2001 Mazda 626 Insurance Quotes – 10 Savings Tips

Nobody I know loves paying for insurance coverage, especially when they know the cost is too high.

Many car insurance companies compete for your insurance dollar, so it’s not easy to compare every insurer and get the definite cheapest price

If you have car insurance now, you will most likely be able to reduce your rates substantially using these tips. Choosing the best insurance company for you is easy if you know what you’re doing. Although consumers benefit from understanding the way companies sell online and use this information to your advantage.

The easiest way to compare policy rates is to know the fact most insurance companies will pay a fee to give rate comparisons. To begin a comparison, all you need to do is provide a small amount of information like how your vehicles are used, whether you have decent credit, whether you are single or married, and if you are currently licensed. Your insurance information is instantly provided to multiple different insurance companies and they return cost estimate with very little delay.

If you wish to get multiple quotes for your 2001 Mazda 626 now, click here and find out if you can get cheaper insurance.

Get lower-cost insurance coverage with discounts

Insurance coverage is neither fun to buy or cheap, but there’s a good chance there are discounts that could drop your premiums quite a bit. Some of these disounts will be visible at the time you complete a quote, but some discounts are required to be specially asked for before you will receive the discount.

  • Good Students Pay Less – Maintaining excellent grades could provide a savings of up to 20% or more. You can use this discount normally up until you turn 25.
  • One Accident Forgiven – This one is not really a discount per se, but companies like State Farm and Progressive allow you one accident before your rates go up so long as you haven’t had any claims for a set time period.
  • Defensive Driving Course – Passing a course in defensive driver could earn you a small percentage discount and easily pay for the cost of the class.
  • Switch and Save Discount – A few larger companies give discounts for switching companies prior to your current policy expiration. It can save you around 10%.
  • Memberships – Having an affiliation with qualifying employment or professional organizations may earn a discount on your bill.
  • Senior Citizen Rates – Drivers that qualify as senior citizens may be able to get a small decrease in premiums on 626 coverage.
  • College Student – Kids who are enrolled in a college that is more than 100 miles from home and don’t have a car can be insured at a reduced rate.
  • Homeowners Pay Less – Owning a home may earn you a small savings due to the fact that maintaining a home requires personal responsibility.
  • Policy Bundle Discount – If you insure your home and vehicles and place coverage with the same company you could save as much as 10 to 15 percent.
  • Anti-lock Brakes – Cars with ABS and/or traction control can stop better under adverse conditions so companies give up to a 10% discount.

A little note about advertised discounts, most discount credits are not given to all coverage premiums. Most only cut the price of certain insurance coverages like liability, collision or medical payments. So when it seems like you would end up receiving a 100% discount, companies wouldn’t make money that way.

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Tailor your insurance coverage to you

When choosing the best insurance coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a “perfect” insurance plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so your insurance needs to address that. These are some specific questions might help in determining if your situation might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Am I covered by my spouse’s policy after a separation?
  • Am I covered when using my vehicle for business?
  • Will my insurance pay for OEM parts?
  • Will I be non-renewed for getting a DUI or other conviction?
  • Is my cargo covered for damage or theft?
  • Should I have combined single limit or split liability limits?
  • Can I afford to pay high deductible claims out of pocket?

If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you might consider talking to a licensed insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.

Car insurance coverages for a 2001 Mazda 626

Having a good grasp of insurance can help you determine the best coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. Insurance terms can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring. These are the usual coverages offered by insurance companies.

Auto liability insurance

This coverage will cover damages or injuries you inflict on a person or their property. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people, and doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see liability limits of 50/100/50 which means a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability can pay for claims such as loss of income, medical expenses, attorney fees and emergency aid. How much liability should you purchase? That is your choice, but consider buying as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive auto coverage

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from 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 like a broken windshield, a tree branch falling on your vehicle, damage from flooding and damage from a tornado or hurricane. The highest amount your insurance company will pay is the market value of your vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Collision protection

This will pay to fix damage to your 626 resulting from colliding with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against things like crashing into a building, scraping a guard rail, backing into a parked car and colliding with another moving vehicle. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are older. Another option is to raise the deductible to bring the cost down.

UM/UIM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) coverage

This coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when the “other guys” are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered losses include medical payments for you and your occupants and damage to your Mazda 626.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked.

Medical payments and PIP coverage

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage pay for bills for hospital visits, prosthetic devices and doctor visits. They are often used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. They cover both the driver and occupants as well as getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is only offered in select states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay