How do I shop around for car insurance?

I need new car insurance and everyone says to shop around. I'm not sure what that means. How do I shop around for car insurance?

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When people recommend shopping around for car insurance, they mean you should request quotes from various companies.
Since car insurance companies use several factors to determine rates, every insurance company can offer a different price. By looking into multiple companies, you’re more likely to find more affordable car insurance.
The easiest way to shop around is online. Most major car insurance companies give you the ability to request a quote through the site. Once you put in your personal information and your vehicle information, they’ll give you an estimate of the cost to start a policy. If you do this with multiple companies, you can see what the best rate would be for the coverage you’d like.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 19, 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.
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