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What You Need To Know About Automobile Accident Insurance Calculators

Aug 17, 2007
Considering that, as a matter of policy, automobile insurance companies do not reveal the methods and factors they use to calculate rates for auto insurance, an automobile accident insurance calculator is just a little bit illusory.

An auto accident insurance calculator is comprised of many factors that have to do with both the vehicle and the driver. Which factors and what weight they carry may vary quite a bit depending on the automobile insurance company.

Car insurance rating groups are a particularly important factor used to calculate insurance rates. Insurance rating groups determine to what extent the level of risk to insure members of a particular group deviates from a norm.

You're A 'Joiner' Whether You Think You Are Or Not

An insurance calculator would calculate higher rates for those with higher levels of risk and lower rates for those with lower levels.

Insurance rating groups might be categorized by age group, gender, credit scores, location of residence, and other factors, or a combination of several. Based on insurance rating groups, an automobile insurance company might be able to project the chances of a policyholder being in an automobile accident or of their putting their vehicle at risk in other ways; where they park, for instance.

When you apply for auto insurance, you are essentially applying for membership in a club, one of many insurance rating groups. You can't do anything about joining some of those clubs--the Young Males' Club or the Under-25 Club, for instance--but you can do something about being in the Good Drivers' Club, The I-Pay-My-Bills-On-Time Club, The My-Car-Gets-Parked-In-A-Garage Club, and others.

An insurance 'calculator' looks to see if your 'membership dues' are paid up in full, then determines your insurance rates accordingly.
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