Telematics car insurance has risen to the top and there is no sign that the car insurance product will not continue to grow in popularity for years to come. The benefits of finding coverage with a telematics car insurance policy are many while there is also the possibility for substantial savings. Experts encourage that drivers shop around and look for a quality policy at a more affordable rate when renewal time comes around and to start with shopping for a telematics policy.
The car insurance uses a GPS unit installed into the car of the driver to collect data to be used for risk assessment. The data will allow the provider to determine if the driver is a high risk or low risk driver to offer coverage and that will in turn determine the cost of a policy. By driving safe, a driver has the opportunity to prove they are worthy of low risk rates.
According to the British Insurance Brokers Association, telematics car insurance has increased by 61% since June 2012 to December 2013.
Telematics car insurance usually is prepaid in bulk miles for coverage for the number of miles expected to drive. This “pay as you drive” insurance opportunity allows for easy budgeting and should more miles be needed, a driver can quickly top up for more coverage. Young drivers are often mentioned as the most likely group of drivers to benefit from telematics car insurance but the truth is that many drivers can benefit and all should consider the product when seeking out a new policy for a switch.