Are you a new driver? If yes, are you planning on purchasing a car? I remember when I got my driver’s license, it was a few years back and I can tell you, it feels good! New drivers want to quickly buy a car and start driving on their own. However, you should know a few things before you go searching for a car to buy. With rising gas prices and other vehicle maintenance fees, it can be quite expensive to maintain a car. You not only have to pay for gas and vehicle repairs, but insurance as well. As bad as it sounds, car insurance is mandatory and you will need it.
When it comes to car insurance, it’s not just that you are a new driver, but if you are younger than twenty five, you are expected to pay more than older drivers. Younger inexperienced drivers don’t have the necessary practice with handling road conditions, calculating stopping distance and making appropriate manoeuvres. Although this may feel like a burden on you, don’t be discouraged. There are several things you can do to avoid paying as high as you should. The following are some of the things you can do from the point you get your driver’s license.
The Type of Car You Purchase: The type of vehicle you purchase will affect the cost of your insurance plan. Most young drivers have dreams and wishes to buy luxury vehicles, but they don’t realize that it will cost them quite a bit apart from the cost of the vehicle. Insurance is something you have to pay on a yearly basis, and it doesn’t cost a few hundred, but it goes well in the thousands. It is not only the luxury vehicles that have high insuring costs, but some of the well-known brands as well. Some examples include Acura, Infiniti, Lexus, and BMW just to name a few. You can sort of get an idea by looking at the price of the vehicle and its reputation in the real world.
Your Level of Driving Experience: As a new driver you don’t have much experience on the road, and the insurance company knows this very well. There are many claims submitted on a daily basis, and a large majority is from inexperienced drivers. When you approach an insurance company to provide you with coverage, they will ask you for your drivers licence, from this moment on, you are considered a new driver. In order to get a discount on your coverage, there is one thing you can do. Insurance companies have accredited driving schools around the region they operate in, and you have the opportunity to take a driving course at this school. When you pass the course, you will have showed the insurance company that you can drive safely and according to the law, and in return you will be in for a discount. You will definitely be pleased when you find out how much discount a driving course could get you!