New Techniques for Buying Brattleboro Vermont Car Insurance Cheaper

Cutting costs on Brattleboro car insurance can be nearly impossible for people who are new to buying insurance online. Consumers have so many options available that it can turn into a challenge to compare prices in Brattleboro.

Cut your car insurance rates with discounts

The price of auto insurance can be rather high, buy you may qualify for discounts that can drop the cost substantially. Certain discounts will be triggered automatically at the time you complete a quote, but a few must be manually applied before being credited.

  • Club Memberships – Affiliation with a qualifying organization may earn a discount when shopping for car insurance.
  • Accident Forgiveness – A few companies will forgive one accident without raising rates as long as you don’t have any claims for a certain period of time.
  • Homeowners Pay Less – Being a homeowner may earn you a small savings because maintaining a house shows financial diligence.
  • Accident Free – Drivers who don’t have accidents can earn big discounts when compared with drivers who are more careless.
  • Drive Less and Save – Low mileage vehicles could qualify for better rates on cars that stay parked.
  • Good Students Pay Less – Getting good grades can save 20 to 25%. The good student discount can last up until you turn 25.
  • Payment Method – If you pay your entire premium ahead of time instead of paying each month you could save up to 5%.
  • Life Insurance – Select insurance companies reward you with a discount if you purchase a life insurance policy as well.
  • Multi-policy Discount – When you have multiple policies with the same company you may earn at least 10% off all policies.

As a disclaimer on discounts, most credits do not apply the the whole policy. Some only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like collision or personal injury protection. So despite the fact that it appears all those discounts means the company will pay you, companies wouldn’t make money that way. But any discount will reduce your overall premium however.

To see a list of insurance companies with the best car insurance discounts in Brattleboro, click here.

Compare Brattleboro Car Insurance Costs

There are a variety of methods you can shop for car insurance and some are easier and takes less work. You could spend your day talking to local insurance agents in Brattleboro, or you can utilize the web to get rates in a matter of minutes.

Many insurance companies are enrolled in a marketplace that enables customers to send in one quote, and every company can give them a price determined by their information. This eliminates the need for quote requests for each company you want a rate for.

To compare pricing click here to open in new window.

One minor caviat to using this type of form is you cannot specify which companies you will receive quotes from. If you would rather choose individual companies for rate comparison, we have a page of car insurance companies in Vermont. Click to view list.

It’s up to you how you get prices quotes, just compare apples-to-apples deductibles and coverage limits with each company. If you compare higher or lower deductibles it’s not possible to make a fair comparison in Brattleboro. Quoting even small variations in coverages can make a big difference in price. And when quoting car insurance, remember that quoting more will enable you to find a lower rate.

You have some control over your rates

An important part of buying insurance is that you know the different types of things that go into determining the rates you pay for car insurance. When you know what positively or negatively impacts premium levels helps enable you to make changes that can help you get much lower annual insurance costs.

Listed below are some of the items that factor into your insurance image

  • Pay less if you’re married – Having a spouse can actually save you money when buying car insurance. It means you’re more mature than a single person and statistics show married couples file fewer claims.
  • Younger drivers pay higher rates – Older drivers tend to be more responsible, file fewer claims and receive fewer citations. Youthful drivers are known to be less responsible behind the wheel and because of this, their car insurance rates are much higher.
  • The more you drive the more you pay – The more you drive in a year the higher your rates will be. Almost all companies apply a rate based upon how you use the vehicle. Vehicles left parked in the garage receive lower rates as compared to vehicles used primarily for driving to work. Make sure your car insurance policy is rated on the correct driver usage, because improper ratings can cost you money.
  • Do you know your deductibles? – The deductibles represent how much money you are willing to pay out-of-pocket in the event of a claim. Physical damage coverage, also known as collision and other-than-collision, covers damage that occurs to your car. Some instances where coverage would apply are colliding with a building, damage from fire, and rolling your vehicle. The more money you are required to pay out-of-pocket, the lower your rates will be.

Buying car insurance locally

Certain consumers would prefer to talk to a local agent. One of the great benefits of getting online price quotes is you may find the lowest rates and still have an agent to talk to. Supporting local agencies is definitely important in Brattleboro.

To help locate an agent, after submitting this form (opens in new window), your coverage information is immediately sent to local insurance agents who will give you bids for your insurance coverage. You won’t need to drive around as quotes are delivered immediately to your email address. Now that’s easy! It’s the lowest rates AND a local agent.

Two types of insurance agencies

When finding an insurance agent, you need to know there are two different agency structures to choose from. Brattleboro agents can either be independent (non-captive) or captive.

Independent Insurance Agents

Independent agencies are not required to write business for one company but rather can write business with multiple insurance companies and potentially find a lower price. If your agent finds better pricing, the agent simply finds a different carrier and you don’t have to find a new agent.

When shopping rates, it’s recommended you get quotes from several independent insurance agents for maximum quote selection. Many write coverage with smaller companies which can be an advantage.

Listed below are independent insurance agencies in Brattleboro who can help you get competitive price quotes.

  • Campbell and Boyd Insurance Svc – 20 Technology Dr # 4 – Brattleboro, VT 05301 – (802) 257-9500
  • Dorner Agency Inc – 1222 Putney Rd – Brattleboro, VT 05301 – (802) 258-4540
  • Richard K Hoppe Insurance – 20 Technology Dr – Brattleboro, VT 05301 – (802) 254-2660
Captive Insurance Agents

Captive agents have only one company to place business with and some examples include State Farm, AAA and Liberty Mutual. They are unable to place coverage with different providers so always compare other rates. They are trained well on their company’s products which helps them sell insurance even at higher premiums. Consumers sometimes choose to use a captive agent partially due to loyalty to the company and the convenience of having a single billing for all their coverages.

Listed below is a list of captive agents in Brattleboro who can help you get price quote information.

  • State Farm Insurance – 972 Putney Rd # 3 – Brattleboro, VT 05301 – (802) 254-2660

To view a complete directory of Brattleboro captive insurance agents, view this link.

Choosing an auto insurance agent requires more thought than just the bottom line cost. Agents should be asked these questions:

  • Do they regularly work with personal auto policies?
  • Do they assist clients in filing claims?
  • Are they full-time agents?
  • How much will you save each year by using a higher deductible?
  • Will your rates increase after a single accident?
  • If your car is totalled, how to they determine the replacement cost?

Once you have good answers to any questions you have and a low price estimate, most likely you have located a car insurance agent that meets your needs to properly service your car insurance policy.

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More quotes mean more savings

When trying to cut insurance costs, don’t be tempted to reduce coverage to reduce premium. In too many instances, an insured cut collision coverage to discover at claim time they didn’t have enough coverage. Your focus should be to buy a smart amount of coverage at a price you can afford, not the least amount of coverage.

In this article, we presented many ideas to reduce car insurance prices online. The key thing to remember is the more rate quotes you have, the better your chances of lowering your rates. Consumers could even find that the lowest rates come from a small local company.

People switch companies for any number of reasons including high prices, policy cancellation, being labeled a high risk driver or extreme rates for teen drivers. Regardless of your reason for switching companies, finding the right car insurance provider is pretty easy and you might even save some money in the process.

Additional car insurance information can be read on the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation website. Click here for link. Consumers can view agent and company licensing information, file complaints about an insurance agent or broker, file complaints about a company, and read enforcement actions against agents and companies.

Also read more on’s Understanding your Policy and this page where you can also get Brattleboro car insurance quotes.