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How to Avoid Additional Car Rental Fees

For many, the hardest part of having a car parked in a repair center after a collision is that their lives continue to roll on. For many, cars are a necessity to go about their day-to-day lives.

Enter rental cars. Renting a car to use while your vehicle is in the repair shop may help keep your life in motion while repairs are being made. However, if your insurance doesn't cover car rentals, you may be responsible for the rental car bill.

When picking a car rental agency to rent from, one factor you may be considering is the price. However, the total price you end up paying

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Accident Checklist: What You Need To Know After a Vehicle Collision

Being involved in a collision can be stressful. Many drivers may find themselves overwhelmed following the incident, and may be at a loss of what to do.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are several actions that drivers involved in an incident should keep in mind. Of course, it’s important to remember that every city has its own sets of legal requirements for handling collisions. Refer to your local state authority to ensure that you are following the law.

What To Do After a Collision Checklist 1. Assess your safety

The first thing you should do after being involved in a collision is to check yourself and passengers...

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Can I Get a Ticket for a Cracked Windshield in Chicago?

Picture yourself driving down Lincoln Avenue on a bright, sunny day. Your favorite song is playing, your windows are down, and you don’t have a care in the world.

Then suddenly - ping! A tiny rock has chipped your window!

It’s just a small chip, and you think nothing of it. However, as the sunny weather turns colder, the chip begins to grow into a crack. What was once a small inconvenience on your car’s general appearance has turned into a much larger problem.

Many drivers may feel like getting a windshield repaired is more trouble than it's worth. But what happens if you...

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Car Frame Damage 101

If you’ve been in a collision, there is a chance your vehicle may have sustained frame damage. A damaged frame can be dangerous to drive with, and may even lead to further damage if left in disrepair. 

Thankfully, frame damage is often repairable. Here’s everything you need to know about frame damage and repair.

What is the frame of a car?

A car frame, also known as a chassis, is your car’s structural support system. Made of steel or aluminum, the purpose of a car frame is to:

Support all mechanical components of the car Support the car body, or shape Support the weight of the vehicle Protect all internal car parts and passengers in the event of a collision...
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Can I Drive My Damaged Car After a Collision?

Unsurprisingly, the first thing many drivers involved in an accident want to do is head home. However, getting home may not be easy - especially if your car has been significantly damaged.

Although you may think your car is safe to drive, it may have received more damage than you think. Even if the car moves, it may have been damaged to a point that can be dangerous to yourself or others on the road.

Before getting in your car and driving away from the scene, it’s important to inspect the car for damages to determine if it is safe or even legal to drive. Luckily, there are some basic areas and parts of your car you can check before deciding to call a tow truck and taking your...

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