No one in their right mind likes paying for auto insurance, particularly when the cost is too high.
Drivers have so many car insurance companies to insure vehicles with, and though it is a good thing to have multiple companies, too many choices makes it more difficult to find the lowest rates.
All the larger insurance companies like Allstate and Progressive quote pricing directly from their websites. The process is quite simple as you just type in the coverage amounts you desire as requested by the quote form. After the form is submitted, the system will obtain information on your driving record and credit history and gives you a price quote determined by many factors. Online quotes helps simplify price comparisons, but the process of having to visit a lot of sites and fill out multiple forms gets old quite quickly. But it is imperative to get many rate quotes if you want to find the best price possible.
There is a better way to compare rates
An easier way to find lower prices is to use a quote form that gets price quotes from more than one company. It saves time, reduces the work, and makes online shopping much easier to do. As soon as you send your information, your coverage is rated and you can select any or none of the pricing results. If a lower price is quoted, you can simply submit the application and purchase coverage. It only takes a few minutes and can result in significant savings.
If you want to use this form to compare rates, click here and begin entering your coverage information. If you have your current policy handy, we recommend you copy the coverages identical to your current policy. Doing this assures you will have comparison quotes using the exact same coverages.
Auto insurance companies don’t list all available discounts very clearly, so we researched both the well known and the more hidden savings tricks you should be using.
Consumers should know that most discount credits are not given to your bottom line cost. Most only cut individual premiums such as liability, collision or medical payments. So when it seems like you could get a free insurance policy, you won’t be that lucky.
For a list of insurers offering insurance discounts, follow this link.
It’s important that you understand some of the elements that play a part in calculating your insurance rates. Knowing what controls the rates you pay helps enable you to make changes that will entitle you to much lower annual insurance costs.
When buying proper insurance coverage, there is no “best” method to buy coverage. Each situation is unique and your policy should reflect that. Here are some questions about coverages that can help discover if your insurance needs will benefit from professional help.
If you don’t know the answers to these questions but a few of them apply then you might want to talk to an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or click here for a list of insurance coverage companies in your area.
Companies like Allstate and Progressive regularly use ads in print and on television. All the ads say the same thing of big savings if you move your coverage to them. But how can every company make the same claim?
All the different companies have a preferred profile for the type of customer that is profitable for them. A good example of a profitable customer might be over the age of 40, has no prior claims, and has a high credit rating. A driver who matches those parameters gets the lowest rates and most likely will save a lot of money.
Consumers who fall outside these standards will be quoted higher premiums which usually ends up with business going elsewhere. The ads state “people who switch” not “everyone that quotes” save that kind of money. That is how companies can state the savings. This emphasizes why it’s extremely important to get as many comparisons as possible. It’s just too difficult to predict the company that will fit your personal profile best.
Learning about specific coverages of auto insurance can be of help when determining appropriate coverage and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Shown next are the usual coverages offered by auto insurance companies.
This pays to fix your vehicle from 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 can pay for claims like damage from getting keyed, damage from flooding, vandalism, hail damage and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The maximum amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.
Medical expense coverage
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage provide coverage for bills such as hospital visits, dental work, chiropractic care and nursing services. They can be used in conjunction with a health insurance program or if you are not covered by health insurance. It covers you and your occupants and also covers being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP is only offered in select states and may carry a deductible
Uninsured or underinsured coverage
This coverage gives you protection from other drivers when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered claims include injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your 1994 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight.
Because many people only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their limits can quickly be used up. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family.
This coverage will pay to fix damage to your Ninety-Eight resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.
Collision coverage protects against things such as damaging your car on a curb, sustaining damage from a pot hole, colliding with another moving vehicle, hitting a mailbox and sideswiping another vehicle. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.
Liability coverage protects you from injuries or damage you cause to people or other property that is your fault. It protects YOU against other people’s claims, and does not provide coverage for damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.
Coverage consists of three different limits, per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have policy limits of 100/300/100 which means a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, $300,000 for the entire accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property.
Liability can pay for claims such as attorney fees, medical expenses, medical services and pain and suffering. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase higher limits if possible.
When you buy insurance online, do not sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. There have been many situations where an accident victim reduced full coverage only to discover later that the few dollars in savings costed them thousands. Your goal should be to buy enough coverage at a price you can afford while not skimping on critical coverages.
Lower-priced 1994 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight insurance can be bought both online as well as from independent agents, so you should compare both to have the best selection. There are still a few companies who don’t offer online quoting and these smaller companies work with independent agents.
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