Navigating your way through making a car insurance claim is now easier than ever before, thanks to the rise of auto insurance apps. Many auto insurance companies now have mobile apps that offer a range of benefits to customers.
Not only is all your documentation now at your fingertips so that you can make a claim quickly, but certain apps can also help to make you a better driver and even save you money too! Learn more in this article below.
Root rewards good drivers with a fair insurance premium. Root looks at how you actually drive, not just where you live or how old you are.
Once you’ve downloaded the Root app, you’ll just go about your normal driving for 2-3 weeks, while Root collects and evaluates your driving data (your braking techniques, how you handle turns, etc). If you’re a good driver, Root will provide you with a quote – and according to their website, you could save as much as 52% on your policy!
You can get access to all your insurance details on the go with Allstate Mobile, including your policy information, digital ID cards, and accident support. If you need to start a claim, you can do so immediately after a collision using the app – and you can upload photos of any damage so that it can be processed quickly.
This app has some neat features such as a gas station finder and parking locator. Safe drivers can earn rewards with Drivewise, which also offers personalized tips to improve your driving. Reward points are redeemable for gift cards, savings at branded retailers, daily deals and more. You can even use Drivewise if you don’t have a policy with Allstate!
State Farm Mobile
State Farm offers a range of financial products including banking and loans as well as auto insurance. With the State Farm Mobile app, you can manage your banking activity, insurance claims or queries and even get access to roadside assistance all at the touch of a few buttons.
The app supports transfers between State Farm bank accounts as well as the ability to deposit checks and pay bills.
The Geico Mobile app does all the things you would expect, is able to access your policy details and digital ID cards, manage claims and get quick-response roadside assistance (if you’re covered for it).
The app has a new feature called Vehicle Care, where you can see important vehicle recall alerts and get reminders for upcoming maintenance checks such as oil and tire changes. If you need to book repairs, you can also research nearby trusted mechanics using the app. Geico Mobile offers day or night customer support through the app’s messaging capabilities.
The above apps offer different benefits – and there are more apps to look at too from other car insurance providers. The best one for you will depend not only on the app’s features but also on the service offerings of the car insurance provider itself.
Firstly, you’ll want to make sure that you select a provider that can offer you a policy that fully meets your needs at a competitive price.
Secondly, customer service counts for a lot in the insurance industry. If the worst happens and you need to make a claim, you’ll want the process to go as smoothly as possible. All the smart app features in the world won’t count for much if the customer service is no good.
When choosing a provider, review their mobile apps to see what existing users think of their customer service and how they’ve had their queries/problems handled.
Auto insurance apps can make your life easier. Not only can you have your insurance documentation with you on the go, but some apps can also speed up the process of claiming, provide better driving tips and even help you save money on your annual premium.
*The information above is correct at the time of publishing.