TheZebra.com and Compare.com offer tools that allow people to compare auto insurance policies, notes Forbes. TheZebra.com offers estimates of insurance policy costs, while Compare.com offers price quotes from insurance carriers. People comparing insurance policies should visit more than one website and should talk to insurance agents that represent different companies, advises Forbes.
People using TheZebra.com enter demographic information, such as ZIP code, birth date, gender and miles driven, to receive information regarding how those factors influence car insurance quotes, states Forbes. Car owners can then choose between pre-packaged policies labeled State Minimum, Basic, Darn Good and Winning or design a customized policy. Once the consumer identifies a policy to purchase, he can contact the insurance agency directly or use one of The Zebra's licensed agents. TheZebra.com carries information from more than 200 insurance companies that cover all 50 states.
Someone using Compare.com enters demographic information and chooses an insurance carrier, states Forbes. The site offers pre-packaged insurance coverage labeled State Minimum, Gold, Silver and Bronze, and it lets users customize packages. Compare.com returns quotes from insurance brokers, though it does not offer multiple insurance packages in every state. Once a buyer finds a policy to purchase, he can click through to the insurance broker's website.