When you marry, you join in holy matrimony, but you might need to keep your auto insurance separate. Despite the commercials on TV, if one-half of the happy couple has a poor driving record or a DWI/DUI on their record, you shouldn’t share a policy.
At Don Allred Insurance, we serve Burlington, NC residents with auto insurance to help them protect their financial futures and their vehicles. We also try to help them save money. Ideally, a couple saves money when they bundle their auto insurance by combining the policies.
It doesn’t always work that way though. A few scenarios could cause the insurance rates of the spouse with a perfect record to increase, while not affecting the other spouse’s premiums. So, why will it probably hurt one-half of the happy couple to merge the policies?
- A spouse has a very poor credit score.
- A spouse has a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge on their driving record.
- A spouse has a poor driving record, resulting in the loss of points.
Instead of the individual with the ideal record balancing the record of the individual with bad credit or driving habits, it works the opposite way if they try to get an auto policy together. The premium of the individual with a bad record stays the same, but the premiums of the driver with a good record go up.
Talk with your spouse before visiting Don Allred Insurance. It’s better to talk about your credit and driving experiences before trying to merge your insurance. Enjoy your marital bliss in Burlington, NC, and keep separate policies if one of you has bad credit or a poor driving record.