If you are on a tight budget or just want to save a little money, one thing you might to consider before buying a car is how much that car will cost to insure.
There are many factors that decide how much a car will cost to insure. One of them is what kind of car you own. Cars that have advanced safety features and anti-theft devices will often cost less to insure. Also cars that are less likely to be stolen will have a lower insurance tag.
The best way to see how much a car you are thinking of buying will cost you to insure is to get a quick and free insurance quote. When you create your insurance quote, entering a car’s year, make and model is sufficient information to get a good estimate for how much it will cost to insure. However a car’s Vehicle Identification Number is needed for a more exact quote.
There are general considerations insurance companies make when evaluating a vehicle’s insurance risk. Sports cars with strong engines tend to cost more to insure because insurance companies know it is tempting to drive these kind of cars fast, leading to more of a chance to have an accident. Expensive sport cars also have expensive repair fees. On the other hand, family friendly cars such as minivans and sedans tend to be driven safer because they are usually carrying children in them. Thus they are some of the least expensive types of cars to insure.
Here is a list of some of the cheapest cars to insure in California (2011).
• Oldsmobile Silhouette
• Pontiac Montana
• Saturn L Series Wagon
• Saturn L Series Sedan
• Chrystler PT Cruiser
• Chevrolet Astro
• Chevrolet Venture
• Saturn Vue
• Oldsmobile Bravada
• Jeep Wrangler