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Buying Auto Insurance Auburn AL

Some insurance companies use only one of these methods of selling to customers, others may use a combination of methods. Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Powell- Sara Kathryn - State Farm Insurance Agent
(334) 501-8245
2408 East University Drive Ste 104
Auburn, AL
 
McGhee- Larry N
(334) 821-3793
818 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
 
University Agency Inc
(334) 887-6569
611 East Glenn Avenue Suite B
Auburn, AL
 
Alfa Insurance - Opelika
(334) 749-3371
709 2nd Avenue
Opelika, AL
 
Bryan- Thomas J
(334) 749-5777
1819 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
 
Jenkins Frank W Jr Insurance
(334) 821-8541
1141 Opelika Road
Auburn, AL
 
Clowdus- Phillip W - State Farm Insurance Agent
(334) 887-8541
1141 Opelika Road
Auburn, AL
 
Jones Tim Insurance
(334) 826-6888
124 North Dean Road
Auburn, AL
 
White- John William
(334) 749-8319
401 S 8th St
Opelika, AL
 
State Farm Insurance Companies - Agents
(334) 745-6303
907 2nd Avenue Suite A
Opelika, AL
 

Buying Auto Insurance

You can buy car insurance in different ways, from a variety of sources, depending on the insurance company. Does it make a difference how or where you buy? It might. Let's take a look.

There are essentially four ways to purchase auto insurance. They are:

  • From an agent (employed representative) of an insurance company
  • From an independent agent
  • From an online broker
  • Directly from an insurance company

Some insurance companies use only one of these methods of selling to customers, others may use a combination of methods. Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

From an insurance company agent
Some national or regional auto insurance companies employ agents who are commissioned sales and support people, and who work directly for the insurance company from small offices located around the country. Allstate, State Farm, and Farmers are examples of companies who work this way. Some people feel that there are benefits to being able to talk to a familiar voice regarding policy questions, billing concerns, renewals, and claim advice. Good agents will even call customers about new discounts or program options that offer cost savings. Just be aware that agents don't administer claims.

From an independent agent
This type of agent is an independent business person or company, often called a broker or agency, that represents a number of different insurance companies. This is most common way that auto insurance, and o...

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