Tells How to Save Big on Your Auto Insurance

Jan 11, 2010, 18:28 ET from

VACAVILLE, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Saving money is something that we can all benefit from these days. Why not start with your auto insurance? While many people may assume that high rates are just a fact of life, this may not be so. There are many things that the consumer can do that can help save as much as 60% on automobile insurance, regardless of driving history or age.

Taking advantage of multiple policy discounts is almost a guaranteed way to get cheap auto insurance and beyond. Combining various policies with the same company can help the consumer save all the way around. This can often include not only home insurance, but life and health insurance policies as well.

Sometimes, receiving a discount may be as simple as asking for one. Some companies may run various specials to attract new customers and may extend this to existing customers upon request. In addition, the customer may also be eligible for a discount based on their length of time with the company or for maintaining a clean driving record.

Consider taking a defensive driving course or driver's education for younger drivers. Many insurance companies will allow a discount upon proof of successful completion. Those who have tickets or other driving offenses on their record may also benefit. Many of these programs are operated by the local school system and local county government and are at little or no cost.

Those serious about saving money, should start with their auto insurance. It doesn't have to be expensive. This is one of the many things that the consumer can save on.