Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Mar 24, 2018

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Car owners new to shopping for car insurance online may discover buying affordable auto insurance is more work than they anticipated.

Locating the lowest cost insurance coverage is simple if you know the tricks. Just about every driver who buys insurance coverage most likely will be able to find lower rates. But vehicle owners need to have an understanding of how big insurance companies market insurance on the web.

The cheapest insurance

To find the best insurance rates, there are several ways to compare quotes from all the different companies. The simplest method to find affordable Audi TT insurance rates is simply to get online rate quotes. It’s really quite simple and can be done in a couple of different ways.

The fastest and easiest way to get the best comparison quotes is an all-inclusive rate comparison like this one (opens in new window). This style of form prevents you from having to do separate quotes for every prospective company. One quote request will get you rate comparisons from multiple companies. This is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time.

A more difficult way to find lower rates requires a visit to each company’s website and complete a new quote form. For instance, let’s assume you want comparison quotes from GEICO, Allstate and Travelers. In order to compare rates, you need to spend time on each company’s site and type in your information over and over, which can take a lot of time. For a list of companies in your area, click here.

How you compare quotes is your choice, just try to use apples-to-apples coverages with each company. If you have different values for each quote then you won’t be able to decipher which rate is best. Just slight variations in limits can mean a large discrepancy in price. And when price shopping your coverage, comparing more quotes will increase your chances of finding the best rates.

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Which policy gives me the best coverage?

When buying adequate coverage for your personal vehicles, there isn’t really a cookie cutter policy. Every insured’s situation is different.

For example, these questions can help discover if your insurance needs may require specific advice.

  • I don’t drive much so do I pay less?
  • Am I covered when pulling a rental trailer?
  • When should I drop full coverage on my 2001 Audi TT?
  • Is my state a no-fault state?
  • Does coverage extend to my business vehicle?
  • I have a DUI can I still get coverage?
  • Do I need rental car coverage?
  • What if I owe more than I can insure my car for?

If you can’t answer these questions but you know they apply to you then you might want to talk to an insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, simply complete this short form.

Parts of your auto insurance policy

Understanding the coverages of your auto insurance policy can help you determine appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. Auto insurance terms can be impossible to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Liability insurance

Liability insurance provides protection from damage that occurs to other’s property or people by causing an accident. This insurance protects YOU against other people’s claims, and does not provide coverage for your injuries or vehicle damage.

Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. You might see values of 100/300/100 that translate to a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Alternatively, you may have one number which is a combined single limit which provides one coverage limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage protects against things such as repair costs for stationary objects, bail bonds and loss of income. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but you should buy as large an amount as possible.

Collision protection

Collision insurance pays for damage to your TT caused by collision with another car or object. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision can pay for things like driving through your garage door, colliding with a tree, hitting a parking meter, colliding with another moving vehicle and backing into a parked car. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. It’s also possible to choose a higher deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Medical costs insurance

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for expenses like ambulance fees, rehabilitation expenses, EMT expenses and pain medications. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and will also cover if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

UM/UIM Coverage

Your UM/UIM coverage gives you protection when the “other guys” are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered claims include injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your Audi TT.

Because many people have only the minimum liability required by law, their limits can quickly be used up. So UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Frequently the UM/UIM limits are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims like hitting a bird, a tree branch falling on your vehicle, damage from flooding and hail damage. The highest amount your auto insurance company will pay is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.