Buying car insurance by comparing rates online is easy and there is a good chance you can save money. The key is to get rates from all providers in order to accurately compare the lowest prices.

People who are new to shopping for insurance may think finding affordable 2003 insurance is going to be difficult. There are several ways to compare rate quotes from car insurance companies in your area. The easiest way to find the cheapest is to get quotes online. This can be accomplished by getting a quick quote here.

Car insurance premiums paid to insure a 2003 can fluctuate considerably based upon several criteria. Some of these factors include:

  • Your driving record
  • Credit rating impacts rates
  • Male drivers pay higher rates
  • The deductible you choose
  • Safety rating of your 2003
  • Your occupation
  • The amount of protection requested
  • Whether you own your home

An additional factor that helps determine is the year of the vehicle. Older models cost less than newer models so the costs to repair will push premiums down. But new models may have safety features including automatic crash notification, sideview assist mirrors, blind-spot warning system, and all-wheel drive which may help offset higher rates.

Auto liability insurance - Liability insurance provides protection from damage that occurs to a person or their property in an accident. Liability can pay for things like legal defense fees, bail bonds, and repair bills for other people's vehicles. Liability insurance is relatively cheap so you should buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Collision - Collision insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage from colliding with another car or object. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder. This coverage can be expensive, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Comprehensive insurance - This covers damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage. The most you'll receive from a claim is the actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle's value consider removing comprehensive coverage.

UM/UIM Coverage - Your UM/UIM coverage provides protection when the "other guys" either have no liability insurance or not enough. Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, their limits can quickly be used up. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) - Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for short-term medical expenses such as nursing services, prosthetic devices, and dental work. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. PIP is not universally available and may carry a deductible.