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How to Save Money on Car Insurance Using a Progressive Agent…

When it comes to car insurance, there are a number of ways – good ways and not so good ways to reduce your premium. And in today’s tough economic times, a little here and there can add up.


Choosing a local independent Progressive agent can mean big savings with the least amount of hassle. Progressive agents recommends asking these five questions:

Can I save by shopping around?  Yes, most likely you can save by shopping.  It will take a lot of time, you’ll have to give your personal info to all kinds of people and place, you’ll have to figure out if you have the right insurance and hope you don’t make any mistakes – like not including full glass coverage or not taking advantage of all the discounts, etc. Car insurance rates can vary by hundreds of dollars between insurance companies,  it does pay to check  the rates to make sure you’re getting the best deal.  It’s just a lot easier to let a good Progressive agent do it for you.  They have insurance knowledge and know how and where to get the best deal.  They work with insurance everyday.  Why mess around and try to do it yourself?  You don’t get a discount for doing it yourself.  Only a fool represents themselves in a court of law and insurance.  You become your own agent when you purchase on your own.

Last year, people who switched to Progressive and saved reported saving an average of $550 on their annual premiums. And because an independent agent represents several companies, he or she can quickly and easily compare rates for you.

Am I carrying the right amount of coverage? Owners of older or inexpensive cars could consider dropping Comprehensive and Collision coverages. Doing that can save hundreds of dollars each year. A common cut off many choose is  $2500.  If it is worth less than $2500 than consider liability only.  If you really need to save money raise your deductibles not lower your liability limits.  You’ll save more and reduce your risk.

Is my policy up to date? If you’ve moved, gotten married, or bought a home, check with your agent – you may be eligible for lower rates. Some companies will allow residents of the same household to be on the same policy and receive multi=policy discounts.

Should I raise my deductible? Maybe – it all depends on your risk tolerance and the vehicles worth. According to the Insurance Information Institute, raising your deductibles to $500 could reduce your Collision and Comprehensive costs by 15 to 30 percent.

Do I qualify for any discounts? Your Progressive agent will know and should ask you questions like..Does your car have anti-lock brakes? an Alarm? Would you like to try Snapshot to see if you could save up to 30% more?  You might also be eligible for discounts if you pay in full, own a home, are a loyal customer, have no recent tickets or accidents, sign up for paperless billing, list another car on your policy, and more.

Does Progressive offer truck insurance in MN? Yes, Progressive offers commercial insurance. It’s best to speak with a local agency that is knowledgeable in trucking. Find info on Truck Insurance MN here !

To learn more, talk to your local Minneapolis area independent Progressive agent or broker. 612.460.7796