Auto Insurance Recommendations

How to Control Costs of Auto InsuranceMaintain a Good Credit Score

It's a little-known fact but many car insurers use credit scores to help set your car insurance premium. California, along with Hawaii and Massachusetts, is one of the few states that don't allow this practice. Generally, a lower score will mean you pay higher premiums. So if you get insurance in any of the 47 states that allow this practice, increasing your credit score and really save on costs.

Report Reduced Mileage

A major component in calculating the cost of your auto insurance is how many miles you drive per year. The average American drives 12,000 miles a year and insurance companies normally set this as the default. If you are below the average or have had a major change in the amount you commute let your insurer know. Your reduced driving could bring your premiums down from 5 to 10 percent.

Choose Your Car Wisely

Vehicle damage is the most important factor in computing costs for auto insurers. Your premiums will almost certainly vary by the make and model of your car. If you're in the market for a new car, ask your insurer for what the different premiums would be depending on the various models you are considering.

Manage Teenage-Driver Risk

If you add a single teenager to your auto insurance policy, you could see an average increase in your premium of 90%. This can differ from state to state so make sure to check with your insurance on what the additional cost will be, be flexible on shopping around and looking for better rates with different insurers.

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