Obviously, everyone would prefer to pay less for their auto insurance. There are many things car owners can do in order to reduce their premiums. It is a good idea to search for an online agent who can help you find the best quote from reputable companies.
Online agents have lower overheads because they don’t have to rent expensive properties on Main Street or at the mall. They can also save money on advertising costs such as newspaper advertising, which they can pass on to their clients as lower auto insurance premiums. It is always more financially beneficial to work with an online agent than a local one.
You can save money on auto insurance by using other helpful ideas. You can keep your vehicle safe in a secure garage overnight or install a certified vehicle alarm/security system. An online agent can provide details about approved devices that may help reduce your premiums. Before making a purchase, it is a good idea ask how much you could save and compare the cost of the device.
Your premiums can be reduced if you have changed your circumstances, such as if you are unable to work or if you have a lower mileage year. A ‘Low Mileage Discount’ would be available if your monthly driving distance is significantly reduced.
If your vehicle is low in value, you might consider dropping comprehensive insurance. Comprehensive insurance covers your car against damage from collisions. This can have a huge effect on your premiums. You should instead opt for basic insurance coverage as required by your state’s law.
Each state has its own minimum requirements regarding auto liability insurance. This type of auto insurance is almost always available in what is known in insurance as 10/20/10 (actual numbers may differ from one state).
For medical claims made by anyone who is involved in a car accident, the 10/20/10 liability insurance will cover up to $10,000. The insurance company will also pay up to $20,000 for medical expenses of any person in the other vehicle, regardless of how many they are or how large their medical claims.
The $10,000 additional covers property damage per accident. This covers property damage to other vehicles. However, your car is not covered under this plan.
This type of insurance is not without risks. However, it can be very helpful if your vehicle has a low valuation. If your car has a value of $3000, it would not make sense to pay an extra $300- $400 for accidental damage coverage. After you have paid your deductable, your car will not be covered for $1000.
This type of coverage has a major drawback. It may not cover all medical expenses or damages caused by passengers or drivers. These people could sue you in court to recover the difference between what they paid and the actual cost.
You will pay less for any type of auto insurance you choose if you use an online agent to assist you in finding the best deal.