Here are some comments from Safeco clients in 2015
Children are expensive to insure on your auto insurance. Did you know that most insurance companies offer a discount if your child is at college and does not have access to one of your vehicles on a regular basis. Your child will still be a listed driver on your insurance policy but he/she will be changed to an infrequent operator. Your child is still covered if they return home for summer vacation or a holiday break.
Generally, there is a distance requirement for this discount – meaning that the student may have to be attending a school 50 or 100 miles away from home but it’s definitely worth asking your agent. If it’s a discount you qualify for, then you deserve it!
Insure with Denver Insurance LLC and we are happy to always review your policies for potential discounts. Make sure you are getting the best and cheapest auto insurance in Colorado. Contact us today!
Maintain good credit to save on auto insurance – credit is a factor with nearly every auto insurance company because they have found that people with good credit file less claims. Therefore, people who have excellent credit scores tend to get charged lower premiums. Why? If you pay monthly, most insurance companies credit you the insurance up front for the year and then ask you to pay them back in monthly, interest-bearing installments. And, as you know, anything that bears interest is a loan. Your credit score is an indication of your overall likelihood of paying back the loan, so insurance companies take this into account when you apply for auto insutance. In short, If your credit score is good, they will consider you to be low risk, and the interest on your premiums will go down. If your score is weak, you’ll pay more.
This brings us to the 2nd point…
Don’t let your insurance lapse – because insurance is required by the State of Colorado, you are penalized if there is a gap in coverage. The longer the gap, the greater the penalty. Make sure you maintain continuous insurance to give yourself the best insurance rate.
Bundle your insurance – One of the ways to save on auto insurance is to bundle your insurance with other types of insurance that you may have taken out with the same provider.you will likely get a discount on your auto insurance if you combine all of your insurance policies. Even if you only have renters or life insurance, see if your insurance agent will give you a multi-line discount on your car insurance. Insurers want to capture as much business as possible, and if they can get you to sign up for multiple products (that you actually want and need), they’re often willing to provide you with substantial discounts on individual premiums.
Choose a car with low insurance costs – Reducing your car insurance premium also depends on the car you buy. Insurers know that some cars are more likely to be stolen than others either because they’re more valuable or they’re an easier target for thieves. You can save money on your auto insurance premiums ahead of time by buying a car that is least likely to be stolen.
Reduce your deductible for cheap auto insurance – If you reduce your deductible, then your insurance company isn’t obliged to pay out as much when you make a claim. Because of this, they are often willing to reduce your premiums. Remember, though, if you reduce your deductible, you should set more money aside, just in case you have an accident because your insurance company may not pay for your entire damages. This is something you need to talk to your auto insurance agent about before buying a cheap auto insurance policy.
Shop through local auto insurance brokers – As you are probably aware, at Denver Insurance we are your local independent insurance agents who can best represent you. There are three main advantages working with a reputable local independent insurance broker like us can save you money on auto insurance.
Take advantage of auto insurance discounts – Some insurers offer customers “low mileage discounts.” If you don’t use your vehicle much or you can think of a way of using it less, then your insurer may offer you money off your next renewal bill. Low mileage discounts usually start at around 5,000 miles per year and below. For these type of drivers Nationwide has a new SmartMiles auto insurance program that gives customers to pay as you drive insurance. If you consider yourself a really safe driver. Then you should consider a drive tracking device or app like Safeco’s RightTrack could save you 30% in Auto Insurance. These trackers plug into your car or can be downloaded onto your smartphone to measure your driving habits and provide you with a true quote based on your driving patterns.
To learn more talk to one of our insurance agents. Our local agents are well educated on all of these great discounts and can help you find new ways to save on auto insurance, no matter your driving lifestyle. Contact Us or get a auto insurance quote and we can help you with this process.
It is tough to get proper home insurance coverage if your home has the T-lock shingle. The insurance company cannot simply replace a handful of shingles if a small portion of your roof is damaged. Most reputable insurance companies will not insure these homes and if they do, generally, it is with a higher deductible or actual cash value coverage. Actual cash value coverage means that there will be a depreciated value for your roof so you have a higher out-of-pocket obligation.
If you are buying a home with T-lock shingles, you might consider making the seller replace the roof as part of the closing terms. If you have a T-lock roof on your home now, check to make sure your current home insurance policy is replacement cost. You will likely want to keep that existing policy until you get a new roof. Many existing policies will have the replacement cost “grandfathered” into the policy. If you are shopping for insurance and have a T-lock roof, make sure the insurance agent and insurance company know the type of roof on your house.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about insuring T-Lock shingles or finding a reputable replacement.
Rental car companies offer an add-on called collision damage waiver. By purchasing this waiver, any insurance claim would go through the rental car company – not your personal auto insurance. Typically, there is not a deductible if you purchase this waiver.
Of course, there are some restrictions on your personal auto insurance policy:
Each situation can be unique so please contact us with any specific questions.
Summer is a popular time to borrow your neighbor’s truck for a home-improvement project or moving large furniture. Here is what you need to know about your auto insurance coverage when borrowing or loaning a car.
Generally, the coverage follows the vehicle instead of the driver. In most circumstances, as long as the owner of the car has insurance, it’s covered even if someone other than the owner is driving it — as long as they have the owner’s permission. The borrower’s insurance is considered secondary — it could apply if the owner’s insurance is insufficient to fully cover the damage, in the event of an accident.
There are some exceptions to what is called “permissive use” coverage. For example, permission must be given by the vehicle owner. The borrower should not give permission to another person to use the vehicle. Coverage might also be denied if the borrower operates the vehicle in a criminal manner. Business use, by the borrower, likely won’t be covered under your personal auto policy.
Ultimately, it’s usually safe to occasionally loan your car— just make sure it is for “normal” use. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Don’t want to wait until it’s too late to get answers!
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