Comparing auto insurance by getting online quotes is simple to do and at the same time you might just save a little. The critical component is getting rates from all companies so you can get every possible rate.

Using the web to shop for auto insurance direct is challenging if you have never used quoting online. But don't be discouraged because comparing prices is actually very simple. Reducing your can be relatively painless. All that's required is to spend a few minutes on the computer to get quotes online with multiple companies. This can be done by completing this short form.

What influences car insurance premiums?

Auto insurance rates on a 2004 can be significantly different subject to many criteria. Taken into consideration are:

  • Traffic citations increase rates
  • Better credit means lower rates
  • Your location impacts rates
  • The number of annual miles
  • Male drivers pay higher rates
  • Low deductibles cost more
  • Your vehicle's safety rating
  • Claims drive up premiums
  • No coverage lapses saves money
  • Whether you rent or own your home

A final factor that can impact is the model year. New vehicles have a higher value in comparison to later models so the payout to repair may end up costing you more. Conversely, new models may have a trim level with safety features such as blind-spot warning system, dual-stage airbags, and automatic crash notification that may help give discounted rates.


2004 liability coverage provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property. Liability coverage protects against things such as emergency aid, pain and suffering, and medical services. This coverage is usually fairly inexpensive so consider buying as large an amount as possible.

Collision coverage protection

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from a collision 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 for your 2004 can be pricey, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are older. It's also possible to bump up the deductible to bring the cost down.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You need to pay your deductible first and the remainder of the damage will be paid by your comprehensive insurance. The highest amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle's value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

This protects you and your vehicle from other drivers when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Because many people have only the minimum liability required by law, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. So UM/UIM coverage is a good idea.

Medical costs insurance

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance reimburse you for expenses (i.e. doctor visits, EMT expenses, and X-ray expenses). They are used in conjunction with a health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage.