When I left home and bought my first car, I was surprised that I needed to buy my own car insurance. At first I thought it was no big deal. When I went to buy my policy, though, I was suddenly lost. What did all these terms mean? How big should my deductible be? What did I need to legally drive my car, and what was just extra?
Luckily, there are lots of resources out there! In my case, a very helpful insurance representative walked me through everything and helped me find the best policy for me at the time. I'm still no expert, but I have learned a lot in the past few years, and I hope that this knowledge can help someone at least a little bit.