Are you a victim of an overpriced insurance policy? Trust us, many consumers feel financially strained by their insurance policy.
Drivers have multiple insurers to pick from, and although it’s nice to have multiple companies, it can be more difficult to compare rates and find the lowest cost insurance.
All major car insurance companies such as Allstate and Progressive give coverage price quotes on the web. Getting online rates is quite easy as you just type in the coverages you want into a form. Once you submit the form, the company’s rating system collects credit information and your driving record and generates a price based on these factors. Being able to quote online streamlines rate comparisons, but the time it takes to visit many different websites and type in the same information can get tiresome after awhile. But it’s absolutely necessary to perform this step in order to find a better rate.
A quicker way to lower your rates is to use a quote form to return rates from a bunch of companies at once. The form is fast, requires less work, and makes rate comparisons much easier to do. As soon as the form is sent, it is rated and you can choose any one of the quotes that you receive.
If one or more price quotes are lower than your current rates, you can simply submit the application and purchase the new policy. The entire process only takes a few minutes and may result in a nice savings.
To compare rates now, click here and begin entering your coverage information. If you have a policy now, it’s recommended you replicate deductibles and limits identical to your current policy. Using the same limits helps guarantee you will get an apples-to-apples comparison for exact coverage.
When it comes to choosing the best car insurance coverage for your vehicles, there really is no one size fits all plan. Each situation is unique so your insurance should reflect that These are some specific questions can help discover if your situation might need professional guidance.
If you’re not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation, you may need to chat with an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or click here for a list of car insurance companies in your area.
Learning about specific coverages of your auto insurance policy aids in choosing appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Below you’ll find the usual coverages found on most auto insurance policies.
Medical payments and PIP coverage – Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance reimburse you for short-term medical expenses for doctor visits, prosthetic devices, surgery, X-ray expenses and hospital visits. They are often used in conjunction with a health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and also covers any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not available in all states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay
Comprehensive auto coverage – This will pay to fix damage from a wide range of events other than collision. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.
Comprehensive coverage protects against things such as damage from getting keyed, hitting a bird, falling objects and theft. The most your auto insurance company will pay is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s not worth carrying full coverage.
Liability auto insurance – Liability coverage provides protection from damage that occurs to a person or their property. This coverage protects you against claims from other people. Liability doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.
Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. Your policy might show policy limits of 25/50/25 that means you have a limit of $25,000 per injured person, a limit of $50,000 in injury protection per accident, and a limit of $25,000 paid for damaged property. Occasionally you may see a combined single limit or CSL which provides one coverage limit with no separate limits for injury or property damage.
Liability can pay for things like loss of income, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, medical services, pain and suffering and funeral expenses. How much liability should you purchase? That is a decision to put some thought into, but you should buy as large an amount as possible.
Collision coverage – Collision coverage pays for damage to your Sebring caused by collision with another car or object. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.
Collision coverage protects against claims like backing into a parked car, colliding with another moving vehicle and hitting a parking meter. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible to bring the cost down.
UM/UIM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) coverage – Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle from other motorists when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. This coverage pays for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your 2010 Chrysler Sebring.
Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important. Usually your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages do not exceed the liability coverage limits.