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If you want to save money, shop for car insurance before you buy your car by finding out which models are more expensive to insure. Check the latest list from the Highway Loss Data Institute to find the cars that are stolen the most and are more costly to insure.

Shopping for car insurance beforehand also will help you see if certain car features -- such as antilock brakes and side air bags -- will get you a break.

Other car insurance perks exist for safe drivers, drivers older than 50 and drivers in certain neighborhoods. Follow the federal government's primer on buying car insurance to save money.


 

 

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