2009 Saturn VUE Insurance Rates

Trying to find cheaper insurance coverage rates for your Saturn VUE? I can’t think of a single person who looks forward to buying insurance coverage, especially when their premiums are through the roof. You have so many insurance companies to buy insurance from, and although it’s nice to have a selection, it can be more challenging to adequately compare rates.

Shopping for more affordable auto insurance is simple if you know the tricks. If you have insurance now or need new coverage, you can follow these tips to get lower rates and possibly find even better coverage. Consumers just need to understand how to compare rates on the web.

Insurance Coverage Comparison Rates

Performing a rate comparison can be exhausting if you don’t utilize the most efficient way to do it. You can waste a lot of time talking to insurance companies in your area, or you can utilize the internet to get prices fast.

Most of the larger companies participate in an industry program where prospective buyers submit one quote, and each participating company then gives them pricing for coverage. This prevents consumers from doing quote requests to every company.

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The only drawback to pricing coverage this way is that consumers can’t choose which providers you will receive quotes from. So if you prefer to choose individual companies to receive pricing from, we have assembled a list of low cost insurance coverage companies in your area. Click to view list.

However you get your quotes, make absolute certain that you use apples-to-apples coverage information with every price quote. If you are comparing different liability limits it will be next to impossible to determine the lowest rate for your Saturn VUE.

Pieces of the Saturn VUE insurance rate puzzle

It’s important that you understand the rating factors that play a part in calculating your auto insurance rates. When you know what positively or negatively controls the rates you pay helps enable you to make changes that will entitle you to big savings.

  • Women pay lower rates – Statistics have proven that women are safer drivers than men. That doesn’t necessarily mean that men are worse drivers. They both are in accidents in similar numbers, but the men cause more damage. Men also statistically get more serious tickets like DUI and reckless driving. Young males are several times more likely to be in an accident and therefore have the most expensive auto insurance rates.
  • Safe vehicles cost less to insure – Vehicles with high crash test scores are cheaper to insure. Safe vehicles protect occupants better and better occupant protection translates into savings for insurance companies passed on to you as lower rates. If your Saturn has ratings of a minimum four stars on Safercar.gov or an “acceptable” rating on iihs.org it may be receiving lower rates.
  • Do you know your deductibles? – Deductibles for physical damage represent how much money you are willing to pay out-of-pocket before a claim is paid by your company. Insurance for physical damage to your car, termed comprehensive and collision coverage on your policy, covers damage that occurs to your car. A few examples of covered claims would be colliding with a building, damage from fire, or theft. The more expense you have to pay, the less your company will charge you for insurance on VUE coverage.
  • Do you qualify for a multi-policy discount? – Many insurers provide better rates to insureds who carry more than one policy, otherwise known as a multi-policy discount. Even if you’re getting this discount you still need to compare other company rates to confirm you are receiving the best rates possible. You may still find a better deal by insuring with multiple companies.
  • Cautious drivers pay less – Drivers with clean records receive lower rates than bad drivers. Even one speeding ticket may increase your cost by as much as thirty percent. If you have serious violations like hit and run, DWI or reckless driving convictions may find they need to submit a SR-22 form to the state department of motor vehicles in order to continue driving.
  • The more you drive the more you pay – The more miles you rack up on your Saturn each year the higher your rate. Most companies apply a rate based on how the vehicle is used. Vehicles used primarily for pleasure use receive lower rates than vehicles that are driven to work every day. Double check that your auto insurance policy is rated on how each vehicle is driven, because improper ratings can cost you money. If your policy improperly rates your VUE can result in significantly higher rates.

Do you qualify for discounts?

Insurance can be prohibitively expensive, but you can get discounts that you may not know about. A few discounts will automatically apply at the time of quoting, but some may not be applied and must be asked for before you get the savings. If you aren’t receiving every discount possible, you’re just leaving money on the table.

  • Student Driver Training – Make teen driver coverage more affordable by requiring them to take driver’s ed class in school.
  • Lower Rates for Military – Having a deployed family member can result in better rates.
  • Auto/Life Discount – Larger companies have lower rates if you buy a life insurance policy as well.
  • Safety Course Discount – Taking part in a course teaching defensive driving skills could save 5% or more and easily recoup the cost of the course.
  • Safe Drivers – Drivers who avoid accidents may save up to 50% more on VUE coverage than their less cautious counterparts.
  • Seat Belt Usage – Buckling up and requiring all passengers to use their safety belts could cut 10% or more on the medical payments or PIP coverage costs.
  • Anti-lock Brakes – Anti-lock brake equipped vehicles prevent accidents and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Multiple Cars – Buying coverage for all your vehicles on the same auto insurance policy could earn a price break for each car.
  • New Car Discount – Putting insurance coverage on a new car can save up to 30% because new vehicles have to meet stringent safety requirements.

It’s important to note that some credits don’t apply to the entire cost. Some only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. So even though they make it sound like having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, companies don’t profit that way. But all discounts will help reduce your overall premium however.

To see a list of providers with the best auto insurance discounts, click here to view.

Don’t assume everyone needs the same coverage

When choosing the best car insurance coverage for your vehicles, there isn’t really a “perfect” insurance plan. Everyone’s needs are different and a cookie cutter policy won’t apply. These are some specific questions might point out if you might need professional guidance.

  • Is my business laptop covered if it gets stolen from my vehicle?
  • Should I carry comprehensive and collision coverage?
  • What is covered by UM/UIM coverage?
  • How can I get my company to pay me more for my totalled car?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
  • Are rock chip repairs covered?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed agent. If you don’t have a local agent, complete this form or you can also visit this page to select a carrier It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and can help protect your family.

Auto insurance policy specifics

Understanding the coverages of a auto insurance policy can be of help when determining which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. Policy terminology can be difficult to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. Listed below are the normal coverages offered by auto insurance companies.

Comprehensive coverage – This pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first must pay your deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like a tree branch falling on your vehicle, hail damage, fire damage, damage from a tornado or hurricane and vandalism. The highest amount your auto insurance company will pay is the ACV or actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage – This gives you protection when other motorists either have no liability insurance or not enough. This coverage pays for injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your 2009 Saturn VUE.

Because many people 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. Frequently these coverages do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

Collision coverage – Collision coverage covers damage to your VUE from colliding with an object or car. You first must pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision insurance covers claims such as crashing into a ditch, damaging your car on a curb, hitting a mailbox and sustaining damage from a pot hole. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are older. You can also choose a higher deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Medical payments coverage and PIP – Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance reimburse you for expenses for chiropractic care, nursing services, EMT expenses, prosthetic devices and hospital visits. They are used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and will also cover any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Liability auto insurance – This coverage will cover injuries or damage you cause to other’s property or people by causing an accident. This insurance protects YOU against other people’s claims. It does not cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You commonly see values of 100/300/100 that means you have $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Another option is one number which is a combined single limit which combines the three limits into one amount and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability insurance covers claims such as legal defense fees, medical services, structural damage, medical expenses and funeral expenses. How much coverage you buy is your choice, but consider buying as much as you can afford.

Knowledge is power

We covered many ideas to lower your 2009 Saturn VUE insurance rates. It’s most important to understand that the more companies you get rates for, the better your chances of lowering your rates. You may even find the best prices are with some of the smallest insurance companies. These companies often have lower prices on specific markets as compared to the big name companies such as Allstate or State Farm.

As you restructure your insurance plan, don’t be tempted to skimp on coverage in order to save money. In too many instances, an accident victim reduced liability coverage limits only to regret that they should have had better coverage. The aim is to get the best coverage possible at the best price while not skimping on critical coverages.

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