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UPDATED: Oct 5, 2015

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Searching for lower auto insurance rates for your Nissan Quest? Did you fall for a flashy sales pitch and buy an underperforming, overpriced auto insurance policy? It’s quite common and there are many consumers feeling the pinch from expensive auto insurance. Popular companies such as State Farm, Allstate, GEICO and Progressive constantly bombard you with catchy ads and it is difficult to avoid their marketing magic and find the best price available.

You should take the time to do price comparisons quite often due to the fact that insurance rates fluctuate regularly. Even if you think you had the best deal on Quest insurance two years ago you may be paying too much now. Ignore everything you know about auto insurance because I’m going to teach you the best methods to properly buy coverages and cut your premium.

If you are insured now or are shopping for new coverage, you can use these techniques to get lower rates while maximizing coverage. Finding affordable coverage is not rocket science. Consumers just need to learn how to compare company rates over the internet.

Where can I get affordable insurance coverage?

Getting a cheaper price on 2004 Nissan Quest insurance can be quick and easy. Drivers just need to invest a few minutes to get quotes online from several insurance companies. Price comparisons can be done using a couple different methods.

  1. The simplest way to get quotes for comparison would be an industry-wide quote request form click here to open form in new window. This method saves time by eliminating repetitive form submissions for each price estimate. One simple form gets you price quotes from multiple companies.
  2. A slightly less efficient method to get quotes online is to manually visit each company’s website and repeat the quote process. For sake of this example, we’ll pretend you want to get rates from Progressive, 21st Century and Liberty Mutual. You would need to go to every website to enter the same coverage data repeatedly, which is not fast way to get rate quotes.

    For a list of links to companies insuring cars in your area, click here.

  3. If you have time to kill, the last way of comparing rate quotes is to waste gas driving to insurance agencies in your area. Doing it all online has made agencies unnecessary unless your situation requires the trained guidance of a local agent. It is possible with some companies find lower rates online and get advice from an agent in your area.

It doesn’t matter which method you choose, just make absolute certain that you use the exact same information on every quote you get. If each company quotes different data you will not be able to truly determine the lowest rate.

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But the ad said I’d save 15% in 15 minutes!

Drivers get pounded daily by advertisements that claim the cheapest premium rates by Progressive, Allstate and GEICO. They all tend to make the same promise that you’ll save big if you get a free insurance quote and switch to them.

How is it plausible that every one can give you a better price? It’s all in the numbers.

Companies give the best rates for the driver that will generate a profit. A good example of a driver they prefer might be described as over the age of 45, has no claims, and drives less than 7,500 miles a year. A customer getting a price quote that hits that “sweet spot” will get low car insurance rates and have a good chance to cut their rates substantially.

Insureds who do not meet those standards will get higher rates with the end result being business going elsewhere. If you pay attention, the ads say “customers that switch” not “everyone that quotes” save that much money. That’s the way companies can make claims like that. This really drives home the point why it’s extremely important to do a rate comparison at every renewal. You cannot predict which insurance companies will fit your personal profile best.

Earn discounts to get lower-cost car insurance rates

Car insurance is neither fun to buy or cheap, but companies offer discounts that may help make it more affordable. Many discounts should be triggered when you purchase, but less common discounts must be specifically requested before you will receive the discount.

  • Early Signing – A few companies offer discounts for switching policies before your current expiration date. You may see this discount when you get insurance quotes online.
  • Government Employees – Having worked for a branch of the government could provide a small rate reduction on Quest insurance depending on your company.
  • Multi-line Discount – Select insurance carriers reward you with a break if you buy a life insurance policy as well.
  • Mature Driver Discount – Drivers that qualify as senior citizens may qualify for better car insurance rates on Quest insurance.
  • Payment Method – If you pay your entire premium ahead of time instead of paying each month you can actually save on your bill.
  • Good Student Discount – Excelling in school can get you a discount of up to 25%. The discount lasts up until you turn 25.
  • ABS Braking Discount – Anti-lock brake equipped vehicles have fewer accidents and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
  • Air Bag Discount – Factory options such as air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems can receive discounts of 20% or more.

Don’t be surprised that some credits don’t apply the the whole policy. The majority will only reduce specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. So even though they make it sound like adding up those discounts means a free policy, companies don’t profit that way.

A list of companies and some of the discounts are detailed below.

  • Farm Bureau includes discounts for youthful driver, multi-vehicle, good student, multi-policy, safe driver, renewal discount, and driver training.
  • State Farm has discounts for student away at school, defensive driving training, driver’s education, multiple policy, passive restraint, multiple autos, and Steer Clear safe driver discount.
  • Progressive offers discounts including online signing, multi-vehicle, continuous coverage, good student, online quote discount, and multi-policy.
  • Allstate has savings for senior citizen, utility vehicle, new car, resident student, teenSMART discount, and anti-theft.
  • Nationwide may include discounts for multi-policy, family plan, anti-theft, defensive driving, business or organization, good student, and accident-free.
  • MetLife policyholders can earn discounts including good student, defensive driver, claim-free, accident-free, multi-policy, good driver

Before purchasing a policy, check with each company or agent what discounts are available to you. Some credits might not be offered on policies in your area.

Tailor your auto insurance coverage to you

When it comes to buying proper insurance coverage, there really is not a “perfect” insurance plan. Everyone’s situation is unique so this has to be addressed. Here are some questions about coverages that may help you determine whether you will benefit from professional help.

  • How much liability insurance is required?
  • Should I have combined single limit or split liability limits?
  • Does my policy cover me when driving someone else’s vehicle?
  • How do I buy GAP insurance?
  • What is roadside assistance coverage?
  • How high should deductibles be on a 2004 Nissan Quest?

If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you may need to chat with an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form or click here for a list of auto insurance companies in your area. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and you can get the answers you need.

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Auto insurance coverages explained

Understanding the coverages of your auto insurance policy can be of help when determining the right coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and nobody wants to actually read their policy. These are typical coverage types found on the average auto insurance policy.

Liability insurance

Liability insurance will cover injuries or damage you cause to other people or property that is your fault. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You might see policy limits of 50/100/50 which means a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a total of $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage protects against things like bail bonds, repair costs for stationary objects, emergency aid, medical services and pain and suffering. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Insurance for medical payments

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for immediate expenses such as rehabilitation expenses, doctor visits and nursing services. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and also covers if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance

This coverage protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered losses include injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your Nissan Quest.

Because many people only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, 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.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)

Comprehensive insurance covers 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 things like theft, damage from flooding, hail damage, hitting a bird and hitting a deer. The highest amount your auto insurance company will pay is the ACV or actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Collision coverage protection

This pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from a collision with another car or object. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision insurance covers claims like scraping a guard rail, sustaining damage from a pot hole, crashing into a ditch, crashing into a building and colliding with another moving vehicle. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so you might think about dropping it from older vehicles. It’s also possible to bump up the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Shop around and save

Low-cost 2004 Nissan Quest insurance can be purchased from both online companies in addition to many insurance agents, and you should compare price quotes from both to have the best selection. Some insurance companies do not provide online price quotes and usually these smaller companies sell through independent agencies.

Throughout this article, we presented a lot of ways to reduce 2004 Nissan Quest insurance rates online. The key thing to remember is the more times you quote, the better your chances of lowering your car insurance rates. You may be surprised to find that the lowest priced insurance coverage comes from an unexpected company. Smaller companies can often provide lower car insurance rates in certain areas than their larger competitors like Allstate or State Farm.

As you shop your coverage around, don’t be tempted to skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. In too many instances, drivers have reduced collision coverage and learned later they didn’t have enough coverage. The ultimate goal is to buy a smart amount of coverage at the best cost, but don’t skip important coverages to save money.

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