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3 Steps To Lower Insurance Rates For Your Vehicle

by June Peterson

Does it feel like it's getting more and more expensive every day to drive your car? Do you wish that you could do something to lower the costs and make everything more affordable? Although there are some things that cannot be easily changed, such as how much you're paying for fuel, there are other things that you can certainly do. One of the biggest things you can change is how much you're paying for insurance. While some tactics might be obvious, others will be less so. Some of the things you can try doing include:

Shop around: Many auto insurance companies will offer you a great introductory rate for the first year or two, only to start raising the rate once you've been with them for a while. In the meantime, new purchasers of the same insurance policy who have a similar driving record as you do are getting a lower rate than you're currently paying. Not all insurance companies do this to their customers but it happens often enough that it can be well worth your time to plan to check out other insurance companies whenever it's time to renew your car's insurance coverage.

Ask for discounts: Some auto insurance companies offer discounts for being members of certain organizations or for having a specific employer. Sometimes this information is readily available if you look for it but other times you actually have to ask. For instance, you might get a discount for subscribing to a roadside assistance service, but this might not be laid out in the paperwork either for the service or in your insurance policy. Think about all of the various organizations of which you are a member and speak to your insurance agent about whether or not any of these memberships will grant you a discount with your insurance.

Move house: It's silly to move to a new house or apartment just to get a better rate on auto insurance. On the other hand, if you're already thinking about moving, this may be the incentive you need to actually accomplish the task. Insurance companies have different rates for different areas, typically based around your zip code. By moving to a different zip code than the one where you are now, you may be able to reduce your insurance costs significantly. Make sure to contact your insurance company to ask about rates before you settle on a new place to live; it's possible that you could inadvertently choose a location with even higher insurance premiums than you're paying now.