1991 Buick Reatta Car Insurance Rates – 8 Policy Discounts

Beginners to comparing rates online will find finding the cheapest auto insurance very challenging.

You probably qualify for some discounts

Insurance can be prohibitively expensive, but you may find discounts that many people don’t even know exist. Some trigger automatically at the time you complete a quote, but less common discounts must be specifically requested before being credited.

  • Save over 55 – Older drivers may receive reduced rates for Reatta coverage.
  • Military Discounts – Having a deployed family member could mean lower rates.
  • Multi-policy Discount – When you combine your home and auto insurance with one insurance company you may save at least 10% off all policies.
  • Safe Driver Discount – Drivers who avoid accidents may receive a discount up to 45% less for Reatta coverage than drivers with accidents.
  • Passive Restraints and Air Bags – Cars that have air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems can qualify for discounts up to 30%.
  • Anti-theft Discount – Vehicles with anti-theft systems prevent vehicle theft and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Life Insurance Discount – Larger companies have a break if you buy life insurance.
  • Fewer Miles Equal More Savings – Keeping the miles down on your Buick could qualify for lower rates on the low mileage vehicles.

Drivers should understand that most credits do not apply to the entire policy premium. Most only reduce specific coverage prices like comp or med pay. So even though they make it sound like adding up those discounts means a free policy, it just doesn’t work that way. Any qualifying discounts will reduce your premiums.

To see a list of providers who offer insurance discounts, follow this link.

How to Buy Insurance Online

The are a couple different ways of comparing rates from different insurance companies. The recommended way to find the lowest 1991 Buick Reatta rates consists of obtaining rate quotes online. This can be accomplished in a couple of different ways.

  1. The easiest and least time consuming way consumers can make multiple comparisons is to use a rate comparison form like this one (opens in new window). This easy form keeps you from doing separate quotes for each company you want a rate for. A single, simple form gets you coverage quotes from many national carriers. It’s the fastest way to compare.
  2. A less efficient way to obtain and compare quotes online is going to the website of each company to complete a price quote. For instance, let’s assume you want to compare Progressive, Safeco and Liberty Mutual. To get each rate you have to spend time on each company’s site to enter your coverage information, which is why the first method is more popular. For a list of links to insurance companies in your area, click here.
  3. The least efficient way of comparing rate quotes is driving to insurance agents’ offices. Shopping for insurance online has reduced the need for local agents unless you require the trained guidance of a licensed agent. Drivers can get the lowest quotes online but buy from a local insurance agent and we’ll touch on that later.

Whichever way you use, ensure you are comparing identical coverage information for every company. If your comparisons have different limits and deductibles on each one it’s impossible to determine which rate is truly the best. Having just a slight variation in insurance coverages may result in a large different in cost. Just keep in mind that more quotes helps locate lower pricing.

There’s no such thing as the perfect policy

When it comes to buying the best car insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there is no single plan that fits everyone. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s.

For example, these questions can aid in determining if your situation may require specific advice.

  • What is medical payments coverage?
  • Should I buy only the required minimum liability coverage?
  • What companies insure drivers after a DUI or DWI?
  • I have health insurance so do I need medical payments coverage?
  • Can I rent a car in Mexico?
  • Do I need PIP (personal injury protection) coverage in my state?
  • Why do I need rental car insurance?
  • Does coverage extend to my business vehicle?
  • What can I do if my company denied a claim?

If you can’t answer these questions then you might want to talk to an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form.

Are you falling for claims of savings?

Car insurance companies such as State Farm, Allstate and GEICO regularly use ads on television and other media. They all seem to make an identical promise that you’ll save big if you move to their company. But how can every company say the same thing?

All companies have a certain “appetite” for the type of customer that is profitable for them. For example, a driver they prefer could be between 25 and 40, insures multiple vehicles, and drives newer vehicles. A customer that hits that “sweet spot” gets the lowest rates and is almost guaranteed to save when switching.

Consumers who don’t qualify for the requirements will have to pay higher rates and ends up with business not being written. The ads say “customers who switch” but not “drivers who get quotes” save that much. That is how companies can advertise the way they do.

Because of the profiling, it is so important to compare many company’s rates. It’s just too difficult to predict which insurance companies will have the lowest Buick Reatta insurance rates.

Insurance policy coverages for a Buick Reatta

Understanding the coverages of insurance helps when choosing the best coverages and proper limits and deductibles. Insurance terms can be difficult to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Comprehensive coverages – This will pay to fix damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You first must pay your deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers things such as damage from getting keyed, damage from flooding, damage from a tornado or hurricane, a broken windshield and hail damage. The maximum payout a insurance company will pay at claim time is the ACV or actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Uninsured and underinsured coverage – Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage gives you protection from other motorists when they do not carry enough liability coverage. This coverage pays for injuries to you and your family as well as damage to your 1991 Buick Reatta.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is a good idea. Usually these coverages are set the same as your liablity limits.

Coverage for medical payments – Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for expenses for things like rehabilitation expenses, funeral costs, surgery, chiropractic care and EMT expenses. They are often used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover all vehicle occupants and will also cover getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Collision – This pays for damage to your Reatta from colliding with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage pays for things such as crashing into a ditch, sideswiping another vehicle and rolling your car. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. Another option is to bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Liability coverages – Liability coverage protects you from damage or injury you incur to a person or their property that is your fault. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. You might see policy limits of 100/300/100 that means you have a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, $300,000 for the entire accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property. Occasionally you may see one limit called combined single limit (CSL) that pays claims from the same limit without having the split limit caps.

Liability can pay for claims like court costs, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, structural damage, legal defense fees and repair costs for stationary objects. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but buy higher limits if possible.

A penny saved is a penny earned

Consumers switch companies for a variety of reasons including high prices, lack of trust in their agent, delays in paying claims or being labeled a high risk driver. It doesn’t matter why you want to switch switching companies can be less work than you think.

In this article, we presented some good ideas how to compare 1991 Buick Reatta insurance prices online. The key concept to understand is the more quotes you get, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. You may even find the biggest savings come from a small mutual company.

Discount insurance can be found on the web and with local insurance agents, and you should be comparing both to have the best chance of lowering rates. A few companies do not offer the ability to get a quote online and these small insurance companies work with independent agents.

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