Are you kicking yourself for buying an underperforming, overpriced car insurance policy? Trust us when we tell you there are a lot of people just like you who feel imprisoned by their car insurance policy. Companies like State Farm, Farmers Insurance, GEICO and Allstate all claim big savings with ad campaigns and it is challenging if not impossible to ignore the propoganda and find the best price available.
It’s a good habit to shop coverage around every six months due to the fact that insurance prices are constantly changing. Even if you think you had the best deal for Integra coverage six months ago you can probably find a lower rate today. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about car insurance because I’m going to let you in on the secrets to the best methods to find the best coverage while lowering your premiums.
Many insurance companies like Progressive, Allstate and GEICO provide pricing from their websites. The process doesn’t take much effort as you simply type in your required coverages into the quote form. After you submit the form the quote system will obtain credit information and your driving record and generates a price. Quoting online helps simplify price comparisons, but the time required to go to each company’s website and repetitively type in the same information is a waste of time. But it is imperative to perform this step if you want to find lower prices.
A quicker way to locate the lowest prices uses just one form that obtains quotes from many companies. It saves time, eliminates repetitive work, and makes online price comparison much more efficient. Once the form is submitted, your coverage is rated and you can select any one of the returned quotes. If one or more price quotes are lower than your current rates, you can click and sign and buy the policy. This process takes 15 minutes at the most and you will know how your current rates stack up.
To quickly compare rates using this form now, click here to open in a new tab and complete the simple form. To compare your current rates, we recommend you input deductibles and limits exactly as they are listed on your policy. Doing this assures you will get a fair comparison based on the exact same insurance coverage.
When it comes to choosing the best auto insurance coverage, there really is no one size fits all plan. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s and your policy should reflect that. Here are some questions about coverages that might help in determining whether or not you would benefit from professional advice.
If you can’t answer these questions but one or more may apply to you, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, take a second and complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and you can get the answers you need.
Having a good grasp of a auto insurance policy can be of help when determining appropriate coverage for your vehicles. The coverage terms in a policy can be difficult to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. Below you’ll find the usual coverages found on the average auto insurance policy.
Coverage for medical expenses – Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for expenses like prosthetic devices, doctor visits and hospital visits. They can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP coverage is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
Collision – Collision coverage will pay to fix damage to your Integra caused by collision with another car or object. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.
Collision insurance covers things like colliding with a tree, hitting a mailbox and rolling your car. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.
Auto liability insurance – This will cover injuries or damage you cause to other’s property or people that is your fault. This insurance protects YOU from legal claims by others. Liability doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.
Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have liability limits of 50/100/50 which stand for $50,000 bodily injury coverage, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and $50,000 of coverage for damaged propery.
Liability can pay for things like legal defense fees, loss of income, medical expenses, court costs and attorney fees. How much liability should you purchase? That is your choice, but buy as high a limit as you can afford.
Comprehensive auto insurance – Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix 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 comprehensive coverage.
Comprehensive can pay for claims such as hitting a bird, rock chips in glass, hitting a deer, hail damage and vandalism. The maximum payout you’ll receive from a claim is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much consider removing comprehensive coverage.
Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers – Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle when other motorists either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your 1993 Acura Integra.
Since a lot of drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked.