2000 BMW 5 Series Insurance Rates – 6 Savings Tips

Looking for the cheapest auto insurance rates for your BMW 5 Series? Are you irritated from being strong-armed to pay your auto insurance bill each month? You have the same problem as most other drivers.

There is such a variety of auto insurance companies to insure vehicles with, and although it’s nice to have a selection, it makes it harder to adequately compare rates.

How to find cheap insurance

There are a variety of methods to compare insurance prices and some are less labor-intensive and much quicker. You can waste a lot of time discussing policy coverages with agents in your area, or you could use the web to accomplish the same thing much quicker.

Many popular insurance companies participate in a marketplace where insurance shoppers submit one quote, and at least one company then gives them pricing based on the submitted data. This saves time by eliminating quote forms for every insurance company.

To enter your information into the quoting system, click here to start a free quote.

The one disadvantage to pricing coverage this way is that consumers can’t choose the companies you will receive quotes from. If you prefer to choose specific insurance companies for rate comparison, we have a listing of the cheapest insurance companies in your area. Click here for list of insurance companies.

Whichever method you choose, make absolute certain that you use apples-to-apples coverage information for every quote you compare. If you are comparing higher or lower deductibles it will be very difficult to determine the best price for your BMW 5 Series. Quoting even small variations in limits could throw off the whole comparison. Just remember that comparing a large number of companies helps increase your odds of locating lower pricing.

Will you really save $434 on car insurance?

Companies like State Farm and Allstate constantly bombard you with television, radio, and online ads. They all make the same claim about how much you will save just by moving your car insurance policy to them. But how can every company claim to save you money?

Most companies have specific guidelines for the type of insured that will generate a profit. For example, a preferred risk may be over the age of 40, insures multiple vehicles, and chooses high deductibles. A customer who matches that profile will probably get the lowest auto insurance rates as well as pay quite a bit less when switching companies.

Consumers who do not meet those criteria may be forced to pay higher premium rates and this can result in the customer not buying. If you listen closely, the ads state “people that switch” not “everyone who quotes” save that much. That’s why companies can claim big savings.

Each company has different criteria, so you need to get a wide range of price quotes. It’s just too difficult to predict which insurance companies will have the lowest prices for your situation.

Do you qualify for these six discounts?

Companies don’t always advertise every available discount very well, so the next list breaks down some of the best known and the harder-to-find ways to save on insurance coverage.

  • Driver Education Discount – Teen drivers should take driver’s ed class if offered at their school.
  • Theft Prevention System – Cars, trucks, and SUVs equipped with tracking devices and advanced anti-theft systems are less likely to be stolen and will save you 10% or more.
  • Clubs and Organizations – Affiliation with specific professional or occupational memberships or organizations may earn a discount when getting a insurance quote.
  • Buy New and Save – Adding a new car to your policy can save up to 30% because newer models have to meet stringent safety requirements.
  • Policy Bundle Discount – If you can bundle your homeowners and auto insurance with the same company you may save over 10 percent off each policy depending on the company.
  • Own a Home – Owning your own home or condo can get you a discount since owning and maintaining a home requires personal responsibility.

Please keep in mind that some of the credits will not apply to all coverage premiums. Most only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. If you do the math and it seems like having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, it just doesn’t work that way.

Auto insurance companies that may offer quotes with many of the previously listed discounts possibly include:

Before purchasing a policy, check with each company or agent how you can save money. A few discounts may not be available in your state. To see a list of insurance coverage companies that provide some of the discounts listed above, click here to view.

Don’t assume everyone needs the same auto insurance coverage

When buying adequate coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is no “perfect” insurance plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so your insurance needs to address that. For example, these questions may help highlight whether you will benefit from professional help.

  • What is the difference between comprehensive and collision coverage?
  • Is my trailer covered?
  • Should I bundle my homeowners policy with my auto?
  • Are all vehicle passengers covered by medical payments coverage?
  • Am I covered if I break a side mirror?
  • When should I drop full coverage on my 2000 BMW 5 Series?
  • When can my company non-renew my policy?
  • What is no-fault insurance?
  • Will my insurance pay for OEM parts?
  • Should I sign the liability waiver when renting a car?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation, you might consider talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, fill out this quick form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.

Parts of your insurance policy

Knowing the specifics of your insurance policy helps when choosing appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be impossible to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Below you’ll find typical coverage types offered by insurance companies.

Coverage for liability

Liability coverage will cover damage or injury you incur to a person or their property by causing an accident. It protects you from claims by other people, and doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see policy limits of 25/50/25 that means you have $25,000 bodily injury coverage, a total of $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a total limit of $25,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Some companies may use a combined single limit or CSL which provides one coverage limit and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability coverage protects against claims like medical expenses, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and emergency aid. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is up to you, but buy as large an amount as possible.

Comprehensive coverages

This coverage will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things like hail damage, theft, damage from flooding, damage from a tornado or hurricane and falling objects. The maximum amount you’ll receive from a claim is the ACV or actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Coverage for medical payments

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance reimburse you for short-term medical expenses such as pain medications, funeral costs and X-ray expenses. They are used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if you lack health insurance entirely. They cover all vehicle occupants and also covers any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not available in all states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Collision protection

Collision coverage pays for damage to your 5 Series resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision can pay for things such as crashing into a ditch, damaging your car on a curb, backing into a parked car and driving through your garage door. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Uninsured and underinsured coverage

This protects you and your vehicle when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. This coverage pays for medical payments for you and your occupants and damage to your BMW 5 Series.

Since a lot of drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, their limits can quickly be used up. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is a good idea. Usually your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Affordable insurance is out there

In this article, we presented a lot of ways to get a better price on 2000 BMW 5 Series insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more quotes you get, the higher the chance of saving money. Consumers could even find that the lowest prices are with a lesser-known regional company. These smaller insurers can often insure niche markets at a lower cost compared to the large companies like State Farm, GEICO and Nationwide.

When trying to cut insurance costs, it’s very important that you do not skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. There are many occasions where an accident victim reduced physical damage coverage and discovered at claim time that a couple dollars of savings turned into a financial nightmare. Your focus should be to purchase plenty of coverage at the lowest possible cost.

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