How Shopping For Auto Insurance Quotes Online Reminds Us to Be Grateful For the Internet

Quantum shopping. You enter one set of data, and receive in reply many auto insurance quotes online. It’s fast, and it’s easy. Ah, the modern age! Remember the old days?

Some insurance salesmen (and they were all men at the time) went door to door or tried to sell insurance to their friends and families. It wasn’t quite as bad as Tupperware, and was certainly handier to have around in case of an accident. Still, insurance salesmen had to really hoof it to get information out to the people, and that was in the days before there was a lot of competition.

Speed ahead to the era of electricity, phones, cars, and major insurance companies carrying multiple types of policies. Even thirty short years ago, a person who wanted insurance generally looked up the name of their local insurance company, called up, made an appointment, and settled down for at least an hour lecture about what kind of auto policy they should have. How many of our parents and grandparents bought the first auto policy they saw and paid through the nose for it just to avoid death by boredom? The mind boggles. The world was bleak before auto insurance quotes online!

Skip ahead just a few years. There was a lot more competition, a lot more awareness of the options available. To really find out what those options were, one still had to pick up the phone and call all of those agencies. The lectures were shorter, and many agencies could provide you with a preliminary quote on the phone, though many still wouldn’t do so without your driving record in hand. How many quotes could you get without multiple calls, if not multiple meetings?

Now, we’re in the fast lane. You are in charge of your auto insurance destiny. At three in the morning, you can hop online, enter your information, provide your own driving record data, and send it all to many, many local and national companies who are basically willing to slit each other’s throats to get your business.

When you shop for auto insurance quotes online, you’ll get answers from multiple insurance agencies that you can review at your leisure instead of being asked to sign a contract immediately while sitting in some office. You get to read the information and explanations of premiums. If they make sense, great! If they don’t, there’s no lecture in an office from a suit droning on and on- you’ll contact an informed representative who can answer your questions and address your concerns, and that’s only if the information isn’t in their online help section in the first place.

It’s not quite quantum, and, let’s face it, nobody wants to think about the insurance premiums for Marty McFly’s flying car, but the sheer ease and comfort of getting your auto insurance quotes online…it makes you glad to live in the good, new days, doesn’t it?