Autos

5 Ways to Help Lower Auto Insurance Rates

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The price you pay for auto insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on what type of car you have, where you live and how much coverage you need. There are many ways to save on insurance, but make sure you don't cut too many corners. The appropriate policy can potentially save you plenty of money should you face liability for an acci... more

Would You Drive With Your Eyes Shut?

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Content provided courtesy of USAA. Driving with your eyes closed would be crazy, right? But that's pretty much what you do if you text on the highway. When you send or open a text while driving, you're taking your eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. At 55 mph, that's... more

Auto Insurance Myths Exposed

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Content provided courtesy of USAA. The color of the car affects my insurance rate. Not true. Rates are based on safety features, the cost of replacements or repairs and other factors the driver brings to the table. So paint your ride any color you like. I have no-fault insurance so that means it's not my fault. Duh! Wrong. No-fault i... more

Check Your Car Battery

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Content provided courtesy of USAA. Today, most car batteries are designed to operate maintenance-free for several years. But because extreme summer temperatures can destroy a battery and leave you stranded, the nonprofit Car Care Council recommends having your car's battery tested periodically and, if necessary, replaced. A professional mechan... more

How Often You Should Change Your Oil

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Dirty oil just doesn’t do the job as well as fresh oil does. The additives in dirty oil boil out, contaminants form in the crankcase and eat metal parts, and water collects over time and forms sludge. The oil holds more and more abrasive particles of metal suspended in it, and these particles wear away the parts of the engine that the oil is... more

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