2002 Pontiac Montana Insurance Rates

Pricey Pontiac Montana insurance can overdraw your funds and make it impossible to make ends meet.

Online insurance companies like State Farm, Allstate, GEICO and Progressive all promote huge savings with catchy ads and consumers find it hard to see through the cute green geckos and mayhem and effectively compare rates to find the best deal.

Cheapest insurance price quotes

Shopping for lower insurance rates can be a lot of work if you don’t know the easiest way. You could waste time discussing policy coverages with agents in your area, or you could use online quotes to get prices fast.

Many insurance companies belong to a marketplace that allows shoppers to complete one form, and at least one company then returns a price quote for coverage. This system prevents you from having to do quote requests to every company. To find out how much you can save on insurance click to open in new window.

The only downside to comparing rates this way is you don’t know exactly the providers you want pricing from. If you wish to select specific insurance companies to request quotes from, we put together a list of low cost insurance companies in your area. Click to view list.

Whichever method you choose, compare identical coverages and limits for every company. If you have different limits and deductibles on each one you will not be able to get a fair rate comparison. Just a small difference in coverage limits can mean a large discrepancy in price. Just keep in mind that making a lot of price comparisons increases the change that you will find a lower rate. Some companies don’t provide quotes online, so it’s important to also get price quotes on coverage from those companies, too.

Insurance coverage companies offer lots of discounts

Companies offering auto insurance don’t always publicize all their discounts very well, so below is a list both the well known as well as the least known savings tricks you should be using when you buy insurance coverage online.

  • Early Payment Discounts – If you pay your entire premium ahead of time rather than paying in monthly installments you could save up to 5%.
  • E-sign Discounts – Some of the larger companies will give a small break for buying a policy and signing up digitally online.
  • Government Employees – Being employed by or retired from a federal job can save as much as 8% on Montana coverage with certain companies.
  • Multi-Vehicle Discounts – Buying coverage for multiple cars on the same insurance coverage policy can get a discount for every vehicle.
  • Driver Education Discount – Cut your cost by having your teen driver complete a driver education course in school.
  • Discount for Life Insurance – Not every insurance company offers life insurance, but if they do you may earn a break if you buy a life insurance policy as well.
  • ABS and Traction Control Discounts – Vehicles equipped with ABS or steering control can stop better under adverse conditions and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Accident Waiver – This one is not really a discount per se, but companies like State Farm and Allstate will turn a blind eye to one accident without getting socked with a rate hike so long as you haven’t had any claims for a particular time prior to the accident.
  • Discounts for New Vehicles – Buying a new car model can be considerably cheaper since new model year vehicles have better safety ratings.
  • Theft Deterent System – Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices have a lower chance of being stolen and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.

A little disclaimer on discounts, many deductions do not apply to your bottom line cost. A few only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like physical damage coverage or medical payments. Even though the math looks like having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, you’re out of luck.

Popular insurance coverage companies and some of their more popular discounts are detailed below.

  • Progressive may offer discounts for online quote discount, homeowner, online signing, good student, and multi-vehicle.
  • Farmers Insurance offers discounts for alternative fuel, business and professional, multi-car, youthful driver, electronic funds transfer, bundle discounts, and early shopping.
  • Farm Bureau discounts include safe driver, multi-vehicle, multi-policy, renewal discount, driver training, and good student.
  • State Farm has savings for multiple policy, anti-theft, Drive Safe & Save, good student, and accident-free.
  • GEICO offers premium reductions for five-year accident-free, defensive driver, good student, daytime running lights, and seat belt use.
  • SAFECO includes discounts for teen safety rewards, homeowner, safe driver, multi-car, and anti-lock brakes.
  • Liberty Mutual may include discounts for multi-car, exclusive group savings, good student, new graduate, safety features, multi-policy, and new vehicle discount.

Before purchasing a policy, check with each company to give you their best rates. A few discounts might not be offered in every state. If you would like to choose from a list of insurance coverage companies that offer the discounts shown above, follow this link.

Do I just need basic coverages?

When buying adequate coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a best way to insure your cars. Everyone’s situation is unique so this has to be addressed. These are some specific questions can aid in determining whether your personal situation would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • Am I better off with higher deductibles on my 2002 Pontiac Montana?
  • Are my tools covered if they get stolen from my vehicle?
  • How much liability do I need to cover my assets?
  • Can my teen driver be rated on a liability-only vehicle?
  • Is my Pontiac Montana covered if I use it for business?
  • Does my 2002 Pontiac Montana need full coverage?
  • Why am I required to buy liability insurance?
  • Do I need to file an SR-22 for a DUI in my state?

If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you might consider talking to an insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or go to this page to view a list of companies.

Specifics of your insurance policy

Understanding the coverages of a insurance policy can help you determine which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. Policy terminology can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy. These are the usual coverages found on the average insurance policy.

Auto liability

Liability coverage protects you from injuries or damage you cause to people or other property in an accident. It protects YOU against other people’s claims. Liability doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show liability limits of 25/50/25 which stand for $25,000 bodily injury coverage, $50,000 for the entire accident, and property damage coverage for $25,000. Alternatively, you may have one limit called combined single limit (CSL) which combines the three limits into one amount and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability insurance covers things such as medical expenses, loss of income, structural damage, pain and suffering and attorney fees. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as high a limit as you can afford.

UM/UIM Coverage

This coverage provides protection from other drivers when they do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered claims include hospital bills for your injuries as well as damage to your Pontiac Montana.

Due to the fact that many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. So UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Most of the time your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Auto collision coverage

This covers damage to your Montana resulting from a collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You first must pay a deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage pays for claims like crashing into a building, crashing into a ditch, rolling your car, hitting a mailbox and sideswiping another vehicle. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Medical costs insurance

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP reimburse you for bills such as nursing services, pain medications and chiropractic care. The coverages can be utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and also covers being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP coverage is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

This will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things such as falling objects, hitting a deer, hail damage and damage from a tornado or hurricane. The maximum amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider dropping full coverage.