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Car Insurance Guide for Teens and Young Adults


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As you get older your car insurance gets smaller. Things like paying off your car and getting married will actually improve your rate but until then you will have to be a little more diligent in finding the best car insurance rate you can.

For teens, rates may be higher due to being an inexperienced driver. If your teenage driver recently earned their license, it is time to start getting insurance quotes. Teenagers are expensive to insure but by following the tips below you can keep the premiums affordable.

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Factors

Car insurance companies take a lot of things into consideration when they give you a quote and price your policy and different insurance companies rate things differently so you will need several quotes before you find the one that is right for you.

The factors that are taken into account is age, driving record, credit score, zipcode, year, make, and model of your car as well as any feature such as air bags and anti- theft device, your marital status, school (if you are still in school) gender, and whether or not the vehicle is financed or has any expensive extras like rims and sound systems installed.

Driving School

If you take a traffic school class you may be able to get a discount on your car insurance rate. You will also get a discount the longer you go without a ticket or accident so drive safe and pay attention to what is going on around your car.

Paperwork

In order to get a quote for the lowest insurance for you, you will need a few things close by. The things you will need are your driver’s license, registration for the VIN or vehicle identification number, you address including zip code, and also the finance company for your car if you are still making payments on it.

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Good Student Discount

Most insurance companies offer a good student discount to teenagers that meet their requirements. If your new driver maintains at least a B+ average then you should be offered a discount. The requirements do vary by insurance company so be sure to check with your local agent in regards to their terms and conditions.

Older Car

Insuring an older car will be cheaper regardless of who is driving. Making your older vehicle the primary car that your teenager drives will help keep your costs down. Safety features will also save money so make your agent aware of any features the vehicle may have such as airbags or anti-lock breaks

Research the Best Rates

To find the best and cheap car insurance, you will need to get as many quotes as you can. The more quotes you get the more likely you are to find a policy that is right for you. Search for insurance quotes from at least three websites or call at least three places before you make a decision. You will also need full coverage insurance if your car is financed so have the finance papers close by so you can add that information to the quote.

You will need to look for a new insurance quote every two years and anytime you make a change in your life. Something as small as moving to a new place could actually save you money on insurance so if you move or even get a new job ask your insurance company if it may change your rate.

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