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Category: Auto Learning Center

Why your car won’t start when it’s cold—and how to fix it

Stranded in the cold because your car won’t start? Cold weather can be especially hard on parts of a vehicle like the battery, alternator, fuel system, and engine oil. This guide covers the four most common reasons a car won’t start in cold weather, how you can fix it, and ways to prevent it so you can stay on the road with your heat on full...

Insurance lapse: Your guide to understand, fix, and prevent it

Missing payments resulting in a car insurance lapse is more common than you might think. It happens, and you’re not alone. We’re here to help you get back on the road quickly and legally, while also helping you understand and avoid penalties like having your license revoked or worse—jail time in states like Montana and Kentucky if you’re caught driving without insurance. What to do...

4 steps to check and refill your car’s oil

With recent advancements in motor oils and engine technologies, newer vehicles have longer recommended oil change intervals—typically between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. However, if you notice oil leaking from your car, the oil can symbol appears on your dash, or you feel your engine isn’t running as smoothly as normal, you may need to add oil between oil changes. Check out these four easy steps...

“Full coverage” car insurance

Like the name suggests, having a “full coverage” car insurance policy should mean you’re fully covered in all situations. While this sounds like a great grab-and-go insurance product, every lender, agent, and insurer defines “full coverage” a bit differently considering it’s not an insurance product.  To find the best auto insurance policy to help cover you and your vehicle more fully, you should follow three...

Driving without insurance

Driving without coverage could be a costly choice We all know car insurance is important. It protects you as a driver, as well as others you encounter on the road. That's why nearly every state in the nation has car insurance requirements. You may choose to forego auto insurance in hopes of getting away with temporary savings. But you could wind up paying far more...