No one wants to pay more than they absolutely have to for automobile insurance. In Washington State many factors can play a part in your auto insurance premiums. By law, insurance companies in Washington can take many different things into consideration when giving you a quote. These range from your age to your credit history. Even though you can’t control some of these factors, there are things you can do to help ensure you find a more affordable rate.
The type of vehicle you drive obviously plays a huge part in determining how much you’ll ultimately pay in automobile insurance. Not only do some cars cost more to purchase, they also cost more to repair. Insurance companies realize this as well, and you may notice this reflected in your auto insurance premiums. Consider buying a more affordable car and watch your insurance rates drop.
Some auto insurance companies offer incentives, in the form of rebates, if you take extra precautions with your vehicle. Typically this means that if you install a car alarm, you may be eligible for a lowered premium. You’ll need to show proof of the alarm installation which might be an in-person visit to the insurance company’s office or perhaps a receipt for the work done. In either case, it’s worth asking about. Not only will you save some money in premiums, your car stands less of a chance of being broken into or stolen.
Ask any potential Washington auto insurance companies about a reduction in premiums if you take a higher deductible. Although this is going to cost you more in the event of an accident, overall it should yield an attractive savings in your annual insurance costs. Most policies come with a standard level of deductible, so make it a point to inquire before you agree to the policy.