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UPDATED: Oct 29, 2018

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Want lower car insurance rates for your Chevrolet Corsica? Did a good deal turn into an expensive car insurance policy? You’re in good company because many drivers feel the same as you.

Because there are so many different company options, it can be hard to pick the lowest cost car insurance company.

You need to get comparison quotes before your policy renews since insurance rates change regularly. Just because you had the best deal on Corsica insurance on your last policy a different company probably has better prices today. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about car insurance because you’re about to learn the tricks you need to know to properly buy coverages while reducing your premium.

Buying car insurance is not rocket science. Essentially everyone who is required by state law to have car insurance most likely will be able to save money. But drivers can benefit by having an understanding of how the larger insurance companies market on the web and apply this information to your search.

Low cost auto insurance quotes online

Performing a rate comparison can take hours if you don’t know the most efficient way. You can spend countless hours driving to insurance companies in your area, or you can stay home and use online quotes to quickly compare rates.

Many companies participate in an industry program where prospective buyers only type in their quote data once, and every company returns a rated price determined by their information. This eliminates the need for repetitive form submissions to every company. To get comparison pricing now click here (opens in new window).

One minor caviat to comparing rates this way is that consumers can’t choose which companies to get pricing from. If you wish to select individual companies to request quotes from, we have a page of the cheapest auto insurance companies in your area. View list of insurance companies.

Whichever way you choose to compare rates, do your best to use the exact same quote data for every company. If you enter higher or lower deductibles it’s not possible to make a fair rate comparison. Having just a slight variation in coverages may result in large price differences. And when comparison shopping, obtaining a wide range of quotes helps improve the odds of finding the best price. Some insurance companies are not set up to provide price estimates online, so you should also compare price estimates on coverage from those companies, too.

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Well known brands might not be cheapest

Auto insurance providers like Allstate, GEICO and Progressive constantly bombard you with ads in print and on television. They all seem to make the same claim that drivers will save a bundle if you get a free insurance quote and switch your auto insurance coverage to their company. It sounds good, but how can they all give you a better price? Here is the trick they use.

Auto insurance companies give the cheapest rates for the type of driver that earns them the most money. For example, a desirable risk should be between the ages of 40 and 55, owns their home, and insures a new vehicle. A propective insured who matches those parameters will qualify for the lowest rates and will also save a lot if they switch.

Potential customers who cannot meet the ideal profile will be quoted higher premium rates and this can result in the driver buying from a lower-cost company. If you pay attention, the ads say “people who switch” but not “everyone who gets a quote” save the amount stated. That’s the way insurance companies can confidently make the claims of big savings. This emphasizes why you should do a rate comparison at every renewal. It’s not possible to predict which auto insurance company will have the best car insurance rates at this point in time.

Get lower-cost insurance quotes with discounts

Auto insurance companies don’t always advertise all disounts very clearly, so below is a list a few of the more common and also the lesser-known ways to save on insurance.

  • Anti-lock Brakes – Cars and trucks with ABS braking systems or traction control can reduce accidents and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Good Student Discount – A discount for being a good student can get you a discount of up to 25%. Many companies even apply the discount to college students well after school through age 25.
  • Cautious Drivers – Accident-free drivers can get discounts for up to 45% lower rates on Corsica insurance compared to rates paid by drivers with frequent claims.
  • Buy New and Save – Buying insurance coverage on a new vehicle is cheaper because new model year vehicles have to meet stringent safety requirements.
  • Homeowners Discount – Just being a homeowner can get you a discount because of the fact that having a home is proof of financial responsibility.
  • Air Bag Discount – Vehicles with factory air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems could see savings of 20 to 30 percent.
  • Accident Free – Drivers who stay claim-free have much lower rates in comparison to drivers with a long claim history.
  • Paperwork-free – Certain larger companies will provide an incentive for signing up online.

One last thing about discounts, most of the big mark downs will not be given to all coverage premiums. Most only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like comp or med pay. Even though it may seem like it’s possible to get free car insurance, you’re out of luck.

A partial list of companies that may have these money-saving discounts include:

It’s a good idea to ask each company or agent to give you their best rates. A few discounts may not apply in your area. To view insurance companies that can offer you the previously mentioned discounts, follow this link.

Tailor your car insurance coverage to you

When buying adequate coverage, there is no single plan that fits everyone. Each situation is unique and a cookie cutter policy won’t apply. For instance, these questions can help discover whether or not you will benefit from professional help.

  • Will my rates increase for filing one claim?
  • Does having multiple vehicles earn me a discount?
  • Should I put collision coverage on all my vehicles?
  • Is business property covered if stolen from my car?
  • Do I need PIP coverage since I have good health insurance?
  • Do I have coverage if my license is suspended?
  • Why am I required to buy high-risk coverage?
  • Does my 1996 Chevy Corsica qualify for pleasure use?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions but one or more may apply to you then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.

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Auto insurance policy coverages for a Chevy Corsica

Learning about specific coverages of your policy can be of help when determining the right coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. Policy terminology can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. Below you’ll find typical coverage types found on most auto insurance policies.

Comprehensive auto insurance

This will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive can pay for things such as rock chips in glass, vandalism and hail damage. The maximum amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider dropping full coverage.

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

Your UM/UIM coverage provides protection from other motorists when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and damage to your Chevy Corsica.

Due to the fact that many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is very important.

Collision insurance

Collision coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from a collision with another car or object. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against things like driving through your garage door, sustaining damage from a pot hole, backing into a parked car and sideswiping another vehicle. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. You can also bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Liability coverage

This provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on other people or property in an accident. It protects you from legal claims by others, and doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

It consists of three limits, per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. You might see liability limits of 100/300/100 that means you have $100,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage pays for things like bail bonds, medical expenses, funeral expenses and attorney fees. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a decision to put some thought into, but consider buying as much as you can afford.

Coverage for medical expenses

Med pay and PIP coverage reimburse you for expenses like ambulance fees, doctor visits, nursing services, EMT expenses and dental work. They can be utilized in addition to your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and also covers being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP is not an option in every state and may carry a deductible

One last thing about your coverage

We just covered many ideas to shop for 1996 Chevy Corsica insurance online. The key thing to remember is the more times you quote, the higher the chance of saving money. You may be surprised to find that the lowest auto insurance rates are with the least-expected company. Some small companies may often insure only within specific states and give getter rates compared to the large companies like State Farm or Progressive.

As you restructure your insurance plan, make sure you don’t skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. In many instances, someone dropped full coverage to discover at claim time that it was a big error on their part. Your aim should be to get the best coverage possible at the best possible price but still have enough coverage for asset protection.

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