Quote Unquote - January 18, 2009

By InsuranceHotline.com Team
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Q) Does it cost more to insure a hybrid vehicle?A) The cost may be the same - but most likely slightly more - to insure a hybrid vehicle, depending upon the type of model you go with. The reason it'll probably cost you a little more is because hybrid cars are still relatively new to the auto industry.Unlike traditional car models, where parts replacement and repair options are easier to access, hybrids are not yet readily available. As a result, just as with foreign car models that require special parts ordering or specially trained mechanical care, a hybrid vehicle also requires similar attention. Hence why it's more expensive to maintain a hybrid - and to insure, too.Have a question you'd like answered? Please send us an email at quoteunquote@insurancehotline.com.