Choosing A Raise In Deductibles

August 30, 2017 · Posted in General Articles on Car Insurance 

The severe impact on economy drives everyone to find a source for cutting down any of his personal or home expenses. Though it may be true or not it is told that car insurance happens to be first victim as it has become a regular monthly expense, whether or not you use your car. Many people pay for car insurance, only because of compulsion. However at times of an accident claim, the car insurance companies make your life a hell, before paying you, to set right your car.

There are over 6 million car accidents in the United States every year and a car is stolen about every 35 seconds. Knowing that, why wouldn’t you want car insurance.

When looking for car insurance, shop around. One company could quote you $600/ 6 months and the next could say $1000/ 6 months. Also look for companies that give discounts. You career could give you a discount, when I was a teacher, I paid $800/ 1 year. I haven’t found insurance that cheap since. If you have kids that drive, encourage them to get good grades. If you need home insurance, get it from the same company ad your auto insurance for a discount.

So a good driving habit ensures a reduced car insurance expense. Two alternate modes are put before you. Drive safely as long as you can and have the confidence of raising the deductible. If otherwise you get into some accident, raising the deductible prove to be costlier.

By increasing the deductible from $1000 to $2000 a decrease in monthly car premium of $25 is gained, after that a period of 40 months (from the month of increasing the deductible) will be needed for reach the $1000 increase in deductible which means having an accident during this period will end up in loss. As per this example you must you must keep off accident for 3years and 4months with increased deductible on car insurance premium or don’t go for a raise.

The deductible for you insurance is another variable. You want a deductible you can afford. I know that if I was in a car accident, I would only be able to afford $500 to fix my car, but everyone is different. Make sure the deductible is something you can afford. The higher your deductible, the lower the insurance is, but if you can’t afford to get the car fix so you can get to work, you will not be able to afford to pay your bills either.

Now you have the full confidence to sit on the wheels for 3 long continuous years without any incident. Be sure that you are not alone on the road and you have to face a lot of reckless drivers unmindful of other vehicles. Increase in number of vehicles in the years ahead of your insurance signing, shall also to be made note of. Also if you are not in a country side, reconsider your decision to go for higher deductibles, as you need to plough through the congested urban roads.

 

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