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6 Car Insurance Mistakes You Should Avoid When Choosing an Insurance Company


There are many factors to consider when choosing an insurance company. If you want to make sure that you're making the best decision for your needs, there are six mistakes that you should avoid. Below, we'll go over each of those mistakes so you can be sure not to make them yourself the next time you're buying auto insurance.

Lying On The Application Form

If you're caught lying on your application form, your policy could be canceled, and you could face serious legal trouble. You'll also not be covered in the unfortunate event of an accident, harm, or damage to third party property. Once you have a cancellation on your records, any subsequent insurance company may be unwilling to insure you.

Not Shopping Around

You'll never understand how many more affordable car insurance deals exist in your region if you only limit your search to the first company you stumble across. Before deciding, take your time to research at least three or four different companies. You may be surprised at how much money you can save by shopping around for your region's best car insurance quotes in your region.

COPYRIGHT_WI: Published on https://washingtonindependent.com/ebv/car-insurance-mistakes/ by Habiba Ashton on 2022-05-10T06:19:50.292Z

Not Reading The Fine Print

It's important to read the fine print before signing up for car insurance with a particular company. Sometimes, you may find that you're not covered for certain things you thought were included in your policy. For example, if you sign an auto insurance deal that doesn't have collision coverage and get into a car accident, you'll have to pay for the repairs.

Not Updating Your Policy

If you applied for an auto insurance policy when unmarried and married after a few years, your rates could go up, and you might need to update your policy. If you get a new car, move to a new state, or want to add a new driver, update your policy information with your insurance company so you're not paying for coverage that won't benefit you or your loved ones. Updating your policy could also help cut down the cost of your car insurance, especially if you move to a state where rates are cheaper.

Not Asking Questions

You need to be sure that the company you choose is reputable and will be there for you when you need them. Ask about their claims process, how often they pay out claims, and what kind of customer service they offer. The more relevant questions you ask, the easier it will be to find an insurance company that's right for you.

Failing To Consider Your Driving Record

Your driving record is one of the most important factors in determining your car insurance rates. If you have a clean record, you're likely to get cheaper rates than someone who has been in accidents or has received tickets.

Choosing an insurance company can be a daunting task, but you'll make the process easier by avoiding these five mistakes. Do your research, ask questions, and be sure to read the fine print before signing on the dotted line. In the end, you want auto insurance that fits your needs and, more importantly, one that is affordable and you can trust.

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About The Authors

Habiba Ashton

Habiba Ashton - BCS Growth Fund (Israel) L.P., a private investment fund specializing in investments in technologically focused businesses with high growth potential, employs Habiba as an analyst. Mrs. Ashton served as an analyst and information manager at the Israel International Fund, the first Israeli venture capital fund designed specifically for Japanese corporate investors, prior to joining BCS. Habiba graduated with honors from Israel's College of Management with a B.A. in Business Administration.

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