Four Insurance Factors To Consider When Buying A Car

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Four Insurance Factors To Consider When Buying A Car

5 August 2016
 Categories: Insurance, Blog

When purchasing a car, it is important to take the time to consider what your insurance costs will be for the vehicle, before choosing one option over another option. There are many factors that go into consideration when it comes to how much you will have to pay to insure a car. Use the guide below to learn how to choose a vehicle that will not cost a fortune to insure.

Do Not Finance a Vehicle

If you finance a vehicle, you will have to have full coverage insurance on the car no matter what it is worth. If your vehicle is not worth a lot of money, having full coverage insurance will not be worth the cost. If you purchase a vehicle outright, you can choose to put as much or as little insurance on the vehicle as you want.

Do Not Purchase a Convertible

Convertibles cost more to insure than other cars because they often cost much more than vehicles that do not have convertible tops and for the many working parts that are needed in order to open and close the top when needed. Convertibles with soft tops are also easier to break into and steal, which can make them more of a risk for insurance companies to insure.

Purchase a Vehicle with High Safety Ratings

The safer the car you purchase, the less you may have to spend on insurance because the insurance company will know that the costs for injuries or damage will be minimal if you are involved in an accident due to the high safety ratings of the vehicle.

Don't be Afraid to Get a Quote

Finally, if you think you have found the perfect vehicle for you, call your insurance agent, like Rob Jackson Insurance, to find out how much it would cost to insure the vehicle. The agent can give you an instant quote for full coverage or liability to allow you to be sure that you can afford the insurance costs.

Some companies offer you discounts for paying for the insurance in one lump sum rather than paying on a month-to-month basis. Also, you may be able to save money on your insurance costs by bundling your other insurance needs with the same company. When the company has your home, car, and even boat insurances all covered, they will give you a discount because they know that you are not taking your business to any other insurance company.