Buying or renewing car insurance is no longer a simple task for motorists. For insurers understanding the increasingly complex purchase journey is critical to building a successful strategy to maximize sales and customer retention. We have carried out extensive research into the purchase journey of UK car insurance buyers and we’re sharing it in a series of blogs, so let’s start at the beginning – The Research Phase.
Sign up for automatic payment from your bank account and save up to five percent with Allstate’s EZ Pay Plan. Save another ten percent on Allstate’s eSmart Program, by which you manage your policy online. Save another ten percent by paying off your annual premium in full, instead of making monthly payments. You can also score a multi-policy discount by having more than one Allstate insurance policy. For instance, you can combine life insurance or home insurance with car insurance, or you can insure more than one vehicle.
Sign up for Payroll Deduction and your monthly insurance premium will be automatically deducted from your paycheck. The convenience is one more way you can enjoy peace of mind with Liberty Mutual. In addition, Liberty Mutual offers an Educator Endorsement which provides a deductible waiver if your car or personal property is damaged on University property or while conducting University-related business.
Similar to Progressive’s Snapshot program, State Farm offers policyholders the option of saving more based on their good driving behavior. Drivers simply connect their indoor communications system – OnStar, In-Drive, and SYNC – and the insurer collects some basic characteristics of your driving. State Farm explains they will only use the the driving information to calculate consumers’ discounts and cannot increase your auto premiums. The exception is drivers who already receive a discount for low annual mileage can see their premiums increase if they drive more than 7,500 miles in the year.
Similar to the trick employed by cash-strapped commuters renewing their season tickets a few days early to avoid fare increases, drivers may be better off taking out a new policy before their existing one expires. If your policy is due for renewal in the first 12 days of November2, you could be better off cancelling the existing policy and starting a new one on the 31st October before prices go up – even though you won’t get any money back for the remaining days of cover.
Similarly, if you thought that subsidized production of photovoltaics and the various subsidies to putting solar cells on your roof, including the requirement that your fellow citizens buy electricity back from you at retail prices, are about the environment, you will be puzzled by our government’s heavy import restrictions on cheap Chinese made solar cells. Obviously, mother nature cares not where the cells are produced. Mother politics does.
Similarly, once insurance was tax deductible, there was an incentive to salt it up. You would not buy car insurance that paid for” oil changes — especially if you had to deal with insurance paperwork each time. But with a tax deduction it’s worth buying health insurance that pays for” routine small expenses. Then the government (state and local too) instituted mandates that insurance must pay for” — and, of course, charge premiums to cover — all sorts of additional procedures, which makes insurance too expensive.
Similarly, there are many other popular car insurance companies in the world. All the companies have their own rates and quotes. You can get the quotes of different companies online. You will need to visit the official website of the company to get the quotes. It is suggested to go for the best company to insure your auto. It is better to make some research about the insurance company that you are choosing for insurance.
Similarly, young drivers can reduce their car insurance costs by controlling their mileage. During applications for insurance coverage, insurers usually ask drivers how many miles they cover per year in order to estimate potential risks. Remember, the more you drive, the more likely you can be involved in an accident. Therefore, to modify the cost of premiums, young drivers should consider ways of using their cars less, such as joining car-share schemes, or commuting on public service vehicles.