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December 28, 2021

Common Auto Insurance Mistakes

An error on your auto insurance application can end up costing you more money. Providing false information on your application can lead to increased premiums, policy cancellations or limited financial assistance in the event of an accident.    silver car driving

  • Not listing all drivers—Anyone who drives your vehicle, even if it’s just for a short period of time, should be listed on your policy. 

  • Giving a false vehicle location—By not reporting your car’s true locationthe accuracy of your insurance quotes can be impacted.  

  • Not reporting infractions—It’s best to be honest about your driving record to avoid any conflicts or discrepancies.  

  • Not disclosing business uses—In some cases, you may need a specialized policy when driving for business purposes or for a rideshare company, like Uber or Lyft. Failing to take the proper steps to ensure an appropriate policy for your specific driving purposes could lead to a lack of coverage following an accident. 

  • Failing to update life changes—Changing home addresses or allowing another family member to start driving your vehicle are all life changes that need to be updated on your policy.  

Be Honest on Your Application to Avoid the Consequences 

False information on your auto insurance application can end up costing you more money. If you have given false information on your auto insurance application, call your insurance agent to update your auto policy and avoid any ramifications.