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6 Tips to Help You Save on Auto Insurance

6 Tips to Help You Save on Auto Insurance

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Auto insurance is a necessary expense for drivers, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. With a bit of knowledge and some proactive steps, you can find ways to save on your auto insurance premiums without compromising on coverage.

In this blog post, we’ll explore several tips to help you get the best value for your money and keep your car insurance costs in check.

1. Bundle Your Policies

Many insurance providers offer discounts if you bundle your auto insurance with other policies, such as homeowners or renters insurance. Combining your policies with one provider not only simplifies your insurance management but also often results in cost savings.

Check with an Apple Financial Services advisor to see how you can consolidate your coverage and maximize your savings.

2. Maintain a Good Driving Record

Your driving history is a significant factor in determining your insurance premiums. If you have a clean driving record with no accidents or traffic violations, you’re likely to qualify for lower rates. Safe driving not only keeps you and others on the road safer but can also contribute to long-term savings on your auto insurance.

3. Consider a Higher Deductible

Increasing your deductible – the amount you pay out of pocket before your insurance coverage kicks in—can lead to lower monthly premiums. However, it’s essential to choose a deductible that you can comfortably afford in case of an accident. While a higher deductible can save you money in the short term, be sure to weigh the potential out-of-pocket costs in the event of a claim.

4. Drive a Safer Vehicle

The type of car you drive can impact your insurance rates. Safety features, crash test ratings and the likelihood of theft all play a role in determining your premiums. When purchasing a new vehicle, consider its safety features and the insurance implications before making a decision.

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, be sure to shop through Apple for real-time inventory and guaranteed savings with our partner dealerships!

5. Maintain a Good Credit Score

In many places, insurance companies use credit scores as a factor in determining auto insurance premiums. Maintaining a good credit score can positively influence your rates. Paying bills on time, reducing outstanding debts and monitoring your credit report for errors can all contribute to a higher credit score and potential savings on your auto insurance.

6. Ask About Discounts

Insurance providers offer various discounts, but they might not always proactively inform you about them. Inquire about available discounts, such as good student discounts, military discounts or discounts for taking a defensive driving course.

Auto insurance is a necessary expense, but that doesn't mean you have to pay more than necessary. By following these tips, you can significantly reduce your auto insurance costs. Remember that finding the right balance between coverage and cost is essential, ensuring that you're adequately protected on the road without overspending on premiums.

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