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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Muscle Shoals AL

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.

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Allstate Insurance Companies - Sales Offices- Muscle Shoals
(256) 386-7900
1810 John R Street
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Freeman Insurance Agency
(256) 381-8372
601 Pasadena Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Hampton- James E
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919 Avalon Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Henry Roger Insurance Agency
(256) 381-0110
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Hester Randall Insurance
(256) 386-7900
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Alfa Insurance - Muscle Shoals
(256) 381-5774
200 South Wilson Dam Road
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Bill Alexander Ins Agency Inc
(256) 381-5858
307 W State St
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Laura L. Johnson Agency
(256) 314-1280
3203 Woodward Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Alfa Insurance - District Office
(256) 381-4165
200 South Wilson Dam Road
Muscle Shoals, AL
 

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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