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How to Buy Car Insurance

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Dynamic and more videos in the Car Insurance category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Follow these helpful hints before you sign on the dotted line. To complete this How-To you will need: A credit report Knowledge of local law Careful consideration Competing quotes Extra coverage A credit report Knowledge of local law Careful consideration Competing quotes Extra coverage Step 1: Check your credit Check your credit report for errors. Insurance companies use your credit rating to help determine your rate. Tip: Request a copy of your credit report by logging onto annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228. You are entitled to one free copy per year. Step 2: Obey the law Find out the minimum car insurance required by law on your state’s Department of Insurance web site. Tip: Only New Hampshire and Wisconsin don’t require car insurance. But since they do require people to pay for accidents they cause, many people carry it anyway. Step 3: Consider more liability coverage Consider buying more liability insurance than your state requires. Consumer groups recommend a minimum of 0000 for injuries per person, 0000 per accident, and 0000 in property-damage liability. Tip: Most American car insurance does not