Saving money on car insurance

Posted at 7:01 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 08:18:13-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — People are driving a lot less lately. According to traffic data from INRIX, in March, car traffic dropped 30 percent nationwide.

"The severity and frequency of the claims are probably at an all-time low for Allstate," Rocky Gocella, owner of an Allstate Insurance office said.

His agents are telling customers they will be getting 15-20 percent back on their premium plans and will be refunded automatically. Many major car insurance agencies are doing the same thing, and if you have questions, you should call your agent.

"I don't have a crystal ball, but I would see rates going down in the future," Gocella said. "As soon as you see them open up the roads again, there could be ups and downs on your premiums for the future."

"Now is a great time to be shopping," David Hodge is a Vice President of Operations for Western and Central New York AAA said. "You want to get the most out of every dollar you have. Just investing some time could walk away with significant savings."

Your car is parked and maybe for some time. Dan Fisher is the Assistant Manager of fleet operations at AAA, his advice on what you should do with your car:

  • Drive it at least once a week for around 20 minutes
  • Check your tires
  • Check car battery, and there shouldn't be any powdery corrosion white or blue
  • Check the oil and fluids
  • Look underneath your car to make sure there are no puddles because that could be concerning.