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cars and drivers

how-to guides, info, and advice

As a car insurance company, we certainly know a thing or two about cars and drivers. In these pages, you'll find useful info and expert guidance to help you find, drive, and insure your ride.

Buying a new car

VIN information: frequently asked questions

A car or truck's VIN offers a wealth of information for you and your insurer. Find out where to find it, how to read it, and what it can tell you about your car's history.

Eco-friendly car guide

In the market for a new green ride? Get a better understanding of the many options available and how an eco-friendly car might impact your car insurance premium.

Vehicle history reports

When it comes to buying used cars, there are no guarantees. Luckily, vehicle history reports — with their accident histories and maintenance records — can be helpful for locating that durable ride you need.

How to buy a used car

Buying a used car has its advantages. Our tips can help you get the best used car for your money.

Biofuels and car insurance

A car that runs on biofuel is a great way to go green. Learn about your options and how biofuel can affect your car insurance premiums.

Car TLC

How to buy new tires

The right set of wheels can keep you safe and save you dough. We'll explain how to find them.

How to take care of your tires

From proper inflation to driving habits, there are things you can do to make sure your tires are in peak condition. We'll explain.

Car maintenance: 7 tips

If you want to get the most out of your car, make sure to give it some well-deserved TLC. Check out our tips for proper vehicle maintenance.

Driver tips and info

6 ways to save on gas

Whether gas prices are at an all-time high or record low, saving money at the pump is always smart. We offer 6 easy tips to help you increase gas mileage and maximize savings at any time.

Elderly drivers: better than you might think?

Old age itself doesn't make a driver dangerous. Find out how older drivers stack up and get some safe-driving tips for those golden years.

Tips for teen drivers

10 tips for young drivers (and their parents)

Find out how to stay safe while you rack up all-important experience.

Learners permits

With driving comes great responsibility, so it's important for your teenage driver to have comprehensive training. Find out what it takes to get a learners permit and how adding a driver-in-training to your policy can impact car insurance rates.