Know Your Limits
How much each month can you afford to spend on car insurance? How much coverage and what kind do you really need? What is the difference between collision and comprehensive coverage? Do you need both? What are your state’s minimum requirements for coverage? All of these things are questions that you will need answers to in order to save yourself the most money and get the best coverage. Depending on your vehicle, driving history, and past insurance claims, your rate will vary from company to company.
If in Doubt…
… call an agent. If you are confused by the information you find online, choose an agent from one of the web sites and give them a call with your questions in hand. If they are a good agent they will patiently answer your questions without high-pressure-selling you. Remember, it doesn't cost you anything to get a quote, and the insurance agent needs your business more than you need to give it to them if they start to pressure you into coverage.
When you begin your search to find affordable insurance coverage, be patient. There are a lot of choices out there, some good, some not so good. Do your research and find out what your state requires for insurance. Decide how much you can spend on insurance. Decide how much you really need on your vehicle. Begin your comparison research online, and if you have any questions, call an agent. Do not let yourself get talked into coverage you do not need by a pushy insurance salesperson. Keep these things in mind and your patience in check and you will successfully find affordable car insurance.