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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Guide to Change Auto Insurance Companies

You need to regularly review your auto insurance coverage to make sure that you are receiving the best insurance value for your money. You will discover that it pays to shop around. In some states, premiums for identical policies vary widely among different auto insurance companies. The reasons for this price variation can be very complicated, but they boil down to a company’s claims experience with policyholders in a coverage group (e.g. people of similar age, number of accidents, type of vehicle). For example, if a large number of people in a coverage group files claims during a given year, their rates will likely rise. When this happens, better discounts and lower overall premiums may be available at other insurance companies. When you decide to switch your auto insurance to another company, you’ll find that it’s fairly easy to do so.

How to cancel your old Auto Insurance policy

Generally, all you need to do to cancel your auto insurance policy is to inform your insurance company in writing, specifying the date you want the policy canceled. In some states, the new agent must notify the previous agent of the policy change. Some auto insurance companies ask the policyholder send back the actual printed policy. The insurance company will send a cancellation request form that will need to be signed and returned. Examine the form carefully to make sure that all information regarding the policy is correct. If the form is not received within two weeks of sending the letter, call the agent or company immediately to check on the status of the cancellation. Don’t just walk away from the old policy without formally canceling it. Each state requires that auto Insurance policies be cancelled with notice, thus the insurance company might assume one wished to continue the coverage, and it might eventually terminate the policy for failure to pay premiums and report the lack of coverage to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. This can hurt your credit rating and ability to get a new policy.

Be sure to get a new Auto Insurance policy first

Always have a new policy in place before canceling the old auto insurance coverage. Otherwise you might have a gap in protection for a day or more! Most states require all drivers to carry a minimum level of auto insurance and most insurance companies require policyholders to present proof of new coverage before they will cancel an active policy. The new company will be able to time the beginning of the new policy to coincide with the cancellation of the prior coverage.

When to Change Auto Insurance policies

At Renewal

Renewal is a convenient time to change auto insurance policies, as you don’t have to wait for a refund from your current carrier. A renewal notice will be sent to you approximately 30 days before a new policy begins, depending on the regulations in your state. Should you decide to switch companies, you’ll need to have a new policy by the time the current policy renews. Though a company might say there is 10-30 days to get your payment in before a policy terminates, you do not have coverage until the carrier receives the payment. If you have an accident during this time period you most likely will have no coverage since the premium wasn’t paid!

Anytime:

All Auto insurance policies contain a provision allowing you to cancel your policy with proper notice at any time. In a few states auto insurance companies “short rate” the policy that means one pays a penalty for canceling before the policy renews. Most insurance companies pro-rate their policies so there is no penalty. The advantage of switching before the renewal date can save you a lot of money. For example if you have a policy that runs from Jan 15th to Aug 15th and you have an accident or ticket that will be over 36 months on March 15th. By switching Auto insurance companies on March 16th, you get a discount for having a clean driving record. Your current carrier won’t apply this discount until the policy renews on August 15th! This can save you Hundreds of dollars immediately!

How long does it take to change Auto insurance?

When you change auto insurance companies, the new agent or insurer can generally change carriers while you wait! Generally they’ll just need a copy of your current declaration page, driver’s license and down payment to get the policy issued.

 

Things you Can Do To Reduce the Cost of Your Premiums

1) Shop around and buy online : Figures show that many people simply renew their current policies without shopping around. The internet makes it easy to compare prices from different insurers, so why not take advantage of this? Plus, you’ll usually get a discount of 10% or more just for buying your policy online.

2) Policy type : do you really need a comprehensive policy with all the extras? Going for a third party fire and theft policy can reduce your premiums hugely, and is definitely worth considering if your car isn’t an expensive model.

3) No claims discounts : Nearly all policies feature a discount that increases for every year you don’t make a claim. The higher the discount available, the more you could save. Also look at insurers offering a ‘no claims bonus for life’ feature, where your current discount level can be fixed forever, even if you have to make a claim somewhere down the line.

4) Excess : The excess on a policy is the amount of a claim you have to pay before the insurer pays the rest. Choosing to have a higher than standard excess level will usually mean lower premiums.

5) Security : Fitting your vehicle with an alarm, immobiliser, or other security devices can lead to premium reductions. Parking you car off-road, for example on a driveway or in a garage, will also mean a cheaper policy.

6) Pay annually : Many insurers charge you interest for the privilege of paying in monthly installments. Pay annually if you can afford it to avoid this, or look for one of the companies who don’t charge extra for monthly payment.

7) Mileage : The more mileage you run up every year, the more your insurance will cost. Even if you can’t reduce your mileage, make sure you’re not overestimating how much you actually do drive, and give your insurer an accurate figure.

8) Drivers : The more drivers you have on your policy, the more it will cost. Reduce the number of people insured to drive your car to the minimum possible, and try to get the policy in the name of a driver with the lowest risk profile. For example, if a car is driven by both a man and a woman, insuring it in the woman’s name will often result in a cheaper quote.

Car Insurance Quotes

While taking the quote there are many conditions which will taken in to consideration such as who will drive the vehicle, have you claim the insurance while met with an accidents, on what factors you are insuraning the vehicle like this there are many factors which taken in to consideration.

Now a days there are consultancies are also providing the insurance quotes. At first their are only insurance companies which will provide the car insurance quote but now there are consultancies who also provide the quotes. After deciding the best car quote you have to fill one of the form and then the agent will calculate the car insurance policy and will give you the car insurance quotes. According to various resources the car insurance quote will vary.

When you want to go ahead and get the Car insurance, you will first think of selecting a company which can provide an insurance to your car, however, selecting the right company for your car insurance some times becomes a herculean task for you, very first step is to decide what type of car insurance plan you are looking forward then you can goahead with, however after selecting the right insurance plan for your car insurance the next big thing comes is getting the car insurance quotes so that you can select the ritht company which can suit both your needs and budget.

Getting Car insurance quotes is not a big hassle for an individual as you can find the insurance quotes very easily, you have to be very catious while getting the insurance quotes, basically the car insurance quotes depends on the information which your provide while filling an online application form which gives you instant updated online quotes. It requires basic information from you. There are other means by which you can easily get the car insurance quotes like advertisments and getting information from magazines. However, the best, cheap and the easiest way to get the car insurance quotes is by going online.

When you go online for getting car insurance quotes, some online companies will not only provide you information for one company but from three to four different companies wherein by comparing the quotes given by different companies you always have a chance of comparing the quotes and selecting one which suits your needs and budget. Car insruance quotes also depends on other factors like type of engine, model of the car, if you have any extra devices atttached for which you want to insure your car.

Most importantly the car insurance quotes depends on many other factors apart from this like the number of speeding up tickets your have, the number of accidents you have involved with, your age, your sex, your occupation, the car you are insuring is used for the business purpose or personal use. Many other factors apart from this are considered while you buy the car insurance for your vehicle. However, going online to get car insurance quotes are considered to be the best and the easiest way for getting a car insurance quote.