Top 10 tips for finding the right car insurance policy

With elevated gas prices affecting the cost of owning a car, it’s also worth looking into ways to cut other related operating expenses. One place to start is car insurance. All drivers must carry insurance protection, but many people just pick an insurer after they buy their first car and don’t look at the details of the policy for years, which could leave money on the table. Below are some ways to find the right policy and cut your premiums.

  1. Do an annual rate check. Check rates from other companies to make sure you are getting the best deal. Many state insurance departments offer guides to available services, and while online you can find insurance comparison tools. Of course, personalized quotes aren’t immediate and often require a call back from an agent, but comparison shopping online can be a time-efficient way to find a better deal.
  2. Pick a top-rated insurer. When we last surveyed readers/subscribers on their auto insurers, we found that all rated companies did well, but some were better than others with dealing with claims, payments, and non-claim problems. See our full Ratings of car insurers.

 

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