Comparing car insurance rates online can seem complicated if you’re new to online quoting. Don’t let that stop you because comparing prices is actually very simple.
Most companies give coverage prices on the web. Getting online quotes doesn’t take a lot of time as you simply type in your personal and coverage information as requested by the quote form. When the form is submitted, their rating system automatically orders your driving and credit reports and returns a price quote based on these and other factors.
This makes comparing rates easy, but the time it takes to visit each company’s website and repetitively complete many quote forms can be a bit repetitive. Unfortunately, it is important to get many rate quotes in order to get the lowest possible prices on insurance.
The preferred way to get multiple rate quotes is to use a quote form to return rates from multiple companies. The form is fast, requires less work, and makes quoting online a lot less work. Immediately after you send the form, it is rated with multiple companies and you can pick any or none of the quotes that you receive. If one or more price quotes are lower than your current rates, you can click and sign and buy the new coverage. It takes just a few minutes to complete and can result in significant savings.
If you want to find out how much you’re overpaying now, click here and complete the simple form. To compare your current rates, we recommend you replicate coverages and limits as close as possible to your current policy. This ensures you will get rate quotes using the exact same coverages.
Auto insurance companies don’t always list every available discount very well, so we break down some of the best known and the harder-to-find ways to save on auto insurance.
Drivers should understand that many deductions do not apply to your bottom line cost. Some only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like physical damage coverage or medical payments. So even though they make it sound like you can get free auto insurance, it just doesn’t work that way.
For a list of companies with discount auto insurance rates, follow this link.
When buying adequate coverage, there really is not a single plan that fits everyone. Every insured’s situation is different.
Here are some questions about coverages that may help you determine whether your personal situation might need an agent’s assistance.
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you might consider talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, complete this form.
Understanding the coverages of a insurance policy can be of help when determining the right coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. Policy terminology can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring.
Liability coverage – This coverage protects you from damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property in an accident. This coverage protects you against other people’s claims. Liability doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.
It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. Your policy might show values of 25/50/25 that translate to a limit of $25,000 per injured person, $50,000 for the entire accident, and $25,000 of coverage for damaged propery.
Liability coverage protects against things such as repair costs for stationary objects, funeral expenses, medical expenses, structural damage and medical services. How much liability should you purchase? That is your choice, but you should buy as large an amount as possible.
UM/UIM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) coverage – Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage provides protection from other drivers when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. This coverage pays for medical payments for you and your occupants and also any damage incurred to your Volvo V50.
Since a lot of drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. So UM/UIM coverage is very important.
Comprehensive auto coverage – This pays to fix your vehicle from damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.
Comprehensive coverage protects against claims like falling objects, rock chips in glass, fire damage and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The maximum payout your insurance company will pay is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.
Medical payments and PIP coverage – Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance kick in for bills for things like hospital visits, ambulance fees, X-ray expenses and EMT expenses. The coverages can be utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants in addition to any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP coverage is only offered in select states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage
Collision – Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your V50 resulting from colliding with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You have to pay a deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.
Collision coverage protects against claims like backing into a parked car, crashing into a ditch, sustaining damage from a pot hole, colliding with another moving vehicle and damaging your car on a curb. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible to bring the cost down.