Everyone likes being able to save on their car insurance. If you are a teen driver, then you probably understand exactly how important it is to manage all parts of your spending. Whether you pay for your own car insurance, or are part of your family's insurance plan, your coverage is going to cost you. Therefore, you'll want to do your part in keeping your costs low. One of the easiest ways to do so is to remain a good student. Here's more information on why that is.
Your Insurance Costs
As a teen driver, you might pay for your car insurance yourself. This means choosing the appropriate coverage for your vehicle's value, and your own liabilities. You'll want to keep an eye on making your policy affordable. If you can't pay for it, then an insurer can (and will) cancel your coverage.
Or, your parents might include you and your vehicle as insured parties on a multi-vehicle policy. Many families choose multi-car policies as convenient ways to insure each driver and vehicle in their household. They do this for a couple of reasons. First, it provides cohesion of coverage. Second, in many cases, each driver will be less of a cost risk as one of several insured drivers on a multi-vehicle policy. Therefore, your participation on that policy will often cost less than it would if you bought separate coverage.
Regardless of whether you buy your own policy or participate in a family plan, coverage will cost money. As a driver, even a safe one, you are always a cost risk to the insurer. Therefore, they will charge a certain amount of money to insure you.
All the same, the lower your risks to the insurer, the lower your personal cost for coverage. Those with the lowest risks often qualify for additional discounts and savings, one of which might be a good student discount.
What Are Good Student Discounts?
Insurers frequently reward discounts to those who get good grades. For example, if you maintain a B (3.0) Grade Point Average or above, then your insurer might reduce your individual premium by a certain percentage (usually 10 – 20%). You can often qualify for this discount even if you go back to school after your initial high school or college years.
There are statistics that good students are often more responsible and safer drivers. Therefore, because you might demonstrate that you can be trusted behind the wheel, then your insurer might feel comfortable offering you a good student discount.
Insurers often even can understand why students might face a cash shortage from time to time. That's why, if you prove trustworthy and low-risk, they might be able to meet your achievements and obligations with savings on your car insurance.