How to Reduce Car Insurance Payments

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Insure all your vehicles with one company to take advantage of multi-car discounts.

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Ask about multi-line discounts if you are also buying other lines of insurance.

3.

Know the value of your vehicles. Drop collision and comprehensive coverage on older vehicles you can afford to replace.

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Check before changing cars since rates on cars of equal value can vary.

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Ask about discounts for air bags, anti-theft devices, anti-lock brakes and similar equipment.

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Ask about discounts for drivers over 40 or 50, if applicable.

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Select the highest collision and comprehensive deductibles you can afford.

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Buy only coverage you do not already have from some other source such as an auto club.

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Make an older, less valuable vehicle the primary transportation for younger drivers in your household.

10.

Make sure younger drivers take driver's education courses.

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Notify your agent if your younger driver makes a "B" average or above in school, and ask about a "Good Student Discount."

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Ask about discounts for being "accident free" over a period of time.

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid getting tickets; you'll be eligible for the best possible insurance rate.
  • Stay with a company that gives fair, friendly and economical service.
  • Never lie about your driving record to reduce rates. Misrepresentation can invalidate a contract, and your insurance company can refuse to pay a loss.