4 Auto Insurance Savings Tips
Prices continue to rise, and everyone is looking for ways to save money, including auto insurance savings. While shopping for auto insurance is never a fun process, the monthly savings may be well worth the effort. We’ve compiled some easy tips and tricks to help you save while making the process less stressful.
Driving Habits and Safe Driving Impact your Premiums
Your previous driving habits is an important factor when you are looking to save on your monthly payments. Your driving record can have a huge impact on your monthly premium rate. On average, insurance companies look at your driving record over the past three to five years. This includes any traffic violations, reckless driving, accidents, and DUIs. The more points you have on your record, the higher the risk is for auto insurance companies. This can be more costly for the customer.
So, whenever you are involved in an accident or receive points on your driver’s license, keep in mind this stays on your record for approximately seven years. Consider taking a defensive driving course or asking your agent how to lower your premium after an accident.
There are many companies that may also offer safe driver discounts, so the safer you drive the lower your premiums can be.
Bundling Home and Auto Insurance
Another great way to save on auto insurance is to bundle home/renters and auto. This can help you manage your different payments and consolidate them into one simple payment. Discounts may vary, but bundling can ultimately save you some money in the long run. Make sure to always shop around so you can get the best rate, as pricing can change each year.
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Credit Score and History
Credit scores are an important factor in a lot of decisions we make financially. With auto insurance, it can affect your monthly premium amount. If your credit score is lower, insurance companies will view this as a red flag, and may charge higher premiums for coverage, deeming you a higher risk.
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Compare Insurance Policies
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