Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of February 3rd 2014

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Insuring a Vehicle Costs More During Winter
A new, yearlong study by an online insurance shopping firm found that drivers can spend as much as 20 percent more if they purchase policies in March instead of in the summer. Prices jump in January and February, too.

Source: Boston Globe
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7 New California DMV Laws You Need to Know
If you drive a motor vehicle in California, you’ll want to know about these 7 new highway safety and traffic laws that go into effect in 2014.

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California Regulator Warns About Gaps in Ride-Sharing Insurance
A deadly accident involving a California ride-sharing driver has brought to light a potential downside to this new high-tech carpooling: Who pays when something goes wrong?

Source:  LA Times
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7 Smart Steps to Switching Your Car Insurance
When renewal time for your car insurance rolls around, it’s very easy to just go ahead and pay the premium and stick with the same insurer year after year.

Source:  Fox Business
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Car Insurance Deductibles: Are They Right For You?
When choosing car insurance, it is likely that you’ll come across the term ‘deductible’.

Source:  Daily Markets
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5 Things to Know About Umbrella Insurance
If you cause a car accident and the other driver sues, your auto insurance covers you up to your personal-liability limit, which is likely between $100,000 and $300,000. Same goes for your homeowners insurance if the mailman slips on your steps.

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The Costliest Cities for Car Insurance Prove Where You Live Matters More than How You Drive
A new study also shows that no matter your driving record, a simple change of zip code can cause large swings in how much you pay.

Source:  Yahoo Autos
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How to Estimate Car Insurance Before Buying a Car
If you’re in the market for a new (or new-to-you) car, you have a lot of financial factors to balance.

Source:  The Motley Fool
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Is It Love? Check Your Car Insurance
The next time you size up a potential date, ask yourself:  Is this person going to break my car insurance?

Source:  The Street
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High Auto Insurance Rates? Lack of a College Degree to Blame?
Have you ever wondered why auto insurance providers use your education and occupation to determine your rates?

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A yearlong study by an online insurance shopping firm found that drivers spend as much as 20% more if they purchase a policy in March instead of in the summer.