4 Ways to Save on Car Insurance

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4 Ways to Save on Car Insurance

4 Ways to Save on Car Insurance

Car insurance is one item many people have difficulty saving on. Average annual premiumsfor insuring automobiles ranged from $902 to $2,510 in 2011. Fortunately, there are way you can save on this needed item besides just comparing quotes.

Improve Your Credit Score

Many insurance companies now look at your credit report and score to determine the price of your car insurance premium. While it may not seem fair that your premium should go up just because you have a few dings on your credit, it tells the insurance company if you will be profitable to them and how likely you are to file claims.

Bundle Coverage

You might be able to save money on your insurance if you bundle your auto with your home or other assets that need coverage. You should get quotes on both your vehicle alone and bundled to see if you will see any savings. Most of the time bundling will be in your favor, but there are exceptions.

Examine Your Coverage

Look at your coverage in detail and decide what you need and what can be reduced or dropped. For example, a car that is 15 years old needs less coverage than a vehicle that is only 2 years old. Also look at your deductibles and raise them if possible. Be careful, though… you don’t want to raise the deductibles so high that you cannot pay them if something happens.

Use All Discounts

There are many discounts available to consumers. Many insurance companies will give you an discount if you attend a driver safety class every 3 years. Other discounts that may be available:

  • Multi-Car
  • Good Student
  • Association
  • Loyalty
  • Safety

Car insurance doesn’t have to take a huge bite out of your income if you use the above tips.


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