Did you know that most states now are enforcing a law that can only allow you to purchase a car if you show the dealer that you are an uninsured driver? Soon it is going to be a law that you need car insurance for everything. You need it to drive in most states, or you can get some hefty fines and possibility some jail time.
Your insurance is very important, but it is costly. You can pay as much in insurance a month as you do for the car. Depending on your driving history, you may have higher rates than most. The thing that you never want to do is be dropped by an insurance carrier because it is a mark against you.
If you are going to purchase car insurance for the first time or switching to another company, go online and do it. The reason why you should go online is that you can go to various insurance carriers’ websites and compare rates easily. You can get a free quote from practically anyone and you can use that quote to compare the rates of others. Also, if you are a teen or young adult, you should see what your parent’s insurance company is willing to offer you. Usually, you will see a discount because your parents happen to be good customers, but that doesn’t always apply.
When you are purchasing online, you should look for some loopholes that will lower your payment. If you are a good student, outstanding citizen, or if you have taken a driving course, then you can see some type of discount. Then if you purchase the right type of car, your payment will be smaller.
To get lower rates because of your car, you need to have a two door, small car, and in a light color. White is very popular, but it can also save you a lot of money on your insurance. For colors that are black or navy, you will pay at least 30 dollars more a month. Ask your dealer what else the company may want to look at that will affect your rates. Mileage, age, and other factors will affect your payments greatly.
The dealer will be able to pick out some cars in their lot that will allow you to have low insurance payments. Before you purchase the car, you may want to do to your insurance company and see what exactly you would be paying per month so that you know exactly what to expect. Then you can figure out of you can afford the insurance and the car payment.
If you purchase your insurance online, you may also find that you will get the best rates and it is so much more convenient than taking the time out to go to the company office.