Insurance is one of those things that we all need to protect us from the unforeseen. When it comes to obtaining coverage for our automobiles many of tend to find one insurer and stick with them. However, smart consumers know that by being a comparison shopper when it comes to obtaining coverage can significantly reduce their monthly premiums. Several insurers have made being a smart consumer easy by offering the ability to get a free car insurance quote directly through your computer.
One of the largest insurance companies out there that focuses most of its marketing efforts and sales online is Progress Auto Insurance. They are unique in that they not only will give you their rates, but also provide rates from competing companies. Several times they are the lowest, but on occasion other companies can beat their rates and they actually encourage you to use the other guy if they can’t match or beat the competition! Talk about customer service!
Of course, there are hundreds of insurers you could use. Since you probably don’t need to spend days or weeks online or on the phone getting quotes it is best to narrow your selection down to about 10 companies and go from there. Remember, the reputation of the company is as important as the rate you receive – you need an insurance company that will be there for you, not only one that collects the premiums and then disappears into the night when you need to file a claim.
Once you find an insurer with a good rate you might need to do a little background research on them online by seeing what others are saying. How is their customer service? What about claims handling? Do they offer low rates at first and then raise them significantly when it comes time for renewal?
Being a smart consumer means you will be able to find the best deal to meet your insurance needs while making sure you have a reputable company to stand behind you if you are ever involved in an accident.