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What's the Best Electric Car for a Teenager?
Can't decide which vehicle is the best fit for your teen? Check out why low maintenance and limited range EVs are one of the safest options for young drivers.
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Jerry
Mar 25, 2022
Worst Cars for Teenage Drivers
Some of the worst cars for teenage drivers are naturally very fast stock trims. Some of these models include the Subaru WRX, the Honda Civic Type R, and the Mazda RX8.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How a DUI Affects a Teen's Car Insurance Premium
A DUI on a teen's driving record could hurt their premiums for years to come.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The 5 Most Costly Situations That Affect Car Insurance Premiums
Car insurance goes up for many reasons, but which are the most costly for drivers? This article has the answers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The 5 Most Common Reasons Your Car Insurance Rate Increases
Ever asked, "Why does my car insurance keep going up?" Carriers raise rates for all kinds of reasons. Here are the ones that are most common.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Are the Key Factors that Affect Car Insurance Rates if You’re Under 25?
If you’re under 25 years old, you can reduce high car insurance rates with a good student discount, high credit score, and clean driving record.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Choose the Best Car for a Teenager
When your teen first starts driving, it’s important to put them in the best car for their needs. Here's what to consider when choosing a car for a teenager.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Teach Basic Car Maintenance to Your Teen
Keeping up with car maintenance tasks will help your teen stay safe on the road. Teach them the basic maintenance as well as the importance of using mechanics.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Switch Car Insurance Companies When Your Teen Starts Driving
Here's how to shop around for the best deals on car insurance when your teen starts driving.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Get Cheap Car Insurance For a Child Not Living at Home
From student to multi-car, discounts are the most legitimate way to get cheap car insurance for your child who doesn’t live at home.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Best Small Cars for Teenagers in 2021
The best new small cars for teens include the 2021 Mazda 3, 2021 Honda Insight, 2021 Toyota Corolla, and 2021 Honda Civic. These are some of the safest vehicles that are also budget friendly.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
5 Most Expensive States for Teen Driver Car Insurance in 2021
Teen driver car insurance is more expensive, especially in five certain states. Is there any way to avoid paying higher premiums for your teen driver?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
5 Least Expensive States for Teen Driver Car Insurance in 2021
Teen driver car insurance tends to be more expensive, but there are still parts of the country where teens can get a pretty good deal on car insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Much is Car Insurance For Teens?
Teens pay more for car insurance than many other drivers, but they can cut their costs by looking for discounts from car insurance companies.
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Jerry
Feb 22, 2022
GM's 'Teen Driver Mode’ Will Force You to Buckle Up
GM is expanding its Teen Driver Mode to include a Buckle to Drive option. Find out what this means for teen driver safety.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Best Type of Car Insurance to Get if You Are a Teenager
When it comes to finding and driving your first car as a teenager, remember to factor in the cost and hassle of finding car insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Add a Teen Driver to Your Car Insurance
Adding a teenage driver to an existing car insurance policy can be as easy as contacting your insurance provider, but your rates will likely increase.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Your Questions About Teenage Car Insurance, Answered
Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about teenage car insurance. Read this Q&A to find out how to get good, cheap insurance for your teen.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Teens

How do you build a muscle car in Minecraft?
I’m a huge fan of muscle cars and video games. Is there a way to build a muscle car in Minecraft?
Holden Easterbrook
Apr 04, 2022
How do you lower car insurance for young drivers?
My daughter is a year into driving, and the insurance prices are killing me. Add in, my son is going to be starting very soon and I need to lower the insurance. How can I do it?
Will Baldwin
Nov 02, 2021
What speed is considered reckless driving?
My driver’s ed teacher told us we can get a reckless driving ticket just for speeding too much. Not gonna lie, that makes me pretty anxious. I tend to go 10 mph over the limit when I’m not thinking. What speed do you have to be going for it to be considered reckless driving?
Shannon Fitzgerald
Feb 14, 2022
How do you customize a car at Benny’s?
I just started playing Grand Theft Auto, but I don’t know how to access the Lowriders update content. How do I go about customizing my cars at Benny’s in GTA Online?
Holden Easterbrook
Apr 04, 2022
Can you take driving lessons without a provisional license?
I’m still waiting on my provisional license, but I really want to start driving. I’m not sure if I have to wait for it to come in or not. Can I sign up for driving lessons without a provisional license?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 08, 2022
How do you pass driving lessons quickly?
Is there any way to speed up my driving lessons so I can pass the exam more quickly? I’m so tired of driving with an instructor and I feel like I could be ready to take the test for my license, but my instructor says we should practice more first.
Liz Jenson
Feb 07, 2022
How do you build a Formula 1 car in Minecraft?
I love F1 racing and Minecraft, and I want to combine the two. How can I build a Formula 1 car in Minecraft?
Holden Easterbrook
Apr 04, 2022
Can you drive without car insurance in Michigan?
I'm a teen driver, but I want to buy my own car soon. The only thing is that car insurance seems too expensive where I live. Do I have to buy it?
Sophie Newman
Aug 03, 2021
Who pays for the child's car insurance after a divorce?
Our daughter (17) has been on my and my husband's car insurance policy with GEICO for several years. Now that we are separating and getting our own policies, who should cover her?
Sophie Newman
Aug 09, 2021
How can I reduce the cost of teenage car insurance?
My teenage daughter is getting licensed. We want to add her to our insurance, but the cost is prohibitive. How can we reduce the cost of adding her to our car insurance?
Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 2021
Is a Miata a good first car?
My dad offered to buy my daughter a Miata as her first car. It’s a really generous offer, and I would hate to turn him down, but I’m not sure if a Miata is the best choice for her first car ever. Is a Miata a good idea?
Liz Jenson
Mar 09, 2022
How much is it to take driving lessons?
Are driving lessons expensive? I want to get some for my son so that he can learn from a professional instead of from me, but I’m worried that they won’t be within my budget.
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
How do you put someone on your car insurance?
What’s the best way to add someone to your car insurance? My 18-year-old daughter and I are going on a weekend road trip. We want to take turns driving.
Phoebe Mah
Sep 24, 2021
Can I get a car loan if I am 16?
I am 16 and need a car to get to school. The bus doesn't come to my house anymore. I can't afford it all, but I could afford to pay it off monthly. Can I get a car loan if I'm 16?
Faye Bunsocan
Nov 01, 2021
What driving jobs can I do at age 18?
I just graduated high school and want to get a job for the summer before college. None of the normal teen jobs sound appealing, though. Are there any driving jobs I can do at 18?
Macy Fouse
Feb 14, 2022
How do you get tokens on Car Crushers 2?
I’ve earned plenty of money in Car Crushers 2, but I don’t know what to do with it now. How do you get tokens in Car Crushers 2?
Holden Easterbrook
Apr 04, 2022
How many teens die daily from texting and driving?
I’ve caught my daughter texting and driving several times. No matter what I say, she keeps doing it and I’m starting to get concerned. To strike some fear into her, I want to have a frank conversation about the consequences of texting and driving. How many teens are killed every day by texting and driving?
Eric Schad
Feb 25, 2022
How do you win the car on GTA every time?
I’ve been spinning the wheel at the Diamond Casino & Resort in GTA for weeks now without winning the car. Usually, I get stuck with clothing or discounts. Is there a way to win the car every time in GTA?
Drew Waterstreet
Mar 22, 2022
How do you make a drift car in Forza Horizon 4?
I’ve knocked out all the speed zones and danger signs in Forza Horizon 4, so it’s time to conquer the drift zones. How can I get a great car for drifting?
Samuel Todd
Mar 22, 2022
How do you build a car in Fortnite?
Fortnite offers awesome customizations for your character—but what about for cars? Can you build a car in Fortnite?
Drew Waterstreet
Mar 22, 2022
How old do I have to be to apply for car insurance?
I’m 16 and want to get my own car insurance. Is this possible? How old do I have to be to get my own car insurance?
Lauren Smith
Oct 07, 2021
Is drinking and driving still a problem for teenagers?
I’m the parent of a teenager and I’m really scared for them to start driving. I’m mostly worried about drunk driving. Is drinking and driving still a problem for teenagers?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 04, 2022
How do you turn off car damage in Forza Horizon 4?
I play video games to relax, not to stress out. Can I turn off the damage in Forza Horizon 4?
Drew Waterstreet
Mar 22, 2022
Will the number of cars on the policy affect how much we'll pay for insurance?
I'm 17 and I want to be added to my parents' car insurance policy. I also want to eventually add my own car to the policy, which means we'll be insuring three cars in total. Will the number of cars on the policy affect how much we'll pay for insurance?
Mariah Lee
Aug 06, 2021
Why is driving a privilege?
My mom just started teaching me how to drive and she keeps saying, “Driving is a privilege.” It seems to be her catchphrase recently. Why is driving a privilege?
Maxine Boyko
Feb 22, 2022
How much would my car insurance cost if I’m 19 years old?
I’m a 19-year-old and going into my sophomore year of college. My parents told me I can bring a car to campus with me this year, but I have to get my own insurance for it. I only work a couple of hours a week at school and was wondering how much insurance would be if I choose to bring the car back to school with me.
Jack Walsh
Oct 28, 2021
Can you have three car loans?
Is it possible to have three car loans? My husband and I both drive financed vehicles, and we want to finance a third to surprise our son for his 16th birthday.
Jack Walsh
Nov 05, 2021
Is it possible to use a student loan to purchase a used car?
I want to get a car when I go to college, but I don't have any money to do so. Can I use part of my student loan to buy a car?
Eric Schad
Nov 17, 2021
How can I get insured on my parents’ car?
Can I be added to my parents’ insurance? Getting my own insurance is super expensive and I just can’t afford it right now.
Hana Sabah
Oct 06, 2021
What happens if I don't add my 16-year-old to my car insurance policy?
What are the consequences if I don't insure my teenage son? My son is in the process of getting his license. Given the astronomical rates for insuring male teenagers, I'm not keen on adding him to my policy.
Sophie Newman
Jul 20, 2021

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