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It is important prior to getting quotes to be sure that the various items that will be used to determine your rates are in the best shape possible. One item that most people are unaware of is that your credit report may have an effect. In most states you are now eligible for one free report per year so it makes sense to check and have them correct any negative entries if possible. Another tip is to never let your insurance be canceled for nonpayment. This will also raise your rates. If you cannot pay it is better to call and cancel until you can. Teenage drivers are another big expense. To save money it is tempting to only get the minimum insurance. This puts you at great risk if there is a serious accident. Get your agent to also quote an umbrella policy. This will give you coverage for numerous situations, not just a traffic accident. Consider your deductible. If you can afford it the higher the better. Get quotes on several different levels and then decide. Consider the insurance when you purchase a vehicle. Sports cars and popular models for theft carry higher rates.
Your state insurance department is your best resource for insurance-related questions and concerns. Find information on insurance companies and agents, rate quotes and comparisons, insurance buying tips, claims filing information and much more.