Everyone is looking for ways to save money and with vacation months fast approaching, you may want to take a look at your auto insurance policy.
You can’t assume that your insurance company knows that you added an anti-theft system to your car or that your alma mater offers an alumni discount. It’s your responsibility to tell your provider and ask for the discount. This simple step could save you hundreds of dollars per year.
Four of the most commonly overlooked discounts include:
--Daytime running lights. This discount was rare last year, but now, four out of the top 10 insurers offer a discount for daytime running lights. This is now standard equipment on most new cars; drivers should make sure they’re receiving this discount if it applies to them.
--Low mileage. This discount is almost twice as common now as it was a year ago. Eight of the top 10 insurers offer this discount (up from six of 10 last year). This discount often ties in with the onboard tracking devices (called telematics or pay-as-you-drive programs) that monitor driving habits.
--Newer vehicles. A discount for owning a newer vehicle (typically 3 years old or newer) is becoming increasingly popular with insurers. Five out of 10 are currently offering this discount.
--Affinity/occupational. Half of the top 10 insurers offer this discount. It rewards people who belong to a certain group (such as a professional association, a college alumni group or a fraternity/sorority).
Many of these discounts hide in the “nooks and crannies” of carrier sites, policies. Want our staff to take a look at your current auto policy? Call us at 281-448-3040.
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