Expert Advice for Teens

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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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Alex Healey
Sep 05, 2021
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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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Sep 28, 2021
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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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jul 30, 2021
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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Tina Joesph
Sep 20, 2021
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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Brady Klopfer
Oct 11, 2021
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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Cheryl Knight
Sep 28, 2021
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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Bridgely
Sep 28, 2021
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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Cheryl Knight
Sep 22, 2021
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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Elaine Sulpy
Sep 28, 2021
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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Jacquelyn Childs
Oct 30, 2020
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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Brady Klopfer
Sep 28, 2021
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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Cheryl Knight
Sep 24, 2021
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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Cheryl Knight
Jul 19, 2021
How a DUI Affects a Teen's Car Insurance Premium
A teen with a DUI on his or her driving record must pay much higher car insurance premiums for many years.
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Cheryl Knight
Jan 07, 2021
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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Logan Utsman
May 04, 2021
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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Mary Kurz
Nov 03, 2020

All Questions on Teens

How can I find cheap first-time car insurance?
I just got my license, and before I start driving, I want to make sure my car is insured. I don't have a lot of money, so I'd love to know how to hunt for cheap car insurance.
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Matthew Macgugan
Oct 20, 2021
How can I get my own car insurance at 18?
I'm 18 and want my own car insurance policy. How would I get it?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 20, 2021
How do you get cheap car insurance for a teenager?
My daughter just got her license. We bought her a car and she needs insurance. How do you get cheap insurance for a teenager?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 2021
Can you get a car loan if you're under 18?
I'm 17 years old, and I'm looking into getting my first car. My parents told me that I'm on my own for it, though, so I'll need a car loan. However, I'm not sure if I can get one if I'm under 18. Can I get a car loan at my age?
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Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
How do you afford teenage car insurance?
I'm 16 and I'm getting my own car. I need insurance, but I've heard it's really expensive. How do I afford teenage car insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 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?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 2021
How do you buy your first car insurance?
How should I buy my first car insurance? I just turned 19 and my parents told me I should find my own insurance policy.
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Joshua Levy
Oct 18, 2021
How do you add your child to your car insurance?
My son recently got his license. He's completed a driver training program, so I feel comfortable adding him to my policy now. How would I do that?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 18, 2021
Is it possible to get a car loan when you are 17?
Can my daughter get a car loan now, while she is 17? She has been working and saving for a car for the past few years. I would like to get a loan for her, but sadly my credit isn't the best.
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Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
How old do you have to be to get a car loan?
I am 17 years old and want to buy my own car, not drive my mom's old minivan everywhere. I have been working since I was 14 and have a good-sized down payment saved up. Can I get a car loan to pay for the rest?
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Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
How do I get cheap car insurance for a 17-year-old?
My daughter is 17 and just got her license—she's worked really hard, and I'm so proud of her! I want to add her to my policy, but I've heard that adding younger drivers can be really expensive. She's studied really hard, and I want her to be able to drive legally—so is there a way to get cheap car insurance for young drivers like my daughter?
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Eric Schad
Oct 12, 2021
How do I reduce car insurance costs for teen drivers?
I have two teens that recently got their licenses, and the quotes for car insurance seem astronomical. They're not bad drivers—they're just young! How can I reduce the price of their car insurance?
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Eric Schad
Oct 12, 2021
How can I lower the car insurance premium for a young driver?
I have 16-year-old twins, and both of them are getting their licenses at the same time. I want to add them to my policy so that they can legally drive our car, but car insurance quotes seem way too expensive. How can I lower my car insurance premium, or get a better quote?
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Eric Schad
Oct 12, 2021
How do you add a teenager to your car insurance?
My son is 16 and just got his license. I want to add him to my insurance policy. What's the best way to add a teenager to my car insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 07, 2021
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?
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Lauren Smith
Oct 07, 2021
How much does it cost to add a teenager to my car insurance?
My teen is excited to start driving. I want to make sure they’re safe and covered by insurance, no matter what. How much is it going to cost to add them to our car insurance?
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Lauren Smith
Oct 07, 2021
How can I get the smell of sweat out of leather car seats?
My teenage daughter plays hockey and all of her gear reeks of sweat (and she does, too, if I'm being honest). Now the leather seats in my car are starting to smell funky because of how much she sweats! I obviously can't stop her from sweating, and I'd never stop her from playing hockey, but how do I get rid of the smell?
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Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
How do you insure a car for a 17-year-old?
What’s the best way to get car insurance for a teenager? My son is a new driver and is eager to be out on the road. But he needs to get insured first.
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Phoebe Mah
Oct 05, 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.
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Hana Sabah
Oct 06, 2021
How much does car insurance cost for a 17-year-old in New York?
I want to purchase my own car insurance policy for my 2011 Corolla. How much will this cost?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 28, 2021
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.
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Phoebe Mah
Sep 24, 2021
How can I make car insurance cheaper for a 17-year-old?
How can I get cheap car insurance as a new driver? I’m 17 and I want to buy my first car. Money’s tight, so I was wondering how to get cheaper insurance. Any advice?
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Hana Sabah
Sep 23, 2021
How can I reduce the car insurance rates for my teenage children on my Esurance policy?
I have my two sons on my Esurance car insurance, but their rates are outrageous. I want to make sure my kids can legally be on the road, but the price of having them on my policy is definitely out of my budget. How can I reduce these rates for my teenage children?
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Eric Schad
Sep 22, 2021
Can I get car insurance as a 17-year-old?
I'm 17 and just bought my first car. I know I need insurance to be able to legally drive, but as a minor, I'm not sure I'm able to apply for it. Can I get car insurance at my age?
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Eric Schad
Sep 22, 2021
How do you make car insurance cheaper for new drivers?
How can you save money on your insurance when you are a new driver? I’m 17 and recently got my license. I'm a little worried because I know car insurance can be expensive.
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Phoebe Mah
Sep 20, 2021
How much will it cost to add my 19-year-old daughter to my car insurance policy?
My teenage daughter just got her driver's license. We have an agreement that until she can pay for half of a new car, she's going to use mine. Of course I'm fine with this, and I'm proud of her, but I've also heard rumors that adding teenagers to car insurance policies can be outrageously expensive. So how much will it cost to add my daughter to my car insurance?
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Eric Schad
Sep 13, 2021
How much is car insurance for a 16-year-old?
What will a teenager typically pay for car insurance each month? I just turned 16 and I want to start driving as soon as possible.
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Carol Chung
Sep 09, 2021
Who is responsible for a parking ticket—the driver, or the owner of the car?
Do I have to pay for this parking ticket? Unbeknownst to me, my daughter took my car downtown last week and received a parking ticket. I only know this because I received a letter from the DMV. Since she was driving, shouldn't she be responsible for paying for this ticket?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 26, 2021
I'm 17, why is car insurance so expensive for me?
I've never been in an accident or been pulled over. So why do I have to pay so much?
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Matthew Macgugan
Oct 15, 2021
How complicated is it to get a hardship license as a minor in Texas?
I am 16 years old and due to the driving age limit in Texas, I am not able to get a full-fledged driver's license yet. Since my dad was laid off from work, I work a part-time job to help out with the bills and stuff. My buddy just quit and I can't get a ride to work like I used to. I need to be able to drive myself and I don't want to do it illegally; is there any way for me to get a hardship license?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021

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