Q: Are the motor insurance quotes I receive from insurance companies binding? If so for how long?
A: The answer to that is yes and no. Let us explain. If you receive motor insurance quotes from an insurance company – then that is the price they are going to charge you. However, they are not legally bound to quote you the same price if you call them back three days later.
It is likely you will receive the same quote from the same company provided there were no incidents from when you first received the quote, but just because it is likely does not mean that the company is bound to stand to by the earlier quote.
A good way to find out how long the quoted rate is good for is to ask the agent or representative who is giving you the quote. Be wary of a hard sell at this point however as the agent is going to realize you will be requesting quotes from other companies.
Motor insurance quotes are liable to change suddenly due to market changes, new insurance legislation, or a driving offense that may have occurred. To avoid this we recommend doing all of your insurance shopping over a one or two day span. This will ensure you get the price that was quoted to you.
Lastly, we strongly recommend that you take comparison shopping seriously when it comes to finding the best deal on auto insurance. While it may sound like common sense, there are many drivers who do not take the time to compare quotes from different companies and end up overpaying for their coverage as a result.