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Category: Auto Insurance

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Tires

As your car’s only connection to the road ahead, tires play an important – but often overlooked – part in keeping you and your passengers safe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about nine percent of crashes are tire-related, meaning a tire failure or poorly maintained tires were a contributing factor.If your tires are wearing thin, here’s what you need to know...

What to Know About Winter Car Washes

Should you wash your car in the winter? The short answer: Yes. While you may skip them because it’s nearly impossible to keep a car looking clean in winter, road salt and other ice-melting chemicals used to keep our roadways safe can cause rust and corrosion on your vehicle—with fuel lines and brakes being the most susceptible to damage. But washing your car in the...

Market Trends: What's New About Buying a Used Car?

Choosing to buy a new or used car used to be straightforward. That’s changed a bit, thanks to the pandemic, particularly because of the car chip shortage. While new cars are becoming more plentiful, rising interest rates and general inflation may have you considering options you never would have before, like buying out a lease or buying from a private seller—or becoming a private seller. Also,...

What To Know About Crash Test Ratings and Car Safety Ratings

While shopping for a new or used car, you’ll likely consider a vehicle’s safety ratings before making your final purchase. After all, an accident can happen at any time. And these ratings help to predict how well you’ll be protected in the event of a crash. (The right auto insurance can help, too.)Maybe you’re looking for a car with a five-star safety rating, or one...

Second-Rate Driving

  Sometimes coming in first place, or in Tennessee’s case, runner-up, is not always a good thing.  According to an ongoing annual study by Smart Wallet, in 2022, Tennessee ranked second in the nation for most irresponsible drivers.  Smart Wallet determines irresponsible driving habits using four different criteria:  1. number of times residents Google speeding and traffic tickets, 2. percentage of uninsured drivers, 3. number...