1990 Dodge Colt Car Insurance Rates

Expensive insurance can empty your bank account and force you to prioritize other expenses. Shopping your coverage around is a smart way to tighten up your finances. With consumers having so many insurance providers from which to choose, it can be diffult for consumers to pick the most cost effective provider.

It’s smart to compare prices before your policy renews because insurance rates are usually higher with each renewal. Just because you had the best deal on Colt insurance two years ago you can probably find a lower rate today. There is a lot of bad information regarding insurance online, so with this article, you’re going to get some excellent ideas to save money.

Finding the best rates is easy if you know what you’re doing. If you are paying for car insurance now, you stand a good chance to be able to cut costs considerably using these tips. Vehicle owners only need to know the proper methods to shop their coverage around online.

Cut your auto insurance rates with discounts

Companies offering auto insurance don’t always advertise all their discounts in an easy-to-find place, so here is a list both the well known as well as the least known ways to save on auto insurance. If they aren’t giving you every credit you qualify for, you are paying more than you should be.

  • Federal Government Employee – Active or retired federal employment could cut as much as 10% off on Colt insurance depending on your company.
  • Anti-theft System – Vehicles with anti-theft systems prevent vehicle theft and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Homeowners Pay Less – Being a homeowner can save you money because of the fact that having a home demonstrates responsibility.
  • No Claims – Drivers who don’t have accidents pay less when compared with accident-prone drivers.
  • Drive Less and Save – Keeping the miles down on your Dodge could be rewarded with better rates on cars that stay parked.
  • Good Student – Performing well in school can earn a discount of 20% or more. The discount lasts up until you turn 25.

It’s important to understand that many deductions do not apply the the whole policy. Most only apply to the cost of specific coverages such as collision or personal injury protection. So even though they make it sound like you would end up receiving a 100% discount, it just doesn’t work that way.

A partial list of companies that may offer some of the above discounts are:

Before buying, ask all companies you are considering how you can save money. Savings may not be available in your area.

Insurance Quote Comparison

Finding a better price on insurance can be surprisingly simple. You just need to invest a few minutes getting comparison quotes online from several insurance companies. This can be done in just a few minutes using one of these methods.

  1. Probably the best way to get quotes for comparison is an all-inclusive rate comparison like this one (opens in new window). This form eliminates the need for repetitive form submissions for every insurance company. One form compares rates from all major companies.
  2. A slightly less efficient method to get comparison quotes requires you to visit each company’s website and complete a new quote form. For sake of this example, let’s assume you want to compare rates from Allstate, Safeco and Travelers. You would have to take the time to go to each site and enter your information, and that’s why the first method is more popular.

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Which method you use is up to you, but ensure you’re using identical coverage limits and deductibles on every quote. If you enter different limits and deductibles on each one you will not be able to determine the lowest rate for your Dodge Colt.

You are unique and your insurance coverage should be too

When buying adequate coverage for your vehicles, there really is no one size fits all plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so your insurance needs to address that. These are some specific questions may help highlight if your insurance needs might need professional guidance.

  • When should I drop full coverage on my 1990 Dodge Colt?
  • Does car insurance cover theft of personal property?
  • Do I have coverage when using my vehicle for my home business?
  • What exactly is covered by my policy?
  • Does coverage extend to Mexico or Canada?
  • Does my insurance cover damage caused when ticketed for reckless driving?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you may need to chat with an insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, fill out this quick form or go to this page to view a list of companies. It only takes a few minutes and can help protect your family.

Auto insurance coverage options for a Dodge Colt

Having a good grasp of auto insurance helps when choosing the right coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. Auto insurance terms can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. Below you’ll find typical coverage types offered by auto insurance companies.

Comprehensive coverages

This coverage pays for damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You first must pay your deductible then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims like a broken windshield, hitting a deer and vandalism. The maximum amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Uninsured and underinsured coverage

Your UM/UIM coverage provides protection when the “other guys” either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your Dodge Colt.

Because many people carry very low liability coverage limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is a good idea.

Liability coverages

Liability insurance will cover injuries or damage you cause to people or other property in an accident. It protects you against claims from other people, and does not provide coverage for your own vehicle damage or injuries.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have limits of 25/50/25 that translate to a $25,000 limit per person for injuries, a total of $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and property damage coverage for $25,000.

Liability can pay for claims such as funeral expenses, loss of income, legal defense fees and repair costs for stationary objects. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase higher limits if possible.

Coverage for medical payments

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for short-term medical expenses like EMT expenses, dental work, rehabilitation expenses and pain medications. They are often used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if you do not have health coverage. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not available in all states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Collision protection

This coverage covers damage to your Colt from colliding with an object or car. A deductible applies and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision insurance covers things like sustaining damage from a pot hole, backing into a parked car and colliding with a tree. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so you might think about dropping it from older vehicles. You can also increase the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Quote often and quote early

While you’re price shopping online, it’s not a good idea to sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. In too many instances, an accident victim reduced comprehensive coverage or liability limits only to regret that the savings was not a smart move. Your strategy should be to buy enough coverage at the best price.

In this article, we presented a lot of techniques to lower your 1990 Dodge Colt insurance rates. The key concept to understand is the more companies you get rates for, the better likelihood of reducing your rate. Consumers could even find that the biggest savings come from some of the smallest insurance companies. Some small companies may have significantly lower rates on certain market segments than their larger competitors like State Farm, GEICO and Nationwide.

Lower-priced insurance is possible from both online companies in addition to many insurance agents, so you should compare both in order to have the best chance of saving money. A few companies do not provide the ability to get a quote online and usually these regional insurance providers provide coverage only through local independent agents.

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