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I still remember the day that I drove off of that used car lot with my first car. In my excitement to show off my new ride to my friends, I smashed my car into a telephone pole. Although I can laugh about the accident now, it was devastating at the time. In addition to completely destroying my reputation, I also had to deal with the expenses that were involved with the wreck. Unfortunately, I hadn't purchased car insurance, so I had to foot the repair bills on my own. After getting my car fixed and thinking about my actions, it was very clear to me that I needed to invest in a car insurance policy. I decided to learn as much as I could about insurance, and that is one of the reasons that I decided to become an insurance agent.

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3 Ways To Save Some Money On Your Car Insurance

When money is tight, you do what you can to save money. You may do what you can to cut the fat from other areas in your budget. One thing that you should never eliminate is your car insurance. Not only is having auto insurance the law in almost every state, it's smart for you to have. You don't have to get rid of your auto insurance in order to save money. There are several things that you can do to save money on your insurance:

Negotiate With Your Insurance Company

If you have been a customer in good standing with your insurance company for years and you have a good driving record, you may be able to negotiate a better deal. Call your agent and talk to them about it. You can tell them that you are considering going with a different company because they can give you a better price. Be as specific as possible.

Tell your agent that you would prefer to stay with your current company because you have a long relationship with them. They may be able to find discounts that you can use, which will cut down on your premiums without losing any coverage. 

Join an Auto Club

You may wonder how spending more money is going to save you money, but it really will. One reason for that is because you can get your car insurance through the auto club. Because the auto club has many members, they can negotiate with insurance companies to get the club member's a better price on their insurance. It's in everyone's benefit. The insurance company gets a lot of new customers and all the customers get good insurance. Plus, you get the benefit of having the emergency roadside service if you need it. 

Take Defensive Driving Course

There is no driver out there who wouldn't benefit from taking a driving class. A defensive driving class will teach you how to be a safer driver. Insurance companies like to see their customers take these kinds of courses because those customers are less likely to have an accident. Talk to your insurance company and find out how much you can save by taking one of these classes.

You can contact local driving schools to see if they offer a defensive driving course. If they do not, you can also contact your local department of motor vehicles, they may have some information for you. Sometimes people are ordered to take these courses by the court, so a DMV should have some information as to where to find the classes. 

You have to have car insurance. You can also save money on what your current premiums are. Have more questions? Contact a company like United Security Agency to learn more.