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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Reduce Your Car Insurance Premiums

t savings over your current plan. This especially holds true if your state recently opened up the market to invite more competition in.

2. Change Your Coverage. If your vehicle is old, you many want to consider dropping collision coverage. Your comprehensive coverage may also be due for reexamination. Finally, make sure that there aren’t duplicate costs included such as towing insurance if already offered through your automobile club.

3. Family Status. You may be paying more for your insurance if your policy shows that you are single when, in fact, you were recently married. Rates are generally lowered for married folks as well as those over a certain age.

4. Up Your Deductible. You can realize instant savings by raising the deductible you are willing to pay. Maybe you don’t need a $200 collision deductible when $500 is sufficient.

5. Get Security Discounts. If you park your car in a locked garage and/or have an alarm system installed make sure that your insurer is aware of this as your premium will be adjusted downward.

Chicago Auto Insurance Claims

There are two types of claims people make; one involves damage to your vehicle , and the other involves injury to people or their property. If you hit a mailbox with your vehicle, you would file a Chicago auto insurance liability claim. If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, you would file a Chicago auto insurance collision claim. If you have cheap auto insurance, it’s possible that you don’t have full coverage for collision in which case the cost of damages made to your vehicle will not be covered by your auto policy.
In your vehicle, you should keep your Chicago auto insurance agent’s contact information. This allows you to call them at the scene of the accident for immediate advice and to get started filing the claim.

After you report a claim to your Chicago auto insurance agent, often a claim’s adjuster will be called to assess the damage. They will often provide you with an estimate of damage, but keep in mind you can sometimes prove that the amount the adjuster provided is too low by obtaining further analysis by several mechanics if you feel the adjuster reported an amount that is too low to have your vehicle repaired.

After the accident, you might be required to provide further information to support your Chicago auto insurance claim. A medical report, police report, and auto repair receipts are often required as proof of the claim.

If you pay very cheap auto insurance rates, it’s possible that you’ll have very high deductibles. Deductibles are the amounts you’ll have to pay before your Chicago auto insurance policy will pay any money towards your expenses. It works similar to a medical insurance deductible; if your deductible is $500, and your total losses are $1500, than your insurance company will pay $1000 and you will pay your deductible of $500.

Change Car Insurance Company

o You are availing a huge mortgage to buy property and the bank or institution offers you a lower interest rate on home and auto insurance through their tie -ups.

o You have moved to another state where the auto insurance rules are different and you will make a saving by transferring your insurance to a new car insurance company. Or when your old car insurance company does not offer service in your new state.

o You want to cut costs and are trying to run your life on a budget. Shop around online for competitive auto insurance rates and change the car insurance company to one who offers the best deal.

o You have purchased a new car and the dealer is offering free insurance for three years. New cars have lower insurance rates so it is best for you to do a comparative study and find a car insurance company that offers a great deal. Car insurance rates vary greatly between car brands and types; find out which car insurance company offers the maximum coverage for the lowest rate.

o You are getting married and now will have two cars. Think about cancelling your individual car insurance policies and getting a joint one for both cars. Similarly if your family is growing and you have many cars used by adults as well as kids, ask auto insurance companies about group insurance schemes that will cover all the cars and drivers in your home. Most companies offer great discounted rates for combining car insurance policies.

o You are retired and now a senior citizen. Car insurance companies offer discounts to those who are 55 and above. There are a great many discounts available for a car that has a good insurance claim record, a car that is not driven every day, and a car that is single driver driven and well maintained.

o You are eligible for coverage through your new job. Many large companies have facilities like auto insurance schemes at premium rates lower than the market. If you are working in such a firm then you must consider cancelling your old policy and taking a new one with the car insurance company chosen by your workplace.

o When the rates being paid by you are high and your car insurance company shows no inclination to offer you a competitive rate. If you are paying too much for car insurance its time you changed your car insurance company to one that is offering you great facilities and rates.

Womens Car Insurance

It has also been found that some women would not tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth when speaking to their insurance company. Whether this is the same with men or not it is difficult to say, but certainly there appears to be a bit of ‘gamesmanship’ or ‘gameswomenship’ going on when claims are made.

Insurer Liverpool Victoria in the UK has found that a good number of women do worry about other people they let drive their car – like their mum or their best friend!

The extra care that women take of their car can be seen by the number of cars that have names. Calling your car ‘Henry’ or ‘Gerald’ may seem a little silly to some but the extra care that this tendency reveals is a good indication of why insurance companies will offer lower prices to women who are seeking a competitive premium.

So much so, that there are specific companies (or separately branded divisions of much larger companies) that are set up to market to women exclusively, such as Sheilas’ Wheels, Diva Car Insurance and Diamond Car Insurance that offer such specials as handbag insurance.

These companies then compete with each other as well as the mainstream insurance companies to give the best deal for women seeking car insurance. Of course, as with everything, the devil is in the detail and the policy differences may explain why you will be being charged a little more or a little less for this policy or that.