How do I know if I am overpaying for auto insurance?

I currently pay $40 a month for insurance. I was shopping around and found another carrier will offer me coverage for $25 a month. I only have basic liability. Am I overpaying? Should I also increase my coverage?

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Emily Maracle
Answered on Apr 30, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
“Insurance rates fluctuate and are different for every driver. There are a multitude of factors that insurance carriers look into when determining a rate. While you may only be paying $40 a month for liability insurance, someone else with the same carrier may be paying double that.
The amount of insurance that you carry depends on your personal preference. It is recommended that most drivers carry more than the minimum car insurance required for their state. If you are able to afford higher limits, you should consider increasing your coverage.
Since you’ve found a carrier that can offer a lower rate, you should reach out to them. Terms and conditions can change with every carrier, so it’s important to know what would be covered in the policy. You can also continue to shop around.
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