There are plenty of things that can influence the price of your auto insurance. As a provider, they want to assume the least amount of risk on your policy, so, the less risk your policy proves to be the lower your premiums will be. There are a number of variables that can lead your policy to be considered higher or lower risk in the eyes of your insurer, including (but not limited to) the make and model of your vehicle, your driving and claims history, how much you drive your car, and even the neighborhood you live in. So, if something like where you live can affect the cost of your premiums, does where you choose to park your car also play a part? Let’s look at some of the numbers and find out.
To see how the numbers stacked up we used the SmartCoverage.ca auto insurance quoting tool. To get the most accurate prices possible, we used the same driver and vehicle information for every test, changing only the form of parking.
Specifications of the study:
km one way to work/km per year
10km work/10000km year
Both - $1000 deductible for both
Bundled with other services
Prices with available parking options (monthly):
Scottish & York
The prices listed above are reflective of the top three providers offered with the driver and vehicle information inputted into the SmartCoverage.ca quoting tool.
After looking at the numbers calculated with the SmartCoverage quoting tool, it appears that where you park your car does not play a significant role in premium prices. Both Scottish & York and Travelers had no price changes from one form of parking to another, while PemBridge saw a price variation of $3 depending on the parking option. Some other insurers that did not make the top three prices also had slight variations in price depending on where you park your vehicle.
While your parking situation does not necessary having the biggest impact on your premium prices, there are so many other factors that do. So, when looking for auto insurance, it is always best to shop around to find the best price to fit you and your coverage needs.