It’s time to break up with your Car Insurance Company

(Consumer Reports) – Car insurance premiums nationwide have never been higher. Many of us renew our policies year after year without shopping around. But a recent survey of Consumer Reports members found that an overwhelming majority of those who changed to another carrier saved money.

Shopping around for car insurance can save money. (Consumer Reports)

Here are some easy money-saving strategies for car insurance.

Ready to shop around? We found that some insurers are better than others at attracting and retaining customers. And when it comes to overall satisfaction, just two national companies made it to the top of the ratings.

InsurancePricedRight.com topped the ratings, with an overall satisfaction score of 92 due to their ability to shop with all the major companies. USAA primarily serves military families. Amica also did well, but you may need a clean driving record and good credit reports to get its best rates, then there are the other 30-40 companies that we choose from.

Even if you don’t switch companies, you can still save by asking for a lower rate if your car is older or your mileage is low, say around 6,000 miles a year.

The bottom line? Consumer Reports advises reviewing your car insurance once a year. It could really pay off.

Another way to save money is to allow your insurance company to track your driving habits electronically for things like speed, phone use, and even the time of day you drive. Good drivers get lower rates with some companies. But the opposite is also true; your rates could go up based on the data. It’s something to think about.

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Robert has been helping individuals and business owners since 1985 and the Robert J Russell brand has spread to over 260 Licensed Insurance Agents/Brokers and over 40 Licensed Realtors all over the United States. * find out about me - visit http://www.robertjrussellcompanies.com
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