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Troy NY, also know as the Collar City, due to it’s history in shirt, collar, and textile production, became a city in 1816. One might think of Troy’s history as a Blue Collar City as well and one of the most prosperous cities in the entire country through the 19th and into the early 20th century. Many local people aren’t aware that Troy earned great wealth during this period in the steel industry and was a major iron producer.
Current residents of Troy NY haven’t fallen far from the blue collar ethic of its historic past. Hard work, honest and fair dealings, along with an expectation of value in the goods and services they purchase are still woven into the fabric of the community.
As a Capital District insurance agency that works with a lot in the City of Troy, we would like to give an Uncle Sam salute to the residents by offering great rates and service on your car insurance policies.
We understand that people requesting an auto insurance quote really just want a good value.
An auto policy is not a tangible item that has beauty or holds intrinsic value. For this reason, it’s often viewed as a commodity where a car policy at Insurer A is the same as Insurer B, C, or D. But this is not true as it pertains to insurance and there are big differences between insurers and agencies in pricing, coverages, and customer service.
We talk often with prospective new clients from Troy who are frustrated about how they keep paying their auto policy premiums year after year without getting anything back and what’s worse, the price keeps going up even though they’ve had no accidents or claims. Yes, we totally understand the angst that people feel and do our best to alleviate their angst by providing lower premiums.
Our goal is always twofold, to provide the protection you need and at the lowest price we can find. Car insurance in Troy NY is not a commodity, there are differences, not only in coverage, but also in the education and service you receive. There can be a wide disparity amongst insurers in the way claims are handled as well as settlement amounts. If you’ve ever had consistently bad experiences with customer service or a claim that was handled poorly, you know what we mean. There is a difference, and that’s why, based on our experience, have hand-picked the top national and regional carriers to do business with. Chosen based on coverage offered, competitive pricing, and claims handling history for our area including the Collar City.
We want our clients to have policies that hold tremendous value with proper coverage that can save their financial lives if they are deemed at fault in an accident, causing significant injuries.
Cheap Troy NY Car Insurance with Value
We almost hate using the word “Cheap” when it comes to the policies we sell and service. It can imply something of low value or lacking in some way. Our view of the word is really something quite different. “Cheap” to us means that we are most often able to offer insurance that’s low in price, a product that’s worth more than its cost. And by “low in price” we mean that if you got the same policy with the same coverage at another company or agency, it would be more expensive. By “Value” we mean that our agents are going to spend some time with you to properly assess your specific scenario and suggest the coverage needed for proper protection. A relationship is formed, one where you feel good about calling us with questions, policy assistance, or help with a claim. One where we grow with you as your life changes. We will always know your name.
How Do We Find The Cheapest Troy NY Car Insurance?
Good question! There are actually a number of factors that allow us to zero-in on the most competitive rates for our clients.
The Companies: Our agency is directly appointed to a large number of targeted insurers that in our opinion are the best for any particular niche of car, home, or business insurance. By the best, we mean the coverage offered, policy and claims service, and of course, pricing.
For example, where one might be excellent for people with excellent credit and bundles, another might be better for someone with less than perfect credit or someone who’s had some recent claims, or any variation of several different factors. After our agent’s initial fact gathering session with someone requesting a quote, we know which companies to approach that will provide the cheapest auto insurance quote we can find in Albany NY.
Manual Quoting: Being an independent agency gives us the ability to offer the best options from our hand-picked and highly targeted A-Rated insurers, which gives you a distinct advantage for cost and coverage. Our pre-quote process, and advanced quoting systems allow us to “Manually Quote” the top carriers for your specific qualifying factors which ensures all discounts are applied and all required endorsements are added, something that is often missed with the use of automated multi-company rating tools used by many NY insurance companies.
These automated rating tools are used by agents as a time saving measure but are not perfect and can cause a necessary coverage to be missed or a higher premium than should be paid. We have chosen to avoid rating systems for these reasons. Yes, it takes longer to do things manually but gives greater assurance to our customers. You are worth it!
Experience: The old adage “You Can’t Teach Experience” is so true in the world of insurance. There are several major rating factors to consider in the pricing of a NY auto insurance quote. Driving record, credit rating, age, vehicle use, vehicle mileage, location, gender, car(s) being insured, liability limits, deductibles, and optional coverages. Rating factors combined with eligible discounts such as safe driving, defensive driving course, alarm systems, early shopper, multi car, multi policy, affinity, daytime lights, good student, student-away, accident-free, paid in full, electronic billing, and e-documents ultimately confirm the price option you’ll receive from any insurer.
It’s one of the reasons why rater tools are not always effective as all insurers weigh rating factors and offer discount options differently, sometimes making the resulting best option, not really the best for you. Our experience has taught us how to contrast and compare utilizing rating factors and discounts that give our clients the bottom-line best option from our stable of companies.
Do You Have Car and Home Insurance Bundle Options in Troy NY?
Absolutely. In fact, we highly recommend it.
Bundling your insurance typically means having your car and home policies written together with the same insurer, but you can add many more types of policies such as an umbrella, motorcycle, boat, RV, snowmobile, ATV, and more. There are two major benefits to a bundled package:
Savings: Most insurers provide significant discounts for customers who bundle, particularly to the car and home products, like hundreds to over a thousand per year savings depending on the scenario.
Streamlining: Working with only one company for most or all of your policies makes it so much easier to manage, especially for things like billing, customer service, and claims handling.
So is there a downside to a bundle? There can be a downside to the amount of savings or even result in you paying more than you should by selecting a company solely for the bundle discount. Most of the insurers that provide large percentage discounts for bundles rate well for people with good to great credit along with a good claims history, both need to be present.
If your credit is less than perfect and/or your 3 to 5 year claim history is a bit spotty, odds are the pricing will be quite high for both auto and home quotes. The key is to have your specific eligibility scenario quoted amongst both bundled insurers and more monoline specific carriers that rely less on credit ratings and claims history. This gives the ability to compare and contrast options to truly reveal what your best bottom line deal actually is.
It’s Time To Get Your Personalized Troy NY Car Insurance Quote
Let the us do the heavy lifting for you, utilizing our extensive network of the top national and regional insurance companies in New York. We know the current best offered programs for people with your specific scenario and requirements. We utilize our experience serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Latham, Cohoes, Watervliet, Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, surrounding Capital Region areas and all of New York State to provide the best policy options possible. We want to find you cheap Troy NY auto insurance that also protects you adequately.
This is no gimmick. It is not uncommon for us to save clients Up To 50% on their Troy NY auto premiums. We know car and home insurance, have the companies, and we know where to find the deals. Get your quote today!
Frequently Asked NY Auto Insurance Questions (FAQ)
Unfortunately, these costs are spread among all policyholders, even the ones that don’t put in claims or get tickets and dutifully pay their premiums every time and on time. It doesn’t seem fair and we agree with our claim-free customers who voice their displeasure, sometimes loudly! Yes, prices of everything seems to increase and as the cost of living goes up, one would expect a small increase in renewal premiums due to inflation, but not big price swings.
Being an independent agency with access to multiple carriers, this is an area where we can help. In the event one of our insurers begins to raise premiums on a scale that’s above the norm from others in the market, we can re-shop for our clients to affirm whether or not they still have the best overall deal for them. If we find a better option with another company, we can simply switch you to that company.
Collision: This is provided to pay for damage to your vehicle from a collision with another vehicle where you are deemed at fault, or in some instances where your vehicle is hit while you are driving and the offending driver takes off (hit and run). It also pertains to an accident with an inanimate object such as a guard rail, fence, pole, etc. Or for a single car roll-over incident. Collision is usually required to be carried if you are financing or leasing your vehicle.
Comprehensive: It is sometimes referred to as “other than collision” because it provides coverage for perils such as fire, hitting an animal, natural disasters such as hail damage, falling objects such as a tree falling on your car, vandalism, and theft.
Keep in mind that with both comprehensive and collision there is a separate deductible for each. People commonly use $500 as their deductibles for each but you can have lower or higher limits if you choose. Lower deductibles will raise your premium where higher ones decrease it. Of the two, collision is normally much higher in cost and some folks choose to have a high collision deductible and lower comprehensive deductible depending on their risk tolerance and value of the vehicle. Also, if your car is financed, the lender may have a cap for deductibles at $500, $750, or $1,000, so be sure to check with them if you are thinking about raising your deductibles.
Say for instance, you’re driving on the highway, encounter a patch of black ice and hit the car in front of you causing a severe injury to a person in that car. You are now sued for $500,000. Your insurer will pay $25,000 to the injured party and you can be on the hook for $475,000, and may ruin your financial life.
Bodily Injury Liability can be carried at levels from 25/50 all the way up to $1 million on your base policy. If extra coverage is desired, individuals can add a $1 million to $5 million Umbrella Policy for an added layer of liability protection. It’s one of, if not the most important coverages on a car insurance policy.