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From buying a car to avoiding an accident, our helpful auto insurance tips and information can save you money and keep you safe.

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Auto insurance

Understanding the parts of a policy

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.

How credit affects your insurance

How credit affects your insurance

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

Car insurance lapse

Car insurance lapse

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

Car insurance laws

Car insurance laws

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

Car insurance resources

Car insurance resources

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

Marriage and your insurance needs

Marriage & your insurance needs

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

Types of car insurance

Types of car insurance

Learn how basic car insurance works and what it covers.

Auto insurance comparison guide

Auto insurance comparison guide

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

Best car insurance price

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.

auto insurance definitions

Auto insurance definitions

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

Insurance FAQs

Insurance FAQs

Find answers to questions about your Nationwide insurance policy.

How to prevent auto insurance fraud

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.

Comprehensive vs. collision

Comprehensive vs. collision

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

annual car insurance check-in

Annual car insurance check-in

Remember to review your auto insurance policy with your agent.

Insurance tips for car buyers

Insurance tips for car buyers

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

keep low car insurance rates

Keep low car insurance rates

Tips for senior drivers to maintain low auto rates.

how much is car insurance

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 auto 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 coverage?

What is collision coverage?

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

What does gap insurance cover?

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?

What is comprehensive coverage?

What is comprehensive coverage?

Find out what comprehensive insurance covers.

What is full coverage?

What is full coverage?

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

Do you need gap insurance?

Do you need gap insurance?

Determine whether gap insurance makes sense for your situation.

What’s no-fault insurance?

What’s no-fault insurance?

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

What is underinsured motorist coverage?

What is underinsured motorist coverage?

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

Do I need no-fault insurance?

Do I need no-fault insurance?

These states require personal injury protection insurance (PIP).

Does auto insurance cover theft?

Does auto insurance cover theft?

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

How much car 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.

Do I need collision insurance?

Do I need collision insurance?

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

Should I get an extended warranty?

Should I get an extended warranty?

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

Car insurance myths

Car insurance myths

Get clarification around common car insurance misconceptions.

Choosing a car insurance deductible

Choosing a car insurance deductible

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

5 things to know about car insurance

5 things to know about car insurance

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

Renting a moving truck?

Renting a moving truck?

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

What to know about switching insurance

What to know about switching insurance

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

Does my car insurance cover this?

Does my car insurance cover this?

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

Driving Without Car Insurance

Driving Without Car Insurance

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

Finding Affordable Car Insurance With the Right Amount of Coverage

Finding Affordable Car Insurance With the Right Amount of Coverage

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

Choose a performance driving school

Choose a performance driving school

Learn about skills, racing, and high performance schools.

Do you need insurance to rent a car?

Do you need insurance to rent a car?

Find out if you need extra insurance on a rental car.

The cost of car ownership

The cost of car ownership

Determine the total cost of owning and maintaining a car

Learn about multi-car insurance

Learn about multi-car insurance

See why your multi-car household needs multi-car insurance.

Choosing the right car warranty

Choosing the right car warranty

Learn the ins-and-outs of bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties.

Safety tips

Driving & road safety tips

Driving & road safety tips

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

Protect yourself from car break-ins

Protect yourself from car break-ins

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

Car safety for kids

Car safety for kids

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

Advanced driving course

Advanced driving course

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

What to keep in your glove box

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.

Important emergency numbers

Important emergency numbers

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

Traffic congestion stats

Traffic congestion stats

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

What to do if your car breaks down on the highway

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.

How to discuss turning in the car keys with elderly parents

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.

Safety tips for experienced drivers

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.

What to do when you run out of gas

What to do when you run out of gas

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

Use an emergency brake every time you park

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.

Trailer towing tips

Trailer towing tips

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

Buying, selling & leasing

choosing a family car

Choosing a family car

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

your options if you've bought a lemon car

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.

Should you use a car buying service?

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.

Minivan vs SUV: What is Right for You?

Minivan vs SUV: What is Right for You?

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

Navigate a private auto sale

Buying a car from a private seller

Learn what precautions to take when buying a car from a private party.

When to buy a car

When to buy a car

Learn the best time to get a deal on a new vehicle.

Ins and outs of auto down payments

Ins and outs of auto down payments

Learn how your down payment can affect you and your car payments in the future.

How to transfer a car title

How to transfer a car title

Follow these steps to help you properly transfer your car title.

Buying a car online

Buying a car online

Learn how to safely find and buy a car online

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.

teen driving tips

Teen driving tips

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

what is a graduated driver's license?

What is a graduated driver's license?

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

teen driver education

Teen driver education

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

special road hazards

Special road hazards

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

parent-teen driving contracts

Parent-teen driving contracts

Set clear expectations before your teen hits the road.

teen distracted driving

Teen distracted driving

Understand common teen driving distractions and focus on sensible solutions.

adding a teen driver

Adding a teen driver

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

insurance with a learner's permit

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?

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

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

Owning a classic car

Owning a classic car

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

investing in classic cars

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

How to register your classic car

Learn what you should consider when registering your classic car.

how old is a classic car?

How old is a classic car?

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

what you need to know about classic car insurance

What you need to know about classic car insurance

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

where to buy a classic car

Where to buy a classic car

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

joining 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.

ins and outs of classic car 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 classic cars for beginner collectors

Affordable classic cars

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

paint or restore your classic car

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

Classic car trend: 80s and 90s emerging cars

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

classic car swapmeets 101

Classic car swapmeets 101

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

Winter car-prep tips

Winter car-prep tips

10 tips will help prep your vehicle and make sure it's ready to ride when spring arrives.