January 19th, 2016
Maybe it’s never crossed your mind, but the things one looks for when they compare car insurance and when they evaluate a potential significant other aren’t all that different. Having great car insurance or an awesome significant other can make us feel secure in our lives, even making up for the less than desirable areas of life we often have to go through.
OK, so maybe having really good car insurance doesn’t quite equal that of a wonderful partner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t compare the two of them with similar criteria.
So, what are things both car insurance and a significant other should possess? Let’s take a look below.
The number one thing you want your insurance company to be is reliable. Does your agent give you straightforward answers to your questions? How likely do you think they are to reimburse your claim? And, how long will it take them to do so? Even though you can’t guarantee how your insurer will handle specific situations before they happen, the feeling of reliability goes a long way toward your peace of mind.
Likewise, how reliable is your potential significant other to be there for you when you need it most? When you’re on your way home after a tough day, can you trust that your partner will make it better? Do you have the confidence that they’ll ease your stress upon you walking through the door? It’s of course easier to vet an insurance company’s reputation versus a potential partner (unless you have mutual friends), but if you get the feeling you won’t be able to fully rely on either of them, keep searching.
You want your insurance company to not only offer you an affordable plan with good coverage, but you want them to be there for you in your darkest hour of need, or just any time you’re curious about something. Support goes further than reliability because support is a followed-through, executable action whereas reliability is more of a encompassing feeling. Does your insurance company get nit-picky with claims and payout amounts? Do they take a long time to reimburse people following claims? In a relationship, if you don’t have the support of your significant other – whether it’s them not supporting your dreams, or falling short of giving you the emotional and physical attention you need as a human being – then that person’s probably not in your best romantic interest.
Your car insurance coverage should be reasonably priced and make you feel protected. There’s no use opting with an insurer that’s reliable if the price of the insurance is too high for you to pay on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis—just like there’s no use sticking with a reliable insurer on a plan that could leave you vulnerable in certain situations. Relationships aren’t much different. There’s no use sticking with a beautiful partner that you have trouble coexisting with. Whether you fight too easily, don’t have much in common, or can’t spend long stretches of time together without one person draining the other’s energy – there’s not much of a point in continuing on if the relationship isn’t sustainable.
If you have multiple insurance policies, wouldn’t you want them to be covered under on insurer? With more than one policy under the same insurer, you can grow your relationship with the company, and after a few years, the agents and support staff may even feel like family. The same is true of your significant other. If you have more than one area of interest (we would hope you do), then wouldn’t you want to have more than one of those hobbies or interest areas in common with your partner? “The more, the merrier,” as they say, and while opposites can certainly attract, you need to have at least a few things in common with your companion, otherwise one person is always making the effort and doing something they’re not inherently interested in.
Keep the above things in mind the next time you compare car insurance rates or think about the possibility of bringing someone new into your life. Use CoverHound today to find competitive auto insurance quotes that are right for you!