Save on 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Insurance Quotes

Paying cheaper rates for Driverscar insurance can seem to be difficult for drivers new to online comparison shopping. Because there are so many insurers available, it can easily turn into a difficult situation to find more affordable car insurance rates.

How to buy car insurance online

To find inexpensive car insurance quotes, there are several ways to compare rate quotes from many car insurance companies in your state. The recommended way to comparison shop is to get quotes online. It’s really quite simple and can be done using a couple different methods.

  1. The most recommended method to find the lowest comparison rates is a comparison rater form click to view form in new window. This method prevents you from having to do separate quote forms for each price estimate. A single form gets insurance cost estimates from all major companies. This is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time.
  2. A more difficult way to shop for car insurance online requires you to visit each company’s website and request a quote. For sake of this example, let’s say you want to see prices from State Farm, GEICO and Farmers. To get each rate you have to go to each individual site and punch in your information repeatedly, which can take a lot of time. To view a list of companies in your area, click here.
  3. The final method to find and compare rates is to spend your day driving to each insurance agency near you. Doing it all online can eliminate the need for a local agent unless you require the professional advice of a licensed agent. It is possible with some companies compare online quotes but buy the policy through an agent.

The approach you take is up to you, just do your best to use the exact same deductibles and coverage limits with each company. If the quotes have higher or lower deductibles it will be very difficult to make a fair comparison for your Mitsubishi Lancer. Just slight variations in limits could mean much higher rates. It’s important to know that making a lot of price comparisons provides better odds of finding better pricing. Some companies don’t provide online quotes, so it’s important to compare prices from those companies as well.

Use discounts to get cheaper insurance coverage quotes

Some providers don’t necessarily list all possible discounts very well, so the following is a list of both the well known and also the more inconspicuous credits available to bring down your rates.

  • Active Military Service – Having an actively deployed family member could mean lower premium rates.
  • Own a Home – Being a homeowner can earn you a little savings since home ownership means you have a higher level of financial diligence.
  • Switch and Save Discount – Some insurance coverage companies provide a discount for switching policies prior to the expiration date on your current policy. It’s a savings of about 10%.
  • Onboard Data Collection – Drivers who elect to allow driving data submission to scrutinize vehicle usage by using a telematic data system like In-Drive from State Farm and Progressive’s Snapshot may get a rate reduction if they show good driving skills.
  • Defensive Driving Course – Participating in a course teaching safe driver skills could save 5% or more depending on where you live.
  • Multiple Vehicles – Buying coverage for multiple vehicles with the same company can reduce rates for all insured vehicles.
  • Sign Online – Some larger companies may give you up to $50 for buying a policy and signing up on the internet.
  • Life Insurance – Not all companies offer life insurance, but some may give you a discounted price on car insurance if you buy life insurance from them.

A little disclaimer on discounts, most credits do not apply to your bottom line cost. Most cut the cost of specific coverages such as comp or med pay. Even though it appears you can get free auto insurance, you aren’t that lucky.

Companies that may offer some of the discounts shown above are:

Before you buy a policy, ask all the companies which credits you are entitled to. Some discounts listed above might not be available to policyholders everywhere.

Tailor your insurance coverage to you

When buying adequate coverage for your vehicles, there is no “best” method to buy coverage. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s.

These are some specific questions can help discover whether you might need professional guidance.

  • Am I covered if I drive in a foreign country?
  • Is a blown tire covered by insurance?
  • Am I covered by my spouse’s policy after a separation?
  • I have good health insurance, so how much medical payments coverage do I need?
  • Is my teen driver covered when they drive my company car?
  • Are my friends covered when driving my 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer?
  • Does insurance cover tools stolen from my truck?

If you can’t answer these questions but you know they apply to you then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form.

Coverages available on your insurance policy

Understanding the coverages of insurance aids in choosing appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be confusing and nobody wants to actually read their policy.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance

This protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when the “other guys” are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. It can pay for medical payments for you and your occupants and damage to your 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family. Most of the time these limits are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Auto collision coverage

Collision coverage covers damage to your Lancer caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage pays for things like hitting a parking meter, hitting a mailbox and sustaining damage from a pot hole. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. It’s also possible to increase the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)

Comprehensive insurance will pay to fix damage that is not covered by collision coverage. A deductible will apply then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims such as theft, rock chips in glass and hitting a bird. The maximum amount your insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Insurance for medical payments

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP provide coverage for expenses for things like chiropractic care, ambulance fees, X-ray expenses and prosthetic devices. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not available in all states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Coverage for liability

This will cover damage or injury you incur to people or other property that is your fault. This coverage protects you against claims from other people. It does not 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. Your policy might show liability limits of 50/100/50 which stand for a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property. Some companies may use a combined single limit or CSL that pays claims from the same limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage protects against things like emergency aid, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, funeral expenses and structural damage. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a decision to put some thought into, but buy as large an amount as possible.