Getting Car Insurance Online - How Quote Comparison Sites Save You Both Time and Money

by Kushal

Shopping around is one of the best ways to save money on car insurance. This article provides some tips you can use to get the best possible coverage for the least amount of money.

Many people have a vague suspicion that they are paying too much for car insurance, but few people actually take the time to see if their suspicions are right. The reasons for this hesitancy are many —they may fear that shopping for car insurance takes too much time, or that changing companies will be a hassle. The good news is that it is easier than ever before to compare car insurance rates and get the same, or better, coverage at a more affordable price.


Before the Internet came along, shopping for car insurance was a slow, time-consuming and laborious process. Car insurance shoppers had to go from company to company, making endless telephone calls and providing the same information over and over. Those drivers then had to wait days, or even weeks, for each car insurance quote to come in, then spend hours reviewing each quote to find the best value.

These days, shopping for car insurance is a lot easier. Drivers can simply gather all of the pertinent information, then head online in search of the lowest possible rates on the car insurance they need. If you are looking for car insurance, the Internet can truly be your best friend.

That is particularly true if you use one of the many car insurance comparison tools available online. The beauty of these sites is that they allow you to enter your information only once, then use that information to request quotes from all of the car insurance companies affiliated with the site. That allows you to take a process that would have once taken weeks or months and get it all done in a matter of hours.

Gather Your Information

Of course the value you derive from these online comparison websites is only as good as the information you put in, so you do need to spend some time preparing and gathering information about the drivers, and the vehicles you will be covering. The more detailed the infonnation you can provide, the more accurate your quotes can be. If you skimp on this important step, you risk dealing with inaccurate quotes down the road.

The good thing is that you only have to spend time gathering this information once. After you have gathered all the information you need about the drivers in the household and the vehicles you need to insure, you can simply keep that information by your computer and use it to shop whenever you have a few minutes. Taking half an hour to gather this information and keep it handy can save you countless hours of work down the line.

Updated: 04/26/2012, Kushal
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