Will a Dash Cam Actually Help You After a Car Accident?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, video of the unbelievably stupid things you see on the road is priceless. But can dash cams actually help you out in a sticky situation? Here’s how to decide whether you should get one, as well as the skinny on dash cams in relation to insurance companies and U.S. law. »9/21/15 11:29am9/21/15 11:29am


Get Out of Forced Rental Car Insurance When Traveling Abroad

When you rent a car, you can usually get free insurance coverage through your credit card issuer, which means you rarely need the extra insurance offered by the rental company. This can be tricky to do abroad, though, since insurance regulations are different in other countries. Bring a copy of your issuer’s policy to… »9/11/15 1:21pm9/11/15 1:21pm

Couple Denied Trade Because CarFax Revealed "Total Loss" Six Years Late

We have already established that CarFax and other vehicle history reports are far from perfect. However, many of us use them as a first line of defense against cars that have been damaged or totaled. But what happens when CarFax doesn't report the information in time? One couple found out the hard way. »4/08/15 4:48pm4/08/15 4:48pm

​Progressive Insurance's Driver Tracking Tool Is Ridiculously Insecure

Progressive Insurance offers customers the option to plug a device into their cars' OBDII ports to track their driving and lower their insurance rates. Unsurprisingly, it's about as secure as a Tiffany necklace left on a sidewalk. But that doesn't mean the dongle will turn your car into a killer robot. »1/20/15 4:30pm1/20/15 4:30pm

Even If You Repair A Crashed Car, Your Resale Value Will Not Recuperate

You slow down for a red light and the moron behind you is texting. He doesn't stop in time and hits you from behind, not hard, but just enough to damage your bumper. You make a claim with your insurance and pay your deductible. Then you go to trade your car and find out that the accident has cost you in the way of… »10/08/14 12:48pm10/08/14 12:48pm

Flawed Insurance Study Perpetuates Myth that Bigger is Safer

Parents ask me all the time to recommend a vehicle for their 1st time driver. I try to steer them in the way of a mid-size sedan, something along the lines of an Accord or Malibu. However, many parents are stuck in the mindset that they want their son or daughter driving the largest tank possible, because it is… »4/27/14 5:28pm4/27/14 5:28pm