It's human nature to make mistakes, but recovering from these mistakes can be a hard and problematic road. The added pressure applied by the lawyers and courts can make things even more hectic. This article will help you in finding a more affordable insurance plan for anyone with a DUI, SR-22, an abundance of tickets, an abundance of accidents, suspended license, or expired license.
First we need to distinguish the difference between the various types of insurance agents, and why drivers with bad records should choose one over the other. A captive agent is fixed to one insurance company, and sells policies specifically for that corporation. On the other hand, an independent agent works with numerous insurance companies and can offer a variety low-priced contending policies. The customer can then decide for themselves the rate and guidelines. Too often drivers with bad driving records remain with their current insurer, and fail to reduce their monthly insurance payments by not consulting with an independent agent.
The following steps will help you find a cheap and affordable policy that you won't later regret purchasing months down the line. First check your current policy and determine what kind of coverage you have. Chances are you picked full coverage or liability for a reason. Perhaps your car is of little value or maybe you cannot afford full coverage. Examine your current situation and make a determination on what you believe is best for yourself and your vehicle. Are you with a major insurance company or with a brokerage? If your existing insurance plan consists with a major insurance company it might be a good idea to speak with a brokerage or an independent agent who can find a better policy (especially if you have a bad driving record). Second contact an independent agent to present your current policy; furthermore, ask for a comparing policy similar to the one you have (unless you want to upgrade or downgrade you car coverage based on your needs). This will help reduce unnecessary costs, and more importantly certainty of the coverage you wanted should you ever get in an accident.
There are so many different companies, policies, and factors involved finding affordable quality auto insurance coverage could be a timely inconvenience. Computer generated software allows independent agents to scan their databases. For this reason they can tailor a policy specific to your needs in the manner of minutes. Investigate review sites like Yelp or Google+ to determine the agency that is right for you.