Car insurance quotes that don't shock
Nobody gets something for nothing. The only way to get a benefit or save money is by investing effort. More often than not, this means a regular commitment to work. After all, we Americans hate scroungers, condemning the entitlement mentality, and promoting the idea we should all earn enough to pay our way through life. This applies just as much to insuring the vehicles we drive as to all other aspects of our lives. So let's start with a dose of reality. It's not often economically convenient to change the state in which we live. This is unfortunate because the average cost of a policy is $789. Actually, it's probably higher than this but the most recent figure released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners only comes up to 2008. Anyway, where you live can make a significant difference. The average rate in North Dakota was $500, whereas living in Florida will cost you more than $1,000. Then, depending on your personal characteristics and other factors like the make and model of the vehicle you have chosen to drive, you can find a difference of more than $1,000 in the actual premium rate you have to pay. Just as many are now looking carefully at the packages they buy on cable, this can make it worth your while to look carefully at your insurance policy.
Although the basic math is the same for all insurance companies - they all want to take in the maximum and pay out the minimum - the actual way in which they calculate and manage the risk is different. For this reason, it makes sense to get quotes from all the more reliable companies in your state. The young drivers are the ones likely to find the biggest savings. Now comes the part it seems the vast majority find so difficult. You have to change your insurer to the company offering the best cover at the most affordable price. At present, the figures show only about 10% of drivers actually take this step. This is a remarkable testament to the power of blind loyalty. It's completely irrational to automatically renew with a company charging you more than the average premium rate. Indeed, your failure to change actively encourages insurers to keep on increasing their premium rates. If you continue to pay without complaint, the company pays no penalty for taking ever more of your money. The only way you force change in the market is by enough people changing away from the most expensive insurers and buying from the most affordable.
Think of it as being like politics. Once a year, you get to vote on how well or badly your insurer represents your interests. If enough people refuse to renew, the company's market share drops and it loses money. This upsets the stockholders and encourages the company to change its ways. This is consumer power in a market based on free competition. The efficient companies offering a good product at a competitive price prosper. The bad companies fail. So get auto insurance quotes from all the most financially reliable insurers, compare the rates and change. Over time, this simple event snowballs into a market move toward cheaper insurance for the many. Be active. Drive car insurance rates lower.