Consumers have been slammed with steep car insurance price hikes over the last 12-18 months. It’s never been more important to seek out the best deal – but how can you be sure you’re getting a fair quote?
Managing Director of Insuremycars.ie, Jonathan Hehir said that by simply posing the right questions when renewing your insurance policy can lead to serious savings.
When it comes to shopping around, you should ALWAYS ask the following:
1. What’s the price of comprehensive vs third party insurance?
Check the cost differences between comprehensive and third party fire & theft insurance. It might not make financial sense to pay the difference depending on the value of the vehicle. Only pay for the cover you require – if your car is old or in relatively poor condition, there’s little point in having comprehensive cover.
2. Is there a discount for extra security features?
Additional security features can make a difference. Make sure you tell us if you have an alarm, immobilizer or if your car is kept in a garage – it all adds up.
3. Is there a discount for having more than one policy with the same provider?
Ask your insurance broker if you are eligible for a discount if you have more than one policy with their company. Insuremycars.ie specialises in these kinds of discounts. By bundling all your auto insurance policies together, we can get you the best insurance rates and discounts. Our Multicar Policy discount is specially designed for families, couples with two cars, and car enthusiasts.
4. Will adding a named driver impact on the cost?
Try adding a driver to your policy. For example, in a lot of cases the insured and spouse/partner rate is lower than the insured only.
5. Is there a discount for insuring two cars with the same provider?
If there are two or more cars in the family, try to get them both with the same insurer. Insuremycars.ie offer significant second car discounts.