How to Compare Car Insurance Policies

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Look at the brand name of the company while comparing quotes. A company with weight in the marketplace makes the company credible and accountable, which helps you when making claims.

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Look at the deductible when reviewing the quotes. Higher deductibles usually mean lower premiums. Depending on the type of insurance you want, choose a policy based on higher premiums and lower deductibles OR lower premiums and higher deductibles.

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Put all cars that you own under a single policy and check which ones offer you the lowest premiums. Also, ask about multi-policy discounts if they are available.

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Compare the amount of insurance coverage of different policies.

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Check for the total covered for bodily injury and liability insurance. Choose one with the highest dollar value for the best price.

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Compare the levels of other coverage, such as rental cover, PIP, medical, full-glass, towing and comprehensive collision. Ask for multiple quotes with your preferred combinations and go for the policy with the lowest quote.

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Check the level of coverage for 'underinsured or uninsured motorist.' With the number of uninsured motorists on the road, there's a good chance you may need need this kind of insurance coverage.

Tips and Warnings

  • Choose the type of insurance policy based on your finances and the condition of the car. As these factors change, you can later update the status of your policy.
  • Insurance policies and rates vary from state to state. Choose a six-month or yearly plan based on how long you plan to stay within a state.
  • Be sure to compare the amount of premium you will be paying against the type of coverage and quality of service you will get in return.