Today, thanks to all of the websites that allow you to quickly compare the price of a car insurance policy at several different insurance companies, comparing low cost car insurance in Alabama is as simple as clicking a mouse.
The real trick is to put together a car insurance policy that saves you the most money up-front – and then the added savings that you get through purchasing that policy online is icing on an already sweet, sweet cake.
Putting together a policy that saves you money up-front is surprisingly easy. Let’s start with your choice of car. Not all cars cost the same to insure. If you really and truly want to save money on your car insurance then start by asking your agent for a list of the least-expensive cars to insure.
Can you keep your car in a garage at night? If so you’ll save money every month on your insurance.
Can you add any anti-theft devices to your car? Talk to your agent about the savings you’ll realize before you spend any money, but simply purchasing (and using) a steering wheel locking device or a simple electronic device for shutting off your fuel pump could save you quite a bit each month on your insurance costs.
Don’t file small claims. The less often you file a claim with your insurance company the more you will save on your insurance.
Always, always, always drive legally. Even one speeding ticket or other moving violation and you’ll be paying a lot more for your car insurance every month. If you are convicted for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) you won’t see reasonable car insurance rates again for at least 3 years.
If you’ve stopped working and are no longer driving your car to work and back every day let your agent know. If you start carpooling and are driving your car less let your agent know about that as well.
If you can possibly use public transportation for most of your “driving” needs and you can reduce your actual driving down to 500 miles a month or less you may qualify for a rather hefty Low Mileage Discount on your car insurance.
If you own more than one car insure all of them with the same company. This will give you a Multi-Policy Discount.
If you’re under 25 you can shave 5% off your car insurance premium every month if you just stay in school and earn a Good Student Discount by maintaining at least a “B” grade average.
If you’re 55 or over you might be able to save a respectable 10% on your car insurance by taking – and passing – a special driver’s refresher course that some companies offer. Ask your agent if you qualify for this discount.
If you belong to any clubs or organizations or groups of any kind ask if they offer group car insurance rates to their members. A surprising number of groups and clubs do.
Can you afford to increase your deductible? Increasing your deductible is a quick and easy way to lower your monthly car insurance premium, but give some thought to this since you will be asked to come up with whatever amount you decide upon as your deductible in cash out of your own pocket if you ever have a claim. Don’t offer to pay more than you can actually afford.
The final step is to get online and find 3 websites that make price comparisons of car insurance policies between different insurance companies. Using the information you have learned from this article, carefully enter the same information onto 3 different comparison websites. In this way you will be comparing the price of the same policy from as many different insurance companies as possible here in Alabama.
Now simply pick the company with the lowest price and you’re done! You’ve now compared low cost car insurance in Alabama and you’ve found the very best deal you can possibly find. You can sleep well tonight and every night knowing that you are saving money each and every month on your Alabama car insurance.