"The amount of traffic and leads coming through the site is definitely up compared to last summer", says Dan Wright, operator of the service. "I believe much of it can be attributed to an increased concern about our economy. People are trying more than ever to cut costs and preserve cash. And they know one very effective way to do that quickly is to take a fresh look at their current outlay in insurance premiums and see if they can get equal or better coverage elsewhere for the same rate or less. That's where we come in. We do the heavy lifting of connecting people with the top carriers in the industry in an efficient manner so they can quickly compare multiple quotes and select the one that's right for them."
Not long ago, people would either call or stop in to a local agent's office for affordable car insurance quotes. So why is online quoting of insurance policies now so popular? "I think it's a combination of things", says Wright. "People like the 1-stop convenience of getting multiple quotes from one form, the ability to do it from home, and many people also like that with us, they can get quotes without ever speaking to a live agent that they feel may try to "hard sell" them on a policy. Once a driver comes our site, they merely enter their zip code to get started. That's the gateway or portal, if you will. After we have that tiny piece of data, we are well on our way to connecting them to savings. They just fill in a few more fields and soon receive quotes from various top insurers right to their inbox. And it's all 100% free to our visitors."
So how much can people really expect to save on their auto insurance using this website? Wright, who also operates a similar service offering renters insurance quotes, says "It varies from driver to driver, of course. But it's not uncommon for people to realize savings of about half what they were previously paying, with the added benefit that they often end up with even better coverage than they had before. Plus, we help the carriers increase their business in a manner that's cost-effective for them. So it really is a win-win for our visitors and the carriers and we like that."
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