Tips To Reduce Your Auto Insurance

09/22/2011 11:54 AM ET

Here’s a few tips on how to reduce the price of auto insurance since premiums are adjusted based on the type of vehicle and coverage you choose.

You can do reduce your premiums by driving a cheaper car. Expensive cars pay the most because they are prone to theft and other risks. Try to drive a low profile vehicle to reduce your monthly premium.

Many insurance companies offer special benefits to their customers. If you are a senior citizen, teenage policy holder or longtime customer of the company, you may enjoy discount benefits on your premium. Ask your insurer if you are eligible.

If you are a private owner who drives an automobile less than average miles each year, you can qualify for the “low mileage discount” offered by many providers. This is one benefit that is usually overlooked.

There are various discounts that can reduce premiums on safety and security for auto policy holders whose cars are equipped with protection measures such as air bags, automatic seat belts, anti-lock brakes, tracking system, car alarm and more.

If you have a good credit report, it can help you get a fair cut in the insurance costs. Companies ask for your credit report to ensure that the policy holder will be able to pay his premiums on time. You can receive a benefit or a discount by producing a good credit report to prove you are responsible.

Insurance providers allow a reduction in costs for those policy holders who agree to pay the premium annually. Consult your insurer to get full details about this benefit. If you can pay the whole premium upfront, then you can save more money.

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