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New Jersey Residents Who Lost Cars in Tropical Storm Ida Can Get Free Uber and Lyft Rides
For two weeks, New Jersey drivers whose cars were lost or damaged due to Tropical Storm Ida can get free rides from rideshare services Uber and Lyft.
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Isabel Armiento
Sep 16, 2021
Bear Damages Tennessee Man’s Car
A black bear broke into a Tennessee man’s car and caused significant damage. What type of car insurance would've covered this?
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Aug 02, 2021
Does Car Insurance Cover Damage from Natural Disasters?
Comprehensive insurance covers damages resulting from natural disasters and other “Acts of God”—but timing matters. Sign up in advance of an impending storm.
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Jen Yirinec
Jul 29, 2021
What Is Frame Damage to a Car?
Frame damage is a serious problem that is difficult to repair and can leave your car unsafe to drive.
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Jacoba Bood
Jun 29, 2021
Does Car Insurance Cover Key Marks or Other Scratches?
Having your car keyed is a horrible experience. Fortunately, with the right coverage, getting your keyed car repaired and back on the road is simple.
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Cheryl Knight
Jan 05, 2021
5 Surprising Types of Damage Covered By Car Insurance
Learn about some surprising types of damage that are covered by car insurance, including animal damage, Acts of God, and even personal property.
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Mary Kurz
Sep 13, 2021
How to React When Valet Parking Damages Your Car
If you find damage after letting a valet park your car, you may wonder what happens next. The most important thing is to take note of your car's condition before and after the valet uses it.
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Cheryl Knight
Aug 24, 2021
How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Car
Rabbits, mice, and other rodents can cause extensive damage to your car, should they get inside. Keep them out of your hood and air filters with traps and proper security.
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Elaine Sulpy
Sep 02, 2021

All Questions on Car Damage

Does the city pay for damages to one’s car due to failing to fix potholes on the street?
I hit a pothole on a city street that hasn't been fixed in forever. It damaged my alignment. Can I get the city to pay for it or do I have to file on my car insurance?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
What happens if I got into a car accident due to a pothole?
I had to swerve out of a lane to avoid a pothole and side-swiped another car. Since I was avoiding a pothole, am I still at fault?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
Can I appeal to the state for damages If I hit a pothole on a state highway?
Since the highway is public, I'm wondering if the state will pay for the damage to my rims. How should I get reimbursed for the damage?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
Does car insurance cover tire damage from a pothole?
After hitting a pothole, I realized my tire was damaged and I may need to replace it. Can I make a claim on my insurance?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
What happens if your vehicle was damaged by a pothole?
I hit a pothole on the highway yesterday because I didn't want to risk swerving out of my lane and hitting someone else. Now, my alignment seems off. What should I do?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
Does Progressive cover pothole damage?
I messed up my alignment hitting a pothole that I couldn't avoid on a busy street. Can I make a claim with Progressive?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
Does my auto insurance cover damage from potholes?
I hit a pothole on a street with construction. My steering and alignment now seems very off. Can I use insurance to fix it?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
Does car insurance cover pothole damage?
I hit a nasty pothole on the highway and damaged my alignment. Can I make a claim on my car insurance for the repairs?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
What type of insurance covers damage from golf balls?
A stranger hit a golf ball into my window when I was parked near a course. Would my Progressive insurance policy cover the damage?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
Who pays when a golf ball hits your car?
I can't believe the odds of this, but a golf ball hit my car when I met my friend for lunch at the golf club. It caused a dent in the front hood. Who pays for the damages?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
What happens if a golf ball hits my car while driving on a public road?
I was driving when a golf ball struck my back windshield. Is the city responsible, or do I have to make a claim on my own car insurance?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
What happens if a golf ball breaks my windshield?
I live near a driving range. It was bound to happen at some point, but a golf ball broke my windshield. Should I contact the club or my insurance to pay for repairs?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
Who pays for the damage when a ball hits your car?
A golf ball hit my car while it was parked near a course. Who's responsible for the damage?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
Who is liable if a ball hits your car?
Some teenagers were playing catch and a baseball hit my rear window and cracked it. Who is responsible for paying for the damages?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
What does it mean when someone is not rated on a car insurance policy?
My son recently hit a pothole while driving the family car. It caused thousands of dollars of damage. The insurance company said they wouldn't cover him because he's "not rated." He's listed as a driver on the policy. What does this mean?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Why did my premium with GEICO increase so much?
After I got into my first wreck, my premium went up by about $1,200. The accident was my fault and I did total my car. Before that, I had been with GEICO for five years and had a safe driver discount in addition to accident forgiveness. Why didn't my accident forgiveness kick in and help spare me this increase? Should I stick with GEICO or try to move to a new company?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
What is the Zipcar damage fee waiver?
How much is the damage fee waiver? What coverage does it offer?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Do I need my own insurance for Zipcar?
I just became a member of Zipcar. I'm wondering if I need to purchase a car insurance policy or can I just use theirs?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
How do you clean car roof stains?
What's the best way to clean the interior roof of my car? I just bought a used vehicle and its headliner is pretty stained.
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Eric Schad
Sep 13, 2021
How much does it cost to fix a car mirror?
How much will I have to pay to repair the side mirror on my car? I knocked it off when I was backing my car into the garage.
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Eric Schad
Sep 13, 2021
How can you keep your car clean as a rideshare driver?
I'm new to driving for ridesharing services, and I've realized that I need to clean much more frequently than I'm used to. How do people keep their car clean while driving for one of these services?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How can you extend the life of your tires?
How can I protect my tires? I just got new ones because I didn't take very good care of my last set; I don't want to repeat my mistakes with this new set.
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How do you take overspray off car paint?
What's the best way to remove overspray from car paint? I had my car outside when my neighbor decided to spray paint. Some of the overspray landed on my car.
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Eric Schad
Sep 09, 2021
How do you take off a sticker on a car window?
What's the best way to remove a sticker from my car window? I just bought a car from a private seller in Oklahoma. The car is in great shape except for a few stickers on the back window.
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Eric Schad
Sep 09, 2021
How do I know if my car is considered totaled in Texas?
How much damage does it take to total a car? Last night there was a bad storm and the trees were swaying very hard. This morning I was leaving the house for work and I saw a tree had toppled on top of my car. Is my car considered totaled or can it be fixed?
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Phoebe Mah
Sep 09, 2021
How do you remove tiny black spots on car paint?
What are these little black dots on my car's paint? They're on the exterior of my car. I think they're mold! How do I get the spots off?
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Eric Schad
Sep 02, 2021
How do you remove paint from a car's boot, or trunk?
What's the best way to get spilled paint out of my trunk? My British mother-in-law borrowed my car to go to Home Depot. When she returned, she told me a gallon of paint tipped over in the car's boot (or trunk) and the lid came off.
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Eric Schad
Sep 02, 2021
How do you remove car paint transfer?
What's the best way to remove paint transfer and scuffs from a car? I scraped part of a pole in a parking garage. It didn't dent my car, but it did get some yellow paint on the front bumper.
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Eric Schad
Sep 02, 2021
How do I remove a car dent with a plunger?
Is it possible to remove a car dent with a plunger? My son accidentally hit my car with a baseball. It created a small dent, but I don't want to take my car to a body shop. I think I can fix it myself.
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Eric Schad
Sep 02, 2021
How do you pull a car out of a ditch?
How do you get your car out of a ditch? I live in rural Montana and the nearest town is 50 miles away. I haven't ended up in a ditch yet, but I want to know how to pull my car out just in case.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021

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