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Root 101

August 06, 2020

Drop the score by 2025

Root Insurance is committed to removing credit scoring from our car insurance pricing model by 2025. Read more

Car insurance basics

March 06, 2020

What happens if your car insurance lapses?

When you have a lapse in coverage, you’ll be penalized by paying more for insurance later, no matter your insurance provider or whether the lapse was intentional or accidental. Read more

Car insurance basics

February 19, 2020

Car insurance for college students

Some insurance carriers charge young drivers more for insurance because of their age. Here’s what parents and students should know about having a car on campus, insuring it, and having car insurance during school and after graduation. Read more

Car insurance basics

February 11, 2020

How no-fault insurance works

Some states use no-fault laws for car insurance. If you’ve recently moved from an at-fault state or are new to no-fault insurance, learn more about no-fault requirements, and what it means if you’re in an accident. Read more

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Car insurance basics

November 07, 2018

How much coverage do you really need?

The Root insurance app can help you figure out your needs and understand coverage types, so you can decide which ones are right for you. Read more

December 31, 2019

How to choose a car insurance deductible

Your car insurance deductible is one factor that puts you in control of how much you pay for car insurance. Here are some tips for choosing a deductible that’s right for you. Read more

February 18, 2019

5 tips for switching car insurance companies

Changing your car insurance company is not as complicated as you might think, and switching could amount to big savings that are worth a small hassle. Read more

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Root 101

February 28, 2019

Top 3 questions about Root’s test drive

At Root Insurance, your car insurance rate is based primarily on how well you drive. Really. The better you drive, the more you could save. Read more

January 29, 2018

Driver or passenger? It’s all in your test drive data.

One of the most common questions we get asked is “How does Root Insurance know whether I’m the driver or passenger during the test drive?” Read more

December 04, 2018

Navigating your Root insurance quote

Now that you’ve received a Root car insurance quote, how do you know the coverage options that best fit your needs? Our app makes choosing easy. Read more

October 30, 2018

Roadside Assistance included in every Root policy

Root includes Roadside Assistance with every policy at no extra charge—not as an add-on expense. Any service under $100 is covered for vehicles on your policy. Read more

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Safe driving

March 16, 2017

Free Lyft ride credits for Root Insurance customers

At Root, safe driving is important to us. That’s why we offer our customers free Lyft ride credits on St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, and New Year’s Eve. Read more

April 25, 2019

13 tips for focused driving

People admit to spending 13 minutes a day on their phones while driving. Here are 13 tips to help you give your full attention to focused driving. Read more

November 26, 2019

Giving up distracted driving: expert tips for ignoring your phone

We’ve all heard stories and seen the sobering statistics. Distracted driving is dangerous, and not doing it can save lives. Read more

October 24, 2018

What’s the Root test drive—and how can it help good drivers save more?

It’s easy. You drive your car like you always do. While you’re driving, our app measures things like braking, turning, and the time of day you’re behind the wheel. The better you drive, the more you could save. Read more

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