Tips For Saving Money on Auto Insurance
If you have a car, you are required to have auto insurance. Here are a few tips that can help you save some money when getting auto insurance. The first thing you should always consider is the age and kid of car you drive. If you own an old clunker of a car, then you are throwing away your money if you try to fully insure it. Get the minimum insurance that is required by law in your state. You won’t need anything more for an older car, but keep in mind that if you get into an accident, you will not be fully covered.
Always ask about discounts. If you are a student, many companies have discounts for getting good grades. Also there are discounts for being a senior citizen that you may qualify for. One of the biggest discounts that most people receive is for insuring more than one car under the same policy. If you have a second vehicle, insure them both in the same policy that way you can get a discount on your auto insurance. Often times, a company will even give you a discount if you have your life insurance, home owner’s insurance or renter’s insurance with the same policy.
Lastly, shop around. Don’t go with the first company you get a quote from. Call a few different agencies to get quotes before you decide. Ask them about every possible scenario so that you know whether that is the right place for you. Some might give you a quote over the phone but once you give them your information and they pull up your driving record and credit history, they will tell you that it’s a much higher cost that what you were quoted. The longer that you stay with a company, the better your insurance will be as well. If you are loyal customer, many times you will be given a discount for continuous years of service.