Auto Car Insurance can be quite costly to get, even if you get a deal for 1-2 years. However there are things you can do to get cost of your insurance contract down, and keep it down.
The main factors in car insurance is the type of car you own, the more expensive the car, the more it'll cost to insure, there is not really much you can do about this unless you are also buying a car as well, in which case, find the cheapest car that meets your requirements, it'll cost you less in insurance in the long run.
A couple of the other factors are your Age, and where you live, Certain age brackets have higher insurance rates, like teenagers, they are more likely to damage or crash your auto, so they'll get premium's on their insurance. There isn't much you can about your age except wait =). Where you live plays an important factor as well. Some areas will have a higher rate of car damage and auto theft. If you have a garage, or even a driveway, yet your insurance company know that you will be using it, it should lower your insurance rates, if it doesn't, ask why not, because it is a lower risk to the company.