Auto insurance, driving, & maintenance tips for your vehicle

Whether you're a new or seasoned driver, State Farm® has car insurance articles full of auto tips to make sure you're prepared for anything.

Safe Driving Tips

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 5 Bad Driving Habits

Time to Break These 5 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

Tips For Buying and Selling a Car

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 sell a car in a few simple steps

How to sell a car in a few simple steps

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

Teen Driving Tips

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.

Surprising Risks That Teen Passengers Face

Surprising Risks That Teen Passengers Face

Passenger risk is real. More than half of teen car crash fatalities weren't the drivers.

Auto Insurance Tips

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?

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.

Car Maintenance Tips

There’s a safety recall on your vehicle. Now what?

There’s a safety recall on your vehicle. Now what?

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.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Car?

When should you fix it - and when is it time to shop around?

Motorcycle Tips

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.

Powersport Vehicle Tips

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.

Your Essential Guide to Personal Watercraft Safety

Your Essential Guide to Personal Watercraft Safety

Some ‘don’t get on the water without them’ safety items you need now.

Boat and RV Tips

4 Prelaunch Safety Precautions for Boaters

4 Prelaunch Safety Precautions for Boaters

Prepare your craft and your knowledge to have safe, smooth sailing.

This RV Travel Checklist Helps You Pack for Your 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

Amateur sailors, learn about boat owners insurance and what the coverage entails.

Auto and Vehicle Calculators

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.