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Tuned ECUs will Automatically Fail California's Smog Test
Tuned ECUs are popular among aftermarket fanatics, but they could be costing the environment. California is cracking down with stricter smog test regulations.
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Genevieve Fraser
Sep 12, 2021
Self-Driving Rideshare Cars From Cruise Are Coming to California
Cruise is a self-driving car startup that’s been approved to test driverless rideshare vehicles. You’ll be able to ride an Origin in San Francisco.
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Jane Lu
Sep 02, 2021
California Homeowners Get Revenge on Annoying Reckless Driver
California homeowners took a reckless driver to court and were awarded $5,500 in damages. The driver had modified his mufflers, which disturbed other neighbors.
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Jane Lu
Aug 22, 2021
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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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Aug 09, 2021
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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Bonnie Stinson
Aug 10, 2021
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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Ru Chen
Aug 05, 2021
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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Andrew Koole
Aug 01, 2021
Will Congestion Pricing Be Implemented in Mountain View?
Mountain View, home to some of the biggest names in tech, also has a lot of traffic congestion issues. The city is planning to roll out congestion pricing to encourage people to drive less.
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Jane Lu
Jul 26, 2021
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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Jason Tushinski
Jul 19, 2021
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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Alex Healey
Jul 03, 2021
Best Foodie Road Trips in California
From San Diego to Crescent City, you can find delicious eats throughout California. Here are some of the best foodie road trips in California.
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Bonnie Stinson
Sep 06, 2021
The 7 Best California Road Trips
California has some of the nation’s most scenic spots to make your road trip worthwhile.
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Olivia Rose
Sep 02, 2021
California Car Insurance Laws
California minimum auto insurance laws require drivers to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance, summarized as 15/30/5.
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Jacoba Bood
Aug 16, 2021
All About the California Low Cost Auto Insurance Program
The California Low Cost Auto Insurance Program helps provide car insurance policies to low-income drivers, so everyone can remain insured.
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Brady Klopfer
Dec 03, 2020
Tackling Issues with 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.
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Mindy Hood
Sep 22, 2020
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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Bonnie Stinson
Aug 27, 2021
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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Brady Klopfer
Jan 07, 2021
Penalties For Driving Without Insurance in California
If caught driving without car insurance in California, expect to lose your license, face fines and penalties, and pay higher car insurance premiums.
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Cheryl Knight
Jan 22, 2021
The Average Cost of Car Insurance in California
In order to choose the right insurance in California, you need to first know the average costs of car insurance.
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Cheryl Knight
Jan 28, 2021
All About the California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan (CAARP)
CAARP (California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan) can help if your income or risk level prevents you from purchasing car insurance.
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Mindy Hood
Feb 25, 2021
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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Cheryl Knight
Jul 23, 2021
All About Car Insurance in California
Here's how much liability coverage you need in California, and what other restrictions apply if you drive a car in the state.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 26, 2020
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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Brady Klopfer
Nov 10, 2020

All Questions on California

How do you open a car bonnet, or hood?
How do I open my car's bonnet? I just moved to California from Australia and bought my first car. I'm having trouble doing even the most basic things.
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Eric Schad
Sep 09, 2021
What happens if I am caught driving out of state without a license?
What will happen if the police catch me driving around without my driver's license in a different state? I promised my little sister that I would drive her to her summer internship in L.A. and I cannot find my license anywhere. I know it has to be in the house and it will turn up eventually. The drive from PA to CA is pretty long—what happens if I get pulled over along the way?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021
How do I remove bugs and tar from car paint?
What's the best way to get tar and bugs off my car? I drove through a rural area in California and now the front of my car is covered.
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Eric Schad
Aug 23, 2021
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?
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Rachel Juillerat
Aug 20, 2021
Is not having insurance illegal?
Is driving without insurance in California illegal?
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Rachel Juillerat
Aug 19, 2021
Is it illegal to insure a car in one state and have it registered in another?
I just moved to Texas for school, but I want to keep my car registered in California. Is that possible?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021
Can I sell a car with an out-of-state title?
My car is registered in California, but I have a title from Nevada. Can I still sell it here?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021
Does Budget allow you to travel out of state with a rental car?
I want to rent a car to take a road trip. I live in California and am planning to drive to Utah. Will Budget allow me to take a rental car out of state?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
How much does car insurance cost?
I’ve been living in San Francisco, but I got a new job outside of the city. The commute is starting to get time-consuming and it looks like driving would be faster. I’m thinking of getting a car, but I know I need to budget for car insurance. How much does car insurance cost?
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Lauren Smith
Aug 16, 2021
Can I drive in Los Angeles with a foreign driver's license?
I am Lebanese and my license is in Arabic. Will I be able to drive while in CA?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 11, 2021
How can I find the cheapest car insurance in California for teen drivers?
I live in California, and I need car insurance. Where can I find the lowest rates on car insurance?
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Eric Schad
Aug 09, 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?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 09, 2021
How do you split a car during a divorce in California?
We bought a Honda CR-V during our marriage, but now that we're divorced, I'm assuming only one of us gets the car. We paid for the car with our joint bank account and it no longer has a lien.
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Sophie Newman
Aug 09, 2021
Is it illegal to drive without insurance in California?
I just moved to the state and the cost of living is so high. If I don't purchase a new policy here, will I face legal consequences?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 03, 2021
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?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 29, 2021
Do you have to register a van you live in as a residence?
I'm planning on taking an extended road trip in California in a converted van. Do I need to register the vehicle as a residence?
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Sophie Newman
Jul 28, 2021
Does GEICO insure converted vans?
How much would a campervan cost in California? I'm thinking about adding a converted van to my GEICO insurance policy.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 28, 2021
As an out-of-state college student, where do I get car insurance?
I have Nevada car insurance, but I’m moving to California for college. I’ll return to Nevada when school's out. Where am I supposed to get insurance?
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Savannah Grabek
Jul 27, 2021
What are the consequences for driving without a license in California?
I don't have my license yet, but I've been borrowing my mom's car. What happens if I get pulled over?
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Sophie Newman
Jul 27, 2021
Do I need rental liability insurance in California?
Do I need to purchase liability insurance to drive a rental car legally? I'm renting a car to visit my sister in California. I don't have a personal insurance policy.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 26, 2021
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.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
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?
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Sophie Newman
Jul 22, 2021
How quickly can I get proof of insurance through Progressive if I live in California?
How long does Progressive take to send me proof of insurance? I need proof of insurance to register my car in California.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 20, 2021
How long do you need an SR-22 if you live in California?
How long do I need an SR-22 for? My license was suspended but was recently reinstated after not driving for a year. Traffic court told me I need an SR-22 to drive in California.
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Eric Schad
Jul 19, 2021
How do I know if I need an SR-22 if I live in California?
How do I know if I need an SR-22? I recently had my license reinstated following a DUI in California.
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Eric Schad
Jul 19, 2021
Where is Milewise from Allstate available?
Can I keep Milewise on my policy if I'm moving to California from Texas? I'll be driving even less once I move and I'd like to keep the discount.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 07, 2021
How much medical coverage should I have in California?
I know there are different options through insurance providers and also the state minimum requirements. How much do I need?
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Sophie Newman
Jul 03, 2021
What is the maximum you can get for a bodily injury claim in California?
If someone hits me, how much will their liability pay in medical fees if I'm injured?
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Sophie Newman
Jul 02, 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.
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Eric Schad
Jul 01, 2021
What are the three main types of car insurance available to purchase?
"What are the types car insurance I should get for a new car? I'm curious about buying a new Honda Civic and I want to know what types of insurance are available and what they do. I'm new to car insurance, and I live in California."
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Sophie Newman
Jul 28, 2021

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