Having a car insurance in the Philippines, while it helps minimize damage costs in the event of an accident, can be a pain to renew every year or so. The influx of vehicles coming in the country and with many people able to buy a car nowadays, it looks like insurance companies won’t lower their policy costs anytime soon.
But you, the responsible car owner, can avoid having to pay so much for premiums and heavy renewal costs. Here are some tips to cut insurance costs for you and your family.
1. Take a defensive driving course—Taking a defensive driving course can help you prevent an accident and incur higher premiums in your next insurance renewal. With a defensive driving course, you are able to save your own life and the lives of others, as well as your time, energy, and money on the road.
2. Look for better insurance policies—if you’re not happy with your current car insurance, you can always shop around for policies with better or more significant coverage for your cars. You can do this every few years, just so you get your money’s worth from a lower rate compared to your current car insurance. However, it’s always best to select based on research of other people’s experience with an insurance company.
3. Choose a car wisely—If you can afford a luxury vehicle, you should be able to afford the insurance price tag that comes along with it. In the same light, choose A car that’s fit for your needs, budget, and lifestyle.
4. Drop unnecessary coverage—When you’re looking for a better insurance policy, you might want to check what they’re offering. Are you paying for what you only need, or are you paying so much for coverage you might not need at all? For example, if you live in an in an area that doesn’t flood and familiar with zones that do flood during the rainy season, do you really need “acts of God” coverage? Think well.
These tips can help you choose and maximize your car insurance and minimize spending while you’re on the road.