Insurance Tips

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If you are going to be shopping for car insurance, there are some things that you absolutely must know. Most people know where to go to look for car insurance, but few people know the right things to say in order to get the lowest rates. The insurance companies have made quite a living over the years by confusing people like you and me. Why does this happen? Simply put, we know that we need insurance and have little time or desire to figure out the basics of the car insurance business. With that in mind, I will provide some tips and secrets for how to get those lower rates.

One trick that often costs folks money is that they go for things that they simply do not need. Insurance is something that varies greatly on a person by person basis. A person that is worth a few million will obviously need more liability insurance than someone with relatively no worth. If you are somewhat lacking in the asset department, then you do not need a whole heap of liability insurance. After all, you probably do not have much that they could sue you for. Usually, the insurance companies will lure you into purchasing more liability insurance because you can be sued regardless of your worth. The truth of the matter is that people with little worth are rarely sued in America, if ever. If you are in this circumstance, ask for the legal minimums in regards to liability insurance. The companies will be reluctant, but they will have to relent if you are persistent.

One trick that people fail to utilize is the art of claiming diminished value on a vehicle. When you get into an accident, your car will undoubtedly suffer some damage. Most of that damage will be fixed in the body shop, but your car will never be the same. It will even be worth a good bit less, even if you can not see any damage. Most estimates indicate that cars are worth approximately $2,000 less after being involved in an accident. Make sure to be forceful and ask your insurance company to compensate you for diminished value within your policy. They are insuring you against your losses and this is certainly a loss.