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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Renewing Car Insurance Policies

1. Comparison among policies- The first and foremost thing to consider while renewing the car insurance policy is the fact that there is a wide variety of insurance covers in the market to choose from with absolutely no compulsion to continue with the same policy taken. In case you experience certain inadequacies in the interim of one year of the policy or you may wish to upgrade your policy as per the changing demands, then, you always have the option of switching to a new one. Before that, it is critical to take note of the varied policies available in the market and make a thorough comparative analysis.

2. Accurate Details in the Form- While filling up the form for car insurance renewal, it is utmost important to fill inaccurate details about your car and to the best of your knowledge so as to get a suitable policy by the company. Thus, it is advised to fill up the form in a relaxed state and on your own as you know your requirements better than any company agent.

3. Policy Record- Once you have renewed the policy, make sure to fill a copy in a file and keep it with for the record or if it’s a soft copy, then save it with you on a hard drive so as to not lose it. It’s important to maintain a proper record as it gives all information required at any point and leaves no room for any confusion when it comes to availing the No-Claim Bonus (NCB) or any other future claim.

4. Add on Covers- Before taking up any policy, it is vital to take note of all the add-on covers and go through them at length so as to choose wisely the ones that suit your needs instead of blindly going for everything and end up paying a huge amount unnecessarily.

5. Registration Certificate (RC)- While renewing your policy, also ensure that your RC is updated with your present address, name and other details. Also, see to it that the vehicle specifications are accurate and the details mentioned on the RC are in sync with the policy details.

Don’ts

1. No blank columns in the form- Do ensure that you end up leaving no columns in the form blank or unanswered that may impact your policy renewal in an adverse way. Instead, one must provide all possible information, just to be sure to be taking the right help from the insurance company.

2. Not to miss timeline for renewal- Keeping in mind the expiry of the car insurance plan is critical not just from the perspective of any damage occurring in the interim when you are uncovered but also for saving up on the late renewal charges if any by the company. Moreover, it gives one time to think and then act rather than being in a hurry to insure with the first plan that comes your way.

New Driver Car Insurance

o Try to be added on to another driver’s car insurance policy, such as your parents’ or your spouse’s. This may raise their premiums a bit, but it will cost less than purchasing a completely separate car insurance policy. Plus, they may get a discount for having multi-drivers and multi-vehicles on their policies.

o If you didn’t use a lender to help pay for your car, consider purchasing your state’s minimum liability insurance requirements. (Lenders usually require you to purchase more than the state’s minimum.)

o Purchase your new driver car insurance from another insurance company from which you purchase another insurance policy, such as your home owner’s insurance policy. Having multi-line insurance can sometimes help you get discounts.

Of course, there are other factors that go into determining your new driver car insurance, such as your age, the kind of car you driver (safer is better), your driving record, and even your credit score. These factors can’t be changed overnight, so it’s best to keep them in mind as you become a more experienced driver. In the meantime, always ask your car insurance company about additional special discounts for which you may be eligible as a new driver.

Travel Safe

oday, all 50 states require some form of financial responsibility when it comes to automobiles. Some states require actual car insurance from a licensed car insurance company, and some merely require us to provide proof of financial responsibility should we find ourselves in a motor vehicle-related accident one day.

Even though it’s illegal to skip out on your state’s car insurance or financial responsibility requirements, the fact is that many people to skip out. This is why it’s so important for you to protect yourself with adequate car insurance or financial responsibility, especially if you frequently travel. When we travel, we aren’t always familiar with the interstate highways and smaller town roads we drive to get to our destinations. Other drivers may be just as unfamiliar with the roads as you are. This unfamiliarity can lead to motor vehicle-related accidents.

If you’re involved in a motor vehicle-related accident with a driver who doesn’t have any car insurance, much less adequate car insurance, you’ll be able to rest assured that you’ll at least be covered. You can do this by not only meeting your state’s car insurance or financial responsibility requirements, but by exceeding them. Consider going beyond just purchasing liability insurance and purchasing full coverage insurance. You should also look into underinsured motor insurance coverage – this will protect you in the event that you’re involved in an accident with a driver who has no insurance, or not enough insurance, to cover physical and property damages.

All about Affordable Car Insurance for Young Drivers

There are ways to find more affordable car insurance for young drivers and it’s a matter of both compromise and commitment. In terms of compromise, young drivers need to understand that it costs less for them to infrequently drive an older car than it does for them to constantly be behind the wheel of a brand new car. This means that if a young driver starts out driving occasionally their insurance rates will be much lower than if they are a frequent driver. The type of car matters also, with newer, more expensive cars naturally costing more to insure.

It’s also very important for young drivers to be committed to safety. A great way for parents to get this message to their children is by enrolling them in a driver’s training class. These classes generally consist of both classroom time and some in-car instruction. This has two benefits, one is a reduction on insurance rates and the other is a better young driver.

Children who have to pay for their own mistakes are much less likely to repeat them. This is why it’s a great idea for parents to have an agreement with their young driver that if a ticket is issued, the child will be responsible for paying that as well as any associated increase in insurance rates. This works as a deterrent because obviously a teenager will have many more interesting things they’ll want to spend their money on so they’ll be more likely to obey all traffic rules.