Comparison shopping is something most of us do on a daily basis. Whether we’re looking for a deal on a certain grocery item or we shop around for a jacket, we’re in search of the best bargain for our dollar. The same should happen when it comes to car insurance shopping. With over sixty different auto insurance companies headquartered in Washington State, the residents can certainly do more than just a little price checking.
Getting car insurance quotes can be an uncomfortable undertaking. Not only are you expected to hand over some personal information to an insurance agent, but in most cases you’ve got to give them your contact information as well. For anyone who has gone through this process, they can verify that once an agent has your number, he or she is likely to put it to good use trying to contact you to secure a policy with them.
The best and easiest approach is to utilize the free quote function found on many websites. Many of the Washington based auto insurance companies allow you to inquire about a free quote online. Although you’ll still be providing your contact information you can also suggest a time for them to contact you. By the time they do call, they should have an idea of what a policy will cost you based on the information you provided, including your make and model of car, how long you’ve been driving and how much you actually drive the car per month.
Ensure that when you do ask for multiple quotes that you request the same coverage information each time. Policies vary from insurer to insurer but if you know what you need, and you ask for a quote solely based on that, you’ll have a base at which to start your comparisons. Remember that although price is really important, the reliability and reputation of the insurance company matters too.