By Joseph Kenny
Insurance premiums are calculated according to several risk
factors. These are the factors identified by the insurance
company as most likely to have an impact on the insured
risk occurring. Insurance is a significant cost associated
the item insured and should not be rushed into. It is always a
good idea to shop around for the best price available.
Insurance premiums will vary considerably from insurer to
insurer so do your homework.
Look up the various insurance companies you are interested in
and ask them for a quote. They can usually give you a rough
estimate fairly quickly and even more exact quotes should also
be possible if you provide more details and wait. You should
also look up insurers online and get instant quotes from their
website. This is a very fast and effective way of shopping
around. You will get a good idea of what prices to expect. You
can also experiment with the quotation websites to see what
effect it makes to your premium price if you select different
options. With all insurance policies you will have a number of
options that affect the price of the policy.
Therefore you should think about these options and if there
risks that you do not wish to cover then let the insurer know
your premium should become cheaper.
You should also try to make sure you do not double insure. It
is a principle of insurance that you cannot benefit from the
insured eventís occurrence. So you cannot get paid twice even
if you have two insurance policies. So if a risk is already
covered by one policy, again let your insurer know so they can
remove it from their calculation.
Car insurance premiums usually depend on factors such as what
kind of car you are driving, how old it is, how big the engine
is, what make and model it is? What type of insurance you
require also plays a part, do you need only liability, or also
comprehensive? What use you will make of the car, for example
will you commute to work and how many miles do you plan on
Your driving history will be a strong factor in determining
your risk, and linked to this will be the age of the driver,
with younger drivers being significantly more at risk of being
involved in an accident. If you are young, your sex will also
be an important risk factor, however if you are older sex
usually becomes less significant.
About The Author: Joseph Kenny is the webmaster of the
insurance site www.insure121.com/ where you will find
information, news and links to the leading providers of car
insurance in the UK.