2004 Ford Escape Insurance Quotes

Searching for better car insurance rates? Consumers have lots of choices when looking for the best price on Ford Escape insurance. They can either waste time calling around trying to get quotes or save time using the internet to compare rates.

There is a right way and a wrong way to find car insurance online so you’re going to learn the proper way to get price quotes on a Ford and locate the best price possible.

How to compare insurance quotes

Lowering your 2004 Ford Escape insurance rates isn’t really that difficult. The only requirement is to spend a few minutes on the computer comparing rates from different insurance companies. It is quite easy and can be accomplished using one of these methods.

  1. One of the simplest ways to get the best comparison quotes is a comparison rater form click here to open form in new window. This type of form saves time by eliminating multiple quote forms for each price estimate. Filling out one form gets coverage cost estimates from insurance companies with the best prices. It’s the fastest way to compare.
  2. A more time consuming way to get quotes online is to take the time to go to each company website and repeat the quote process. For example, let’s assume you want rates from GEICO, Safeco and Farmers. In order to compare rates, you need to spend time going to each site individually to enter your coverage information, and that explains why we recommend the first method. To view a list of companies in your area, click here.
  3. The least efficient way to get price estimates is to waste gas driving to all the different insurance agencies. Doing it all online makes this unnecessary unless you want the professional guidance that you can only get from talking to an agent. It is possible to compare online quotes but have a local agent actually write the policy.

The method you choose is up to you, but do your best to use nearly identical coverages with each company. If you enter different values for each quote then you won’t be able to determine the best price for your Ford Escape.

Which policy gives me the best coverage?

When it comes to choosing the right insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is no single plan that fits everyone. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s.

For example, these questions can help discover whether or not you might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Does insurance cover damages from a DUI accident?
  • What is no-fault insurance?
  • Are rock chip repairs covered?
  • Does car insurance cover theft of personal property?
  • How can I force my company to pay a claim?
  • What is UM/UIM insurance?
  • What is the ISO rating for a 2004 Ford Escape?
  • If I drive on a suspended license am I covered?
  • Can my teen driver be rated on a liability-only vehicle?

If you’re not sure about those questions then you might want to talk to a licensed agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, fill out this quick form. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and can provide invaluable advice.

Car insurance coverages explained

Knowing the specifics of your policy aids in choosing the best coverages for your vehicles. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.

Medical expense insurance

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for immediate expenses for things like chiropractic care, X-ray expenses, hospital visits, doctor visits and EMT expenses. They are used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Comprehensive (Other than Collision)

Comprehensive insurance coverage covers damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive can pay for things like hail damage, a broken windshield, hitting a deer, hitting a bird and falling objects. The highest amount you’ll receive from a claim is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers

This protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when other motorists do not carry enough liability coverage. It can pay for hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is important protection for you and your family. Most of the time these limits are set the same as your liablity limits.

Collision insurance

This covers damage to your Escape resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage pays for claims such as sustaining damage from a pot hole, scraping a guard rail, hitting a mailbox, backing into a parked car and crashing into a ditch. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to raise the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Auto liability

This protects you from damage or injury you incur to people or other property that is your fault. This coverage protects you from claims by other people. It does not cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see values of 100/300/100 which means $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a per accident bodily injury limit of $300,000, and a total limit of $100,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Alternatively, you may have one limit called combined single limit (CSL) that pays claims from the same limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability insurance covers claims like medical services, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, medical expenses, emergency aid and bail bonds. How much coverage you buy is a personal decision, but you should buy as large an amount as possible.