- 1 Introduction
- 2 Get a good credit score.
- 3 Establish good driving habits.
- 4 Buy your car from a dealer that provides insurance.
- 5 Consider bundling your auto and home policies together.
- 6 Be honest about your driving history, no matter how safe you think it is.
- 7 There are many ways to save on auto insurance, if you know where to look for them.
- 8 Conclusion
When you’re shopping for auto insurance, it’s easy to focus on the price tag. But there are many other factors that can affect the cost of your policy. For example, if you want to lower your costs, you should consider these five strategies.
Get a good credit score.
A good credit score can save you money on auto insurance. If your credit score is below 700, it could cost an estimated $1,000 more per year in premiums than someone with a 750+ rating.
Checking your credit score is easy and free–just visit AnnualCreditReport.com or call 1-877-322-8228 to request a report from each of the three major bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). You may also be able to get information about how much other people are paying for car insurance by searching online at sites like Insure.com or Bankrate’s Car Insurance Quote Comparison Tool; however, these services typically don’t include all companies that sell auto policies so they won’t tell you which companies offer discounts based on credit scores alone (or if any do).
Make sure that all of your accounts are listed accurately: If there are mistakes on one of them (for example: It says “closed” when it should say “open”), this could affect how much money you pay each month because creditors use these numbers as part of their calculations when determining rates.”
Establish good driving habits.
- Drive safely. You can save a lot of money on car insurance by driving safely. If you’re in an accident, even if it’s not your fault, your rates will go up and it might be impossible to get them down again.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times while driving and avoid distractions when possible (such as talking on the phone).
- Get enough sleep so that you are alert when behind the wheel; this is especially important when driving long distances or late at night when it may be harder for some people to stay awake than others due to fatigue-related causes such as lack of sleep or jet lag from traveling cross country by plane earlier in their day before coming home after dark later on in theirs because they didn’t have time during daylight hours due to work obligations which prevented them from leaving early enough).
Buy your car from a dealer that provides insurance.
Buying a car from a dealership that provides insurance can be an easy way to save money on your auto insurance. Dealerships often bundle their own car insurance with the purchase of their vehicles, which will be significantly cheaper than buying it yourself.
If you’re shopping around for a new vehicle and don’t want to buy it from one specific dealer, there are still plenty of options available for getting great deals on your coverage–and they may even be better than what you could find through other companies!
Consider bundling your auto and home policies together.
If you add up the cost of your auto and home policies, it may be more than the cost of a single policy for both. If so, consider bundling them together to save money on premiums and avoid paying for duplicate coverage.
You’ll want to shop around for an insurance company that offers bundled policies at a price that’s right for your situation – there are many different types of bundles available and some might not be right for everyone.
Be honest about your driving history, no matter how safe you think it is.
If you’re honest about your driving history, even if it’s not as exemplary as you think it is, then you can save money on auto insurance. Insurance companies use this information to determine how much they will charge their customers. If an individual has had more accidents or tickets than average in the past five years, then his or her premium will be higher than someone who hasn’t been involved in any accidents or citations during that time period. This means that even if one believes himself/herself to be a safe driver and has never had an accident before (or since), honesty is still important when filling out forms for auto insurance quotes because lying could result in paying more than necessary each month due solely because of past mistakes made by others unrelated directly with them personally.”
There are many ways to save on auto insurance, if you know where to look for them.
One of the best ways to save money is by maintaining a good credit score. This can help you get lower rates because insurers like people who pay their bills on time and don’t rack up debt in other areas of their lives. If your credit score isn’t great but it’s not terrible either, consider taking steps toward improving it before shopping for new coverage.
Another way that drivers can save money is by establishing good driving habits during their first few years behind the wheel (or even longer). Insurance companies reward drivers who have no accidents or violations with lower premiums than those who do have accidents or violations in their pasts–and they also offer discounts based on how long they’ve been driving safely without incident!
Another way that people can reduce their insurance costs is by purchasing cars through dealerships that provide auto insurance as part of the purchase price rather than buying directly from manufacturers like Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM), Honda Motor Co Ltd etc.. When buying from these types of businesses instead, buyers may end up paying more upfront but will ultimately spend less annually because they’re paying less overall once all fees are factored into account.”
I hope you found these tips helpful, and if you have any more to add, please leave them in the comments below!