Your Auto Insurance Investment
An automobile is generally the second most expensive purchase you will make next to buying a home. With car purchases now costing in the thousands of dollars it really becomes an investment on your part. It only makes sense if you protect your investment by making another investment in auto insurance.
Auto insurance is actually a tool and should be part of your investment portfolio. What you're doing is protecting yourself and your automobile in the case of an accident. You're also protecting yourself against potential medical bills that can arise from that accident.
It's important that you have the proper insurance to protect your investment against something happening to it. Of course were referring to an accident, but were also referring to other things such as hail damage.
At the bare minimum you are required by law to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance based on the state in which you live. This should really be considered the starting point and then you have to consider how much additional insurance you want to purchase based on what you can afford.
When you consider your monthly premiums one thing you can do is pay all of your insurance for one year up front. This will generally save you money over paying on a monthly basis.
If you can't afford to pay for a complete year in advance of course you do have monthly premium payment options. These generally come with a fee attached to them to cover the payment processing on a monthly basis. Don't forget to check and see if your company also offers an option of paying twice a year.
One way to protect you auto insurance investment is by being a safe driver. Teenagers can take a defensive driving course which can earn a discount.
When you keep your driving record free of tickets, moving violations, and accidents, this can save you money as well. Even one ticket can cause your premiums to go up.
Never pay for two policies at the same time. Make sure that you never double up on payments. Cancel your old policy on the same day that you're having a new one issued.
Plan for the worst and hope for the best is one strategy that makes sense in regards to an auto insurance investment. If you can afford it get the best auto insurance coverage possible so that you have minimal out-of-pocket expense if you ever have to use it.
Decide how much coverage you really need. Choose the deductible that is affordable if you ever are in an accident. Be sure and have proper comprehensive and collision coverage to protect yourself in case of an accident, hail, storms and so on.
Don't file claims unless it is absolutely necessary. The longer you can go with one auto insurance company before filing a claim the better it is for you in terms of policy renewals and rate increases. For example, if your deductible is larger than the cost of making the repair there is no sense of filing a claim.
Google By Brian Marquis