If you plan on going on vacation and will be renting a car on your trip, the rental car company will probably recommend that you purchase rental car insurance to protect the car. While this might be necessary in some cases, it typically is not necessary for a person who owns a car and has an auto insurance policy in place. Here are a few things to understand about car insurance and rental car coverage.
- Buying standard home insurance coverage is a good start -- it is better than not having any coverage -- but sometimes it is not enough. There are two main reasons for this: first, standard coverage has limits that may not be adequate for some of your valuable items. Second, standard coverage may leave out some of your belongings. For that reason, you should consider adding these riders to your standard coverage to get full protection:
- Having to file an SR22 form in order to get vehicle insurance is known for pushing up the costs of car insurance. However, that doesn't mean that there's nothing you can do to bring costs down. Unfortunately, a lot of SR22 motorists make some common mistakes that unnecessarily bring up the costs of their insurance. The following are six mistakes you can avoid to minimize the costs of your SR22 filing:
- If your auto insurance canceled your policy because you were involved in an accident and are now rated "high-risk" for another claim, then you can expect to pay more for your next policy. Auto insurance companies use a rating system similar to credit scoring to technologically generate your risk rating for future claims. If your insurance company has rated you as high-risk, then you should assume you are in the rating system's computer now as such.
- If you are looking to reduce your monthly expenses, a good place to start would be any active insurance policies that you carry. If you own or lease a vehicle, your auto insurance policy could represent a good opportunity to save a few dollars. Here are three tips that could help you lower the monthly premium on your auto insurance. Set a Higher Deductible for Collision Coverage If your car is new, you are likely interested in keeping your deductible as low as possible.