Discounts are why many people switch their insurance to another company. I am sure you have heard of deals like safe driver discounts, senior discounts, and accident forgiveness. However, these are not the only ways you can cut costs when it comes to auto insurance.
- The first and most important way is to avoid claims. Insurance companies will run reports of your vehicle history and your driving record before starting a new policy. Higher claims and amounts can lead to the insurance companies seeing you and your family as a potential risk. If you are considered a high-risk driver, you can expect your premiums to increase.
- The second way to save money on auto insurance is to shop your insurance every year. Too often, individuals renew their policies with their current insurance company to avoid the hassle of shopping. These companies can steadily increase premiums over time, and often without individuals taking notice. Don’t be fooled with the “discounts” they are offering. You can combat this by taking the time each year to compare insurance quotes. In a way, by shopping around, companies can begin to compete over your business, hence lower prices.
- The third way to save on auto insurance is to take advantage of programs that the insurance companies offer. We mentioned three examples; safe driver discounts, senior discounts, and accident forgiveness. Most companies also offer a discount if you have taken a defensive driver’s course in the past three years. If you have children that are in school, many insurance companies offer a discount for good grades. Suppose you prefer your payments to be taken out of your bank account automatically each month. In that case, many companies offer a discount for auto payments too. These are just a few examples of deals that many drivers are eligible to receive, yet don’t take the time to explore their options.
It’s important to note that discounts, while convenient, are not the main concern when it comes to your auto insurance. Saving money is always a goal, but having sufficient coverage to protect yourself, should an accident arise is of the utmost importance. Our team has an extensive understanding of the insurance world, and access to multiple carriers. When it comes time to review your policy, don’t do the heavy lifting alone. Save yourself and time and money by working with our team of experienced professionals.