Due to many reasons you may wish to prorogate your car insurance policy. The reasons could be, you are not satisfied with the services given by the company you are bound with, if you are relocating to different state, sometimes you may be bugged with the car repairs and totally with car itself, so you no more require a car insurance. But it is better to intimate the insurance company in prior because later you may have to pay loads of money for the lapse. This will affect your credit score recordings also.
Written notice should be sent to the insurance company about the date of cancellation when the policy is active. Do not assume that you are safe by just canceling the insurance not paying the next month’s bill. The next month’s payment will have to be paid in advance if prior notice is not given for the cancellation of the policy.
If you are planning to switch over to another insurance company, and planning to drive the car the entire process, make sure you do not miss to pay car insurance because lapse in the insurance will affect your premium. If your credit history is not good, insurance companies will list you in the risky zone. So make a note of the starting date of the new insurance policy and ending date of the old insurance policy. Therefore pay your premiums on time and be in the safe zone.
To cancel the policy, first call up your insurer and tell them that you want to cancel the policy. Give them the date when you want to cancel your policy. Insurer will give you cancellation form. Read and fill the details properly before you sign. Also ensure by asking them whether they charge for canceling the policy in the middle of the term. If you are fetching better benefits from other insurance company its better to switch .