Car insurance - How to compare quotes

Car insurance - How to compare quotes

It is important that you research before you sign up. This can save you a lot of money. It isn't hard work if you are organised and have allowed time for it.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to an instant quote site
  2. Enter your information into the form
  3. Do a quick study of the quotes returned to you
  4. Eliminate the 'irrelevant' ones
  5. Open up your spreadsheet programme
  6. Create a comparison table
  7. Key in the company names and quotes
  8. Call up for more information
  9. Eliminate some providers
  10. Key in the information
  11. Eliminate more providers
  12. Get an appointment for each provider
  13. Eliminate some providers
  14. Key in final information
  15. Decide

Why do you need to do this?

With over a hundred or hundreds of providers, you need a systematic way of eliminating many of them in order to prune down your list. The good news is, you can be sure that you can find one that meets your needs at a price that sounds good to you. This one-time research will be worth your time and you will learn more than a few things about your car insurance.

What kind of information to ask?

The most important thing to ask is about discounts. Each provider may have several items on their discount checklist. You won't necessarily know about this unless you ask. Besides, this makes your comparison more accurate. Different providers will have different criteria that you need to meet in order to qualify for the discounts.

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