When I was 17 years old, I saved up enough money from my part-time job to buy my very first car, an ‘89 Ford Taurus. Having my own car was basically a dream come true for my teenage-self. Five hundred dollars cash and one month later it died. Obviously this first car purchase was made based on emotion and not a logical decision. Many years later and with my own family to keep in mind, a lot more research goes not only into a safe family vehicle, but the car insurance purchased for it.
As an adult, I’m still learning about things like health insurance and car insurance. Who really understands it all? At some point in my life, I believed that the color of the car affected the price of car insurance rates. Guess what? It doesn’t! I thought having a red two-door car was considered a sports car and therefore would cost more to insure. I discovered The Zebra, a comprehensive online tool to compare auto insurance rates. In just a few minutes I was able to get competitive rates from over a handful of auto insurance companies, compare coverage and make an educated decision for our family.
Having a family means expenses can really run high. We just recently came back from family vacation and while planning I spent weeks and even months before finding the best rates for our family of four to fly and stay. About 1-2 times a year we try to take a look at our finances and see where we may have been splurging and re-evaluate. This is a great time to also make sure we’re getting the best rate for auto insurance. Pro Tip/Myth:You don’t have to wait until your policy term ends to switch insurance companies.
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Car insurance rates don’t have to be a gray area when you use The Zebra’s black and white auto insurance search engine. One powerful (and Free!) tool can provide extensive knowledge and educational resources to help you make an informed decision for auto coverage and help save you and your family money. Knowledge is Horsepower! You can check your Insurability Score here and be on your way to a more confident decision.