It can be easier than you think to put the brakes on high car insurance rates – as an independent agency, the Bryan Insurance Agency can help! The great thing about being an independent agent is that we can review your policy and possibly help you find a variety of illuminating ways to save money. Here are 5 car insurance saving tips you may want to consider:
1.) Ask us to check several companies’ rates. This is the single most important thing you can do to get the best possible rate—and we can do it for you quickly and easily. The difference between the highest and lowest rate available to you from different companies could vary by hundreds of dollars.
2.) Reduce or drop physical damage coverage on an older car. Depending on your car’s age and where you live, comprehensive and collision coverage may not be worth keeping. We can give you advice on whether it makes sense to reduce or drop this coverage altogether.
3.) Raise your deductible. According to the Insurance Information Institute, raising your deductible from $200 to $500 could reduce your collision and comprehensive cost by 15 to 30 percent. In addition, because the average driver files a collision claim only once every ten years, odds are that over the lifetime of your car, a higher deductible will save you money. We can show you how raising your deductible will lower your premium.
4.) Look for discounts. Many insurance companies reduce premiums for certain driver traits or car features. For example: being a homeowner for more than three years, nonsmoker, nondrinker, students with good grades, senior citizens who have taken an approved defensive driving course, people who only drive for pleasure, cars kept in garages, antilock brakes, antitheft devices, air bags, etc. Ask us to check - call us today or visit us online
5.) Don’t assume having your car and home insured by the same company is the best option. Because auto insurance rates vary so much from company to company, it may make sense for you to have your car and home insured by separate companies. Let’s talk about it and see what is best to protect you and your family. You are unique and so should your insurance coverage.
To learn more about all we can offer to you as an independent agency can offer you, call us at (845) 565-2200 or visit us online at Bryan Insurance Agency.