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My Roommate Crashed My Car

by Amanda Lautieri on

I let my roommate Sarah borrow my car for work one day last year. Her car was in the shop and I thought it would be no big deal for her to take it for the day. Well, she was running late and caused a crash on the way there, and guess what—I was responsible […]

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Car Insurance in a Home Fire by Angelo Ilumba on

Recently, DMV.org’s home base of San Diego was hit by a number of devastating wildfires. These unfortunate events have left many wondering what happens when a fire threatens your home. After you’ve made sure the important things are safe – your loved ones, pets, photos, and irreplaceable heirlooms – you’ll probably begin thinking about your […]

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Behind the scenes: Iron Man & rental car insurance by Nick Musica on

I wrote a post last week on the DMV.org blog about Iron Man and rental car insurance. I used Iron Man as my means to walk readers though the somewhat- complicated topic of car rental insurance: Specifically, how Tony Stark might answer the rental car representative when it was time to decide if he should […]

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5 Reasons to Welcome Big Brother Into Your Car by Ryan Looney on

Drivers beware. A small, smart, and highly watchful plug-in device might be heading to a steering column near you. But who says Big Brother can’t use its all-seeing powers for good? If you allow your insurer to track certain everyday driving habits, you could be in line for serious car insurance savings. As car insurance […]

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Would Iron Man buy rental car insurance by Nick Musica on

I’ve been waiting for Iron Man 3 to open in theaters since seeing the trailer for the first time months ago. In anticipation of the May 3 release date, I found myself reading up on the plot on Wikipedia’s Iron Man 3 page. But instead of envisioning Iron Man’s standoff with the Mandarin or wondering […]

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As Insurers Advertise More, Drivers Switch Less by Ryan Looney on

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that only 9% of drivers switched insurers in 2011, a decrease of 3% compared to 2009 and 2010. At the same time, the car insurance industry was dedicating more and more money to advertising, spending $5.1 billion in 2010 and then $5.9 billion in 2011. These […]

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How to Tell if Hurricane Sandy Flood Water Damaged Your Car by Melissa Crumish on

Don’t assume. Just because your car did not float six blocks away during Hurricane Sandy does not mean it escaped water damage. Before starting, give your vehicle a thorough examination. This is important. Otherwise, you may inadvertently damage it by introducing an electrical current into damp engine parts. Fortunately, you do not need to possess […]

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