Why Auto Insurers Need This Information

Here’s why auto insurers ask you to provide this information.

When you are getting an auto insurance quote, the insurance company will ask you to provide several pieces of information. But why do they need this information to give you a quote? Read on to find out some of the reasons why.

  • Your Social Security Number

While you are not required to provide your social security number to get a quote, auto insurance companies do give you the option to provide this information. When you do supply your social security number, the car insurance company will use it to run a soft credit check on you. Because your credit rating significantly affects your insurance rates, this soft credit check will allow the company to give you the most accurate insurance quote possible.

  • Your Vehicle’s Identification Number (VIN)

When getting an auto insurance quote, the insurance company will ask you for your car’s year, make, and model. However, they will also ask you to provide your vehicle’s VIN. While this might seem like overkill, your VIN reveals specific information about your car that is not encompassed by your car’s year, make, and model. For instance, your car’s VIN will tell the insurance company what special safety features are installed in the vehicle. Understanding all your car’s features will help the company offer you a more accurate insurance quote.

  • Your Home Ownership Status

Why does your home ownership status matter to car insurance companies? Well, for starters, homeowners tend to be more cautious drivers, and therefore at lower risk for an accident. Additionally, homeowners might require higher coverage limits to protect their financial assets. Finally, being a homeowner might unlock special discounts on your auto insurance. All these factors will affect your car insurance quote.

Here’s why auto insurers request this information from you when giving you a quote.  Do you have further questions regarding your auto insurance?  Then don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Miller Carlisle Insurance Services.  Our dedicated team is ready to assist you with all your coverage needs today.