1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Insurance Cost – 5 Tips for Best Prices

Looking for cheaper car insurance rates for your Volkswagen New Beetle? Finding and buying car insurance is not a chore car owners look forward to, but it’s mandatory before you can legally be on the road.

The quickest method to get rate comparisons is to take advantage of the fact most of the bigger providers pay for the opportunity to give rate comparisons. The one thing you need to do is provide the companies a bit of rating information including whether you drive to work or school, the type of vehicles you drive, if you require a SR-22, and how many miles driven. That rating data is then submitted to insurance carriers in your area and you should receive rate quotes almost instantly.

Can you really save $415 a year?

Insurance coverage providers like GEICO, State Farm and Progressive continually stream ads on television and other media. They all have a common claim about savings after switching to them. How can each company make the same claim?

Insurance companies are able to cherry pick for the type of driver they prefer to insure. An example of a desirable insured might be over the age of 40, is a homeowner, and chooses high deductibles. Any driver who matches those parameters gets the lowest rates and therefore will save a lot of money.

Drivers who don’t meet these standards will have to pay a higher premium and this can result in business not being written. Company advertisements say “people who switch” but not “drivers who get quotes” save that kind of money. That’s the way companies can make those claims. Because of the profiling, you should get as many quotes as possible. Because you never know the company that will fit your personal profile best.

How much can you save with these five discounts?

Auto insurance companies do not advertise every discount in an easy-to-find place, so we break down some of the best known and the harder-to-find ways to save on car insurance.

  • Driver Safety – Taking part in a defensive driving course could possibly earn you a 5% discount and easily recoup the cost of the course.
  • More Vehicles More Savings – Buying insurance for multiple cars or trucks on one policy qualifies for this discount.
  • Discounts for Safe Drivers – Drivers who avoid accidents may save up to 50% more for New Beetle insurance than drivers with accident claims.
  • New Car Discount – Adding a new car to your policy can save up to 30% due to better safety requirements for new cars.
  • Low Mileage – Fewer annual miles on your Volkswagen can qualify you for better rates on cars that stay parked.

Drivers should understand that most discount credits are not given the the whole policy. The majority will only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like liability, collision or medical payments. So despite the fact that it appears all the discounts add up to a free policy, you’re out of luck.

Companies that may offer some of the above discounts include:

Double check with every prospective company what discounts are available to you. Discounts might not apply everywhere.

How much car insurance do I need?

When it comes to choosing coverage for your vehicles, there isn’t really a best way to insure your cars. Everyone’s needs are different.

These are some specific questions might point out whether or not you would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • How do I insure my teen driver?
  • Am I covered when driving in Canada or Mexico?
  • How do I file an SR-22 for a DUI in my state?
  • At what point should I drop full coverage?
  • If I drive on a suspended license am I covered?
  • Is borrowed equipment or tools covered if stolen or damaged?
  • Does my personal policy cover me when driving out-of-state?
  • Is my trailer covered?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then you may want to think about talking to an insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form.

Auto insurance specifics

Knowing the specifics of a auto insurance policy can be of help when determining the right coverages for your vehicles. Policy terminology can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

This coverage gives you protection from other drivers when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered claims include injuries to you and your family as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for expenses for nursing services, prosthetic devices, funeral costs, chiropractic care and EMT expenses. They can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants and will also cover if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not an option in every state and may carry a deductible

Auto liability insurance

Liability insurance will cover 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. As an example, you may have limits of 100/300/100 which means a limit of $100,000 per injured person, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and property damage coverage for $100,000.

Liability can pay for claims like pain and suffering, structural damage, loss of income and repair costs for stationary objects. How much coverage you buy is a personal decision, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as large an amount as possible.

Comprehensive insurance

Comprehensive insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers things such as hail damage, damage from a tornado or hurricane, vandalism and damage from flooding. The maximum payout you’ll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Collision coverage

This coverage will pay to fix damage to your New Beetle caused by collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You first must pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision coverage protects against claims like crashing into a ditch, colliding with a tree, crashing into a building and driving through your garage door. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible to save money on collision insurance.

In conclusion

In this article, we covered a lot of ways to lower your 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle insurance rates. The most important thing to understand is the more times you quote, the higher your chance of finding lower rates. You may even find the best price on auto insurance is with a lesser-known regional company.

While you’re price shopping online, never skimp on coverage in order to save money. There are many occasions where an insured dropped full coverage to discover at claim time that the few dollars in savings costed them thousands. Your goal should be to get the best coverage possible at an affordable rate while not skimping on critical coverages.

Lower-priced insurance can be found on the web as well as from independent agents, and you should be comparing both so you have a total pricing picture. A few companies don’t offer online price quotes and these regional insurance providers work with independent agents.

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