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Auto Insurance in Hickory, NC

Auto Insurance in Hickory, NC

Being in an auto accident is traumatic, but you will find comfort having Romeo Heatherly Insurance Services in the passenger seat. We’re there for you when you need us, and we will help keep the claim process running smoothly, so you can get back on the road.

We will broker auto insurance policies for drivers who:

  • Are new or experienced
  • Have squeaky-clean or blemished driving records
  • Have excellent or not-so-great credit scores

Staying Legal

North Carolina law requires all vehicles with a valid North Carolina registration to have continuous car insurance that is provided by an insurance company licensed to do business in the state. The law also requires coverage for the following: minimum bodily injury property damage limits, and uninsured or underinsured motorists.

The bare financial coverage is as follows:

  • Bodily Injury (one person) - $30,000
  • Bodily Injury (two or more people) - $60,000
  • Property Damage - $25,000

North Carolina strictly enforces their insurance laws, and your insurance company is required to notify the state if insurance has been canceled or if coverage lapses. If you’re caught driving without insurance, the penalties and fees can be extremely costly.

Which Insurance is Right for You?

One of the biggest advantages of working with an independent insurance broker, such as Romeo Heatherly Insurance, is that we work with multiple insurance companies and will shop around until we find the perfect carrier and coverage for you.

If you’re buying auto insurance for the first time, or you’re curious to see if you have enough coverage to meet the needs of your lifestyle, we’d love to help you understand the various types of coverage that are available and how certain things, such as deductible options, can affect your overall premium.

We Can Help You Insure

There are many different vehicles that we can help you obtain insurance coverage:

  • Cars
  • SUVs
  • Trucks
  • Antique vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Motorhomes
  • Sports cars
  • ATVs

Insurance Discounts

While each auto insurance company is different, some of them will offer discounts that can help lower your premium. Here are a few of the many kinds of auto insurance discounts that exist:

Good Driver Discounts – This type of discount is usually extended to drivers who have a good driving record.

Accident-Free Discounts  Some insurance companies will offer a discount to those drivers who have not had a single accident on their record.

Homeowner Discounts – These types of discounts are offered to homeowners.

Good Student Discounts – Young adults generally have higher insurance rates than people over the age of 25. Some auto insurance companies will extend a discount to students who have a good grade point average.

Military & Veterans – A handful of insurance companies will offer a discount to military members and veterans. Be sure to let your insurance broker know that you are current or ex-military when you provide them with your personal information.

Auto Insurance Carriers

 Auto Insurance Carriers

We have multiple companies to serve you with Nationwide, Utica, AAA, Progressive, Hagerty and more for your car insurance. To pay your bill, click the company icon to be directed to their website.

Do I need full coverage or just liability if I bought a new car?

If you leased or financed your car, there is an excellent chance that you need full coverage auto insurance. Keep in mind that even if you’re not legally obligated to carry full coverage, you should consider extra coverage. If an uninsured motorist hits your car and you don’t have uninsured motorist insurance, you’re the one who will pay the repair and/or medical bills.

How are auto insurance rates in North Carolina determined?

There are several factors that auto insurance companies take into consideration when providing you with a quote. They can include:

  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Driving record
  • Type of car you drive
  • Credit score
  • Zip code where you live
  • How you will use the car
  • Prior liability limits you have carried
  • Prior company rating

Will my credit score affect my car insurance rates?

Yes! Your credit score definitely has an effect on the rates of your car insurance. Even if you have poor credit, contact us and we’ll be able to find you coverage.

Will my credit score affect my North Carolina auto insurance rate?

It most certainly will. In addition to affecting your auto insurance rate, it will also affect your homeowner’s insurance rate as well. If you have poor credit, reach out to us regardless, as we have options available.

Why is my monthly auto insurance rate lower than my friend who lives two towns over in NC?

There are many things that can affect your auto insurance rates in North Carolina:

  • Age
  • Driving record
  • Type of car you drive
  • Credit score
  • Zip code where you live
  • Prior liability limits you carried affect your rate
  • Prior insurance carrier, when shopping for new insurance some companies rate you based on if you were with a standard company and who the company was
  • Multi policy discount for having home or renters

We work very hard to find you the best possible auto insurance rates and coverage based upon your individual needs. You can rest assured that we will shop around and find a company that is willing to work with you.