Car Buying Advice

When Should I Get an Auto Insurance Quote?

When Should I Get an Auto Insurance Quote?

This is a great question. The auto insurance quote is a key element in car shopping, one that far too many car shoppers forget. Once you have found your next new car, the last thing you want is sticker shock on car insurance. You do not want to wake up the second day of new car ownership to discover you can’t afford your dream car. That would stink!

The solution and simple answer to the question of “when should I get an auto insurance quote,” is before you buy.  To be more specific, you should shop for insurance online while you are shopping for cars online.  recommends that you start getting insurance quotes as you narrow your list of car choices down to 3 or 4 options that you are serious enough about to test drive.

lady in park getting online quote

You should feel free to reach out to your current auto insurance company. They will welcome the opportunity strengthen their relationship with you.  We also recommend that you get at least one quote from another auto insurance carrier. You should take advantage of this time to save money – excuse me… save more money. The good news is most auto insurance companies don’t charge for this service. The speed and accuracy of their quoting process will also give you an indication of their brand of customer service, so don’t make an auto insurance buying decision on price alone. Check out the ratings for the insurance companies you consider too. Additionally, make sure you are getting apples to apples automobile insurance quotes for the exact same coverage and deductibles. We highly recommend taking good notes or getting a written copy of the quote (electronic or hard-copy).

Good luck and happy shopping – now go out and save some money — excuse me… save more money!

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Car Buying Advice

Top 5 Reasons to Buy an Extended Warranty

JonnieMay 11, 2018

Upside Down

JonnieMay 8, 2018

How Long Have You Been in Car Shopper Mode?

JonnieApril 19, 2018

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Pre-qaulify For an Auto Loan

JonnieMarch 6, 2018

Why Buy Certified Pre-Owned?

JonnieFebruary 27, 2018

Check Your Credit Score Before You Go Car Shopping

New Car PromosFebruary 20, 2018

Top 3 New Car Warranty Deals

JonnieFebruary 12, 2018

Is a 72 Month Car Loan Right For You?

New Car PromosFebruary 11, 2018

Car Shopping and Dating

JonnieJanuary 9, 2018 we have aggregated a list of all of the financing specials available in every market for every car and trim in the U.S. Check our our New Car Deals page for money saving offers.

Copyright © 2013