Lapsed Auto Insurance? Here’s What to Do

Are you panicking because your auto insurance lapsed? If so, it’s understandable. Driving without proof of financial responsibility is illegal in California. If you get caught, you can get an expensive ticket and have your car impounded. If you get into a crash, you can be held personally liable for any injuries or property damage. [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|

Crazy Stories from California Roads

Cute, awe-inspiring and downright bizarre, here’s a collection of the stranger stories being reported around California in recent months. Two cats rent a Silicon Valley apartment. OK, technically a human is renting the apartment for the cats. According to Mercury News, a man decided to rent the studio, which costs $1,500 per month, for his [...]

By | January 25th, 2019|

California REAL ID Leads to Real Headaches

Expect long lines at the California DMV – again. Beginning October 1, 2020, individuals will need a federally compliant ID in order to board a domestic flight. This can be a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, a passport or another federally compliant ID. Over the last few years, states have been scrambling to [...]

By | January 17th, 2019|

Car Insurance for Seniors

How old is too old to drive? 80? 90? 100? If you picked any of these cutoffs, there’s a man in California who might disagree with you. According to Fox 26, the 104-year-old just renewed his license after passing his vision test, and he still drives everywhere. You have to be at least 16 years [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|

New California Driving Laws for 2019

It’s a new year, and with the change in calendars comes an update in laws. The California DMV has issued an announcement about several new laws affecting drivers in the state. New DUI Consequence If you get convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, get ready to have an alcohol detector installed in your [...]

By | January 3rd, 2019|

7 Strategies for a Safe New Year Celebration

Drunk driving crashes spike around the holidays. Between 2013 and 2017, 4,110 people died in December crashes involving drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, according to the NHTSA.  New Year’s Eve, when people stay up late to ring in the new year with champagne, can be especially hazardous. Stay safe [...]

By | December 26th, 2018|

How to Be Sure You Don’t Need Gap Insurance

Are you underwater in your car? No, this isn’t about flooded vehicles, although that’s a problem, too. It’s about owing more on a car than it’s worth. Because of depreciation, it’s a common situation, and one that could leave you in debt and without a car. Gap insurance can help, but deciding whether or not [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|

How to Find Out if Your Vehicle Has a Recall

Imagine you’re on a family road trip when suddenly the rear door flies open. Or you’re cruising along a windy road when the steering wheel falls off in your hands. Or maybe your car just bursts into flames. If these sound like nightmare scenarios, you’re right. They’re also things that could happen if your car [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|

How Medications Can Impact Driving Safety

In California, you can get a DUI for driving under the influence of which of the following substances? Alcohol Marijuana Illegal drugs Prescription medications Over-the-counter medications All of the above Although DUIs are commonly associated with alcohol, driving under the influence of various drugs can also lead to a conviction—even if the drug in question [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|

Car Insurance for Families: Your California Coverage Checklist

You want to keep your family protected, but you know you can’t prevent all bad things from happening. That’s why it’s important to maintain auto insurance coverage for your family. Use this checklist to make sure you have the right coverage for your family’s needs. Is everyone covered? When you apply for car insurance, you [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|