How do car insurance companies check your background?

Answered by Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert Jackie on February 25, 2021

I know that carriers check me out before giving me a quote. But where do they get their information?

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Car insurance companies hate risk. The riskier the driver, the more likely it is that these companies will have to pay claims. So before they insure you, they check your driving history, credit, and claims report. They normally use a third-party company to run the reports for them, such as LexisNexis. These reports help them to decide if you are a good risk or not, and what your insurance rate should be.

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