Tag: insurance

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Is Beaten-Up Car with a Rap Sheet worth Saving?
Mar 28, 2017

Is Beaten-Up Car With a Rap Sheet Worth Saving?

Dear Car Talk

B.J.'s prodigal Silverado is home after theives used it for their getaway car, but the insurance company totalled it. Is it worth fixing?

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May 27, 2015

Car Insurance: Are We Getting the Discounts We Deserve?

Jim Motavalli

Drivers who mostly leave their cars in the garage aren't getting low-mileage rate cuts, despite statistics that show how how infrequently they get in accidents. Meanwhile, GM's OnStar teams up with Progressive to offer safe-driving savings... that's not without risks of its own. 

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Mar 11, 2014

People Lie on Their Car Insurance Forms. Who Knew?

Jim Motavalli

So what do insurance scofflaws lie about? Pretty much everything, from their driving record to the people (including teenagers) who will actually drive the car. Officially, cars left out on the street are officially tucked away in a locked garage.


will flooding with saltwater ruin a car
Dec 27, 2012

Help for Sue's Sister's Sandy-Soaked Cars

Dear Car Talk

Sue wants to help her sister's family. Their cars were hit by Hurricane Sandy and though the cars are running fine at the moment, their mechanic says the electrical system is wrecked. Is this right? Tom and Ray explain what can go wrong when an electrical system gets wet.

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Car fell off tow truck
Oct 01, 2011

Today: Joe's car fell off the tow truck. Now what?

Dear Car Talk

I had the opportunity to watch my car fall off a flatbed tow truck last night in the middle of Brooklyn Nothing like waiting two hours for a tow truck because the car wouldn't start and then seeing it sitting...

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do i need to have collision coverage for the car i rarely drive in new york city
Feb 01, 2006

Is it time for Jennifer to dump the collision coverage to save a few bucks? Find out.

Dear Car Talk

I have a 2001 Saturn SL2 with 87,000 miles on it. The car is paid off. I live in the congested New York City area and drive it on weekends only. My boyfriend suggests I drop the collision coverage on the car...


why did i only get half of what i paid for my low miles car when it caught on fire
Dec 01, 2004

I'm only getting "book value" for my burned out Chevy. Should I complain?

Dear Car Talk

My beautiful Chevy Caprice Classic four-door sedan with only miles on it -- and no dents or scratches -- is now a pile of junk While parked in front of my home the engine began to smolder then it burst...


May 01, 2002

My car was sprinkled with debris from 9/11. What should I focus on cleaning to sell it?

Dear Car Talk

Our Chevy Cavalier was parked on the street where we live about eight blocks from the World Trade Center on Sept The car was covered with a light coating of dust -- but not inundated like the cars right next...

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Feb 01, 2001

What to do if someone who dents your car refuses to give you their license or registration.

Dear Car Talk

I need your help What do you do when someone dings your car in front of your very eyes What is fair compensation Yesterday some bozo driving a monstrous SUV bumped into my Maxima at the airport curbside Instead of...

accidents insurance

Sep 01, 1994

I have an ' El Camino Choo Choo model that...

Dear Car Talk

I have an ' El Camino Choo Choo model that is in mint condition They don't make this car any more In fact the ' model was the last one I am looking for an insurance company that will insure...

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