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How to Get the Best Deal on Car Insurance

Updated on January 11, 2013

Finding the Right Car Insurance

Making sure you have the best auto insurance is becoming increasingly important in the modern world. After all, your car is likely one of the largest investments you will make you in your life and you want to make sure it is well protected. Auto insurance is actually required by the vast majority of states in the United States. Finally, you'll be paying for auto insurance every month for the a long time. You want to make sure you get the right price.

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Changing Insurance Companies

You might think your insurance is bad or even horrible. However, you should think twice before you actually change your insurance. Its not a bad idea to change your insurance if you have a favorable credit score. Unfortunately if you have a bad or unfavorable credit score, you will probably pay significantly higher rates.

If you decide to switch, you want to check out the various fees that might occur if you transferred auto insurance companies. Most users usually switch about a month before their old insurance expires.

Checking Out Other Auto Insurance Companies

Ok, you've decided you want to switch auto insurance companies. Now, you need to find a new auto insurance company. But which company is the best and how do you evaluate these companies?

One good way is to ask your relatives if they are happy with their insurance companies. If they are, then you might want to check out the insurance company they have. This is a good way to find an insurance company because you get a non biased review from a person you actually trust.

Other Things To Consider

Consider things such as premiums and how much you need to pay in order to receive coverage. Also look at discounts. Almost all companies offer a selection of discounts for things such as a good driving record and driver training.

Another important aspect that many people forget to check out is the customer service. Do they make you wait a long time when you call in? Is there a local agent in your area? Customer service is an important area and usually a reliable reflection of the company.

Know if your car is actually worth paying high rates. If your car is old or has frequent problems you definitively want to consider getting the minimum insurance plan.


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    • Ms._Info profile image

      Ms._Info 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I've been pretty happy with my current insurance company but I wouldn't mind looking into other companies because I've been with them for a long time. I think it's time I check out some other companies to see how they stack up.

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      SolveMyMaze 5 years ago

      Nice Hub. I totally agree about going on word of mouth about how good an insurance company is. Sure, you can check online for this, but you can't be certain that employees of the company haven't posted artificial reviews.

      Waiting for a long time is a good thing to look into too, especially if you need your car for your work.

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      Megan Sisko 5 years ago from SW Florida

      It's really strange how no one auto insurance company is the cheapest for everyone. I constantly have friends tell me that I should use the company that they use. I will go and get a quote just to see that it would double my costs.