Low cost car insurance is not available for everyone, but nearly anyone can do things to help lower their current rates. Cheap car insurance quotes may sound good at first, but once some additional, required information is figured in, these cheap car insurance quotes can rise significantly. Consider a 20-year old male, driving a new sports car with a DUI on his record and a history of two accidents and a past ticket for driving with a revoked license. Obviously, this sounds like a worst-case scenario, but the chances of this guy securing low cost car insurance are doubtful.
There is, however, a long list of things that can be done to turn cheap car insurance quotes into an actual low cost car insurance policy. A few of these can be directly related to the example of the 20-year old male driver above.
While there's nothing you can do about being twenty years old, and drivers under the age of 25 will almost always have to pay somewhat higher rates, you certainly can opt to drive a lower risk automobile, which should lower rates. You can go online and find a list of vehicles that auto insurance companies consider safer to own and which, therefore, cost less to insure.
You can also choose to not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs and also not drive if your license has been revoked. Insurance companies like to insure drivers with clean driving records who have no history of accidents. With this in mind, driving within the speed limit, taking a defensive driving course and staying alert when behind the wheel can all work in your favor to making you a safer driver who the insurance companies will be willing to cover with a policy and even include some discounts.
A few other ways to save money on insurance premiums include driving an older car and opting for something not likely to be on the favorites list of car thieves. An older car that could easily be repaired or replaced in the event of a collision will be cheaper to insure. In some cases, you may consider not even carrying collision coverage on such an automobile, which will reduce your policy premiums even more.
Insurance companies look at dozens of categories when figuring insurance coverage costs. Many of these can be changed in order to lower your rates. The neighborhood in which you live, including whether you live in the city or the country, is a factor. Consolidating all of your various insurance policies under one company can also bring discounts, as can staying with the same company year after year, which is likely to earn you a loyalty discount.