6 tips to save money on auto insurance.
Many insurance carriers offer group discounts. Anything from your membership at a credit union to a membership in an alumni association can get you 5-10% off your premiums in some cases.
Many people carry collision coverage on older vehicles but don’t understand how collision coverage pays out. The most an insurance company will pay out on a vehicle claim is the actual cash value, as determined by the insurance company, at the time of the loss.
Your MVR plays a big role in determining your auto insurance rates. Be sure to always drive carefully to avoid racking up any points on your MVR.
Claims history also plays a role in determining your auto insurance rates. High frequency of small losses can have a adverse effect on your auto premium. In the case of some insurance companies, they may even require you to raise your deductible due to frequent losses.
Vehicles to Comp Only
Many insurance companies will allow you to place a vehicle on your policy to comprehensive only if it is not being used for an extended period of time. Be careful to add liability back on any vehicle placed in storage prior to driving it. This option should only be used if a vehicle is not being driven for a few months or more.
Kick the Kids Off
Young adults and children can significantly increase your auto premiums. Many times they are able to be written on their own auto policies.
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About the author:
Aaron Whitaker joined Whitaker-LaChance in 2014 as a Personal Insurance Customer Service Representative. He brought with him extensive customer service experience from working in a retail professional camera store and computer electronic store for three years in Chicago. Aaron manages all personal insurance placement, marketing, account service and claim management. His expertise is in working with our clients to make sure their insurance program takes care of them through all the changes in life. Aaron is a graduate of Kalamazoo Home School Association and attended Columbia College in Chicago, where he studied Graphic Art Design. He is an avid photographer and enjoys fishing.