Three Simple Strategies to Lower The Cost of Auto Insurance for Your Teen

 

 

We all know that Teenagers are expensive. Parents get stuck paying for their cell phones, sports activities, video games, and when a teen starts driving, parents pay their car insurance. Car insurance is very expensive for teenagers due to their lack of experience on the road. Statistics show that teenagers are involved in a higher number of accidents with fatal or critical injuries than more experienced older drivers. Here are a few ways you may be able to decrease the cost of auto insurance for teen drivers.

 

  • Check for a good student discount. In the eyes of an insurance company, teenagers who do well in school appear more responsible. Keep in mind that a good student doesn’t mean an honor student. Each insurance company has its own definition of a good student. Your teen may still qualify even if he isn’t at the top of his class. You can also enroll your teen in a driver’s education course, even if it is not mandatory in your state. Find out from your insurance company if a driver’s education course will affect the insurance premiums.
  • Choose an older car for your teenager. Teens are naturally attracted to shiny new  cars but the cost to insure them is astronomical.  The insurance cost is tied to the horsepower rating of the car as well as the theft rate. Older cars also have a lower book value which in turn reduces the insurance premium.
  • Consider increasing your deductible. A higher deductible means lower monthly premiums. You can always save the difference in a special account in case you need to draw on it to pay the deductible later in case of an accident or fender bender.

 

Always be proactive when adding a new driver to your existing insurance policy. Ask questions and do your research. Discounts are out there if you know where to look.

 

Contact us to see if you can save money on your insurance by speaking to a professional independent insurance agent at Journey Insurance.

 

Let us sift through the hundreds of insurance programs to find you the most competitive rates available.  Let us do the paperwork while you spend your time doing something you actually enjoy!

 

Journey Insurance Agency * Irvine, California * 888.323.7480

 

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