Tightwads Guide to Saving on Englewood Car Insurance

No one looks forward to buying car insurance, especially when their premiums are through the roof.

Since consumers have many choices, it can be impossible to find the lowest price company.

It’s important to compare rates periodically due to the fact that insurance rates go up and down regularly. If you had the best rates two years ago a different company probably has better rates today. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about car insurance because you’re about to find out the fastest and easiest way to save money, get proper deductibles and limits, all at the lowest rate.

Which Car Insurance is Cheapest in Englewood?

To find the best car insurance prices, there are several ways to compare rate quotes from car insurance companies in your area. The easiest way by far to find the cheapest insurance rates is to use the internet to compare rates. This is very easy and can be done in a couple of different ways.

  1. The fastest way to find low rates is a comparison rater form click here to open form in new window. This easy form eliminates the need for repetitive form entry to each individual car insurance company. One form submission gets you price quotes from multiple low-cost companies.
  2. A more time consuming way to obtain and compare quotes online is going to each company website and fill out their own quote form. For instance, let’s assume you want rates from Progressive, GEICO and Liberty Mutual. To get each rate you have to go to every website to enter your coverage information, which is why the first method is more popular. For a handy list of car insurance company links in Englewood, click here.
  3. The hardest way to get comparison rates is driving around to and from local Englewood insurance agencies. Buying insurance online eliminates the need for an insurance agent unless you have a need for the professional guidance of a local Englewood agent. You can, however, obtain prices from the web and get advice from an agent in your area and we’ll cover that in a bit.

Which method you use is up to you, but ensure you’re using identical deductibles and coverage limits on every quote. If you use unequal deductibles or liability limits it will be next to impossible to determine which rate is truly the best in Englewood. Slightly different limits may cause a big price difference. And when price shopping your coverage, comparing more company’s prices provides better odds of finding the best rates.

Your insurance agent down the street

Some people prefer to sit down with an agent and that is just fine! One of the best bonuses of getting online price quotes is you may find better rates but also keep your business local. And providing support for local insurance agencies is definitely important in Englewood.Englewood New Jersey car insurance quote

Upon completion of this short form, your insurance coverage information gets sent to insurance agents in Englewood who will give you bids for your business. You don’t have to visit any agencies due to the fact that quote results will go to your email. How cool is that?! Get lower rates and an insurance agent to talk to.

Do you need an independent or captive insurance agency?

When researching a good Englewood insurance agent, there are a couple of types of agencies that you can select. Agencies in Englewood are classified as either captive or independent (non-captive).

Independent Agents (or Brokers)

Independent agencies are not locked into one company but instead can place your coverage with lots of companies enabling the ability to shop coverage around. If you are not satisfied with one company, your agent can switch companies and you won’t have to switch agencies. When shopping rates, you should always contact at least one independent agent for maximum quote selection.

Below are Englewood independent agents that are able to give pricing information.

Durkin Agency Inc – 106 Grand Ave – Englewood, NJ 07631 – (201) 567-3700
Adp Statewide Insurance – 71 E Palisade Ave – Englewood, NJ 07631 – (201) 248-4370

Captive Insurance Agents

Captive agencies write business for a single company like Farmers Insurance, American Family, State Farm and Allstate. They generally cannot compare other company’s rates so they have to upsell other benefits. Captives receive extensive training on their products and sales techniques and that can be a competitive advantage.

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Deciding on an insurance agency shouldn’t rely on just a cheap price. Any agent should be forthright in answering these questions:

  • Can glass repairs be made at your home?
  • Is their price quote a firm figure or are their hidden costs?
  • Does the agency have a good rating with the Better Business Bureau?
  • Do they make recommendations based only on price?
  • Do clients work directly with the agent or are most inquiries handled by a CSR?
  • Does the agent have professional designations like CIC, CPCU or AIC?

After receiving reasonable responses to all your questions and locked in a price quote, you have narrowed it down to a car insurance agent that can properly insure your vehicles.

Much more information about car insurance in New Jersey can be found on the website for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Click here for link. New Jersey drivers can read enforcement actions against agents and companies, find out industry alerts, and read consumer alerts.

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