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With all the choices about deductibles, coverage, liability and more, finding the auto insurance you need can be challenging. The articles in the Auto Insurance section can help you make a smart, informed decision.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Buying Car Insurance

Insurance companies don't just have different rates -- they vary greatly in everything from their coverage to the speed of their claims service. What questions should you ask while shopping around to make sure you get the best policy?


Is your car over-insured?

 Is your car over-insured?

Is your car over-insured? Learn how to tell if your car has too much insurance at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Auto Insurance Companies Work

 How Auto Insurance Companies Work

What exactly does an auto insurance company do? Read about car insurance companies and how you can work with them. See more »

5 Common Auto Insurance Scams (And How to Avoid Them)

 5 Common Auto Insurance Scams (And How to Avoid Them)

Auto insurance scams are more common than you might think. Read about 5 common auto insurance scams -- and how to avoid them. See more »

How does the color of your car affect your insurance rate?

 How does the color of your car affect your insurance rate?

How does the color of your car affect your insurance rate? Learn how the color of your car can impact how much you pay for auto insurance. See more »

Cracks and Chips: Is full glass coverage worth the money?

 Cracks and Chips: Is full glass coverage worth the money?

Cracks and Chips: Is full glass coverage worth the money? Read about whether or not you should pay extra for full glass coverage for your car. See more »

The truth about rental car insurance: Do you need it or not?

 The truth about rental car insurance: Do you need it or not?

Do you need really need auto insurance? Read about whether or not you should buy auto insurance at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What type of insurance do you need for your classic car?

 What type of insurance do you need for your classic car?

What type of insurance do you need for classic cars? Read about insurance for classic cars at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does comprehensive auto insurance cover?

 What does comprehensive auto insurance cover?

What does comprehensive auto insurance cover? Learn about the protection you get when you buy comprehensive auto insurance. See more »

5 Things You Should Tell Your Insurance Company Immediately After a Crash

 5 Things You Should Tell Your Insurance Company Immediately After a Crash

What does your auto insurance company need to know after you're in an accident? Learn 5 things you should tell your insurance company immediately after a crash. See more »

5 States with Unusually High Auto Insurance Rates

 5 States with Unusually High Auto Insurance Rates

Which states are the most expensive for auto insurance? Read about 5 states with unusually high auto insurance rates. See more »