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Consumers today have more tools available than ever to help them shop, compare, and ultimately purchase automobile insurance. Drivers can now research and buy auto insurance coverage through an insurance professional, over the phone, by mail, and on the Internet. Before you begin shopping, however,…
Consumers today have more tools available than ever to help them shop, compare, and ultimately purchase automobile insurance. Drivers can now research and buy auto insurance coverage through an insurance professional, over the phone, by mail, and on the Internet.
Before you begin shopping, however, you need to investigate the basis for the cost of auto insurance. It can include your driving record, how much you use your car, where your car is parked, your age and gender, the type of car you own, and your credit history. The price can also depend on what kind of coverage is required in your state and how much you need.
Therefore, it’s important to understand these key primary coverages:
Choose the best car insurance for your needs
Now that you know the basics of the different types of coverage available, you can compare several factors to make the choice that’s right for you. Here are some important considerations that can help to make your vehicle insurance shopping experience more productive.
If you’ve been thinking that it’s time to start shopping around for car insurance, you now have more opportunities than ever to compare each insurance company’s offerings. This way you can more easily choose the best option for your needs while also ensuring the most cost effective policy.
Loretta L. Worters is vice president of the Insurance Information Institute, whose mission is to improve public understanding of insurance – what it does and how it works. Ms. Worters is an author and woman’s advocate who appears regularly on TV, radio and in publications. Follow her on twitter at @LWorters.
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