Personally I like to shop for my car insurance through a local third party. They take down my basic information and find the best deal possible for my situation. Hey, every six months over the past two years my monthly payments have gone down about $15 or so! I'm down in southern Ca and I go through a comapny called Westside Auto Ins. It should not be too hard finding a third party such as this in your area.Which insurance company has been good with your claims? I've just dropped my car insurance company and am shopping for a new one. Is it better to go for a local dealer or a statewide company?