Direct Auto Blog

| Safe Driving
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If you’ve been driving for a long time, you’re ready to handle most things while behind the wheel. Parallel parking? Check. Merging into traffic on a busy highway? No problem. However, depending on where you live (and drive), you might not be familiar with how to park a car on a hill. While residents in […]

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| Buying a Car
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Auto loans have become a normal part of life for many Americans. In fact, data from Experian shows that there’s a total of more than $1.2 trillion in auto loan balances and roughly 85% of new passenger vehicles are financed. With auto loan debt becoming so common, you might already be familiar with the process […]

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| Odds & Ends
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Add Halloween to the list of holidays that look different this year due to COVID-19. But even though trick-or-treating is canceled and haunted houses are empty, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun! Here are six Halloween activities for 2020 to make the most of the scariest day of the year during the age […]

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| Odds & Ends
Bizzare Thanksgiving turkey dinners with a hot cheeto turkey, turkey cake and sushi

What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Maybe it’s a cornucopia centerpiece and colorful pumpkins and gourds adorning your home; heaping plates of mouth-watering turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, and stuffing for dinner; or getting together with family and friends, watching football, and playing games together. Thanksgiving can mean many things, but it’s […]

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| Road Trips & Destinations
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Halloween is right around the corner, and to get in the spirit of the season, we’re counting down the world’s scariest roads, bridges, and tunnels. From steep drops to the most remote stretches of highways, there’s something to frighten even the most confident drivers. So sit forward, pay attention, and prepare to scared! Yungas Road […]

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| News & Events Auto Insurance
Get Direct Get Going Car Sweepstakes Winner

Direct Auto recently celebrated its annual Customer Appreciation Month with, among other things, the Get Direct & Get Going Car Sweepstakes! Now, we’re excited to announce that Direct Auto Insurance customer, Bryan P. of Florence, Alabama is the winner of the $20,000 CarMax® credit to use towards a car. Congratulations, Bryan! We appreciate him and […]

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| Odds & Ends

Cornbread has been served on the side of pretty much every classic Southern dish you could think of since Colonial times, but don’t be fooled – it’s no second fiddle. Sure, cornbread is best enjoyed with something (like our recipe for slow-simmered Carolina chili), but it’s strong enough to stand on its own. The secret to perfectly cooked […]

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| Auto Insurance
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Every state legally requires you to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance coverage or proof of financial responsibility in case you’re in an accident. These laws are written to provide a base level of protection for drivers, but after that, it’s up to individuals to figure out if they have sufficient coverage to meet […]

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