Car insurance when you get older can be rather tricky. Now that you may be living on a limited income you may have to do some comparison shopping to find the best auto insurance policies available. Here are some helpful tips on how to save money while getting the best auto insurance rates for seniors.
As a person ages they drive less so it stands to reason if you haven’t had any accidents your rates tend to lower. However, for income reasons it is still best to comparison shop for the best insurance quotes when it comes to any type of insurance, especially auto. The first thing to remember is nobody can be turned away for car insurance because of their age. However, if they let their license lapse, they may be required to take an exam before they are able to get their license renewed.
It is important to get insurance quotes from several different companies before deciding on your auto insurance choice.
Taking a driving course or purchasing a car with additional safety features can save money on your insurance rates.
There are several auto insurance companies that specialize in insurance for seniors such as AARP and AAA.
Sometimes employers or church groups may offer a group insurance rate that will save money on auto insurance policies.
Sometimes local insurance agents can offer lower rates than other auto insurance companies, it is always good to look at several different avenues to find the best policy quotes.
Many seniors are driving automobiles that they have had for many years and sometimes the deductible on a certain car many cost more than the car is worth. To get the best senior rate you may need to choose a higher deductible for your automobile.
Your insurance rates are adjusted according to your zip code. If you own two homes and spend the same amount of time in each home, you will need to choose to list the car insurance in the zip code that will give you the best rate.
Most seniors never want to give up driving, however sometimes due to health reasons it may become necessary to give up driving. People sometimes continue paying for car insurance policies even after they never drive anymore due to health reasons for fear they may need to drive someday. The cost far outweighs the benefit and if you do have to drive one day, you probably wouldn’t be able to due to medical reasons, so let the insurance and car go. Use senior taxicabs, family members or friends. The money you save by no longer having a car will easily pay for your trips here and there to the store and doctor appointments.
Some good insurance companies that offer good rates to seniors are AARP, Progressive, Allstate, Farm Bureau, Geico and State Farm.
Make sure you get all the quotes you can and tell them what you can pay, sometimes as with Progressive they can work around your priceline. Geico has a senior discount program and many other insurances do as well.
References for this article include: www.nscddconline.com/geicosenior/