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UPDATED: Oct 5, 2015

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Trying to find cheaper car insurance rates for your Bentley Arnage? No one loves paying for car insurance, especially when their premiums are through the roof. Due to the fact that there are so many options, it is hard for the average consumer to locate a lower cost car insurance company.

It is always a good idea to do rate comparisons before your policy renews since prices are variable and change quite frequently. Just because you found the best deal on Arnage insurance two years ago other companies may now be cheaper. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about car insurance because you’re about to find out the fastest way to eliminate unnecessary coverages and save money.

Learn how to buy auto insurance for less

Consumers need to have an understanding of the factors that help determine the price you pay for auto insurance. When you understand what influences your rates, this empowers consumers to make smart changes that could help you find cheaper rates.

  • Guys pay higher prices – Over time, data shows females are less aggressive when driving. It does not mean women are better drivers. Males and females cause at-fault accidents at a similar rate, but men have accidents that have higher claims. Men also get cited for more serious violations such as DWI and reckless driving.
  • Urban areas may pay more – Living in less populated areas is a good thing when talking about auto insurance. Less people translates into fewer accidents in addition to fewer liability claims. Drivers who live in large cities have more road rage incidents and longer commute times. Longer commute distances means more chance of being in an accident.
  • Liability protection is cheap – The liability coverage on your policy will afford coverage if ever you are found liable for causing personal injury or damage in an accident. It provides legal defense up to the limits shown on your policy. This coverage is relatively inexpensive compared to insuring for physical damage coverage, so buy as much as you can afford.
  • Poor credit can mean higher premiums – Your credit score is a large factor in calculating your premium rate. Drivers who have very high credit ratings tend to be less risk to insure than drivers who have poor credit. If your credit history is low, you could potentially save money when insuring your 2001 Bentley Arnage by improving your rating.
  • Your occupation may affect auto insurance rates – Did you know your occupation can influence how much you pay for auto insurance? Careers such as fire fighters, architects and medical professionals tend to pay higher premium rates due to stressful work requirements and incredibly demanding work hours. Other occupations like farmers, engineers and retirees receive lower rates on Arnage insurance.
  • Safety first – Cars with high safety ratings tend to have lower insurance rates. Highly rated vehicles have better occupant injury protection and fewer injuries means your insurance company pays less and more competitive rates for policyholders.

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Compare insurance coverage price quotes online

There are a lot of ways to compare insurance coverage prices but some are less labor-intensive and much quicker. You could waste time discussing policy coverages with agents in your area, or you could use the internet to quickly compare rates.

All the larger companies are enrolled in a marketplace where prospective buyers enter their coverage request one time, and every company can provide price quotes based on that information. This system prevents you from having to do quote forms to every company.

To participate in this free quote system, click here (opens in new window).

The only drawback to getting quotes like this is you can’t choose which providers to get quotes from. So if you want to select specific insurance companies for rate comparison, we put together a list of the cheapest insurance coverage companies in your area. Click here for list of insurance companies.

However you get your quotes, do your best to use the exact same coverage data for each price quote. If you are comparing different deductibles then you won’t be able to decipher which rate is best.

Misconceptions in insurance advertisements

Drivers get pounded daily by advertisements that claim the cheapest premium rates by companies like State Farm, Allstate and GEICO. All the companies tend to make the same promise about saving some big amount if you switch your policy.

That’s great but how can every company make almost identical claims? It’s all in the wording.

Companies offer their best rates for the type of customer that earns them the highest profit. For example, this type of driver should be over the age of 45, has no driving citations, and does not commute to work. Anyone who fits those characteristics gets the lowest car insurance rates and will most likely cut their rates if they switch.

Drivers who fall outside the requirements will be quoted a higher rate which results in the driver buying from a lower-cost company. The trick companies use is to say “drivers who switch” not “everyone that quotes” can get the lowest rates when switching. That’s why insurance companies can confidently make those claims.

This illustrates why it’s extremely important to get a wide range of price quotes. It is impossible to predict which insurance company will provide you with the cheapest rates.

More discounts mean cheap premiums

Car insurance is easily one of your largest bills, but there may be some discounts to help offset the cost. Most are applied when you purchase, but a few must be manually applied before you get the savings.

  • Payment Method – If you pay your entire premium ahead of time rather than paying in monthly installments you can avoid the installment charge.
  • Buy New and Save – Insuring a vehicle that is new is cheaper because new vehicles have to meet stringent safety requirements.
  • Low Mileage Discounts – Low annual miles could qualify for slightly better premium rates than normal.
  • Driver Safety – Completing a course in defensive driver could cut 5% off your bill if you qualify.
  • First Accident Forgiveness – This one is not really a discount per se, but some insurance companies allow you one accident without the usual rate increase if you have no claims for a particular time prior to the accident.
  • Paperless Signup – Certain car insurance companies will give you a small discount get insurance on the internet.
  • Accident-Free Discounts – Drivers who stay claim-free pay less in comparison with policyholders that have many claims.
  • Multi-line Discount – Some insurance companies give a lower rate if you buy life insurance from them.

You can save money using discounts, but most discount credits are not given to the entire cost. A few only apply to specific coverage prices like comp or med pay. So despite the fact that it appears adding up those discounts means a free policy, you aren’t that lucky.

Large car insurance companies and their possible discounts include:

  • GEICO includes discounts for multi-vehicle, emergency military deployment, federal employee, seat belt use, multi-policy, anti-lock brakes, and daytime running lights.
  • Travelers has discounts for driver training, early quote, multi-policy, payment discounts, multi-car, and home ownership.
  • Nationwide policyholders can earn discounts including accident-free, easy pay, good student, business or organization, anti-theft, Farm Bureau membership, and family plan.
  • Farmers Insurance offers premium reductions for distant student, youthful driver, multi-car, bundle discounts, and alternative fuel.
  • Esurance may have discounts that include good driver, Pac-12 alumni, homeowner, paid-in-full, good student, and anti-lock brakes.
  • State Farm may offer discounts for good student, multiple autos, safe vehicle, driver’s education, anti-theft, passive restraint, and Drive Safe & Save.
  • Progressive has savings for online signing, multi-policy, multi-vehicle, continuous coverage, homeowner, and good student.
  • Mercury Insurance discounts include ease of repair, multi-car, anti-theft, accident-free, professional/association, and annual mileage.

Before purchasing a policy, check with each insurance company which credits you are entitled to. Some of the discounts discussed earlier may not apply in your area. If you would like to see a list of companies who offer discounts, click here to view.

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It’s not one size fits all

When it comes to buying the best insurance coverage coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a cookie cutter policy. Everyone’s situation is a little different and your policy should reflect that. These are some specific questions may help highlight if you could use an agent’s help.

  • Can my teen driver be rated on a liability-only vehicle?
  • Do I pay less for low miles?
  • Do I benefit by insuring my home with the same company?
  • Can I afford to buy a different vehicle if my 2001 Bentley Arnage is totaled?
  • Is my teen driver covered when they drive my company car?
  • Am I covered if I hit my neighbor’s mailbox?
  • Can my babysitter drive my car?
  • Am I missing any policy discounts?
  • Do I have any recourse if my insurance company denies a claim?
  • Am I covered when using my vehicle for business?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you know they apply to you, then you may want to think about talking to an insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, take a second and complete this form or go to this page to view a list of companies. It only takes a few minutes and can provide invaluable advice.

Information about specific coverages

Understanding the coverages of insurance aids in choosing which coverages you need at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring. Shown next are the usual coverages offered by insurance companies.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You need to pay your deductible first and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things such as fire damage, a tree branch falling on your vehicle and rock chips in glass. The maximum payout you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider dropping full coverage.

Coverage for liability

This coverage will cover injuries or damage you cause to a person or their property by causing an accident. It protects you against claims from other people. Liability doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You might see limits of 50/100/50 that means you have $50,000 bodily injury coverage, $100,000 for the entire accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Alternatively, you may have a combined limit that pays claims from the same limit without having the split limit caps.

Liability coverage pays for claims like emergency aid, court costs, legal defense fees, loss of income and repair costs for stationary objects. How much liability coverage do you need? That is your choice, but you should buy higher limits if possible.

Collision insurance

This coverage covers damage to your Arnage caused by collision with an object or car. A deductible applies and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision insurance covers things like crashing into a ditch, hitting a mailbox and sustaining damage from a pot hole. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. It’s also possible to choose a higher deductible to bring the cost down.

Medical costs insurance

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP provide coverage for immediate expenses such as ambulance fees, pain medications, funeral costs and EMT expenses. They are used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP is not available in all states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

UM/UIM Coverage

This provides protection when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. This coverage pays for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your 2001 Bentley Arnage.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. So UM/UIM coverage is very important. Most of the time these limits are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Be a smart shopper

In this article, we presented some good ideas how to lower your 2001 Bentley Arnage insurance prices. The key thing to remember is the more companies you get rates for, the better likelihood of getting cheaper insurance. Drivers may discover the biggest savings come from a small local company. Some small companies may often insure only within specific states and give getter rates than the large multi-state companies such as Progressive and GEICO.

Cheap 2001 Bentley Arnage insurance can be purchased both online and also from your neighborhood agents, and you should compare rates from both to get a complete price analysis. Some insurance companies do not offer online rate quotes and many times these smaller companies only sell through independent insurance agents.

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