Anyone familiar with local Concord history has spent hours contemplating the nature of risk. After all, the city has witnessed two major disasters over the past 60 years. In 1944, a navy cargo ship exploded, killing 320 shipmen -- the explosion could be felt over 30 miles away. And in 1985, a twin engine craft crashed, devastating Sun Valley Mall. So as you shop for Concord, California insurance quotes, you understand how important it is to survey your potential risks and do what you can to mitigate against them.
Of course, buying insurance is always, in essence, a gamble. You can never anticipate exactly what calamities and surprises life has in store for you. But whether you work as a Chevron executive, a fry cook at Sun Valley Mall, or an investment banker at Bank of America, you could benefit from some tips and tricks for optimizing your Concord, CA insurance policy shopping. This article can start you on that path.
Auto Insurance Tips -- and Much More
Let's face it, even though cell phone use has been outlawed in the Golden State, California drivers on the 4, the 242, I-680, Willow Pass Boulevard, and Clayton Road all encounter more than their fair share of distracted, cell phone entranced drivers. And even more disturbingly, 18% of Golden State drivers lacked insurance in 2007, according to the Insurance Research Council. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners found that CA motorists paid $800 on average for their auto coverage -- just slightly above what the average US motorist paid. (Pretty impressive, considering all of the California-specific hazards out there, from debris in lanes to SIG alerts to insane construction delays and pollution).
These stats aside, what can you do to get more effective coverage and lower your rates, simultaneously? Begin by analyzing your needs. Do you really need to drive as much as you do? Or could you walk, bike, or take public transportation more? If the latter, you can qualify for cheaper Concord, CA insurance quotes via a low mileage discount. Likewise, if you are a good student, safe driver, senior citizen -- or even if you recently put in antilock brakes and daytime running lights -- you can see you rates plummet significantly. Also, consider yoking your auto and home on the same policy and/or insuring your spouse's car on your policy. Over the longer term, get that credit score up, buy a safer car next time around, and stay out of trouble on the road to push your Concord, CA insurance rates down further.
Lastly, don't ever stop seeking to improve. As you move through life's stations -- get older, buy a home, get married -- your needs and risk sensitivities will change. To that end, at least once a year, talk to your agent about new ways you can save and explore how to reconstruct your various insurance policies to mesh better with your needs.
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