We all want to save money. And we’d all like to know how to save on car insurance premiums. Here is a quick look at 10 ways you can pay less to a car insurance company now and in the future:
- Improve your credit score: Credit scores play a factor in your insurance score, which factors into your insurance rates.
- Look for additional discounts: Your carrier might offer paperless transactions or automatic drafting from your bank account that lead to lower rates.
- Change your coverage: Deciding on less coverage or lower limits means you’ll pay out less … until an incident takes place.
- Go multi-policy with your carrier: Most auto insurance companies have a multi-policy discount.
- Move: Sound harsh? Well, where your vehicle is garaged plays a large role in insurance premiums.
- Drive better: Sounds simple, but a clean driving record goes a long way. Steer clear from at-fault accidents and other violations.
- Go old school: Typically, an older model vehicle costs less to insure.
- Pay in full up front: Typically, you’ll receive a bigger discount for paying your total premium at one time.
- Look long-term: Choose an annual term over a six-month term for coverage. The longer your policy term the longer your current rate is locked in. Carriers may adjust your rate on renewal.
- Consider a Broad Form Named Driver policy: What’s that? In some states, you can insure only yourself in the vehicle you drive. Lots of limitations are at play here, so contact your agent to discuss.
Bonus saving tips
- Shop around: Premiums vary by company. Some companies cost less, some cost more. Get multiple quotes on rates.
- Install an anti-theft device: Not only are you less likely to lose your vehicle due to theft, some insurance companies offer a discount for having an anti-theft device on your vehicle.
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