I just moved out to California from the East Coast for work. I got a promotion, and they paid for all my relocation costs. I love it out here, but there are still a lot of loose ends to tie up- turning on utilities, scheduling appointments, and finding a new car. Back in New York, I didn't need a car to get around, but here I definitely do. In the immediate future I need to find a new car and look into auto insurance rates while I'm at it.
I plan on going to our local auto mall over the weekend. They basically have ever dealership in one location, which is very convenient. During the week, all my free time has been spent researching car insurance. Believe it or not, I've never had a car of my own before, so I've never had to have my own auto insurance. This is something completely new to me. Not knowing where to start, I turned to some of my long-time insured friends. They all used different carriers, but they all suggested that I begin my search online. I definitely agreed, because my schedule just won't allow for me to make a bunch of phone calls or visit insurance agencies in person.
What I've found so far is encouraging. Insurance rates are very competitive, and there are several factors that can help me keep costs down. One of the most important things to consider when looking at insurance is that the vehicle you drive has a big impact on your insurance rate. A new, expensive convertible will cost more to insure than a slightly-used sedan. That makes complete sense, and I will keep that in mind when shopping for a car. Once I decide on a car, it will help me really figure out about how much I can expect to pay. For the time being, I've bookmarked some really helpful sites, and I plan on returning to them once I've made my purchase.Start Reading More