Shopping around for auto insurance? You'll probably switch.
2 . Satisfaction with the experience of purchasing insurance is even higher: 828 out of 1,000. However, this is the third year that the figure has remained flat.
3 . Only 23% of people who currently have auto insurance have requested quotes from competitors within the past year.
4. However, among those who did eyeball the competition, a hefty 45% ditched their current insurer. That's the highest rate Power has recorded since it began tracking such stats in 2008.
Translation: most folks like their current insurance provider, but when their eye starts to wander, there's a good chance they'll jump ship.
J.D. Power's Jeremy Bowler suggests that when a customer is dissatisfied with her insurer, the problem can often be traced to pricing or communication hurdles. The former isn't surprising -- after all, who doesn't want a lower insurance rate? -- but the latter is a bit new.
Bowler says that unlike consumers in years past, many of today's shoppers would rather conduct all their business via a website or mobile app, without the hassle of contacting an agent: "Customers want a site that's easy to navigate, allows them to get a quote and even complete the purchase without having to speak with an agent or call center representative. If they're not able to get that from one insurer's website, they will quickly move to the next insurer's site."
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The smart girls’ guide to buying a car
Buying a new car, or a car that’s new to you, can be aminefield. Women are traditionally vulnerable to con men whenbuying cars, taking their cars for a service or anything elserelated to motoring for that matter. Although we’d like to thinkthat times have changed, and in the most part they have, thereare still car sales people waiting for an innocent lookingfemale to trot through the door. This applies to men too, sodon’t be offended! At CoverGirl Car Insurance we want you to getthe best deal, cheap insurance and above all a great car. So,we’ve compiled a concise guide to what can be one of the mostexpensive purchases you’ll have to make.
The first thing you will need to do is decide whether you want anew or used car. You probably have a make and model in mindalready, so it’s best to do as much research into the car aspossible. You can look in trade guides and on the internet toget some ideas about the production and engineering of yourdesired car. If you go to the dealer armed with this informationthen you will know what to look for and will know about anyparts of the car that are particularly expensive to replace.Whilst doing your research you could also look out for anycommon problems with your car. For example certain vehicles havenotoriously bad electrics and you could be left having to pay alarge bill to have them repaired.
So what’s the best bet, new or used?
Buying a new car Buying a new car gives you the peace of mindthat your car hasn’t been rescued from an accident and ‘cut andshut’ (more about this later). Plus you don’t have to worryabout service history and recurring problems.
If you decide to buy a new car then you have three options. Youcan either buy from dealership, from a broker or by personalimport from Europe. There are pros and cons to each option soyou should look carefully at each to decide what’s best for you.The benefits and pitfalls of each are as follows: