions to make your head spin. "Even after you've chosen the vehicle itself, the way you handle the purchase can have a significant impact... more

Check Your Auto Policy for Potential Savings

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Content provided courtesy of USAA. Every six months, review your auto insurance policy for potential savings and to make sure you have the appropriate amount of coverage. You could qualify for discounts if: You're in the military and live on a military installation. Your teen driver makes good grades. You have a child who atte... more

Cut Down on Driving Distractions

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Content provided courtesy of USAA. Anything that takes your eyes, hands or mind off the road increases your risk for an auto accident. Texting while driving may be the biggest offender. In 2013, research by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows that texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to have a wreck. Don't believe i... more

Should I Pay for Insurance on My Rental Car?

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Content provided courtesy of USAA. Have you ever found yourself at a rental car agency wondering whether you should buy their additional coverage? What, you wonder, does my regular auto insurance cover? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers that apply to everyone. Whether you're covered — and for what and how much — depends on what types of... more

You May Be More Distracted Behind the Wheel Than You Think

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Content provided courtesy of USAA. You've seen warnings about the dangers of using a phone while driving. In fact, 1 in 4 car crashes are now tied to cellphone use, according to the National Safety Council. But a new study suggests there may be an even more distracting activity that drivers do all the time. Topping the list? Interacting with ... more

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