Guest Post: How To Save Money on Insurance

A lot of people think that the only way to save money on car insurance is by choosing the provider with the lowest premiums. But regardless of where you get your insurance, be it from or a major national provider, there are some strategies and tips you can use to save money no matter who you choose.

Ask for higher deductibles

Your deductible is the out-of-pocket expense that your insurance company requires you to pay before they’ll handle damages or collisions. Getting a higher deductible can help you save money on premiums and reduce your overall insurance expenditures. If you have a higher deductible, insurance companies can afford to charge you less in premiums because they know you’ll have to compensate for the difference if you ever make a claim.

Consider dropping unneeded insurance on older cars

For older automobiles with a low market value, your deductible may be higher than what the car is worth. Any claim you make probably won’t be worthwhile, and money that you’ve spent on collision insurance will have gone wasted.

Choose your car carefully

The potential cost for reimbursing a driver or paying out a claim should it ever occur is one of the major factors that insurance companies consider when deciding your premium. If a car is considered less safe, is popular with thieves or is expensive to repair, the insurance company will take this into consideration upon formulating your monthly premium.

When choosing a car, know that your choice will influence how much money you spend each year on car insurance. This is true with any insurance company.

Combine policies

Instead of having separate insurance policies for you and your spouse, consider combining them. Many insurance companies reduce their rates for combined policies. If possible, you should also get homeowner’s insurance, life insurance and auto insurance from the same company, as most provider offer discounts for “bundles.”

Different insurance providers will inevitably provide different rates. But when you shop for insurance for that new speedster, keep in mind that you can affect how much you’re required to pay each month with these simple tips.

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