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Five New Types of Car Insurance Available Now

July 28, 2011

car insurance ratesThis year, five new car insurance policies hit the market with some interesting (and crazy) offerings that can save you money.

Two of these new products are Vanishing Deductibles from Nationwide Insurance, and Better Car Replacement from Liberty Mutual.

Then there's pet injury coverage from the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and Mobile Food Vendors Insurance from Whorton Insurance Services.

The weirdest one is Heffernan Insurance Brokers' insurance program for Burning Man participants.

Maybe it's the heat, maybe it's the planets aligning, but somebody out there is thinking outside the box. Way outside.

Whatever the case, now is a great time to do your annual insurance rate comparison. Rates can differ by up to $2,000 per year for the exact same coverage.

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My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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