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What Makes a Great Insurance Agent?

When you are shopping for any type of insurance, you are going to want the help and advice of someone who understands the insurance business and who is truly interested in helping you protect yourself rather than making the most money. Unfortunately some insurance agents are in the business for their own benefit and will not tell you when you are paying too much or are buying insurance that you simply don't need. I am a former insurance agent, and I have seen the best and worst. This blog is about noticing red flags when it comes to sneaky insurance sales people and about finding the signs of a truly good agent.


Clever Ways To Reduce Your Car Insurance Premiums

Automobile insurance premiums are costly but mandatory for all vehicle owners because it saves you money on car maintenance. There are many options to save money on your car insurance. The best course of action, though, is to drive cautiously to prevent accidents. A spotless driving record translates into lower insurance premiums. Here are more tactics for lowering your car insurance premiums.

Make Inquiries about All Discounts Available

Different insurance companies offer various car insurance discounts, including those for safe driving, teen drivers, and multi-car policies. Although insuring a teen driver is costly, enrolling in a safe driving course could save you hundreds of dollars in discounts. Also, take advantage of good student grade discounts to decrease the insurance cost. Additional discounts include having:

  • Low annual mileage
  • Hybrid cars
  • A good credit score
  • Cars with anti-theft devices
  • Student drivers who are living far from home.

Discuss any additional discounts available to veterans, seniors, and other public members with your agent. The above may not apply to all insurance providers. However, inquiring about discounts offered through your car insurance company could save you from a lot of expenses.

Increase Your Deductibles

Regrettably, accidents occur without warning. Increased deductibles, however, reduce the probability that you would have to scavenge for funds if the unthinkable happens. Consider raising your deductible to help you save money on premiums. The premiums paid will offset the deductible in the event of an injury. Before deciding, learn more about insurers' savings policies.

Take Part in the Pay-Per-Mile Driving Program

Specific auto insurance providers provide a policy known as black box insurance that focuses on how often you drive and how well you drive. The insurance company offers you a small gadget to mount in your vehicle. The telemetric device shows how many miles you have covered and how safely you have driven. When you drive slowly and responsibly, you qualify for a discount. You'll save money on premiums by enrolling in this program.

Reduce or Change Your Insurance Coverage

By reviewing your auto insurance policy, you can avoid paying for unnecessary coverage. For instance, purchasing full insurance coverage for an older vehicle may not make sense. However, a new car purchased on loan would need complete coverage before paying for the car in full. Collision and comprehensive insurance coverage are essential when the vehicle's value exceeds the deductibles and annual premiums paid. If this isn't the case, consider reducing or eliminating the coverage amount to save money on the policy.

Before signing an automobile insurance policy, shop around at least once a year to compare car insurance rates from other insurers. Reach out to a car insurance company to learn more.