Why should I seek multiple quotes?
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Reasons to obtain multiple quotes
Although the first auto insurance quote you receive may seem reasonable, it is in your best interests to obtain more than one. By receiving multiple insurance quotes, you can compare levels of coverage, premiums, policy terms and more.
Factors to consider when comparing multiple auto insurance quotes:
- Down payment – Some insurance companies may require that you pay a larger lump sum up front to begin coverage, while others just need the first month’s payment.
- Coverage – Consider the amount of coverage you are receiving from each company and weigh the importance of additional coverage compared to the increase in premium.
- Terms – If you get a good rate, it may be in your best interest that the policy terms are a year rather than six months in order to lock in the rate.
- Reputation – Verify the reference of each company to find out which one handles their claims swiftly. You can also check with your state insurance commission to check if there are any outstanding complaints against each company.
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