Internet Comparison Shopping - Car Insurance


The internet is an excellent way to compare prices from a wide range of insurers though just because you can get a quote online does not necessarily mean it will be the least expensive. You can fill out an online quotation form which is very comprehensive and takes about 10 minutes to fill in. You can also save the details and come back to them later. The feature comes in handy because it is surprising how much quotes can differ even from the same insurer, depending on when you ask for the quote and how full the company's order book is. Once you have completed the form, you are given several quotes, then the option of buying online Many companies give you the option to pay by debit or credit card, in full or in installments.

The telephone is a good way to get quotes as well, especially since the form filling is pretty cumbersome and takes roughly the same time that it does to answer the same questions to a broker over the phone. Many online insurers have realized that to be successful selling insurance, they must make the process simple. Some insurers have made great strides in simplifying the online quotation process like cutting the quotation process down to a few minutes. This is done by excluding a whole host of higher-risk drivers. Still, it takes time if you go direct, you will not know if you are getting a good deal unless you can compare with other insurers. If you find a way to simplify the process the quotation site is a good idea.

There are some online companies that can give you the best quote from a panel of around forty insurers after answering as little as thirteen questions. Some companies offer services such as telephone service. The company’s customer service representative is alerted when you request telephone service. The facility then calls up your car details by entering only the registration number. You may be hesitant about doing business online. A survey reveals that only twenty eight percent of consumers would be willing to purchase car insurance on the Web. Still the Internet gives you access to real-time quotes in minutes while you would spend hours on the phone trying to contact ten insurance companies directly.

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