April 6, 2024

How to get car insurance savings from online shopping

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Auto Insurance Shopping for the best deals

It can be easier than you think to put the brakes on high auto insurance rates – as an independent agency, Insurance Brokers Group can help! We can review your policy and possibly help you find a variety of illuminating ways to save money. Here are some things you may want to consider: 

1. Look for multi-policy discounts: If you have multiple insurance policies such as home, life, or renter’s insurance, bundling them together with one carrier can often result in a discount on your overall premiums. This is because insurance companies want to retain customers and are more likely to offer incentives for having multiple policies with them. 

2. Increase your deductible: Raising your deductible – the amount of money you pay out-of-pocket before your insurance coverage kicks in – can significantly lower your monthly premiums. Just make sure that you have enough money set aside to cover the deductible in case of an accident.

3. Take advantage of good driver discounts: Safe driving habits not only keep you and others on the road safe but they can also

• Ask us to check several companies’ rates. This is the single most important thing you can do to get the best possible rate—and we can do it for you quickly and easily. The difference between the highest and lowest rate available to you from different companies could vary by hundreds of dollars.

• Reduce or drop physical damage coverage on an older car. Depending on your car’s age and where you live, comprehensive and collision coverage may not be worth keeping. We can give you advice on whether it makes sense to reduce or drop this coverage altogether.

• Raise your deductible. According to the Insurance Information Institute, raising your deductible from $200 to $500 could reduce your collision and comprehensive cost by 15 to 30 percent. In addition, because the average driver files a collision claim only once every ten years, the odds are that over the lifetime of your car, a higher deductible will save you money. We can show you how raising your deductible will lower your premium.

• Look for discounts. Many insurance companies reduce premiums for certain driver traits or car features. For example being a homeowner for more than three years, nonsmoker, nondrinker, students with good grades, senior citizens who have taken an approved defensive driving course, people who only drive for pleasure, cars kept in garages, antilock brakes, antitheft devices, airbags, etc. Ask us to check.

• Don’t assume having your car and home insured by the same company is the best option. Because auto insurance rates vary so much from company to company, it may make sense for you to have your car and home insured by separate companies. Let’s talk about it.

To learn more about all an independent agency can offer you, call Insurance Brokers Group or visit InsuranceBrokersGroup.com.

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John Espenschied is a long-time veteran of the insurance industry. He's worked with thousands of clients over the years, helping to protect their personal and business needs. John's goal is to provide the best advice possible to assist customers in saving money while protecting their property and securing their financial future.
He truly enjoys helping others and takes great satisfaction in providing top-notch customer service. When he's not working, John has fun spending time with his family, golfing, bike riding, and blogging on insurance topics.