Buying local was commonplace years ago. One of the primary reason for that was that it was your only choice. With the advent of better roads and dependable cars, people began to leave their local communities to shop elsewhere. But as with many things, that trend is coming full circle and once again we’re seeing many small towns like Forest Lake experience the trend of buying local once again.
When it comes to local car insurance, you have a few options. Continue reading to learn what you options are.
National car insurance companies have long sold insurance directly to the public — traditionally through company agents such as State Farm or Farmers. In the past, the relationship between insurers and drivers was fairly consistent, with many people choosing to stay loyal to their insurance companies long-term.
Many drivers were reluctant to shop around for new coverage, as they had grown to like their agents and perceived the shopping process to be frustrating and time-consuming. In the past decade, however, all of that has changed. Advances in Internet technology have made it possible to shop directly from insurance companies without the help of an agent at all. It has given drivers a sense of independence from their agents, but this new found freedom is not as great as it may first seem.
Working with an Independent Insurance Agent
At Wheaton Insurance, we work for our customers. There is no insurance company telling us what to sell or which coverage to push on our customers. Instead, we maintain relationships with multiple insurance companies, allowing us to access several insurance markets on behalf of our clients.
If you ever have a loss and need to file a claim, we’re here to help you through the process. Ask yourself, would you rather speak with a friendly and familiar face or be shuffled through multiple company representatives on the other end of the phone line?
Local and Proud of It
We are proud to be a local source our customers can go to before, during, and after the insurance purchase. Our goal is to provide education, service, selection, and value to Forest Lake drivers and meet their changing needs for years to come.
If you’re a current customer of Wheaton Insurance, we encourage you to refer your friends and neighbors.
If you are in the market for new car insurance or simply want to find out more about the benefits of using an independent agent, contact our office today. We look forward to serving you soon.