How to Reduce the Cost of Car Insurance for Teenagers
Aug. 15, 2010
As adults we understand the need for a car and of course we have to pay insurance for that car. However when our kids get insurance they often end up paying much more than they have to, because car insurance companies assume that as teenagers they are going to be getting into a lot of trouble and causing a lot of accidents.
When it comes to getting car insurance for teenagers, you really want to be able to save as much money as possible. Although many people unfortunately do not realize it, there are quite a few different things that you can do in order to reduce the cost of car insurance for teenagers, of which will be discussed here.
Pay Your Premium in Full
One of the best ways to reduce the costs of car insurance for teenagers is to make sure that you pay your premium in full rather than in monthly installments, and this is because insurers will generally offer a discount on a lump sum, whereas they tend to add a surcharge fee for installments.
You always want to make sure that you shop around and compare and contrast between various different companies. You will be incredibly surprised at the differences in prices from one company to another, and so you should never just go with the first company that you buy, because if you take a bit of time and shop around you can find way better deals on car insurance for teenagers.
Keep an Eye on Vehicle Modifications
You want to make sure that you keep vehicle modifications to a minimum, because they will result in pushing up the price of the replacement value, and this is especially a problem with car insurance for teenagers because they always want to get all of the hottest new fancy accessories and extra fast cars.
These are the most major ways to reduce costs on car insurance for your teens, but there are many more as well, such as increasing your policy excess, restricting drivers on your policy to just one named other, installing security measures such as an alarm or immobilizer, parking your car in the driveway or in a garage when possible to reduce the likelihood of theft or damage, and aiming to drive as few miles as possible because the fewer miles you use up the cheaper your insurance will be.
If you keep all of these pointers in mind, then when it comes time to get car insurance for your own teenagers, you will be able to save yourself a great deal of money, something that every parent can truly appreciate.
The foregoing article was written by the author based on experiences she has had. This article is not stated as a legal opinion or as fact but instead is stated as opinion of the author.