Car Insurance Tips
Summary: With the advent of the internet, it's even easier to save money on your car insurance. An online car insurance quote is not only a great source of information but can be a great money saving tool. Online quotes also allow the convenience of comparing insurance costs from the comfort of home. Seniors who may find it easier to shop from home can research senior auto insurance quotes online.
You can save hundreds of dollars per year by shopping online for car insurance but make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
Car insurance can be a tough thing to compare, as most shoppers are not familiar with all the features of a typical car insurance policy. As always there is some urban legend, and just plain wrong advice floating about the internet about car insurance. Let's first take a look at what goes into a comprehensive insurance policy, then we can start searching for the best deal online.
Premium: Let's start off with an easy one, since we need to warm up the old noggin before we tackle some of the more complex parts of your car insurance policy. The premium is the amount you pay for your car insurance policy. (I told you we were going to start off easy) But, there is a catch here to watch out for! If you pay monthly, you may be paying more for your car insurance. Most companies will offer a discount for yearly payments, or charge a paperwork fee for monthly billing. No matter what you call it, you end up paying more if you pay monthly.
Now depending on your economic circumstances, or your vehicle being insured, you may not be able to pay an entire year up front. In this case, ask if you can get a discount for automatic monthly withdrawls from your bank account. If you can't live with this option, then all you can do is live with the extra fee (if charged) and make sure you figure in this extra expense when comparing policies.