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Get in gear with these auto insurance, driving, and maintenance tips

Whether you're a new or seasoned driver, State Farm® has car insurance, maintenance and safe driving articles full of tips to make sure you're prepared for the open road.


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Tips to help stay safe while driving

Use Less Gas with These Simple Tricks of Efficient Drivers

Use Less Gas with These Simple Tricks of Efficient Drivers

Regardless of the car you drive, these techniques will help you save gas.

Time to Break These Bad Driving Habits

Time to Break These Bad Driving Habits

Avoid dangerous driving situations with these tips.

Defensive Driving Tips

Defensive Driving Tips

Defensive driving tips can help drivers take on the road safely.

Helpful tips for buying or selling a car, truck or SUV

How to buy a new car from a dealership

How to buy a new car from a dealership

Doing homework on vehicles, loan rates, and car prices might help keep the process from being overwhelming.

How to buy a used car from a dealer or private seller

How to buy a used car from a dealer or private seller

A used car is a great way to save some cash, but consider these tips before you buy.

How to Safely Sell a Car in a Few Simple Steps

How to Safely Sell a Car in a Few Simple Steps

Selling your car on your own instead of to a dealership can be a good deal especially if your car has high value.

Vehicle maintenance and repair tips

How Contactless Car Maintenance Works

How Contactless Car Maintenance Works

Safety during vehicle service and maintenance for cars that are driven less are all important considerations.

Auto Manufacturers Recalled a Record Number of Cars

Auto Manufacturers Recalled a Record Number of Cars

Know how to handle vehicle safety recalls.

Car Fire: What to Do if It Happens to You

Car Fire: What to Do if It Happens to You

Car fires don't happen frequently, but when they do, they're a potentially deadly emergency. Learn what to do when you experience a vehicle fire.

Maintenance and driving tips for bad weather

Drive Safely in Dense Fog

Drive Safely in Dense Fog

It's never ideal to drive in dense fog. Here are tips for when you have to keep driving.

What to Do If Your Car Has Flood Damage

What to Do If Your Car Has Flood Damage

If your car was partially submerged in floodwater, follow our checklist for assessing flood damage afterwards.

Protect your car from the damaging effects of sun and heat

Protect your car from the damaging effects of sun and heat

Sun protection is important to keeping your vehicle in ship shape. Here's how to do it.

Information about advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)

Latest Car Safety Features Becoming Must Haves

Latest Car Safety Features Becoming Must Haves

Today's new cars are packed with safety features. But which are most important?

What Car Features Should You Buy?

What Car Features Should You Buy?

The new car options are seemingly endless — and may add to the price of a vehicle. How do you choose?

New Requirements for Backup Camera Systems

New Requirements for Backup Camera Systems

By 2018 most new vehicles will be required to come with this life-saving feature that can help prevent accidents.

Tips to help teach your teen to drive

Ways to Help Your Teen Driver Stay Safe

Ways to Help Your Teen Driver Stay Safe

Here are tips to help avoid teen crashes and stay safe on the road.

Tips to Avoid Drinking and Driving

Tips to Avoid Drinking and Driving

Share these tips with your teen driver to help promote driving safety.

Teen Passenger Safety

Teen Passenger Safety

A teen passenger and teens driving with friends face a higher safety risk than teens alone. Read how to increase your teen passenger’s safety.

Tips for insuring your car, truck or SUV

3 Reasons Why Auto Insurance Rates Are Going Up

3 Reasons Why Auto Insurance Rates Are Going Up

Why auto insurance rates are going up.

Buying a Car, SUV or Truck?

Buying a Car, SUV or Truck?

Find out how your car or truck rates in our annual auto insurance ratings — and how it will affect your premium.

What Happens if Your Car Is Totaled?

What Happens if Your Car Is Totaled?

Learn what goes into the decision and what your options are.

Tips on motorcycle insurance, purchasing, safety, and maintenance

Motorcycle Maintenance: Spring Checklist

Motorcycle Maintenance: Spring Checklist

Use these tips to get your bike in top shape for the new riding season.

Tips to Sell Your Motorcycle

Tips to Sell Your Motorcycle

Looking to sell your bike? Here are some things to consider.

Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

Stay safe on the road and help avoid the risk of accidents by following these tips.

Tips for when you want to ride on and off the beaten path

Snowmobile Storage Tips

Snowmobile Storage Tips

Properly preparing your snowmobile for long-term storage can help you be ready to hit the trails next season.

Best Practices for First Time Jet Ski Riders

Best Practices for First Time Jet Ski Riders

Handy tips on your first time out on the water.

ATV Safety

ATV Safety

Operating rules for your family to know before going out and when out on the trail.

Insurance, safety, and maintenance tips for boat and RV owners

Boat Safety

Boat Safety

Proper boat safety starts with some simple safety precautions, such as taking a boat safety course and knowing the best boat emergency equipment.

RV Travel Checklist Helps Plan and Pack for Your Road Trip

RV Travel Checklist Helps Plan and Pack for Your Road Trip

Get stocked up and prepared when an old-fashioned RV road trip is in your future.

Boat Insurance Basics: What's Covered

Boat Insurance Basics: What's Covered

Boat insurance can vary in what they do and do not cover based on the boat, the waters it will traffic, how many months the boat will be used, and other items.

Auto calculators to help make it all add up

Tips to Help Decide Whether to Buy or to Lease a Car

Tips to Help Decide Whether to Buy or to Lease a Car

Enter the details of the purchase and lease options and see which one looks best.

Choosing a New Car Rebate or Better Deal on Financing

Choosing a New Car Rebate or Better Deal on Financing

If buyers take a rebate incentive, will it grow to be more than is saved with low interest?

Calculate advantages of paying for a car with cash

Calculate advantages of paying for a car with cash

Is it always the best move to pay in cash? This online tool will help you find out.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.