TN Auto Insurance Rates
Foggy About Finding The Best TN Auto Insurance Rates
Good insurance, however, doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are some tips on how to reduce your auto insurance premiums.
1. Get Multiple Quotes
Getting quotes from multiple insurance companies seems like an obvious starting point. Yet I must confess to having purchased car insurance in the past without comparison shopping. Call it inertia. I stuck with the same carrier I’ve used for years. My wife might call it laziness.
You might be surprised, however, by how much premiums can vary. As part of a study of car insurance in California, my team compared auto rates for various hypothetical drivers. In one case, the quotes for an identical policy ranged from $504 a month up to $1,488.
With tools like this one, you can get multiple quotes online in minutes.
2. Consider the Car You Drive
The type of car you drive has a significant effect on car insurance premiums. In one study on the least and most expensive cars to insure, annual rates ranged from $1,112 (Honda Odyssey LX) to $3,835 (Mercedes S65 AMG Convertible).
You can estimate the cost of care insurance before buying using this tool from AmeriAgency.com. You can also call your existing insurance carrier or agent.
3. Adjust Your Deductible
Insurance is a necessary evil. Whether life, health or auto, insurance protects us against losses we could not otherwise handle financially. We should, therefore, have the insurance we need to handle unacceptable losses, but no more.
A $100 deductible is far too low for many. If you can handle a $1,000 loss, why set a deductible at $100 or $250? You’re just buying insurance you don’t need.
So how much can you save by raising your deductible? The answer will vary, so it’s best to consult with your insurance carrier. But one study found you can save 9% by raising your deductible from $500 to $1,000.