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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Dover DE

Your credit score is used by car insurance companies to determine what you pay. It's important to know your score before you shop for insurance. It's easily possible that someone who has never had an accident and never filed a claim could pay up to three times as much for insurance as another similar customer with an identical vehicle โ€” because of differences in credit scores.

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
231 Stadium St Ste 2
Smyrna, DE
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
628 Milford Harrington Hwy # 2
Milford, DE
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Parsons Richard A Agency Inc - Shoppes of Camelot
(302) 226-2545
57 Saulsbury Road Suite C
Dover, DE
 
Nationwide Insurance Company
(302) 678-0825
160 Greentree Drive
Dover, DE
 
Allstate Insurance - Steve Hallsted
(302) 734-2100
1005 W State College Road Ste 103
Dover, DE
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
318 W Commerce St
Smyrna, DE
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Insurance Companies
(302) 734-7177
205 West Loockerman Street
Dover, DE
 
Bruce W. Marvel Agency
(302) 678-2737
160 Greentree Dr
Dover, DE
 
State Farm Insurance Claims Office
(302) 674-7900
210 Beiser Boulevard
Dover, DE
 
Safford- Kathleen R
(302) 734-8268
79 Greentree Dr
Dover, DE
 

Car Insurance and Your Credit Score

Many car insurance companies now use your credit score to determine what you pay. Why? Because they say studies show that customers with poor credit histories are more likely to be in accidents and file claims. They claim that customers with bad scores are higher risks and it's only fair that those customers pay more for their policies.

Insurance regulations in many states now allow this practice, although regulatory administrators admit they don't understand the connection between credit scores and car accident claims.

It's easily possible that someone who has never had an accident and never filed a claim could pay up to three times as much for insurance as another similar customer with an identical vehicle โ€” because of differences in credit scores.

How does it work?
Insurance companies use a secret formula to calculate a customer's "insurance score" that is not quite the same as the more familiar FICO score from credit reporting agencies such as , Transunion, and Experian. Although the score itself may be different, the end result will nearly always be the same. If a customer has a poor FICO score, he'll almost certainly have a poor insurance score.

Companies such as Allstate charge poor-credit customers as much as three times the rate for customers with excellent credit. In fact, credit history is becoming one of the major factors, if not the major factor, in determining insurance rates.

Insurance companies want ...

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