If you’re hoping to get cheap insurance for a new car, you need to take the following into consideration before you actually purchase the car.
Find out if your car is one that is often stolen. Many companies provide reports each year listing the “Top Most Stolen Vehicles” of that year. Regardless of how much you love that four-wheel drive beauty you have your eye on, if it’s on the list, it’s a risk. And if it’s a risk, you’re less likely to get cheap insurance for it.
Check out the safety features of the car. This means both inside and out, as well as for you, your passengers, and pedestrians. Inquire about the air bags and how effective they really are. Look at safety belts, and if you have children, make sure the car is equipped for child safety seats. You may also want to purchase a car that has child safety locks. Is the car top heavy and more likely to turn over on sharp curves? How does the car rate when it comes to front, rear, and side impact collisions? If your car proves safe for everyone in and around it, you’re more likely to get cheap insurance for it.
Plan prior to the purchase. Know exactly where you’re going to store the car. Do you live in the suburbs and have your own garage with a lockable door? Or is your only option to park the car on the side of the street? If you live in an apartment complex that rents or sells parking spaces, fork over the extra cash. If an insurance company knows your car is more likely to be safe when not in use, you’re that much closer to cheap insurance for your new car.
There are many factors considered when seeking cheap insurance for a new car; some are uncontrollable like your age. Those that can be controlled, however, should be.