Kimberly Olson

AAA Insurance Expert and Contributing Writer

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What Is an OEM Endorsement?

If you find yourself in an accident, it's important to know that not all replacement parts are the same.
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Solar Energy Pros and Cons

Understand the disadvantages and advantages of adding solar panels to your home.
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How to Wash and Detail Your Car

Learn the best way to clean and detail your car with these helpful tips.
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What Can Raise or Lower the Cost of Your Car Insurance?

Find out what could be causing your car insurance premium to increase.
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What to Do After Flood Damage

How to assess damage and begin flood cleanup to your house and damaged car.
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What Is a Real ID, and Do I Need One?

If you plan to fly starting May 7, 2025, you’ll need a Real ID. Here’s how to get one—and why.
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Teen Smart Driving Program and AAA Auto Insurance

Learn more about the Teen Smart driving program and how you can save on auto insurance for your teen through AAA.
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Auto Insurance for College Students

Find out if you need your own car insurance as a college student or if you can stay on your parent's coverage and possible AAA Auto Insurance discounts.
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How Much Is Car Insurance for My 16-18 Year Old?

Find out how much it costs to get car insurance for your 16-18 year old driver and get tips on how to lower your rates.
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How Does Car Insurance Work?

Get the facts on how car insurance works, does it cover the car or the driver, and what happens when you file a claim.
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Auto Insurance for Teens & New Drivers

Keep your new driver safe and be confident in the insurance coverage you have. Get tips and find out about AAA insurance discounts for teens.
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Electric (EV) Car Insurance

Are electric cars more expensive to insure? Learn more about getting car insurance for your EV and what coverage options to consider.
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Liability Car Insurance Coverage

Liability insurance helps pay for the damages to another person’s car when you cause an accident.
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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Mold?

Find out if and when your home insurance policy will cover mold damage or removal.
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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Fallen Tree Damage?

Learn what type of tree damage and removal may be covered by home insurance.