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Housing Activist Comes up With Unique Way to Use BART Trains as Housing
BART trains will be retired and one artist made drawings of what they would look like as housing structures for the growing homeless population in California.
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Jerry
Apr 28, 2022
California Proposes Aggressive Changes to Speed Up EV Plans
California’s emissions standards are already some of the strictest in the country, but now some are trying to bump their EV-phaseout timeline up a notch. Read on to see what changes were proposed.
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Jerry
Apr 26, 2022
California's Governor Plans To Help Driving Californians Out With Rising Gas Prices
California Governor Gavin Newsom plans on sending out $400 debit cards to help Californian residents with rising fuel costs.
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Jerry
Apr 08, 2022
Car Rentals in California Could Get More Expensive 
The new California law is meant to help rental car companies stay afloat amidst the pandemic by allowing them to charge additional driver fees.
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Jerry
Mar 20, 2022
This State Just Became the First to Register 1 Million Electric Vehicles
California has become the first state to register 1 million EVs, with Florida close behind.
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Jerry
Mar 15, 2022
The King of Hammers Off-Road Race is Returning This February
The King of Hammers is a unique sport dominated by off-road vehicles, experienced drivers, and thousands of fans. Now that it’s back, 2022's King of Hammers will be even more intense, challenging, and fun to witness.
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Jerry
Mar 01, 2022
Did California Really Ban ECU Tuning?
California’s new ECU tuning ban has some car enthusiasts sweating. But is all the worry necessary?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Californians Pay $5,000 for Something They Don’t Even Want To Do
Driving to work isn’t exactly the highlight of anyone’s day. To make matters worse, a new study shows Californians pay $5,000 per year on their commute.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California Has the Most Electric Cars, but It Might Not Be the Best Place to Own One
California is currently the state with the most registered electric vehicles. But the lack of financial incentives means it might not be the best place to own one.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Climate Change Makes Driving More Difficult for Californians
Climate change is having unforeseen consequences all over the globe. Discover how climate change is making driving more difficult for Californians.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California DUI Laws
California DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. Those under 21 must not exceed 0.01%.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California's Hydrogen Highway is a Moot Point
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan for a hydrogen fueling network has stagnated. Unlike electric vehicles or hybrid cars, hydrogen fueling is expensive and hard to find.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Lawn Mowers Going Green: California Is Banning New Gas-powered Equipment
After California’s decision to ban gas car sales after 2035, they’ve turned their attention to small combustion engine pollution. The California Air Resources Board plans to place a ban on gas-powered lawn mowers, among other small combustion machinery.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Find a Defensive Driving Course in California
Your DMV or insurance provider are able to provide you with a list of approved defensive driver courses, but there are also other options for you to consider.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Driving Without Insurance in California: Penalties and What You Need to Know
If caught driving without car insurance in California, expect to lose your license, face penalties, and pay higher insurance premiums. Here's insight on what happens after driving without insurance in California.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Average Cost of Car Insurance in California
Californians spend an average of $1,661 per year on car insurance, but expenses change based on a number of factors such as age, driving record, and location.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
All About the California Low Cost Auto Insurance Program
This is an article to tell you about the CLCA program. The California Low Cost Auto Insurance Program helps provide car insurance policies to low-income drivers so residents can remain insured.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California Car Insurance Requirements
California has requirements on minimum auto insurance responsibility, to make sure that car insurance policies provide enough coverage for drivers.
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Jerry
Feb 18, 2022
How to Remove a Car Registration Suspension in California
While having your car registration suspended is frustrating, the good news is that clearing the suspension is an easy process in California. Read this guide to learn how.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
All About the California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan (CAARP)
The California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan, or CAARP, can help if your income or risk level prevents you from purchasing car insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Most Popular Car Commercial Set Locations
Car commercials can be stunningly cinematic works of art as much as they are promotional pieces for automakers, and their sets play a part in the magic. Here are some of the most famous ones, all found in California.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Best Car Insurance Deals in California
California has many car insurance providers, and finding the most affordable provider for you depends on your driving situation.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Lemon Laws in California
California lemon laws are designed to protect car owners from damaged vehicles that can’t be fixed after a reasonable number of attempts to do so.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California Is Home to Some of the Weirdest Driving Laws in the Country
California is home to some of the weirdest driving laws in the country. Have you broken any?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California Car Insurance Laws
California minimum auto insurance laws require drivers to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance, summarized as 15/30/5. Read this guide for California car insurance laws to learn what's required.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car Insurance Companies in California
If you need car insurance in California, you can choose from a wide range of companies, including Progressive, GEICO, and Allstate.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California Says New Cars Must Meet Zero Emissions Standards by 2035
California’s order to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 is the first of its kind in the US. Can the Golden State reach its target?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Massive Car Insurance Fraud Ring in San Diego Scammed 12 Companies
At least 12 car insurance companies were defrauded in a massive scam in San Diego. How did the criminals scam the insurance companies?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Seat-Belt Laws in California
California seat-belt laws require the driver and all passengers over the age of eight to be belted. Drivers are responsible for their passengers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The 1 Thing That Isn’t More Expensive in California
It might be expensive to live in California, but according to our data, the Golden State is less expensive than other West Coast states in one category: car insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on California

How can I get a car towed?
Help! I'm a small business owner from Southern California and a beat-down van is blocking my parking lot. How can I get this vehicle towed?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 15, 2021
How do you report a car stolen in California?
I was visiting my brother in California and my car got stolen while we were away from his apartment. How do I report a car stolen in California?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 23, 2022
How long will it take my insurance company to pay out a claim?
How long will we have to wait for my husband's claim check? He was in an accident about two weeks ago and had to have surgery on his leg. We have already started receiving hospital bills! We live in California if that helps.
Shannon Martin
Oct 11, 2021
Is a hit and run a felony in California?
I think I’m going to be charged with a hit and run and I’m really scared. Is this going to be a felony? I live in California and I’m not sure what the consequences are here.
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
Do I need an international driving permit for California?
I’m going to visit my family in California but I moved to Italy several years ago. I have a valid Italian driver’s license. Do I need an international driver’s permit if I want to rent a car in California?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 06, 2022
Does car insurance in California cover fires?
I live in California. Wildfires are common and I want to protect my vehicle. Is there a type of insurance I can add to my policy for protection?
Emily Maracle
Jul 29, 2021
How do you self insure your car in California?
Is it true you can self insure your car? I don't want to pay for car insurance. I heard you can self insure in California. If so, how do you do it?
Emily Maracle
Sep 29, 2021
How much is home insurance in San Diego?
I’ve been thinking about moving to California and have been looking at houses in San Diego for a little bit. If I did decide to move there, how much would my home insurance in San Diego be?
Claire Beaney
Feb 17, 2022
How far is Canada from California driving?
I’m currently planning a little road trip up the West Coast. I’m really excited to drive up to Vancouver from San Francisco. How far is the drive to Canada from California?
Kevin Martinez
Mar 15, 2022
Can I get free or almost free car insurance?
I've heard that you can get cheap or free car insurance if you demonstrate financial need. I'm a college student with a good driving record and good grades. Unfortunately, my job let me go due to the pandemic. Is there any way at all I can get free car insurance? And if so, how?
Eric Schad
Sep 22, 2021
How far is it to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
My boyfriend is working in San Francisco and I’m Los Angeles-based. I’m planning on driving up for the weekend to visit and I would like to know how far of a drive it is from LA to San Francisco?
Mary Cahill
Mar 18, 2022
What do I do with my child's car insurance if she's going to school in another state?
Will I need to change my policy when my daughter moves away? We live in California and in the fall my daughter will be attending the University of Arizona. She currently drives one of our cars and is on our policy.
Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
Can a car dealer cancel a sale in California after I've owned the car for a month?
Can a dealer cancel a loan after a month? A car dealer I purchased a car from in California over a month ago wants me to return the car after a month because financing fell through.
Eric Schad
Jul 01, 2021
How do I report auto insurance fraud in California?
I saw someone posted on social media about having a fake car insurance card. They live in my area and I'm wondering how I can report them. I know this is super illegal, so I don't really think it's fair that they're getting away with it.
Emily Maracle
Mar 01, 2022
In California, can I return a car to the dealer if I didn't sign a full-coverage insurance agreement?
"I financed a car through the dealership, but I didn't get a good deal. The dealer forgot to give me a full-coverage insurance agreement to sign. They've promised to upgrade my car if I sign it. Can I return the car to the dealer, as banks will void the loan because I didn't sign this agreement?"
Eric Schad
Jun 18, 2021
How many hours is it driving from Las Vegas to San Diego?
My girlfriends and I are headed to San Diego for a weekend on the beach. How long will it take us to drive to San Diego from Las Vegas?
Sarah Gray
Mar 10, 2022
Do I need to get California auto insurance before registering my car in California, or do I need to register my car first?
"Will my insurance ask me for my registration, or will the DMV ask for my insurance? I'm confused."
Sophie Newman
Jul 26, 2021
What are the height and weight requirements for a child to sit in the front seat in California?
I just moved, and I was wondering if California has laws regarding a child’s height and weight when it comes to letting them ride in the front seat of a car.
Sarah Gray
Mar 29, 2022
How can I change my car insurance to another state?
Hi! I'm moving from New Jersey to California next month. Can you walk me through how to change my car insurance to another state?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 22, 2021
What happens to a car loan during a divorce in California?
My wife and I took out a loan on a Subaru several years ago before we decided to split up. There's still about $20,000 to pay off. We've decided that she can keep the car, but my name is still on the loan. Is there any way to remove my or am I stuck with it?
Sophie Newman
Aug 09, 2021
Which auto insurance companies are recommended in CA?
I need to get some insurance quotes and I'm just looking for a list of recommended companies that offer auto insurance in CA. Any ideas?
Shannon Martin
Apr 29, 2021
How long does reckless driving stay on your record in California?
I got a reckless driving charge about a month ago just outside of Oakland. While I’m aware that I’ll receive points on my license, I’m not sure how long the charge stays on my record. How long does a reckless driving charge stay on my record if I live in California?
Eric Schad
Mar 11, 2022
How do you find towed cars in Los Angeles?
My car was towed. I live in Los Angeles. How do I find my car?
Lauren Smith
Nov 02, 2021
Do I need to add my roommate to my insurance in California if he occasionally drives my car?
My roommate doesn't have a car, so he uses mine to run occasional errands. We live in California. Do I need to add him to my insurance policy?
Eric Schad
Apr 28, 2021
Does California require renters insurance?
My sister and I are planning to rent an apartment together in California. We don’t have much and don’t really feel that renters insurance is necessary for us, so if we can avoid getting it, we will. Does California require renters insurance?
Chloe Jenkins
Feb 11, 2022
How do I sell car insurance in California?
I would like to start selling car insurance. I haven't worked in insurance before, so I'm not sure where to start. How do I sell insurance in California?
Emily Maracle
Oct 18, 2021
Can you travel in LA without a car?
I’m considering a move to Los Angeles but I don’t have a car. Is public transportation good in LA, or will it be hard for me to get from place to place?
Sean Boehme
Feb 07, 2022
How far is Atlanta from California driving?
I recently got a new job and need to relocate to Atlanta. I plan to drive all my belongings for the move to keep costs low and maybe visit some national parks. How far will the drive be?
Tiffany Leung
Mar 14, 2022
What happens if you get pulled over without insurance in Los Angeles or the rest of California?
If I don't have insurance and get pulled over, what are the associated costs or fines?
Sophie Newman
Jul 22, 2021
How do you schedule a driving test in California?
I’ve just passed all the coursework and driving lessons to get my license in California. What do I need to do to schedule a driving test?
Eric Schad
Mar 30, 2022

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