As the price of gasoline tops four dollars a gallon in the US and 1.4 a liter in Canada, consumers who are driving less could save an average of 5 to 15 percent on their automobile insurance rates if they just phone their insurers.

That’s according to the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), which says that skyrocketing fuel costs could mean savings on automobile insurance as drivers react to high gas prices by using mass transportation, car-pooling, taking fewer trips to the store or curtailing their vacations.


Many insurers base rate son how much you drive your car. If you’ve adjusted your driving habits due to the increase in gas prices, you may be in for a premium reduction. It doesn’t hurt to ask, to the insurer, less people on the road also means less accidents to pay for.