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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Hartsville SC

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
120 S 5th St
Hartsville, SC
Description
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Hunter Jr- Macon G
(843) 332-6505
500 N 5th St
Hartsville, SC
 
Prudential
(843) 383-4004
604 West Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC
 
Norwood Insurance Inc
(843) 332-7572
350 North 5th Street
Hartsville, SC
 
Mims Gary E Insurance Agency
(843) 383-4004
604 West Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
224 N Main St
Bishopville, SC
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Edwards Holmes & Associates Inc
(843) 857-4400
1218 East Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC
 
Margaret C Tingen and Associates Insurance Agency
(843) 383-2103
842 West Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC
 
Blackwell Agency
(843) 332-8885
231 West Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC
 
Conyers Agency
(843) 332-6471
346 Coker Avenue
Hartsville, SC
 

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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