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June 14, 2024

7 tips for adding your teen to your auto insurance

Adding a teen to your auto insurance will likely cause your premiums to increase. Although this can be quite costly, it is typically less expensive than having your teen purchase their own insurance, and it will provide them with the coverage they need.

Here are seven tips for adding a teen to your auto insurance policy:

1. Be prepared for higher premium costs

Teenage drivers are inexperienced, meaning a greater risk of accidents. This risk translates to higher insurance costs.

2. Choose the right car

Used cars are often less expensive to insure than new vehicles and some models are cheaper than others. Sedans, minivans, and SUVs typically have the best rates for teens.

3. Enroll your teen in a safe driving course

A safe driving course will help teach your teen the rules of the road and other safe driving practices.

4. Consider having your teen postpone getting their license

Younger drivers generally cost more to insure. If your teen doesn’t need to drive, consider having them wait another year.

5. Raise your collision deductible

Higher comprehensive or collision deductibles can lower your monthly premiums, but remember this will mean more out-of-pocket expenses if there’s an accident.


6. Be transparent about your safety expectations

Talk to your teen about the importance of safe driving habits, such as never texting and driving.

7. Search for discounts

Adding a teen to your insurance policy may make you eligible for a number of discount programs. Look for good student discounts, family plans, and low mileage discounts.

Whether you plan to add your teen to your auto insurance or have them purchase their own, make sure they’re covered before they get behind the wheel. Contact us today for more guidance.

This infographic is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Consult a legal professional for more information. © 2022 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved

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