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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tips to Find Company for Auto Insurance

These days, it’s a lot easier to compare auto insurance companies. Using the internet you will be able to do research on a number of companies and discover for yourself the best auto insurance company for you. Just remember that you will need to compare more than just the rates.

One of the things you should be looking at is the risk rating of the insurance company. This will affect their ability to pay your claim. Paying low premiums to a company that won’t be able to settle claims against you won’t do you any good.

So, what if you happen to be paying premiums right now to one of these low-rated auto insurance companies? Shop, compare and then make the switch to an auto insurance company that is right for you.

In addition to having a poor risk rating, there are other reasons for switching auto insurance companies. Obviously, you will want to find an one that charges premiums that fit your budget. Make sure you are comparing identical coverage levels when comparing premiums. The default coverage levels might vary between companies. Make sure you have enough coverage for your unique situation.

Premiums are often based on that auto insurance company’s claims experiences with different policyholders in your same coverage group. The coverage group is determined by the type of vehicle, age group, number of claims filed, etc. For example, if owners of a specific vehicle file a large number of claims in a given year, premiums of auto insurance companies will rise for that vehicle. The same is true if drivers who are under the age of 21 file a large number of claims. This will affect you, if you happen to be in that group.

These experiences are often unique to each specific auto insurance company. That’s why premiums might be higher with one company than another for each coverage group. That’s why it’s smart to shop around.

While you are shopping for another auto insurance company, don’t be tempted to stop paying premiums with your current company. Any gap in coverage can cause you big problems. Many companies will ask to see proof of current coverage before canceling an active policy. Be safe and keep your current coverage active until after you switch to the new auto insurance company.

Once you have switched to a new insurance company, you can cancel coverage with your current one, simply, by putting your request in writing and specifying the date of cancellation. It’s probably easiest to switch when your old policy is close to renewal. Most auto insurance companies will send a renewal notice about one month before a new policy period starts. Use this time to research your options and choose your new insurance company. Make sure you have your new policy all lined up before your current policy renews. Then notify your current company that you will not be renewing coverage. Although it’s easier to cancel your policy at the time of renewal, you may cancel at any time. As long as you give proper notice, auto insurance policies contain a provision that gives you the right to cancel your policy at any time. You do not have to wait until renewal to switch to another auto insurance company.

It’s not difficult to switch auto insurance companies, but it takes a little time and research to find the one that’s best for your situation. The time you spend researching will be well rewarded with the money you will save on premiums and the comfort you will get knowing that the one you choose will be able to handle any claims you make.

 

Tips to Comparing the Quotes of Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is a type of insurance that consumers must buy to protect the life span of their vehicles and also for any kind of damages that the vehicle may suffer in an accident. Auto insurance is used to insure many automobiles such as cars, trucks and any other kind of vehicles that may need it. Different kinds of coverage are available under these insurance schemes such as Third-Party Foreign Theft and Fully Comprehensive insurance, to suit the interest and the needs of the insured.

Before buying auto insurance, it is very important that the person requiring insurance analyses the companies that provide vehicle insurance quotes. Different companies offer different quotes for the insurance of the vehicle, so the consumer must look out for the best one, which suits his needs and which proves to be highly economical. Many companies also give different discount schemes to attract more and more consumers. The consumer can save a good deal of money while purchasing auto insurance by comparing the quotes of different companies and choosing the cheapest one which satisfies all needs.

Comparing the quotes of different companies on the internet for buying insurance provides a wider platform to the consumer, where they can compare quotes from several companies and choose one among them. The main thing about choosing a quote is that the quote need not necessarily be cheap but the company must be an established one which the customer can rely on should they have an accident.

The consumer should not only compare the quotes of different companies but also the company’s reputation and their way of service. While comparing, the consumer is more acquainted with the different kind of coverage that are available and can choose among them according to the needs. Buying insurance online is the most popular way of buying insurance because it is really fast and convenient, which suits to the busy life of people who have little time to phone around the various companies to relay the details of the insurance cover they are after over and over again. And the best part is that it is free of cost, i.e. no cost is involved in gathering the quotes online from different companies.

Auto insurances are needed because of the reckless accidents that happen on our roads day after day. These can only be reduced once the certainty of the accidents is reduced. The companies quote their prices for insuring depending upon various factors like the age of person to whom the vehicle belongs, the location where the car is bought and supposedly to be used and also many other factors like whether the driver already has points on their licence. The details regarding the car, like where it is being parked, whether or not it is kept in a garage (which is supposed to have less risk of being stolen) and also the mileage of the car are also deciding factors. If the car travels less than a specific limit of miles then such cars are likely to receive some kind of mileage discounts.

 

Guide to Keep The Rates Down

There are new and creative auto policies on the market today. The trend that has gained the most momentum is the self-insuring concept. Higher deductibles is the weapon that the customer can use to lower rates significantly. Higher deductibles means that the policyholder has decided to take on more of the risk for the automobiles insured. The day of low collision deductibles is all but gone. Lower deductibles no longer warrant the high premiums. There is too much money to be saved with higher deductibles.

Lowering the Rates for Young Drivers

Young drivers on newer vehicles that have a lien holder’s interest will raise the auto rate significantly. The collision and comprehensive rates for drivers under 21 years of age are very high. A young driver on an older vehicle without the collision and comprehensive coverage will lower the rate significantly. There are discounts for young drivers who have completed a qualified drivers training course. Some companies have good student discounts on students with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. When the young driver reaches 21 the rates begin to drop for most companies.

Senior Citizen Discounts – Most companies have discounts for people age 55 and older who are retired or work less than 20 hours a week. There are mature driving courses that can also give the senior citizen a discount.

Multi-Policy Discount – This discount is available when you insure both your auto and home with the same insurance company.

Tort Options – Some companies offer discounts for a limited tort option. Tort is your ability to sue for pain and suffering. Limited tort rates in some states reduce the overall premium of the policy up to 30%. Ask your insurance company about the tort options in your state.