The Internet is a wonderful thing. One of the best things about the Internet is the power to precisely and promptly check facts and figures from a number of different sources. These effects are most easily felt by those who sell services, rather than products, online. Services cannot be examined; therefore companies have to give out as much information as possible to a potential customer. This helps give the prospect more assurance when deciding to make a purchase. What better way to do this than via the worldwide web?
The car insurance industry is a great example. In the old days, the only way to get a competitive quote would be by physically visiting each insurance company’s office, or by calling each of their offices. The biggest problem with this was not really knowing if you were evaluating the same policies with the same amounts of protection from each company, as there are so many deviations of one company’s policy to another.
This is not necessarily a bad thing. For instance, all car insurance companies tend to “load” the premium (i.e. charge extra) for “young drivers” to be included on a policy, which is bad news for parents teaching their teenagers how to drive using the family car Company “A” may define a young driver as someone below the age of 18, whereas Company “B” will use a threshold of 21 years of age. If your child was 19, the chances are that Company “A” will be the best bet in these circumstances.
So in the past, it was imperative that you read the “fine print” otherwise you could end up with an auto policy that didn’t fit your needs, even though it may have appeared so in the beginning.
Nowadays though, with the use of the Internet, it is easy to make informed decisions while being able to completely assess quotes and policies. You are still shopping around, but in your time and in the comfort of your own home.
This is how the Internet has made finding the best car insurance a relatively easy process, while still ensuring that you receive a policy that matches your needs.
As an independent agent, we can shop and compare many different carriers to make sure you get the best coverage at the best prices. Call us today at (512) 222-8805 to get a Austin auto insurance quote.