I can’t think of a single person who likes having to buy auto insurance, in particular when they are paying too much. Because there are so many companies and agents to choose from, it is very difficult to locate the lowest price car insurance company.
The purpose of this post is to introduce you to how to get online quotes and some tricks to saving. If you are paying for car insurance now, you will most likely be able to lower your premiums substantially using this strategy. Drivers only need an understanding of the proper methods to get comparison quotes online.
The quickest way to get rate comparisons takes advantage of the fact most larger insurance companies allow for online access to give you rate quotes. To begin a comparison, all you need to do is spend a couple of minutes providing details such as coverage limits, if you’re married, an estimate of your credit level, and if it has an anti-theft system. Your rating data is then sent to many different companies and they return cost estimate instantly.
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The price of auto insurance can be rather high, buy you may qualify for discounts that can drop the cost substantially. Larger premium reductions will be automatically applied at the time of quoting, but less common discounts must be asked about before you will receive the discount. If you aren’t receiving every discount you qualify for, you are paying more than you should be.
Keep in mind that most of the big mark downs will not be given to the entire policy premium. A few only apply to specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. So when the math indicates all those discounts means the company will pay you, insurance companies aren’t that generous. Any qualifying discounts will cut your premiums.
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When it comes to buying adequate coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is not a perfect coverage plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so your insurance needs to address that. For example, these questions might help in determining if your insurance needs would benefit from professional advice.
If you don’t know the answers to these questions 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 only takes a few minutes and you can get the answers you need.
Learning about specific coverages of your policy can help you determine the best coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring. Listed below are the usual coverages offered by insurance companies.
Uninsured or underinsured coverage – This protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other motorists when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your 2014 Hyundai Sonata.
Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked. Frequently the UM/UIM limits do not exceed the liability coverage limits.
Medical expense coverage – Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for immediate expenses such as EMT expenses, dental work, X-ray expenses, prosthetic devices and hospital visits. They are often used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if you are not covered by health insurance. It covers both the driver and occupants and will also cover being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay
Liability – This coverage can cover damage that occurs to people or other property in an accident. This insurance protects YOU from legal claims by others, and does not provide coverage for 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. You might see values of 100/300/100 which means a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $300,000, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Another option is a combined limit which provides one coverage limit without having the split limit caps.
Liability coverage protects against things like bail bonds, court costs, funeral expenses and medical expenses. How much coverage you buy is your choice, but buy higher limits if possible.
Comprehensive protection – Comprehensive insurance will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You need to pay your deductible first then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive coverage protects against claims like hail damage, vandalism, damage from getting keyed and damage from flooding. The highest amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.
Collision coverages – Collision insurance covers damage to your Sonata resulting from colliding with an object or car. You first must pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.
Collision coverage pays for things such as backing into a parked car, sustaining damage from a pot hole, crashing into a ditch, rolling your car and hitting a parking meter. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to choose a higher deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.