2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Car Insurance Quotes – 6 Ideas for Best Rates

Are you confused by the sheer number of car insurance choices? Many other drivers are as well. You have so many options that it can quickly become a lot of work to find the lowest price.

Where Can I Get Cheap Insurance Coverage?

The are a couple different ways of comparing price quotes from insurance coverage companies in your area. The quickest method to find the cheapest 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser insurance rates involves getting comparison quotes online. This is very easy and can be done using a couple different methods.

  • The most efficient way to get quotes would be an industry-wide quote request form like this one (opens in new window). This easy form prevents you from having to do separate quotation requests for each company. Taking the time to complete one form gets rate comparisons from all major companies. Just one form and you’re done.
  • A more time consuming way to compare prices requires a visit to each individual company website to request a price quote. For sake of this example, let’s assume you want rates from Progressive, State Farm and GEICO. You would have to go to every website to input your insurance information, and that’s why the first method is more popular.

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  • The least recommended way to get comparison rates is to spend your day driving to local insurance agencies. Shopping for insurance coverage online makes this process obsolete unless you require the personal advice only provided by licensed agents. It is possible to comparison shop online but still have the advice of a local agent and we’ll touch on that later.

It doesn’t matter which method you choose, just compare identical coverage limits for each comparison quote. If you enter different liability limits then you won’t be able to determine the best price for your Chrysler PT Cruiser. Slightly different coverages can mean a large discrepancy in price. Keep in mind that quoting more gives you a better chance of getting better pricing.

Discounts are great for lower rates

Companies that sell car insurance don’t always advertise every available discount very clearly, so we took the time to find both the well known and also the lesser-known insurance savings.

  • Low Mileage – Fewer annual miles on your Chrysler can qualify you for better rates on cars that stay parked.
  • Discount for Swiching Early – A few companies offer discounts for switching to them prior to your current policy expiring. The savings is around 10%.
  • Seat Belts Save more than Lives – Requiring all passengers to use their safety belts could save 15% off the personal injury premium cost.
  • E-sign – A handful of insurance companies will give a small break just for signing your application digitally online.
  • Good Students Pay Less – This discount can get you a discount of up to 25%. This discount can apply well after school through age 25.
  • Discount for Life Insurance – Select insurance companies reward you with better rates if you take out life insurance from them.

A little note about advertised discounts, most discounts do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. The majority will only reduce the cost of specific coverages such as liability, collision or medical payments. So despite the fact that it appears adding up those discounts means a free policy, you won’t be that lucky.

Companies that may offer these discounts include:

Check with each company which discounts they offer. Discounts may not apply in your state.

You may need specialized coverage

When buying the right insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is not a perfect coverage plan. Everyone’s situation is a little different.

For example, these questions may help highlight if your situation would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • How much can I save by bundling my policies?
  • Why does it cost so much to insure a teen driver?
  • Should I drop comprehensive coverage on older vehicles?
  • Is upholstery damage covered by car insurance?
  • Does my personal policy cover me when driving out-of-state?
  • I have health insurance so do I need medical payments coverage?
  • Can my teen driver be rated on a liability-only vehicle?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions then you might want to talk to an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, fill out this quick form.

Educate yourself about insurance coverages

Learning about specific coverages of your insurance policy helps when choosing appropriate coverage and proper limits and deductibles. Policy terminology can be difficult to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy.

Collision insurance

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from colliding with a stationary object or other vehicle. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision can pay for claims like colliding with another moving vehicle, crashing into a building and damaging your car on a curb. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. It’s also possible to bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Liability coverages

Liability coverage provides protection from damage or injury you incur to other’s property or people that is your fault. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You might see policy limits of 50/100/50 that translate to $50,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability can pay for claims like legal defense fees, structural damage and emergency aid. How much liability should you purchase? That is your choice, but buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Coverage for medical expenses

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for expenses like EMT expenses, rehabilitation expenses and nursing services. They are often utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

Your UM/UIM coverage gives you protection when the “other guys” either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for 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, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is very important.

Comprehensive insurance

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first must pay your deductible then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive insurance covers things like damage from flooding, rock chips in glass, a broken windshield and theft. The maximum payout you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Stretch your dollar

We just presented many tips how you can shop for 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser insurance online. The key concept to understand is the more companies you get rates for, the better chance you’ll have of finding lower rates. Consumers may even find the lowest premiums are with a smaller regional carrier.

While you’re price shopping online, you should never sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. Too many times, an insured dropped liability coverage limits and learned later they didn’t have enough coverage. The aim is to purchase plenty of coverage at an affordable rate while still protecting your assets.

People who switch companies do it for many reasons like delays in responding to claim requests, policy non-renewal, high rates after DUI convictions and even lack of trust in their agent. It doesn’t matter what your reason, switching auto insurance companies is not as difficult as it may seem.

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