Are you a victim of an underperforming, overpriced auto insurance policy? Trust us, many consumers are feeling buyer’s remorse and feel like there’s no way out. Drivers have so many auto insurance companies to buy insurance from, and although it’s a good thing to have a selection, lots of choices makes it harder to compare rates.
It’s important to compare rates occasionally because rates trend upward over time. Just because you had the best rates on your last policy there may be better deals available now. There is a lot of bad advice regarding auto insurance online, so we’re going to give you some solid techniques on how to put money back in your pocket.
Car insurance is not cheap, but companies offer discounts that can drop the cost substantially. Certain discounts will be triggered automatically when you quote, but some must be manually applied in order for you to get them. If you don’t get every credit you qualify for, you are throwing money away.
Consumers should know that most discount credits are not given to the overall cost of the policy. Most only reduce individual premiums such as medical payments or collision. So even though it sounds like adding up those discounts means a free policy, auto insurance companies aren’t that generous. But any discount will help reduce the cost of coverage.
For a list of companies who offer auto insurance discounts in Kansas, click here.
When it comes to buying coverage, there really is not a one size fits all plan. Everyone’s situation is unique and a cookie cutter policy won’t apply. Here are some questions about coverages that may help you determine if your situation would benefit from an agent’s advice.
If you’re not sure about those questions, you may need to chat with an insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, take a second and complete this form or go to this page to view a list of companies. It’s fast, free and can provide invaluable advice.
Consumers in Kansas get pounded daily by advertisements for cheaper car insurance from the likes of Progressive, Allstate and GEICO. All the companies say the same thing about savings after switching your coverage to them.
How does each company claim to save you money? This is how they do it.
Insurance companies can use profiling for the type of customer that makes them money. A good example of a profitable customer might be between the ages of 30 and 50, has no driving citations, and drives less than 7,500 miles a year. A customer that hits that “sweet spot” will get the preferred rates and is almost guaranteed to save quite a bit of money when switching.
Drivers who do not match these standards will be charged a more expensive rate and this can result in business not being written. The ads state “customers who switch” not “everyone that quotes” save that kind of money. That’s the way companies can truthfully make the claims of big savings.
That is why it is so important to quote coverage with many companies. You cannot predict the company that will have the lowest rates.
Additional auto insurance information can be read on the website for the Kansas Insurance Department through this link. Kansas consumers can read state legal mandates and laws, learn about specific coverages, find disaster information, and view agent and company licensing information.
In this article, we presented many ideas to save on auto insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more quotes you get, the better your chances of lowering your rates. Drivers may discover the best prices are with some of the smallest insurance companies. They may have significantly lower rates on certain market segments compared to the large companies like GEICO and State Farm.
The cheapest auto insurance is definitely available from both online companies and with local Wichita insurance agents, so you should compare both in order to have the best chance of saving money. There are still a few companies who do not offer online price quotes and usually these regional insurance providers provide coverage only through local independent agents.