2003 Pontiac Vibe Insurance Quotes – 7 Tips to Save

No sane person rejoices having to buy insurance coverage, especially when they are aware that they are paying too much. Due to the abundance of insurance companies to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to pick a lower cost insurance coverage company.

Shopping for affordable insurance coverage coverage is quite easy. If you have a policy now or need a new policy, you will benefit by learning to find better prices while maintaining coverages. Drivers only need an understanding of the tricks to get comparison rates online.

Compare quotes for insurance

Getting a low cost price on 2003 Pontiac Vibe insurance is actually quite simple. You just have to take time comparing free auto insurance quotes from online providers. Insurance prices can be quoted in just a few minutes using one of these methods.

  1. One of the fastest ways to get the best comparison quotes would be an industry-wide quote request form click to view form in new window. This method saves time by eliminating repetitive form entry for every insurance company. One form compares rates from multiple low-cost companies.
  2. A harder way to shop for insurance online consists of going to the website of each company to complete their respective quote request forms. For example, let’s say you want to compare prices for State Farm, Allstate and GMAC. In order to compare rates, you need to spend time going to each site individually and repeatedly enter your information, which can get rather old. To view a list of companies in your area, click here.

You can choose any of those ways to find more affodable coverage, but do your best to use the exact same coverage information for each comparison quote. If your comparisons have different data it’s not possible to truly determine the lowest rate.

Lower-cost insurance rates with discounts

Buying insurance is not cheap, but companies offer discounts that can drop the cost substantially. Certain discounts will be applied when you get a quote, but once in a while a discount must be specially asked for before you get the savings.

  • Safety Course Discount – Taking time to complete a course in driver safety is a good idea and can lower rates and easily recoup the cost of the course.
  • Anti-theft Discount – Vehicles that have factory anti-theft systems are less likely to be stolen and earn discounts up to 10% off your auto insurance quote.
  • No Claim Discounts – Drivers with accident-free driving histories get the best insurance rates in comparison with accident-prone drivers.
  • Discount for Passive Restraints – Vehicles equipped with air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems could see savings of 20 to 30 percent.
  • Discounts for Good Drivers – Insureds without accidents could pay up to 40% less on Vibe coverage than drivers with accidents.
  • Low Mileage Discounts – Maintaining low annual mileage can qualify you for lower prices due to less chance of an accident.
  • Switch and Save Discount – A few insurance companies give discounts for buying a policy before your current expiration date. This can save 10% or more.

Policy discounts save money, but most of the big mark downs will not be given to all coverage premiums. Some only reduce specific coverage prices like liability and collision coverage. So even though you would think you can get free auto insurance, companies wouldn’t make money that way. But all discounts will lower the amount you pay for coverage.

To choose providers who offer discounts, click here.

Tailor your insurance coverage to you

When buying coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a cookie cutter policy. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs and a cookie cutter policy won’t apply. These are some specific questions may help you determine whether or not you will benefit from professional help.

  • Who is covered by my policy?
  • Should I sign the liability waiver when renting a car?
  • If my pet gets injured in an accident are they covered?
  • Is my nanny covered when driving my vehicle?
  • I have health insurance so do I need medical payments coverage?
  • Am I covered if I hit my neighbor’s mailbox?
  • What companies insure drivers after a DUI or DWI?

If you can’t answer these questions but one or more may apply to you, you might consider talking to an agent. To find an agent in your area, fill out this quick form or click here for a list of insurance companies in your area. It only takes a few minutes and you can get the answers you need.

Car insurance 101

Learning about specific coverages of a insurance policy aids in choosing appropriate coverage and the correct deductibles and limits. Policy terminology can be difficult to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. Shown next are the usual coverages found on most insurance policies.

Insurance for medical payments

Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for short-term medical expenses like ambulance fees, hospital visits, EMT expenses and doctor visits. The coverages can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle 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

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage gives you protection from other drivers when they are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Since a lot of drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, their limits can quickly be used up. So UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Normally your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

Coverage for collisions

Collision coverage pays for damage to your Vibe from colliding with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against claims like rolling your car, hitting a parking meter, sustaining damage from a pot hole and driving through your garage door. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)

Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like damage from getting keyed, fire damage, hitting a deer and a broken windshield. The maximum payout your insurance company will pay is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Coverage for liability

Liability insurance can cover damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have policy limits of 100/300/100 that means you have a limit of $100,000 per injured person, $300,000 for the entire accident, and a total limit of $100,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Another option is one number which is a combined single limit which limits claims to one amount rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage protects against things like legal defense fees, emergency aid and loss of income. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but consider buying higher limits if possible.