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All Articles on Collision Coverage

This Diamond Covered Lamborghini Got Absolutely Destroyed
It’s never fun to total your expensive supercar. But getting into a collision in your Swarovski-encrusted Lambo? That can be very unpleasant.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
All About Collision Coverage Car Insurance
By adding collision coverage to your car insurance policy, you insure your car against damage suffered when crashing into another car or object.
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Jerry
Feb 16, 2022
How Much Car Insurance Costs
When buying car insurance, keep in mind what types you need, including liability, comprehensive, collision, MedPay, PIP, and others.
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Jerry
Feb 18, 2022
How to Know if You Have the Right Type of Car Insurance For You
As your driving habits change, so should your car insurance. Here’s how to get the most savings while still getting the best coverage for your car.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Does My Car Insurance Cover Me If I Hit a Pole or Tree?
If you hit a pole or tree with your car and have collision insurance coverage, you can make a claim to your insurance company for the damage.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Different Types of Car Insurance: Which One Suits You Best?
Understanding the differences between the various types of car insurance can help you find the right plan. Here's what to know about the levels of coverage offered.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Collision vs. Comprehensive Car Insurance: How to Tell Which One You Need
Both collision and comprehensive car insurance cover damage to your vehicle, but how do you decide which one to get? This article walks you through some factors to consider when making your decision.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What to Do If You're Rear Ended by Another Car
If you've been rear-ended by another car, here's what you need to do to file a successful claim and get properly compensated for the car accident.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Sleet, Hail, and Freezing Rain Can Affect Your Drive
Sleet can be a nuisance, hail can act like projectiles and be very dangerous, while freezing rain turns roads to ice and can make for treacherous driving.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Collision Coverage

What type of car insurance do I need for fall?
Do I need to change my car insurance with the seasons? The weather is finally cooling down and I'm wondering if I need to adjust my car insurance coverage. Is there a specific kind of insurance I should be carrying going into fall?
Emily Maracle
Oct 13, 2021
How do I make a car insurance claim when I'm not at fault?
A few days ago, a drunk driver slammed into the passenger side of my car. Everyone's okay, but one side of my car is completely crushed. I was not at fault here, but I've never had to file a claim before—I don't know what to do. How do I make a car insurance claim when I'm not at fault?
Ben Guess
Nov 02, 2021
What happens to a car seat in an insurance claim?
I'm planning on making a claim on my collision insurance for a recent accident. If my child's car seat was damaged, can I submit it as part of the claim?
Sophie Newman
Sep 16, 2021
What's important to know about scooter insurance?
I'm looking into getting scooter insurance for my new scooter. Is there anything I need to know? I've never had to get insurance before.
Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
How do I make a car insurance claim for damage I did to my own vehicle?
I hit a pole last night and damaged the fender—and yes, I’m still kicking myself. Luckily, I was the only person involved in the accident, but my car is pretty banged up. How do I make a claim for this type of damage?
Ben Guess
Nov 10, 2021
What is better to have, comprehensive or collision?
Is it better to have comprehensive or collision? I don't really want to pay for both.
Emily Maracle
Jul 15, 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?
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?
Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
How can I check if a car has insurance?
How can I find out if someone has auto insurance? Someone hit my car, and a witness got their license plate. I want to find out if they have car insurance to cover the damages to my Toyota Prius.
Phoebe Mah
Sep 24, 2021
How do I know what my full coverage deductible is?
I have full coverage on my vehicle, but I don't know what my deductible is. How do I find out?
Emily Maracle
Sep 09, 2021
What should I do if I think I'm going to hit a deer?
I live in a rural area, and I'm worried about hitting a deer. I see a lot of them run around at odd hours, and while I'm a good driver, I know how quickly they can dash out. I've seen a lot of different advice, so what's the best thing to do in that situation?
Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
​​How do you know which car insurance type you have?
Is there an easy way to know what car insurance type I have? I need to figure out if my insurance will cover damages from a recent accident.
Liz Jenson
Oct 15, 2021
What is the average payout for a rear-end collision?
I just got into a rear-end collision where the other driver carried the state minimum insurance. It didn’t cover my medical bills. So after my insurance company tried to recoup the bill, they couldn’t. They suggested I sue. So what’s the payout for a rear-end collision?
Eric Schad
Apr 01, 2022
How much car insurance should I buy?
I live in Colorado. How much insurance should I buy?
Lauren Smith
Nov 02, 2021
How can I file a car insurance claim if it was an accident only my car was involved in?
The other day, I was pulling out of my driveway and mistakenly ran directly into a temporary barrier set up towards the end of my driveway. The cement barrier is not damaged at all, but my car is a bit beat up. How can I file a car insurance claim for this type of accident?
Jack Walsh
Oct 27, 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?
Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
What happens if you don’t have collision coverage?
I’m shopping for car insurance and not sure if I should pay for collision insurance. It increases my costs quite a bit and I don’t know if I really need it.
Rob Shapiro
Mar 29, 2022
How do I remove grease from the car headliner?
I work in construction, and the other day I glanced up and saw that I'd somehow got grease on my car headliner—I must have touched it without realizing. I work with grease, but I like to keep my car clean, and I'd like to clean up this mess if I can. How do I get rid of this grease?
Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
Can I get a rental car through my insurance if my car is in the shop after an accident?
I got into an accident where I wasn't at fault. Thankfully my insurance is covering repairs, but now I don't have any way to get to work. Is there any way for me to get a rental car through my insurance?
Eric Schad
Sep 21, 2021
Does Capital One include rental car coverage with their credit cards?
I have a Visa Platinum card from Capital One. I will be renting a car next week and am deciding what coverage I need. Does Capital One offer rental car insurance?
Emily Maracle
Nov 29, 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?
Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
How do you update your car insurance?
I’m moving from Rhode Island to Maryland. I have to change my insurance, don't I? How do I update it?
Lauren Smith
Oct 07, 2021
How is comprehensive insurance different from collision insurance?
Is there a difference between comprehensive and collision? Do I need both? I'm considering adding full coverage to my 2019 GMC Sierra.
Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
How do I remove the haze from my car windshield?
I've noticed a haze on my car windshield. How do I remove it? I've tried all types of window cleaners and nothing seems to work, but it seems too much like a safety hazard to just leave alone.
Eric Schad
Oct 07, 2021
Will the color of my car increase the rate of my insurance?
Will the color I pick for my car make my insurance policy higher? I am getting a new 2021 Kia Soul and will have it custom-painted in Psychotic Illusions Chameleon. I am really excited, but my dad said that wild paint colors may make the insurance company think I am a fast driver and increase my insurance cost. Is this true?
Shannon Martin
Mar 07, 2022
Which party pays for damage on a leased car?
I got into an accident in my leased car. Who pays for the damage?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
What should you do if your car spins out of control?
I've heard varying things and conflicting advice on what you should do if your car spins out of control. How do you stay safe when your car spins out of control?
Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
What can I expect from a Honda Civic rear end collision repair?
My son was recently rear-ended by another driver in our family Honda Civic. What can I expect from a Honda Civic rear end collision repair?
Bonnie Stinson
Mar 30, 2022
How long should I keep collision insurance on my vehicle?
I've owned my vehicle for eight years without having an accident, and I'm starting to think that I don't need collision insurance anymore. How long should I keep collision coverage—and if it doesn't seem to be useful, should I get rid of it?
Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
How do you transfer insurance when buying a used car?
Can you transfer car insurance from one car to another? I’ve driven my old car for 10-plus years and I want to upgrade to driving a hybrid car, so I'm planning to buy a gently used Toyota Prius. Before I drive it, I'd like to transfer my insurance over if possible.
Phoebe Mah
Oct 05, 2021

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