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Should you buy insurance from a rental car company?

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 6/16/2008 at 1:00 PM

If you're renting a car, think about what you need before you purchase supplemental insurance or a damage waiver.

Whether you're on a trip and need transportation in a different city or your car is in the shop and you need a set of wheels to get to work and back, chances are you'll need to rent a car. That's the easy part. But, if you're like many of us, it becomes more difficult when you're faced with the decision of whether to purchase the additional insurance or damage waiver often offered by the rental car company.

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Will a BUI Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate?

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 6/2/2008 at 1:00 PM

If you're caught operating a boat under the influence and receive a BUI, will it affect what you pay for auto insurance?

You may know it's possible to receive a DUI or DWI while driving a car, but did you know that you can receive a BUI for operating a boat under the influence? It's true. In fact, regardless of what state you live in, it's illegal to operate a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The consequence of doing so is a BUI, or Boating Under the Influence.

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Is Your RV Covered if an Animal Damages It?

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 5/12/2008 at 1:00 PM

If you're camping and an animal dents, scratches or otherwise harms your RV or camper, does your vehicle insurance cover it?

Camping season has arrived, which means people are taking their RVs and campers out and hitting the road for weekend excursions in the woods. Coexisting with wildlife is expected when you rough it — even if only for a day — so what happens if one of nature's creatures takes a liking to your RV or camper and causes a little damage to it? Does your insurance cover it?

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Who Pays for Towing Damage?

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 5/5/2008 at 1:00 PM

Should you make a claim on your auto insurance policy if your car is damaged when it's being towed?

Having your vehicle towed can throw your day into confusion, but what happens if you discover damage to your car after it's been towed? Should you make a claim on your auto insurance policy? Here are some things to consider if you find yourself in this situation.

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Can You Legally Drive Without Auto Insurance?

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 4/27/2008 at 1:00 PM

In one word: No.

While it may be tempting to drive without auto insurance, it's illegal.

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