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Comparison Shopping For Quotes

Here are a few of the best online comparison-shopping services out there. If you have the time (it only takes a couple of minutes to fill out the forms online), you may want to use two or three.

But remember that price is not the only thing to look for when you make a final decision. You also want to make sure an insurance company treats people fairly after they have had an accident and is financially secure. Also, you will probably need to talk with your insurance company about things like address changes, new cars, claims, and coverage changes so you want to choose a company that provides good customer service even after they've sold you a policy.

Read about other people's recommendations and experiences with auto insurance companies at Epinions.com at Epinions.com. Also, get J.D. Powers’ ratings of auto insurance companies.

Meanwhile, to find out if a company is financially strong, click here to get companies’ grades for finances. (You probably only want to use insurance companies with a grade of A, AA, or AAA).

MSN Money
An easy way to get insurance quotes from a number of different companies at once, a service of the Microsoft Network and CNBC.

Yahoo! Finance
Another gateway to multiple insurers, provided by Yahoo!.

Answer Financial
Answer Financial offers fast quotes, has lots of useful information on their site (including games and quizzes) and lists a phone number to call (1-800-233-3028) if you want to speak to a live person. However, you will have to login to their site to get quotes (it's free). Get quotes from Answer Financial.

4Insurance
Easy to use with some good information, but they ask more detailed questions than some of the other sites (which can take a little longer).

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