Nobody cherishes buying insurance, especially when they are paying too much. Companies like GEICO, 21st Century and Progressive all claim big savings, bombarding you with advertising and consumers find it hard to sift through the bull and find the best price available.
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Companies do not advertise all their discounts in an easy-to-find place, so the following is a list of some of the more common and the harder-to-find insurance coverage savings. If they aren’t giving you every credit possible, you’re paying more than you need to.
As a disclaimer on discounts, some of the credits will not apply to the overall cost of the policy. The majority will only reduce individual premiums such as liability and collision coverage. Just because you may think you can get free auto insurance, you’re out of luck.
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When it comes to buying coverage, there isn’t really a “perfect” insurance plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs and your policy should reflect that. For instance, these questions may help you determine whether you will benefit from professional help.
If you can’t answer these questions but one or more may apply to you then you might want to talk to an insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, simply complete this short form or go to this page to view a list of companies. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and can provide invaluable advice.
Knowing the specifics of your auto insurance policy can be of help when determining the right coverages and proper limits and deductibles. Auto insurance terms can be ambiguous and coverage can change by endorsement. Shown next are typical coverages found on the average auto insurance policy.
This covers damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.
Comprehensive coverage protects against claims like vandalism, rock chips in glass, falling objects, damage from getting keyed and damage from flooding. The maximum payout 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 dropping full coverage.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)
Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle from other motorists when they do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your Hyundai Accent.
Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important.
This coverage covers damage to your Accent resulting from a collision with an object or car. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.
Collision insurance covers things such as hitting a mailbox, sustaining damage from a pot hole and colliding with a tree. This coverage can be expensive, so consider dropping it from lower value vehicles. You can also increase the deductible to bring the cost down.
Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Med pay and PIP coverage kick in for expenses for things like chiropractic care, dental work, EMT expenses and funeral costs. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance plan or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants and will also cover if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP coverage is not an option in every state and may carry a deductible
Liability car insurance
This provides protection from damage that occurs to other’s property or people that is your fault. It protects YOU against claims from other people, 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. You might see liability limits of 25/50/25 which means a $25,000 limit per person for injuries, a limit of $50,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $25,000 for damage to vehicles and property.
Liability insurance covers things like repair costs for stationary objects, pain and suffering, emergency aid and bail bonds. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but buy higher limits if possible.
Budget-conscious 2003 Hyundai Accent insurance can be found from both online companies as well as from independent agents, so you should be comparing quotes from both to have the best chance of lowering rates. There are still a few companies who don’t offer you the ability to get quotes online and most of the time these small insurance companies sell through independent agents.
As you prepare to switch companies, do not skimp on coverage in order to save money. In many instances, someone dropped uninsured motorist or liability limits only to regret at claim time they didn’t have enough coverage. Your aim should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage for the lowest price while still protecting your assets.
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