What are the best car insurance limits for a new driver?

Should my partner and I lower our liability limits now that we are adding our 18-year old to the policy? The cost of insurance went up so high that we need to make changes to bring it down! I’m just not sure what the best move is here. What are the best car insurance limits for a new driver?

Answer
You can do things to lower your insurance policy rate, but reducing the bodily injury liability is not one of them! With a new driver on the policy, you should carry the highest liability limits you can afford.
Liability coverage tends to be the most affordable part of a policy. Increasing or decreasing liability coverage will only cost or save a few dollars.
Young, inexperienced drivers will cause the cost of your policy to increase, especially collision coverage. Here are some discounts to ask your agent about that may help out:
If your policy rate still seems too high, though it may be time to shop for a cheaper insurance policy.
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Best of luck, and may all your rates be low!
Shannon Martin
Answered on Oct 22, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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