Over the past several years, Jeff has worked alongside some of the most experienced body shop managers and personal injury attorneys in Seattle. Jeff has learned a great deal on how to manage and navigate auto insurance claims from the consumer’s perspective. In addition, his years working at a body shop have taught him a great deal about car maintenance, repair, general ownership and upkeep for vehicles of all styles and vintages. In his current position as a national vehicle buyer, Jeff has gained insight into the market for virtually every kind of used vehicle. Jeff’s road tested reputation means The Simple Dollar’s car insurance advice is as sound as it gets.

Jeff's Articles

  • Guide to Teen Car Insurance and Driver Safety

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. We all know teen drivers pose a higher risk behind the wheel than older drivers with more experience, but most teens and parents aren’t aware of what those risks mean. High auto insurance premiums might be the least of a parent’s worries if …

  • Insuring Your Motorcycle: A Beginner’s Guide

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. It’s no secret riding a motorcycle poses a serious risk to the rider, and most riders are aware that motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in injury or death than car accidents. But most people don’t consider the hard facts: According to …

  • Car Insurance for Classic, Luxury, and Exotic Cars

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. Whether it’s the first vintage hot-rod or roadster you saw as a young kid, or a sleek sports car fit for the track, every car enthusiast dreams of the handful of cars they’ll keep in their garage. Some dream of luxury cars costing …

  • Insuring Your Alternative Car

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. Looming on the horizon is a future of high gas prices and disuse for most cars on the road today. More and more drivers are getting on board with alternatively-powered vehicles, and thus, more manufacturers are offering vehicle models outfitted with alternative engines …

  • The Car Insurance Bump: How Much Tickets Actually Cost You

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. When assessing your rates and monthly premiums, an insurer’s goal is to gauge your overall risk of causing an accident. Certain demographic factors like age, income, education and location point to certain driving habits, such as night time driving, commuting in heavy traffic, …

  • Car Insurance Facts: When Collision Coverage Is Worth It

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. When it comes to paying for damage to your own vehicle, the first line of defense against auto accidents is collision coverage. Many drivers are convinced they’ll never wreck their own vehicle, or that they’ll never be involved in an accident, but market …

  • Choosing an Auto Body Shop that Works for You and Your Insurance

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. If you’ve been in an accident, it’s important to know that auto body shops have your best interests in mind – and the same goes for doctors. Unfortunately, some body shops and doctors – the ones that tend to favor insurance companies – …

  • DIY Modification and Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Insurance Rates Low

    For More Articles on Car Insurance, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. After you’ve shopped and scoured for the best discounts, the lowest rates, and the most cost-effective coverage you can find, what else can you do to save money on your insurance premiums? The simple answer harkens back to an old adage: An ounce …

  • The Simple Dollar Guide to Car Insurance

    Welcome to Car Insurance 101, your primer and guidebook for understanding and navigating the exotic territory of automobile insurance. My aim is to explain everything you need to know about insuring your automobile, its occupants, and all objects in your path.   Here’s how the guide is structured: I’ll begin with an overview of the …