The Shocking Truth About How Much Money You Are Really Wasting on Car Insurance
You’re trying to get out the door and ready for work, and you pause slightly. You’re standing right before the front door, poised and ready to open it, when you notice It. Now it all makes sense… when you were in the shower, when you got out of bed and got dressed, you could feel that It was staring at you. It was staring you right in the face! How could you have possibly missed It, just sitting there…
It’s the money you could be saving on car insurance! OK, so those commercials are funny sometimes, but the reality is that you could very well be saving a lot of money on your auto insurance premiums, and with today’s economy the way it is now, it could save you more money than most people know. However, what you may not know is that you can do some very simple things to lower your auto insurance rates without switching companies.
First, you want to sit down and examine your plan, your insurance company’s discounts, and see not only what discounts you currently have, but what discounts you currently qualify for. A quick phone call or email to your insurance agent or carrier will easily lower your bill up to ten percent.
Then, you may want to determine which discounts you may qualify for if you change only a few things in your life. For instance, if you have a homeowner’s policy, your current insurance carrier probably has some very steep combine policies discounts that you may qualify for if you decided to combine your homeowners and auto policies to be serviced. You may want to look at getting a different car, as well. Insurance companies not only frown upon fast, flashy cars, but they will also charge you more because you are driving one.
Be careful for things such as defensive driving course discounts. Not all states do, but a majority of them will give good discounts for those of us who have undergone current defensive driving training. Be careful, however… not only do they not exist in some states, they almost always have a statute of limitations on them, leaving you to have to take the course again. It could also be a course in which the cost is more than your savings will be.
If you have kids, they may be a very major reason your car insurance is high. Children under the age of 23 account for over 40% of accidents. With today’s modern distractions such as texts and mobile phones, the modern teenager is an accident just waiting to happen, and you pay so dearly when it comes time for the bill.