If you want to have a comprehensive Maine auto insurance policy but don’t want to pay an exorbitant premium, there are many things you can do to save money.

A clean driving history will always help lower your premium, but if your driving history is a bit checkered or you’re a new driver, one thing you can do is take a defensive driving course. Upon the completion of an accredited driver safety course, you will receive a certificate that you can submit to insurers if you’re looking for a discount on your auto insurance.

Defensive driving courses teach you how to lower your chances of being in an accident, how to avoid other dangerous motorists, recognize road rage and drive in poor weather. For a relatively low cost, you can learn the skills that could one day save your car, and more importantly, your life and the lives of others involved. Anything you can do to prove that you’re a safe driver will help lower the premium on your Maine auto insurance.

If you’re a relatively new driver, doing a defensive driving course can be particularly beneficial. Not only might it reduce what you’ll be asked to pay for insurance, it will develop your driving skills and give you a little confidence, too.