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Auto Insurance

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Understanding the parts of a policy

Insurance policy documents appear to be very complex. Use this simple guide to help you make sense of them.

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How credit affects your insurance

Insurance premiums are determined by many factors – including credit score. We explain how.

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Car insurance lapse

Find out the consequences of an insurance lapse – and how to avoid one.

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Car insurance laws

Auto insurance requirements vary from state to state. It’s important to know yours. Here are the basics.

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Car insurance resources

Learn how to save on car insurance with these research and comparison tools.

Marriage and Insurance

Marriage & your insurance needs

Learn five ways that Nationwide meets the needs of newly married couples.

Different types of auto insurance

Types of car insurance

Learn how basic car insurance works and what it covers.

Compare car insurance

Auto insurance comparison guide

Here are some tips and what to look for when comparing car insurance companies.

Best auto insurance rates

Best car insurance price

How to get the service and coverage you need for the best price.

Insurance Claims FAQs

Insurance claims FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Nationwide property and auto insurance claims.

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Auto insurance definitions

Become familiar with car insurance terms that may appear in your policy.

Insurance FAQ

Insurance FAQs

Find answers to questions about your Nationwide insurance policy.

Insurance fraud protection

How to prevent auto insurance fraud

Learn what auto insurance fraud is, what we’re doing to prevent it and how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Comprehensive vs. collision

It’s important to understand the difference between comprehensive and collision insurance.

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Annual car insurance check-in

Remember to review your auto insurance policy with your agent.

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Insurance tips for car buyers

In the excitement of buying a car, don’t forget these 8 considerations to make sure you’re covered.

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Keep low car insurance rates

Tips for senior drivers to maintain low auto rates.

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How much is car insurance?

Learn what factors influence the price of car insurance and what the average cost of car insurance is.

Is car insurance tax deductible?

Is car insurance tax deductible?

As tax time draws closer, you may be wondering if you can deduct your auto insurance premium.

What does liability insurance cover?

What does auto liability insurance cover?

Find out more about what auto liability insurance covers and whether you need it.

What is collision insurance?

What is collision coverage?

Find out what collision insurance is and whether you need it.

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What does gap insurance cover?

Get the answers you need about gap insurance coverage.

What is Auto Insurance?

What is auto insurance?

You know you need it – but just what is car insurance, and how does it work?

Comprehensive coverage definition

What is comprehensive coverage?

Find out what comprehensive insurance covers.

What is full coverage auto insurance

What is full coverage?

There are a lot of misconceptions about having full coverage auto insurance.


Do you need gap insurance?

Determine whether gap insurance makes sense for your situation.

No-fault insurance definition

What’s no-fault insurance?

Learn more about what’s sometimes referred to as personal injury protection insurance (PIP).

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What is underinsured motorist coverage?

Learn the difference between uninsured and underinsured and what you might need.

States with no-fault insurance

Do I need no-fault insurance?

These states require personal injury protection insurance (PIP).

Auto insurance and theft

Does auto insurance cover theft?

Honestly, it depends. Review these scenarios and check your policy.

How much auto insurance do I need?

How much car insurance do I need?

Learn how to choose which coverage types and policy limits are right for you and your car.

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Do I need collision insurance?

Ask yourself these questions to find out if you really need comprehensive and collision insurance.

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Should I get an extended warranty?

Here are a few things to consider for buying an extended warranty for your car.

Do red cars cost more to insure

Car insurance myths

Get clarification around common car insurance misconceptions.

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Choosing a car insurance deductible

5 questions to ask when deciding how high or low you should make your deductible

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5 things to know about car insurance

Learn about the different car insurance coverages and the variables that go into policy rates.

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Renting a moving truck?

It’s important to know what your insurance policy covers.

Switching car insurance companies

What to know about switching insurance

Here are 7 things to know before switching your car insurance.

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Does my car insurance cover this?

Find out what car insurance covers in 4 situations people often ask about.

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Driving Without Car Insurance

Find out the potential costs and consequences of driving without car insurance.

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Finding Affordable Car Insurance With the Right Amount of Coverage

Learn how you can get reasonable car insurance with the right amount of protection.

Performance driving school

Choose a performance driving school

Learn about skills, racing, and high performance schools.

Safety Tips

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Driving & road safety tips

Check out our defensive driving tips & other information to help keep you safe on the road.

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Protect yourself from car break-ins

Learn how to secure your vehicle and prevent this common yet costly property crime.

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Car safety for kids

Find tips for keeping your children safe as they ride with you in the car.

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Advanced driving course

Learn where you can refresh your driving skills and stay safer on the road.

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What to keep in your glove box

Check out our list of must-have items for this overlooked but useful storage space in your car.

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Important emergency numbers

Learn the six numbers you should save in your mobile phone contact list in case of emergencies.

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Traffic congestion stats

Learn about the real cost of traffic congestion in terms of time and money – beyond just the aggravation.

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What to do if your car breaks down on the highway

Learn what to do if your car breaks down on the highway and how you can be prepared in advance.

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How to discuss turning in the car keys with elderly parents

Here are some ways you can approach an elderly driver about hanging up the car keys.

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Safety tips for experienced drivers

Make sure you aren’t getting lax behind the wheel. Here are safety tips to help you maintain safe driving habits.

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What to do when you run out of gas

Learn what you should do if you’re stranded with an empty fuel tank.

Using your emergency brake

Use an emergency brake every time you park

Using an emergency brake is an important safety tip while parking and in case of an emergency.

How to Tow a Trailer

Trailer towing tips

Learn how to safely tow a trailer with these helpful trailer towing tips.

Buying, Selling & Leasing

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Choosing a family car

Find out the things you should consider when choosing a family car.

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Your options if you’ve bought a “Lemon” car

If you buy a car with serious defects, you may have recourse. Learn about new and used lemon car laws here.

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Should you use a car buying service?

A car-buying service can make purchasing a new car much easier. Find out if it’s right for you.

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Minivan vs SUV: What is Right for You?

Learn the pros and cons of minivans and SUVS so you can choose the right one.

Teen Drivers

Buying a used car for your teen

Buying a used car for your teen

Check out these tips for shopping for a first car for your newly-licensed teen.

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Teen driving tips

As a parent, you can be a good role model who makes sure your young driver is road-ready.

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What is a graduated driver's license?

Learn how a GDL's three-step program can help your teen ease into independent driving.

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Teen driver education

Help your teen apply driver's ed to real-life scenarios.

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Special road hazards

Risks go up when driving at night, in school zones and winter weather.

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Parent-teen driving contracts

Set clear expectations before your teen hits the road.

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Teen distracted driving

Understand common teen driving distractions and focus on sensible solutions.

Adding a driver to car insurance

Adding a teen driver

Learn how and when to add a new driver to your car insurance policy.

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Insurance with a Learner’s Permit

Find out how a teenage driver with a learner’s permit affects your car insurance needs.

Good cars for college students

Good cars for college students

What are the right cars for college students?

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When children can be taken off their parents’ car insurance policy

Find out what to consider when you think about taking your kids off your car insurance policy.

Classic Cars

Do I need classic car insurance?

Owning a classic car

Check out these tips for maintaining and insuring your classic or antique car.

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Investing in classic cars

Classic cars can be more than just showpieces. Here is some advice on investing in classic cars.


How to register your classic car

Learn what you should consider when registering your classic car.

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How old is a classic car?

Learn how old your car has to be to qualify for classic car insurance.

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What you need to know about classic car insurance

Learn all the things to consider when choosing a classic car insurance policy.

Driving a classic car

Where to buy a classic car

Check out these trusted sources when looking for a place to buy a classic car.

Join a classic car club

Joining a classic car club

Here are some tips to help you find a classic car club to join.

How much does a classic car cost?

How much does a classic car cost?

These tips can help you find a classic car without breaking the bank.

Tips for buying classic cars at auctions

Classic car auction tips

Looking for the classic car of your dreams? Having a plan can help you make the right deal at a classic car auction.

Affordable vintage cars

Affordable classic cars

Check out 5 of the best value classic cars, and how to start shopping for them.

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Should you restore your classic car?

Learn what you should consider before committing to a restoration project.


Classic car trend: 80s and 90s emerging cars

Find out what 80s and 90s cars are catching collectors’ eyes.


Classic car swapmeets 101

Get all you can out of your next classic car swap meet.

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