15 Jun, 2012
The internet gives those shopping for insurance access to multiple quoting systems that can help save time and money. Often, consumers assume that these valuable online quoting algorithms give them access to the same service as a local independent agent and choose to use them instead of working with a live insurance professional. Unfortunately, assuming you’re getting the same services may be a mistake.
Discovering Opportunities for Discounts
An insurance agent interacts with you to find out about your life and driving habits, and can help identify possible discounts that you are qualify for. A one-on-one consultation better allows an agent to discover opportunities for these important discounts, something that an internet algorithm simply can’t do. Each day, insurers are developing new opportunities for discounts including smart phone apps that can be employed while driving to keep a driver’s focus on the road. Online algorithms don’t stand a chance against an agent when it comes to keeping up with these developments.
Reviewing and Understanding Coverage Options
There are many options to choose from when shopping for auto coverage, and each will affect your quote and risk exposure differently. When sitting at home, trying to navigate online quote systems, it can be next to impossible to figure out what policy features you need, limits to choose and reasonable deductibles. Agents can help you go through the coverage options, as well as tweak limits and deductibles, so you get the most value out of your new auto insurance.
Working with Various Companies
The algorithms you use online for auto insurance quotes have access to a limited and fixed number of insurance companies. This does not give you the broad range of options that your local auto insurance agent will. In addition, because agents work with these companies on a one-on-one basis every day, they know how each company handles its underwriting and this can help get you matched up with a company that is going to get you the best rates for your situation.
Auto insurance is an important and often required coverage to carry. In order to get multiple quotes and the best price for you, there’s no need to rely on websites. Instead, you can get the service of a live and thinking agent who knows how to get you the best deals on insurance and where to put your policy so you can afford the premium. Contact us at 888-751-7511 to speak to a live agent, or get an instant online auto insurance quote.