Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
Look for the best deals. There are a number of insurance companies that offer rate reductions if the customer is not an accident magnet. They state they will decrease the insurer’s deductible for every year their customer will go accident free. Being accidents free pretty much coincides with being a safe driver and insurance companies love drivers who drive safe and have a history of being a safe driver. Consumers that have a clean driving record, but feel they may be paying too much, should look to companies that reward safe drivers.
For those that fall into the category of accident magnets it may be wise to stop driving and let others driver for you , but if that is not an option simply look for insurance companies that allow for one or two accidents without negatively affecting insurance rates. Unlike safe drivers who attract insurance companies, having some accidents may deter certain companies. Keep in mind that insurance companies can go as far back as 5 years and maybe more when they probe for accidents or claims.
When speaking with an insurance agent for a quote it is essential to have them check for all applicable discounts. There are so many discounts offered by insurance companies consumers will most likely fall into one category. For example, a high grade point average for students, having automatic withdrawals and going paperless, theft deterrents etc… Also, taking a defensive driving course like Comedy Driving, Inc. could drop the rate by up to ten percent. Moreover, whether you drive the vehicle as transportation to work or just for pleasure makes a significant difference in the rate as well.
It is also a good idea to try and maintain good credit. It is hard to grasp the concept that having bad credit may have a negative effect on car insurance. A vast majority of consumers have no idea until they shop for auto or home insurance or when it is time to renew a policy.
Try to have home and auto policies under one company. As stated previously, there are many ways to receive discounts. Insurance companies want to feel loved and when they get multiple home and auto with one individual they will express their gratitude with lower rates.
The location of a home does play a major factor on homeowners insurance. For instance, those that live along the Gulf of Mexico may find that insurance premiums are subject to an increase the closer they get to the gulf or areas that may be subjected to bad weather.
Consumers that have an extensive claim history may find that their rates may be higher than those that do not have any. Insurance companies look at what they call a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange or “CLUE” report for any individuals that could be potential customers.
Lastly, some insurance companies can cancel a policy or deny selling a policy for certain dog breeds. Breeds that are scrutinized are breeds like pit bulls, Rottweiler, chows and German Shepherds to name a few.