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AccidentsCar Accident Articles and More

Here are articles with advice from experts, professionals and people who've experienced car accidents. Topics range from seasonal driving tips and insurance information to additional info on accidents and your car.

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Car Accident Coverage Questions for Your Agent

The more you know and understand about car insurance, accident coverage, and your own policy, the better off you are.

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Car Accident Useful Links

Where to get more information about cars, accidents and legal assistance.

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Hit-and-Run Accidents What to Do

Print out this page and put it in your glove compartment. If you're in a hit and run incident, the guidelines below can help you through it.

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Medical Treatment After an Accident

Fender-bender or major crash—if you're in a car accident, here are some guidelines for medical treatment.

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Reconstructing an Accident

When an accident occurs, accident reconstructionists will evaluate a number of variables. As well as you can, make notes of the following factors while they are fresh in your mind. They may help prove your case.

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Reporting an Accident

Involved in an accident or witness to one? Here's how to report it.

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What To Do If You're In a Car Accident

If you're in a car accident, the guidelines below can help you through it.

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General6 Winter Car Care Tips

Anyone in the northern part of the country knows that winter can do a number on your car. Stay ahead of the snow with these six quick tips for keeping your car ready for winter.

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Avoiding Vehicle Title-Washing Scams

"Title washing" is a vehicle scheme that ran rampant after Hurricane Katrina and is still at large today. What does it mean? Scam artists re-register damaged cars in states with looser title laws.

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Buying a New Car? Read This First

If you're in the market for a new car, don't start having nightmares about multiple trips to dealerships and having to deal with in-your-face dealers just yet.

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Car Maintenance

Regular car maintenance is essential for avoiding future car trouble and keeping you safe on the road.

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Finding a Car Mechanic

Below is a "starter" list of questions to consider when looking for a mechanic. Be sure to talk with your insurance company — they may have a preferred list.

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Get Better Gas Mileage

Whether you're driving 50 or 500 miles, getting the most for your mileage (and money!) is a top priority.

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How to Avoid Buying a Stolen Car

Not all stolen cars are stripped for parts. Many are resold to unknowing and unsuspecting buyers. If you knowingly buy a stolen car, you can be arrested. If you buy a stolen car unknowingly, you could lose the car and your money.

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What Auto Technicians Do

Auto mechanics, or "technicians", as some prefer to be known, do a LOT more than just fix cars.

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Safety12 Winter Driving Tips from Experts

We talked with snow plow drivers and auto technicians across the country – they see it happen and fix your car after that spin-out. Here's their advice:

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5 Common Winter Driving Mistakes

Do you make the following winter driving mistakes?

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5 Safe Driving Tips

These tips are from police officers and those who have first-hand experiences with car-related emergencies.

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Be Prepared: What to Carry in Your Car

Keep the following items in your car in case you have a flat tire, are stranded by weather or have some other roadside emergency.

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Child Car Seat Safety Guidelines

With the wide selection of car seats on the market, how do you know which one to buy, and when to switch from one style to another? And how important are car seats anyway?

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Driving in the Rain

Here are some helpful hints on preparing your car and planning ahead for wet road travel.

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Driving in the Winter

Winter driving can be hazardous. Be safe, be smart, by following these tips.

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Improve Your Night-Driving Skills

Here are some tips, courtesy of Bridgestone Winter Driving School, to improve your night-driving skills.

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Kids and Car Safety

Whether you're driving across country, taking the kids to Grandma's or just acting as local carpool captain, keeping your young passengers safe should be your number one priority.

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Pet Safety and Your Car

We've been bombarded with car-seat safety for children, airbag safety for infants, and seat-belt use for everyone. But how safe are your pets in your family vehicle? Animal safety in cars is critical to your best friend's safety.

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Prevent Drowsy Driving

Feeling tired but unwilling to pull over and take a break? Driving drowsy is risking your life—and those of other drivers!

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Share the Road Start Seeing Motorcycles

We asked motorcyclists to share their pet peeves about drivers. Let's all do our part to share the road and get along.

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TheftChoosing an Anti-Theft Device for Your Car

Don't make it easy for thieves to take your ride. Read the following tips from National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) or visit the NICB site for additional theft solutions.

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How to Prevent A Carjacking

"Carjacking" is stealing a car by threat or use of force. Here are some helpful tips to deter car theft.

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Prevent Car Theft When You Travel

Don't make it easy for thieves to clean out your car. Follow these tips.

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Top 14 Car Theft Prevention Tips

Keep your car safe with these smart tips from the Austin Texas Police Department.

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