A common question that comes up when speaking with an auto insurance agent is, “How much coverage do I really need”? Auto insurance is mandatory in all provinces of Canada, and for good reason. The costs associated with accident damage and injury related fees would be astronomical if not for insurance. Just because it is mandatory does not mean the process of getting insured is simplistic. You may find it confusing not only to find a good insurance company, but also to get the coverage you need at a price you can afford. Thankfully, there are ways to get the insurance you require and save money at the same time.
You should first make it a priority to find out how much coverage you currently have and how much coverage you actually need. Hundreds of people don’t have enough insurance on their cars based on their reckless driving record, but just as many are paying too much for every possible setback they may never encounter on the road. While you do need liability insurance to cover all the medical payments, physical damage and potential third party injuries, you don’t want to have a premium insurance package when you have a budget allotted for a basic one. Car insurance should always be within your financial means, and obtaining a quote online or discussing it through a free consultation is fast and easy.
To save you some extra cash, there are multiple areas to potentially cut some fat from your policy. Speaking with a Sharp Insurance agent will shine light on all the little nooks some extra money could be hiding in. Here are a few of those money savers your agent may bring up:
- If you have a clean driving record, it may be time to look and see if a discount could be available. No tickets, offences or crashes is a good sign and may highlight some areas savings could be found.
- Check and see what your deductable is at. Increasing your deductable may help slash your premium.
- Look into telematics, which is a GPS installed in your vehicle to see how you are driving. If you don’t know about this, there is another reason to book an appointment.
- Look into bundling your insurance. By having an insurance bundle, Sharp Insurance is able to save you hundreds on what normally would have been three or more forms of expensive insurance in a simple, easy-to-follow process.