When searching for car insurance in Ireland, it is always a good idea to start online. Like many things these days, technology has provided us with numerous resources to make our lives easier. All you need is a computer and internet access to compare quotes at some of the top insurance companies. As a general rule of thumb, you should visit the websites of at least five companies and request quotes on identical policies.
For some strange reason, insurance is an esoteric industry and the largest and most prominent companies are not always the ones that offer the best rates. That is why it is important for consumers to shop around. Just make sure that you read the small print and that you are not surrendering an essential service to get a better deal.
But, as we mentioned, the place to start is the internet. It offers shoppers all of the necessary information and vital statistics with none of the obligation. For instance, if you ask for an online quote, you will not be contacted by a company salesman or representative. By comparison, if you contact the company directly, by phone, you will have to speak to a salesman, who will undoubtedly try to sell you the most expensive policy they have. (more...)