Auto Insurance: More Ways To Save Money
By Ara Rubyan
What with the price of gas going up and down like a roller coaster -- and in fact is it's mostly going up -- you need to save money on your automobile expenses any way, you can.
Here's some additional ways to save money every year by cutting your auto insurance costs.
I think I've said it before, but you can go online and quickly compare the rates being offered by auto insurance companies. It is worth it to make the effort because you can save substantial amounts of money. If you have a clean driving can record statistics show that the average online auto insurance shopper will pay anywhere from a third to almost out one half less than someone who doesn't shop around.
According to the National Foundation for Highway and Traffic Safety, angry aggressive drivers cause 90% of all accidents. In turn, they pay a third to three quarters more in car insurance premiums. So whether you're an aggressive driver or not, you can save money by driving safely.
Take A Class
And even if you have some points on your record, sometimes you can get a discount by taking a defensive driving course. These courses are sponsored by your insurance company. Call your local community college and see if they offer these courses.
size=2>If you're not sure how many points you have on your license, call your local Department of Motor Vehicles and have a look at your record. The more points you have a higher your insurance rates are going to be. Sometimes you can qualify for the defensive driving courses simply by having enough points on your record. In other words, most states will offer free or almost free courses in return for reducing the number of points on your license. But that doesn't work if you've got drunk driving infractions -- so make sure you check the fine print before you sign up.
Drive A Boring Car
Another way to get a discount on your auto insurance is drive a car that doesn't get stolen a lot. Car insurance companies will charge you a higher rate if you drive a really hot car that people like to steal. So if you drive a Civic or an Accord that's good. If you drive a Lamborghini or a Porsche, that's not so good. Of course, if you can afford a Porsche, you can afford the auto insurance, right?
Join A Club
And lastly, another way to qualify for discounts on your auto insurance is by joining a group like AAA or AARP.
So that's a few different ways you can save on your auto insurance. Make sure you read some of the other articles on this website, because I've got lots of other ways that you can pocket the money that you're currently paying for your car insurance.
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