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7 Easy Ways to Slash Your Auto Insurance Costs

By Edited Jun 2, 2015 0 0

Here are some easy ways to get the best possible vehicle insurance deals:

Getting multiple insurance quotes couldn’t be easier today thanks to the internet.  Go to your preferred search engine and search for insurance companies and give them all a call so that you can compare all aspects of your quote. It’s important to remember that the cheapest quote is not always the best quote, there are several factors taken into account, like how financially secure your insurance provider is, are they reputable?. Check online reviews, as well as getting advice from friends and family.

Type and Make of Car also has a bearing on the cost of your insurance. An expensive $300,000 sports car like a Ferrari will cost you a lot more to insure than a $20,000 Honda Accord. When planning on buying a new car, aside from reviewing your finance options, it would be advisable to also check the cost of insuring the car before you buy it. For college students, some insurance providers go as far as reviewing your age and the color of the car before giving out estimated insurance coverage costs.

The age and value of your vehicle will also decide the cost of your insurance coverage. Newer cars will obviously be insured more than older aged vehicles. As a consumer, you have to decide whether you need high comprehensive insurance premium for an older car. Although there is no easy way to calculate exactly the correct premium for your car, as a rule of thumb, your premium insurance coverage is divisible by 10, in other words, if your car is worth $20,000, then your coverage should not exceed more than $200, all dependant on your deductibles.

Higher deductible or express charges as they are sometimes called are a great way to cut your auto coverage costs. Most insurance companies will use these deductibles to keep the cost of your insurance premium low. In essence, deductibles are what the insurer pays out of his pocket before their insurance policy kicks in. Requesting several quotes with different levels of deductibles is one good way to gauge how your quotes will vary. But remember, you can lower your insurance cost by increasing your deductible costs, however, if you ever need to make a claim, you’re going to have to pay that high deductible first before your insurance policy will kick in!.

Multiple Insurance policies are one way to get a huge discount on your car insurance. Combine your auto and home owners insurance with one insurance provider and you’re more likely to get a bigger discount than you would had you not joined your policies together. Do not confuse this with getting “multiple quotes” outlined above, as these are two wholly separate points.

Low Mileage Discounts are not as common anymore but if you do your research, you might be able to find an auto insurance provider who is willing to give you credit not using your vehicle as your primary car used for work. More people are working from homes these days, there are fewer business trips due to the economy and the number of car or van pools has risen dramatically over the last few years.

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Good Driving Record always helps reduce your car insurance costs. Keeping a clean driving record, by not speeding or driving dangerously will help you save money as well as keeping your health safe.

Some other auto insurance cost cutting tips include fitting anti-theft devices to your vehicle such as GPS tracking systems, taking advance driving courses, using your daylight run lights if your vehicle is already equipped with them, and for college students, to consider being added to your parents vehicle insurance policy until you’re old enough to get the discounts.

There are countless more cost cutting insurance tips available, it would be highly advisable for you to talk to three or four different insurance providers so you can judge which insurance company will work for you best.

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