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Discount Auto Insurance is Possible

Discount auto insurance is relative to how much you are willing to spend for a particular amount of coverage. What most people don't get is that by buying the cheapest insurance policy you may be doing an injustice to yourself.

It important to look more at the coverages that are offered and the price changes between them if you truly want to get what I would consider discount auto insurance. One of the simplest ways to do this is by talking to an insurance agent. The agent will be able to see how much you would be required to pay at different levels of liability coverage.

When dealing with agents you should know that there are two types. Independent agents, who can provide policies for multiple companies. Or captive agents who only provide policy for one company. An Allstate agent would be an example of a captive agent. Both have there advantages and disadvantages.

If you decide to talk to an agent make sure you ask what auto insurance discounts are available. If you don't already know, most agents work off of commission. They might not always add on all the available discounts if not asked. After you ask for all the discounts ask if there are an additional discounts available just to make sure.

Another way to get low cost auto insurance is to raise your collision deductible. The general public carries a $500 deductible. If you raise this to $1000 or even $750 you will most like be able to save $100 or more. It's not advised to raise you comprehensive deductible though because it makes up only a small portion of your total premium.

You can also save money by comparison shopping between companies. Rates can vary between companies just like they do between coverages. Every company will have there own rating scale, some offer price breaks for having lower limits some for higher limits not to mention the other 200 factors they put into coming up with your rate. Therefor, each company has created there own price niching system that we can all take advantage of.

On TV you are bombarded with insurance commercials stating they will save you hundreds of dollars. This makes it confusing to try to figure which insurance organization has the best insurance rates. All the insurance corporations have good rates for the market they are trying to insure. It's your responsibility to try figure out if you fall into there preferred market so you get the best price.

It has become very simple to go online to compare insurance prices. You need to be careful though because some of the insurance corporations are having your state minimum coverage limits set as the defaults in there quote forms online. Make sure that before you purchase the policy you can speak with representative from the company providing the rates to discuss your options. Then you can use some of the tips from this article.