Arizona auto insurance is not cheap
Arizona ranked as the thirteenth most expensive state for auto insurance during the years 1999 to 2003. With insurance average insurance premiums rising to $920.38 in the year 2003 that is nearly a 5% increase from the previous year. If these trends keep up the average for 2005 premiums paid will be about $1014.00.
With more than 3.3 million cars insured privately in Arizona there is plenty of opportunity to shop around and try to decrease what you are spending for car insurance. Even with high risk drivers saving money on auto insurance is quite easy.
Where do I start saving money on car insurance?
The first place to look to save money is with the deductible. Many don’t know that deductibles can vary with each form of insurance coverage that is offered. You may have $250 deductible on comprehensive claims and a $500 deductible on the collision claims. Raising these deductibles can save money every month. Before increasing the deductibles compare what the savings are per month with what you would pay in the case of damage or an accident.
Many people do not change their insurance policy as their car ages. The fact that your car depreciates so quickly can allow you to save money on auto insurance. If your $30,000 car is now worth $5,000 then full collision coverage may not be that beneficial considering that you would pay more to insure the vehicle after a claim than you would to just pay any claim out of pocket. Remember after a claim insurance rates are increased and this makes many small claims cheaper to pay for rather than file a claim with an insurance company. Since these small claims may be paid for out of pocket decreasing your coverage can save a lot of money every month.
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