It’s worth remembering that when you purchase your new car, it’s likely to be the second largest investment you will ever make after a house. Making a decision about the right car for you will obviously depend on a number of factors, but an important one to take into account is how the vehicle you drive will affect car insurance quotes.
Here are some tips on how to make the right choices in order to keep quotes reasonably priced.
Car insurance quotes reflect the model of car you choose. If you insist of a sporty racing model with a large engine you are going to be hit with a higher insurance premium than a more standard model variant. Take the time to really assess your motor vehicle needs. If you are only going to use the car to go shopping twice a week, then you can probably afford to go for a much lower specification motor. Not only are basic models cheaper to buy, they also receive much lower car insurance quotes as the spare parts are easier to source than special models.
The trick is to avoid elevating yourself into an elite category of specialist motor vehicles which attract much higher premiums on car insurance quotes. Opting for things such as a smaller engine or a hard top instead of soft-top convertible can help reduce your insurance costs.
When looking to purchase a vehicle, it’s a good idea to invest in one that has sound anti-theft devices fitted. Obviously car insurers are looking for a car which is not going to attract the attention of thieves, and an industry recognised anti-theft device will not only dissuade burglars but make insurers happier and is more likely to reduce car insurance quotes that they offer you.
Cars that have done less mileage attract cheaper quotes. Quotes are cheaper because cars with fewer miles on the clock are less likely to fail and need expensive parts replacing. Where possible, it’s a good idea to buy a car which has done relatively few miles. As an added tip, you can reduce car insurance quotes significantly if you are only going to travel a short distance annually. The fewer miles you drive in a year, the cheaper your car insurance quote will be.