Car Insurance

How to Cancel Car Insurance

Posted Oct. 17, 2019 by Amy Danise
Canceling car insurance is easy. You simply call the insurance company to notify them that you are canceling, and they’ll generally send you a cancellation form to fill out and return. You can cancel at the end of your policy term or in the middle of it. Read more »

Compare Allstate vs. Geico vs. Progressive vs. State Farm

Posted Oct. 16, 2019 by Amy Danise
Customers gave Allstate and Geico 4 out of 5 stars for satisfaction, edging out Progressive and State Farm. See details about ratings, coverage options and complaints for Allstate, Geico, Progressive and State Farm. Read more »

The Best Car Insurance Companies 2019

Posted Oct. 16, 2019 by EverQuote Staff
Amica, Mercury and USAA are the best car insurance companies overall. We surveyed customers of large auto insurance companies to measure their overall satisfaction and happiness with price and customer service. Read more »

Difference Between a Citation vs. Ticket

Posted Oct. 16, 2019 by Jason Metz
The terms “citation” and “ticket” often mean the same thing and can be used interchangeably. A traffic ticket typically refers to a motor vehicle citation. If you get a citation (or ticket) for a moving violation, like a speeding ticket, it could result in fines, license suspension and an increase your car insurance. Read more »

How Long Does a Speeding Ticket Stay on Your Record?

Posted Oct. 10, 2019 by Amy Danise
Nationwide, a speeding ticket stays on a record for an average of three years. The length of time varies by state, but at a minimum you can expect a speeding ticket to be on your record for a year. Find your state in our chart. Read more »

5 Downsides to Dollar-a-Day Car Insurance in New Jersey

Posted Oct. 4, 2019 by Amy Danise
The Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP) offered in New Jersey is often called dollar-a-day car insurance because it costs $365 a year, paid in two installments ($360 if you pay in full upfront). It’s a policy designed for very low-income drivers who would otherwise likely drive uninsured. Read more »

Hidden Costs of Cheap Car Insurance

Posted Oct. 3, 2019 by Amy Danise
Saving money on car insurance is important for many people. You may have found cheap car insurance, but at what cost later? Sometimes cheap car insurance can mean you’ll pay much more in the future if you’re in an accident. Read more »

What’s the Difference Between DUI, DWI, OUI and OWI?

Posted Oct. 2, 2019 by Amy Danise
The terms DUI, DWI, OUI and OWI are often used interchangeably, but their legal use varies by state and can mean different things. For example, some states use both DUI and DWI as legal terms, with DWI being a lesser offense. Read more »

Car Insurance Policy Number

Posted Oct. 2, 2019 by Amy Danise
A car insurance policy number is an identifying number that is unique to your auto insurance policy. It can be a series of numbers and/or letters. Here's where to find it. Read more »

What is a Car Insurance Broker?

Posted Oct. 1, 2019 by Amy Danise
A car insurance broker is someone who can sell you insurance from multiple companies. If you want to comparison shop for auto insurance, an insurance broker can shop the market for you to find the best car insurance quotes. Read more »