There are many options when shopping for car insurance for your vehicle. You can buy direct from a local agent or price shop online to compare pricing from many different car insurance companies. Buying car insurance through online rate quotes is simple to do and there is a good chance you might just save a little.

Shopping online for car insurance can be a challenge if you have never used quoting online. But don't let that discourage you because comparing prices is actually very simple. When shopping for car insurance there are multiple ways to compare rate quotes from car insurance companies in your area. By far the easiest way to find the lowest is to get quotes online. This can be accomplished by visiting this page.

Auto insurance rates for a 2003 can be significantly different subject to many criteria. Some of these factors include:

  • More performance equals higher cost
  • How many accidents you have had
  • Multiple policies can save money
  • Use of your vehicle
  • Mature drivers pay less
  • Being married can lower rates
  • Extra coverages like towing and rental
  • What you do for a living
  • The amount of protection requested
  • Whether you own your home

A final factor that helps determine is the model year. Older models cost less in comparison to older models so repair costs tend to be lower which can decrease annual premiums. But new models may have a trim level with safety features including adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, traction control, and forward-collision avoidance that may help provide discounts that lower premiums.

Auto liability

2003 liability coverage provides protection from damage that occurs to other people or property in an accident. Liability coverage protects against things like legal defense fees, bail bonds, and repair bills for other people's vehicles. This coverage is usually fairly inexpensive so consider buying as large an amount as possible.

Collision insurance

Collision insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage caused by collision with another car or object. You first must pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage. 2003 collision insurance is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are older. Another option is to bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Comprehensive auto coverage

Comprehensive insurance will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You need to pay your deductible first and the remainder of the damage will be paid by your comprehensive insurance. The highest amount you'll receive from a claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

Your UM/UIM coverage gives you protection when the "other guys" either have no liability insurance or not enough. Since many drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important.

Medical payments and PIP coverage

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance reimburse you for short-term medical expenses (i.e. nursing services, prosthetic devices, and dental work). The coverages can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available but can be used in place of medical payments coverage.