Ever wonder what it takes to get the best auto insurance deals? Simple. Shop around and do it yearly. Don’t just keep paying the invoice over and over without comparison shopping. Here are a few suggestions to help you get the best deal available on your automobile insurance policy.
There are also many decisions you can make about your policy that will save you a bundle. As an example, if you change your deductible on your collision from a $50 deductible to a $500-$1000 deductible, you’re inline for a huge premium savings. If you don’t think you could come up with $1000 out of pocket, you can change it to a $500 deductible.
You can also get more of a savings if you change your comprehensive deductible. Many people needlessly carry full coverage on their older vehicle. They originally purchased the vehicle new, paid for full coverage and to this day, continue to pay the same high rate. Don’t make the same mistake: talk with your insurance company and see if there’s a better rate for older automobiles.
Here’s another great trick: combine your vehicles and other insurance together to get you additional savings. All insurance companies offer a multi-car discount (if yours doesn’t, it’s time to switch companies). Further, many will discount more if you have your homeowners or renters policy with them.
Often times, there are also other discounts that you may not be taking advantage of. It seems obvious, but make sure you are getting the correct rate for your age. There are discounts for various ages than can save you lots of money. Check with your agent on this one. Also alarm systems on your vehicle are mostly good for a discount. Additionally, anti-lock brakes and air bags can also help lower your premiums.
Never just keep paying the invoice when it comes in. By following any of the above tips and tricks, you’ll be saving a lot of money on your auto insurance bills.