It seems that Australians have not been too picky or discerning in their choice of car insurance. It turns out that we lag behind UK in getting the best value for our money when it comes to our purchase of car insurance policy. This new research indicates that we fail to do the pertinent research that should be accomplished before buying a car insurance policy. Because of this, we have missed out on a total of $750 million savings per year, a substantial amount especially in these difficult times. Nowadays, many Australians are struggling with a rising cost of living. Households are facing a significantly decreased disposable income what with basic utilities also increasing.
We are spending an estimated a third more than the Brits on our car insurance. This comes as a surprise especially when it is fairly easy to shop around and compare policies. The internet has proven to be an effective and convenient way to do online shopping and comparison with numerous sites focusing on comparing plans and the various car insurance providers. All you really need to do is spend just a few minutes to make your research and be better informed.
Discerning and diligent Australians can potentially save as much as $551 each every year. We should take after the Brits who are three times more diligent in using comparison sites on car insurance than we do. It should be a standard procedure to research and compare then purchase car insurance. In fact, even in health insurance, Australians are two times less likely to compare than those in UK. This comes as a surprise as research also disclosed that eight in ten Australians have wanted to get better deals. The only problem is that it seems that we are not too eager to look for one. Perhaps with the knowledge that we can get potentially huge savings, we will be better motivated to purchase car insurance with more care and informed decision making.
In addition, almost only fifty percent of Australians who have car insurance knows for certain what their policies cover. The same has been found in our choice of life and health insurance where only half of the total owners are aware of the specifications of their coverage. Perhaps as we feel the economic crunch more every day, we will become more mindful when we purchase car insurance or any insurance for that matter. Many Australians are well aware that now is the time to reduce cost and work on better savings in order to get by with the rising bills and standard of living.