Okay, so you're a new driver. That's pretty exciting, right? Of course it is! But here's the thing (and trust us, we're not here to dampen your spirits): Being a new driver in Red Deer can be rather expensive. How expensive, you ask? Well it depends on a few things... among the the car that you drive.
Yes, you read that right. What most new drivers in Alberta don't know is that the car that they drive directly affect how much money they pay on their monthly premiums. If you are a new driver and you still haven't purchased your first car, then heed this advice carefully: Pick the cheapest (functional) car you can find. Trust us, you won't regret it down the road. (No pun intended.)
The older your car, the less expensive it is to insure it. Likewise, the newer it is, the more expensive it is to insure it. Here's what we recommend that you do if you are not sure what exactly constitutes as "old": Spend some time researching the less expensive cars to insure in Red Deer and/or try and give a call to your prospective insurance company. We can't guarantee you that you will find what you are looking for, but trying never hurt anyone.
With that being said, don't be afraid if your monthly Red Deer insurance premiums are still high, even after purchasing the cheapest car available. You will not be considered a new driver for too long, and there exist numerous ways for you to lower your premiums without having to buy a new car. (We'll cover more of these in future posts.)