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Cheap Car Insurance-agents Can Help

Jan 27, 2008
Low cost auto insurance is relative to the amount you are willing to pay for a certain amount of coverage. Many people do not understand that by purchasing the lowest policy you aren't always protecting yourself right.

It important to look more at the coverages that are offered and the price changes between them if you truly want to get what I would consider cheap car insurance. One of the simplest ways to do this is by talking to an insurance agent. The agent will be able to see how much you would be required to pay at different levels of liability coverage.

When dealing with agents you should know that there are two types. Independent agents, who can provide policies for multiple companies. Or captive agents who only provide policy for one company. An Allstate agent would be an example of a captive agent. Both have there advantages and disadvantages.

If you decide to talk to an agent make sure you ask what discounts are available. If you don't already know, most agents work off of commission. They might not always add on all the available discounts if not asked. After you ask for all the discounts ask if there are an additional discounts available just to make sure.

One other way to get cheaper car insurance is to increase your collision deductible. The standard most people have is a $500 deductible but if you increase it to $750 or $1000 you will probably save $100 if not more. Your comprehensive deductible isn't worth changing since it makes up such a small percentage of your policy premium.

Comparison shopping between companies is another great way to save money. Like the rates that vary between coverages they also vary between companies. Each company has there own rating system, some offer discount to have higher limit some for lower limit. Each company tries to market to a small niche of the insurance buying public. The rates could vary greatly between companies.

If you have watched television recently you probably noticed all of the insurance companies telling you how much you can save if you switch to them. This makes it hard to figure out which company has the best rates. They all have good rates for there particular niche. It's your job to find out which niche you fall into this way you can save the most money.

It's become very easy to go to the web to compare insurance prices. You need to be careful though because some of the insurance companies are having your state minimum coverage limits set as the defaults in there online quote forms. Make sure that before you purchase the policy you can speak with an agent from the company providing the policy to discuss your options. Then you can use some of the tips from this article.
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Joseph Welusz provides Cheap Car Insurance. Where you can find low cost auto insurance is at QuoteMatcher.com
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