Are you paying too much for auto insurance?


DRIVERS HAVE TO HAVE CAR INSURANCE, BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO MAKE YOU GO BROKE. 22NEWS I-TEAM REPORTER RYAN WALSH IS WORKING TO SAVE YOU MONEY. THE 22NEWS I-TEAM RECEIVED QUOTES AND REVIEWED THE STATE’S AUTO INSURANCE COMPARISON TOOL. WE DISCOVERED, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE. ” I PAY WAY TOO MUCH,” MASSACHUSETTS USED TO SET AUTO INSURANCE RATES FOR CITIES AND TOWNS. SINCE 2008, THERE’S BEEN A COMPETITIVE MARKET, THAT’S LED TO LOWER PRICES, BUT ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT? ” YOU KNOW I HAVEN’T AND I REALLY SHOULD BECAUSE I THINK THAT I’M STUCK IN ONE RATE AND I KNOW THAT IN MASSACHUSETTS THE RATE IS VERY, VERY HIGH AND I SHOULD BE SHOPPING AROUND MORE THE 22NEWS I-TEAM GOT QUOTES FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES AND USED THE STATE’S AUTO INSURANCE COMPARISON TOOL – WE DISCOVERED, RATES FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES IN THE SAME TOWN, CAN DIFFER BY A LOT OF MONEY. BILL TRUDEAU IS WITH THE INSURANCE CENTER OF NEW ENGLAND (CAN DRIVERS SAVE $100’S OF DOLLARS A YEAR BY SHOPPING AROUND?) “YOU CAN SAVE MONEY BY SHOPPING AROUND AND LOOKING AT WHAT’S GOING TO MAKE THE MOST SENSE FOR YOU,” LET’S LOOK AT A DRIVER IN WEST SPRINGFIELD. THEY’VE HAD A LICENSE FOR SIX YEARS AND A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD. ONE INSURANCE COMPANY CHARGES MORE THAN $1800 FOR A YEAR OF COVERAGE. WE FOUND FIVE DIFFERENT INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT OFFER THE SAME COVERAGE FOR LESS THAN $500. IN NORTHAMPTON, WE FOUND RATES AS HIGH AS $1474 AND AS LOW $331. AN $1100 A YEAR DIFFERENCE. ” EACH INSURANCE COMPANY MAKES DIFFERENT DECISIONS WHEN THEY’RE PUTTING THEIR RATES TOGETHER, SOME CHOOSE TO BE MORE COMPETITIVE IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE STATE,” WHAT YOU PAY FOR CAR INSURANCE DEPENDS ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT FACTORS, BUT WHERE YOU LIVE PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE. AN I-TEAM INVESTIGATION REVEALS, ON AVERAGE, IT’S MOST EXPENSIVE TO INSURE YOUR CAR IN SPRINGFIELD, FOLLOWED BY HOLYOKE, WEST SPRINGFIELD, CHICOPEE AND AGAWAM. IT’S LEAST EXPENSIVE TO INSURE YOUR CAR IN NEW SALEM, WENDELL AND WHATELY. TO SEE WHICH RATES COMPANIES OFFER.. GO TO WWLP.COM I’M RYAN WALSH WORKING

Paul Whisler

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