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Save Big On Your Car Insurance

Feb 25, 2008
Getting good car insurance can be one of the biggest hassles you come across. The fact that you have to have it makes it even more of an issue if you are a young driver just starting out. Most experienced and seasoned drivers however, usually just pick what is available at the moment without shopping around for a better priced car insurance. This article is meant to help you, and guide you to making good choices when searching for that right type of car insurance out there.

One of the first things that you want to do when you are looking for a good type of car insurance is to have insurance already. You can purchase insurance freshly without anything previous, but you will usually get a better rate if you have previous and current car insurance. Make sure to have all the papers an agent will need to verify your address as well as your VIN number of the car and your current insurance papers.

Most people think that getting insurance from the larger companies will get them the best rate. This is not always the case, but many online companies which are growing large, have very little overhead and can many times spare the extra you might pay from a brick and mortar car insurance business. I think progressive is a pretty good company to go with and have used them for a while. More recently however I found that a smaller company could offer me a bit more so I switched over for a rate cut.

Getting insurance and then holding it for about a year is your best bet. When you go in to meet with an insurance agent, you will find that they may make a pretty decent commission on signing you up for extra stuff. Be aware of what you are purchasing. If you have an old car that has seen better days and you are not going to be getting full coverage on it, you will want to tell the agent that you just need the basics required by law. Make sure to tell them this several times, otherwise you may be paying more than you want to.

If you are a new driver, and you are just getting car insurance for the first time, then you will want to spend an extra amount of time finding something that is cheap and affordable unless mom and dad is paying for it. Most companies realize that young drivers are a higher risk to them, and often charge quite a bit more than you would believe. When you see the cost comparison, don't freak out. It may be good to even be on a parents insurance if they do not mind for a period of time, then as you get older you can get something affordable.

Once again, car insurance can be a pain at finding, but if you take your time in searching, you can find a good price that is best for your budget, while still giving you the safe coverage you need.
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JC has a Low Cost Car Insurance website to help people chose a good plan and continues to write about how to find the best car insurance rates.
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