It's usually cheaper to add your fresh-out-of-driver's-ed teen to the family plan versus buying him separate auto insurance for teens.
- He'll share in the savings you get for things like owning a home, being married, having an established credit history and having a safer driving record.
- You get a break on your rate to offset adding a young driver, as long as you've had the same car insurance company for the past year (whether it's us, or the insurance you have when you switch to Progressive).
- If your teen has his own car, it costs less to insure it with other cars than it would to insure it by itself.
Plus, there are a few perks to sharing a plan...you'll still be covered if your teen borrows your car, or you borrow his, for example.
However, it might be worth quoting a new car insurance policy for your teen if:
- You have an expensive-to-insure car, like a sports or luxury car. You'll have to insure your teen driver for access to all of the cars on the family plan.
- Your teen wants to learn financial responsibility. (Hey, stranger things have happened.)