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4 Tips to get the Best from your Insurance

Best-InsuranceDuring these tight times, we tend to think that skimping on insurance coverage is a smart solution; hoping that nobody sideswipes our car or breaks into our house.

The good news is if you take time to shop around, you can find a wide assortment of discounts and deals that will make you save a lot of money.

1- Buy your policies from the same insurer

When you purchase 2 or more type of coverage, you can get an interesting discount if you buy them from the same insurer.

The discount indeed, can vary from 5% to 20%.

2- Raise your deductibles

If you carry a higher deductible, you can significantly reduce premiums for auto and homeowners.

For instance, increasing your auto insurance deductible to 500$ from 200$, could reduce your collision and comprehension coverage by 15% to 30%.

However, make sure you have enough in savings to cover the margin.

To be more sure, insist on your insurance agent to run the members and be certain that it’s worthwhile to raise the deductibles.

3- Check rates before you buy

Before you purchase any car or house, think carefully about the rates because they affect directly the insurance amount.

Usually, minivans and small and midsize sport utility vehicles have the lowest insurance; while sports cars and convertibles cost the most to insure.

Likewise, you should take the cost of insurance into account when you’re purchasing and should check with their insurer before going to the dealer’s showroom.

4- Look for discount

There are some points that can get you interesting discounts:

  • Safe driving records.
  • Low-mileage (between 5000 and 8000 miles/year).
  • 55 or older drivers who complete a defensive driving course.
  • Safety features in your car such as a car alarm or smoke detectors.

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4 comments

  1. Appreciate the great 4 tips – and we agree with them completely! Very useful to know this info – and use it! – when you are shopping around for insurance. Also good for renewal time too – ask questions, that’s where most people drop the ball, not asking enough questions before buying a policy.

  2. Thanks for the great tips Hicham RK, if anyone follows your advice from above they can definitely reduce their monthly insurance expense. As someone whose worked in the industry for over 10 years I appreciate the accurate information you provide for consumers.

  3. These are great pointers in taking the most of what our auto insurance policy offers. These tips on how to get the best from our auto insurance can absolutely help each policyholder save some money. Thank you for sharing these very informative and wise tips.

  4. Being an auto insurance specialist myself, I recommend that you get a few quotes online. Then take that quote to your local agent where you can provide him/her with all your details so that he can get you the best rates. Combining multiple coverages like home & auto can boost huge savings. Age is a known factor, the type of car you drive as well.

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