Things They Don’t Tell You About... Buying a Car

In this episode of “Things They Don’t Tell You About…” millennial couples share what their cars mean to them and the advice they’ve received when buying a car, including car insurance. Financial expert Nicole Lapin also talks about the right amount of auto insurance coverage.

Transcript, below.

Talk about a time your car led to a great adventure.

-I moved here from Boston and drove from Boston to Los Angeles in a car.

-Driving the car to Vegas…

-Our honeymoon, we went to San Diego.

-That was our adventure of our car, our first adventure too.

-It caught on fire once. That was a terrible great adventure.

-Yeah.

What is the craziest idea hatched during a long commute?

-I feel like most of our life goals have been hatched during a long commute.

-Yeah. I think I come up with the best ideas in traffic.

-I had a crazy idea. I’m like, I’m going to propose to Trish next week. I call it my cousin, driving the car. I’m like, can you help me set up a proposal with Trish next week? We followed through. Everything is good. Now, we’re married. So all in the car.

-So, marrying me is a crazy decision, OK.

-OK.

Finish the sentence: The one thing I wish someone would have told me was…

- Buy a car that’s dependable. Don’t go for the glitz and glamor of things.

-I wish I knew more about the car I was buying.

-I would say coverage.

-You don’t just want standard insurance.

-Unforeseen costs. You never realize that you could be driving down the highway through a construction zone and run over nails and lose four tires, and in one day, have to pay hundreds of dollars replacing that. That’s something that you just can’t plan for.

NICOLE LAPIN: We spent so much time in our cars. They’re like our second home. And while most states require individuals to have auto insurance, often the minimum liability coverage required still leaves you vulnerable, especially if you have a break-in or other scenario involving an accident leaving you helpless and unprotected.

Amica’s customer service representatives, known for their excellent service, are available 24/7 to answer your questions, give you a free quote, and create a policy that works for you. Seriously, taking the time to make the call can ensure that you are protected and can spend your thoughts on all of those clever ideas or what’s for dinner or what show you’re going to binge watch next.

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