Cleaning up your credit score to save on auto insurance
We all know that having a good credit history is necessary in life these days to do the things we want to do and sometimes things that we need to do such as renting a place to live, buying a car, and other important things. We also know that having bad credit can make life very difficult for us in many aspects of life
Many people don’t know that having a good credit report can save them on their auto insurance cost. If your credit report is really bad some insurance companies will not even consider insuring you and if they do, your credit report will have an impact on what your premiums will be. If you have had a poor credit history you can sometimes pay up to 40% more than what you would have paid if you had a decent credit history.
Different credit data is used by different states by insurance companies. They will usually pull what is called an insurance score to judge what your risk as a driver is. It is very similar to a credit report but insurance companies pay more attention to your bill paying consistency than your overall balance/credit limit ratio. In other words it is not your credit score that the insurance company is concentrating on but how often you miss your monthly payments on your bills.
If someone is interested in getting a copy of their insurance score they can do so by paying a small fee. Just like everyone should do with their regular credit report, a person should look over the information in their insurance score to check for accuracy. Any errors that are found should be cleared up as soon as possible because by them being there can cost you thousands of dollars through out the years.
Those who have a bad credit history should always keep in mind that their credit score can be improved in time by paying their bills on time thus saving them money on their auto insurance premiums.