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When you have to renew your car insurance, you will usually be shocked as to how expensive it is. It usually goes up each year and you could find that it will go up by more than you imagined. It can be wise to see whether you can do anything to reduce it.

The easiest way is to compare prices and see whether there are any insurance companies that can give you a better price. Do make sure that you are comparing like for like though as you could find that if you pay a lot less, you may not be getting all of the cover that you want and need. It can be complicated and this is why some people choose to use a broker. They will do the comparison for you and let you know which company they have found that will provide what you want at the best price. You can do this yourself if you would rather and either use comparison websites to see what prices are available for you or you could compare some companies yourself. This can be easy to do online, as you will be able to enter your details to get a quote, but you may prefer to phone and speak to them.

The more companies that you compare, the bigger the chance you will have of finding the lowest possible price. However, it can take a long time to do this and it can even be difficult to know which companies are available to provide insurance. This is why many people choose to use a broker as they have a lot of knowledge when it comes to these things. However, they may only compare a limited number of companies themselves and so you will need to check and find out. Comparison websites are similar though and they will only check a limited amount of prices. You may want to use more than one to be able to compare more.

Once you have a few prices, it could be worth talking to your current insurer. If you think that the quotes you have got are like for like, then you could ask them if they will be able to beat it. It will be a lot more convenient for you if you can stay with the same provider and they may want to hold onto your business and offer you a good price. It is worth a try as a quick phone call could save you a lot of money as well as being less time and effort than switching insurers.

It can be worth checking whether you can do anything else to lower your insurance. If you start parking on a private drive instead of the road, have a car alarm fitted, have other drivers named on the insurance that have made no previous claims or reduce the amount of claims you make, you will find that it could help. It is worth finding out for the insurance company what it is that is causing your insurance to be expensive and whether there is anything that you can do to reduce it.