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Is the Best Car Insurance Necessarily the Cheapest?

Bovo Law Aug. 15, 2010

When you are car insurance shopping, it can be very tempting to go with the cheapest deal you can find. After all, if you can get away with spending the very least amount on something you absolutely have to have, then, why not? Well, you may find that the cheapest car insurance coverage isn’t necessarily the best, though you may not find this out until you have an accident. That’s why you should always do your homework and compare car insurance companies to ensure that you’re not only getting the cheapest but also the best car insurance coverage possible.

Comparative Shopping

The best thing you can do for yourself is to compare all the car insurance companies you may be considering. You can do this by calling each company and giving them your information, such as your age, gender, make, model and year of your car, and anything else they may want to know. Then, write down the information they give you. You aren’t just looking for the price they give you but you should also write down the coverage they are offering for what price. For instance, what is your deductible amount should you have an accident? What if you get a chip in your windshield? Do they have a special deductible for glass or is the deductible universal no matter what happens to your car? Is one driver covered for that price or can you add additional drivers? These are all questions you should ask because you don’t want to be caught asking them if you have an accident.

Most people don’t know if they have the best car insurance until they have an accident. That’s when many people are surprised to find their not as well covered as they think. That’s why you want to be completely prepared in case the unthinkable happens. The time to be prepared is during the shopping phase when you’re searching for the best car insurance. Just remember to ask plenty of questions and throw different scenarios at the rep you’re talking to.

Finding the best car insurance doesn’t necessarily mean the coverage is the cheapest, though this should also be a priority. That’s why you want to find a healthy balance. The best car insurance, then, offers the cheapest possible premiums with the most possible coverage. When you find that deal, it’s only then that you’ve found the best car insurance for your car.

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.