Expert Advice for Car Damage

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Hitting a Road Pothole: Is It Really That Big of a Deal?
Driving over potholes might seem like a normal part of driving, but it can do some real damage to your car.
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Jerry
Apr 15, 2022
Michigan Is Over-salting Its Roads at the Expense of the Environment
Michigan uses way too much salt on its roads in the winter. How does that hurt the environment?
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Jerry
Apr 10, 2022
Potholes Are a $26.5 Billion Problem for Drivers
Data from AAA shows that drivers paid $26.5 billion—that’s billion with a ‘B’—for pothole repairs in 2021.
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Jerry
Mar 12, 2022
Road Potholes: How to Avoid Damaging Your Car
Here are some tips for avoiding road potholes, and how to make sure your car recovers from any unforeseen pothole encounters.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Could Using Cheaper Gasoline for Your Car End up Costing You More?
Though we use gasoline all the time, not many people know what the differences are between the types and grades. If you’re not careful, the type of gas you use could be affecting your car.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is a Damage Disclosure Statement?
In some states, like Iowa, a damage disclosure statement is a requirement for certain car transactions. Here's what you need to know about damage disclosure statements.
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Jerry
Dec 22, 2021
Why the French Set Cars on Fire Every New Year’s Eve
What started as a form of protest quickly turned into hundreds of cars being burned each year in France.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Bleach in Gas Tank: What Should You Do?
Let's explore the steps to take if you encounter an issue with bleach in a gas tank.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
4 Dangerous TikTok Car Hacks That Can Cost You $1,000
Car hacks are all over TikTok, but don't be too quick to believe every video you see.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Stormy Weather in Washington Kills Two on the Road
Stormy weather caused a fatal crash in Washington on October 24. The state has been facing intense storms in recent weeks.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is Title Washing, and How Can It Hide Flood Damage?
Buying used cars can be a guessing game, and it’s not made any easier by swindlers. Scammers have been trying to sell cars with flood damage, and this can be concealed through title washing.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Should You Repair Cosmetic Damage on Your Car?
You’ve accidentally made a minor dent in your car, is it worth the money to repair it? It depends on what kind of damage it is.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is Frame Damage On a Car?
Frame damage is a serious problem that is difficult to repair and can leave your car unsafe to drive. Read this article about car frame damage to learn what it is, how much it costs to repair, and more.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Someone Keyed My Car. What Should I Do?
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. Read here to learn what to do when someone keys your car.
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Jerry
Feb 24, 2022
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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Jerry
Feb 23, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Mississippi Woman Caught in Insurance Run-Around After Accident
An unmarked manhole critically damages Vicki Dean’s Buick. However, COVID complications and a reckless construction company drag a settlement out for months.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Do I Need Insurance on a Broken Down Car?
You definitely need insurance on a broken-down car, even if it isn’t driveable. Here’s how you can find great cheap insurance after your car breaks down. Image Alt Text: Jerry can help you find cheap insurance for your broken-down car.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Falling Leaves Can Damage Your Car
Many people don’t realize that falling leaves can damage your car. Luckily, there are a few simple steps to take to protect your car this fall from the leaves.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Damage

How do you fix car body damage?
I got in a little accident and now my car’s all banged up. I’d prefer to fix it myself if possible, so I’m wondering how to fix dents and small scratches. What’s the best way to fix car body damages like dents?
Joshua Levy
Nov 23, 2021
How do you get soda out of a car seat?
What’s the best way to get soda out of a car seat? I have cloth seats and I spilled some soda, so I’m worried it’ll stain.
Liz Jenson
Nov 16, 2021
How do you remove saltwater stains from your car seats?
We were bringing home a pet fish for my son yesterday and spilled some of the water from the tank on our car seats. Normally it wouldn’t be an issue, but the water was saltwater. How do I remove the stain it left behind?
Will Baldwin
Oct 29, 2021
How can I fix a broken car seat?
I was helping a friend move and his dog chewed through and destroyed my seat. How can I fix a broken car seat?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 11, 2021
How do I remove old coffee stains from car upholstery?
I absolutely love coffee and always have a cup on my way to work. However, this means I've spilled coffee in my car more times than I'd like to admit. It's starting to become noticeable, so I'd like to do some damage control. How would I remove old coffee stains from my car seats?
Emily Maracle
Nov 16, 2021
Does driving fast wear out the engine?
I love the thrill of driving fast. But when I was driving with my dad the other day, he said I’m going to burn my engine out in no time. Is he right? Will driving too fast wear out my car’s engine?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
What's the best home remedy to get stains out of car seats?
I want to get rid of some stains on my car's seats, but I don't want to pay for expensive cleaners. Are there any home remedies that will work?
Eric Schad
Nov 01, 2021
How to clean car windows without leaving streaks?
Is there any good way to clean your car windows without leaving streaks? I keep wiping the windows and I keep getting streaks. It's driving me crazy! How can I get rid of the streaks?
Joshua Levy
Nov 30, 2021
How does a car flood?
What does it mean when someone says a car is flooded? How does this happen?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 22, 2021
Does gap insurance cover engine failure?
My car’s engine just completely failed on me, and I’m scrambling to cover the replacement and repair costs. I have gap insurance from when I first bought my car two years ago—does gap insurance cover engine failure?
Shannon Fitzgerald
Mar 09, 2022
How long is it to make a claim on car insurance?
How long can I wait to make a claim on my car insurance? Someone hit my car while I was in a store and messed up my bumper. I know I need to file a claim, but I've been so busy!
Joshua Levy
Oct 18, 2021
How do I fix a burn hole in my car roof?
I purchased a used vehicle and the previous owner was an avid smoker. There are cigarette holes in the roof liner. How do I fix a burn hole in my car roof?
Talullah Blanco
Feb 21, 2022
How do you replace a Honda Civic radiator?
Is there a way for me to replace my Honda Civic’s radiator at home? Taking my car to a mechanic would probably be really expensive, but I need a new radiator in my car if I want to keep using it.
Liz Jenson
Dec 17, 2021
How do I protect my car from dogs?
My dogs made a mess in my old car. I just got a brand new Toyota Highlander and want to know how I can protect it from them?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 22, 2021
How do I remove lipstick from car fabric?
How do you get lipstick out of upholstery? I put my makeup on in the car on my way to work. One day, I accidentally dropped my lipstick and it made a mark on the seat fabric. How do I remove the lipstick stain?
Eric Schad
Aug 26, 2021
Can you tell me how to clean inside car windows without streaks?
My windows get this film on them that's hard to wipe off without leaving behind streaks. How do I clean inside car windows without streaks?
Matthew Macgugan
Nov 01, 2021
How do you remove emulsion paint from a car's bodywork?
I was cleaning out my garage and accidentally spilled some emulsion paint on my car. Is there any way to remove this paint from my car’s bodywork?
Eric Schad
Nov 10, 2021
How long does it take to fix a car after an accident?
I was recently in a hit and run that damaged my car. The damages didn’t seem extensive, but when I took my car to the repair shop they said it could take three weeks to fix my car. One month later, my car still isn’t ready to be picked up. How long should it take to fix a car?
Talullah Blanco
Feb 03, 2022
How do you fix road rash on a front bumper?
While parallel parking in front of work the other day, I brushed my bumper against the high curb. What’s the best way to remove road rash from my front bumper?
Jack Walsh
Jan 27, 2022
How do I fix a bent car door corner?
Someone opened my Corolla door too hard and it hit the curb. Just the bottom tip is bent and the door still closes fine. Can I fix it on my own?
Sophie Newman
Sep 30, 2021
How much does it cost to fix the gas gauge on a car?
I was driving down the street when I noticed I was out of gas. At the gas station, it only let me put in a few gallons, which made me think the gauge was broken. How much does it normally cost to repair a car gas gauge?
Eric Schad
Nov 01, 2021
How do I clean pumpkin spice latte off of my car's interior?
It's that time of year again, but it seems like I'm clumsy all year round! I spilled my PSL all over my center console and passenger seat. How do I clean pumpkin spice latte out of the inside of my car?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 08, 2021
How do you remove 3M tape from your car body?
I used some 3M mounting tape on my car to help my daughter hang up a picture for a few weeks. It was 100% worth it, but now I have no clue how to get it off. What should I do to remove 3M tape from my car’s body?
Joshua Levy
Nov 19, 2021
Why does the RPM needle on my car bounce?
While accelerating in my car, I’ve noticed the RPM needle do a sort of bounce. I'm not sure what that means. Why does the RPM needle on my car bounce?
Chloe Jenkins
Mar 03, 2022
What are some benefits of regularly servicing your car?
I've heard that regularly servicing your car provides numerous benefits. What are some of these benefits?
Eric Schad
Nov 01, 2021
How do you know if your car engine has seized?
I’m not great with car maintenance and I often forget to do routine things like changing the oil. I tried to start my car recently and nothing happens when I turn the key. My friend told me that my engine may have seized. How can I tell if that’s the case?
Eric Schad
Nov 30, 2021
How do you fix a cracked bumper lip?
I was pulling out of a steep driveway the other day and my bumper hit the ground pretty hard. Is there a way to fix a cracked bumper lip?
Jack Walsh
Jan 26, 2022
How do you know if a car has frame damage?
I was recently in an accident with my Jeep. It seems off when I drive it now. I'm worried it has frame damage. What are the signs?
Sophie Newman
Sep 30, 2021
How do you clean mold off a car interior?
My car has started to smell. I did some investigating and realized that some groceries spilled on my backseat. Since I don't look in my backseat often, there's mold growing there now! How do I get rid of it?
Lauren Smith
Oct 12, 2021
How do I fix a puncture in a car tire?
Earlier today, I pulled into my garage and could hear a hissing noise from my tire—I ran over a screw, and I'm kicking myself. I need this car to get to school, as well as to get my kid to daycare, and I really can't afford a hole in my tire. How do I fix this puncture?
Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021

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