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5 Guaranteed Ways of Getting Texas Auto Policy Discounts

By Edited Feb 29, 2016 0 0

There are several ways one can find or get Texas Auto policy discounts on their car insurance. However, not everybody knows how to go about finding these discounts that many people desire to have. Finding a price cut for a vehicle cover is very important because the money saved from such plans can be used for several other important things. Many consumers who enjoy this also end up showing their loyalty to their insurance provider by staying with them for a long time, because they feel the provider has their interest at heart. Below are some of the ways one can get a policy discount.

Good Driving Record Discounts

One of the first indices that insurers normally consider before deciding whether or not a client qualifies for a discount is their driving records. This is one indicator that shows if a driver is a high risk or a low risk client. Drivers with bad records as a result of driving tickets may not get a discount because they are normally considered as high risk clients whereas drivers who have good driving records are usually granted a discount easily because it is considered that this kind of people are least likely to cause serious liabilities to the insurance company.

Good Credit Score

An individual’s credit score is another indicator that is often checked before a Texas auto policy discount is granted. One of the reasons why this is considered is that people with good credit scores are least likely to default on their monthly payments while those with a poor credit score are seen as people who may likely default in their premium payments. Thus, this affects significantly the likelihood of people with bad scores to get a discount. But many people with good scores are often granted a discount easily.

Car Safety Equipment/Devices

Auto insurance companies are often times more comfortable to grant discounts to people who have vehicles with security and safety gadgets and devices installed on them. This is because insurers feel the possibility of these kinds of vehicles to be involved in an accident or stolen is very low. For instance, a vehicle that has any of these devices -: over-speeding alarm, anti-lock brakes, airbags, side beams etc installed is less likely to be involved in a very serious or fatal accident as a result of over speeding or absence of safety features. Similarly, a car with an anti-theft security device on it will be very difficult for car thieves to steal. These gadgets and devices encourage insurers to grant discounts to the owners of such vehicles relatively easily.

Affinity Programs (Occupations/Professions)

Affinity programs normally refer to a group of people with similar interests or concerns coming together to seek for a discount as a result of their number often utilising the principles of the economy of scale. For instance, people who have a particular car brand and model may decide to come together to form a group either in a neighbourhood or workplace etc. The group can then ask for an insurance company to cover them at a discounted rate. Many companies are always willing and ready to cover such groups; the only disadvantage may be that customers under a group may not receive the kind of attention individuals customers get from the customer service of the company offering Texas auto policy.  

Multiple Insurance Plans with One Company

Another easy way of getting a Texas auto policy discount is by ‘putting all your eggs in one basket’. This means that instead of buying your different insurance plans from different companies, you should look for a company that has policies for all your insurance needs and patronise them. For instance, it is more advisable to purchase your auto insurance, life insurance, mortgage insurance, etc from one company than from different companies. The company you eventually use is very likely to grant you discounts on all your plans. However, you need to do your due diligence on the company before making a decision.






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