Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

Full Bio →

Written by Jeffrey Johnson
Insurance Lawyer Jeffrey Johnson

Benjamin Carr was a licensed insurance agent in Georgia and has two years’ experience in life, health, property and casualty coverage. He has worked with State Farm and other risk management firms. He is also a strategic writer and editor with a background in branding, marketing, and quality assurance. He has been in military newsrooms — literally on the frontline of journalism.

Full Bio →

Reviewed by Benji Carr
Former Licensed Life Insurance Agent Benji Carr

UPDATED: Mar 24, 2018

Advertiser Disclosure

It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right coverage choices.

Advertiser Disclosure: We strive to help you make confident car insurance decisions. Comparison shopping should be easy. We are not affiliated with any one car insurance company and cannot guarantee quotes from any single company.

Our partnerships don’t influence our content. Our opinions are our own. To compare quotes from top car companies please enter your ZIP code above to use the free quote tool. The more quotes you compare, the more chances to save.

Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about auto insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything auto insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by auto insurance experts.

Searching for better insurance prices for a new or used Chevy Impala can normally be difficult, but you can learn the following methods to make it easier.

There are both good and bad ways to compare car insurance rates so we’re going to tell you the quickest way to get price quotes on a Chevy and locate the best price possible either online or from local insurance agents.

If you are insured now or are looking for a new policy, you can learn to shop for the lowest rates while maintaining coverages. Shopping for affordable insurance coverage coverage is quite easy. Consumers just need to know the best way to shop their coverage around online.

Insurance discounts are available to slash your rates

Car insurance is not cheap, but you can get discounts that could drop your premiums quite a bit. Some discounts apply automatically at the time of purchase, but a few need to be requested specifically before you get the savings. If you do not check that you are getting every discount you deserve, you could be saving more on your insurance.

  • Paperwork-free – Many insurance companies provide a small discount just for signing your application on the web.
  • Memberships – Being a member of qualifying employment or professional organizations could earn you a nice discount when shopping for insurance.
  • Homeowners Savings – Just owning your own home can get you a discount since home ownership requires a higher level of personal finance.
  • Discounts for New Vehicles – Adding a new car to your policy can save you some money because new model year vehicles are generally safer.
  • Air Bags and Passive Restraints – Options like air bags can get savings of 20% or more.
  • No Accidents – Insureds who avoid accidents and claims have much lower rates compared to policyholders that have many claims.
  • Telematics Data Discounts – Drivers who agree to allow driving data submission to look at their driving habits remotely like In-Drive from State Farm and Progressive’s Snapshot could see a rate decrease as long as they are good drivers.
  • Payment Method – If you pay your bill all at once as opposed to paying monthly you could save up to 5%.
  • Seat Belt Discounts – Drivers who require all occupants to buckle their seat belts may be able to save a few bucks on medical payment and PIP coverage.
  • Student in College – who live away from home to go to college and do not have a car may be insured at a cheaper rate.

A quick disclaimer, most of the big mark downs will not be given to your bottom line cost. Most only cut specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. So even though it sounds like adding up those discounts means a free policy, nobody gets a free ride.

A list of companies and a summarized list of policyholder discounts can be found below.

  • GEICO offers discounts for defensive driver, driver training, military active duty, multi-vehicle, air bags, and daytime running lights.
  • Travelers may include discounts for continuous insurance, hybrid/electric vehicle, payment discounts, driver training, multi-policy, good student, and home ownership.
  • Nationwide has discounts for multi-policy, business or organization, accident-free, family plan, easy pay, and good student.
  • Farmers Insurance may offer discounts for youthful driver, mature driver, multi-car, bundle discounts, alternative fuel, and early shopping.
  • Esurance includes discounts for online quote, defensive driver, claim free, homeowner, Switch & Save, and multi-car.
  • State Farm policyholders can earn discounts including multiple policy, Drive Safe & Save, good student, good driver, and safe vehicle.
  • Progressive offers premium reductions for good student, multi-vehicle, online signing, homeowner, continuous coverage, and multi-policy.
  • Mercury Insurance discounts include good driver, location of vehicle, good student, ease of repair, accident-free, annual mileage, and multi-policy.

When comparing rates, check with every company which discounts you qualify for. Some discounts may not apply everywhere.

Enter your zip code below to view companies that have cheap auto insurance rates.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Everyone needs different auto insurance coverages

When buying proper insurance coverage, there is no cookie cutter policy. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s.

Here are some questions about coverages that might point out whether you might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Why am I required to buy liability insurance?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
  • Does my 2005 Chevy Impala qualify for pleasure use?
  • How much liability coverage do I need in my state?
  • How do I file an SR-22 for a DUI in my state?
  • When would I need rental car insurance?
  • Does my car insurance cover rental cars?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions but a few of them apply, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. To find an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and can provide invaluable advice.

Specific coverages for a 2005 Chevy Impala

Knowing the specifics of your policy aids in choosing the right coverages and proper limits and deductibles. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.

Comprehensive insurance

This coverage covers damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things like damage from a tornado or hurricane, damage from getting keyed, rock chips in glass and fire damage. The maximum payout you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

This coverage provides protection when the “other guys” either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for injuries to you and your family as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. So UM/UIM coverage is very important. Normally your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Collision insurance

Collision coverage pays for damage to your Impala resulting from a collision with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage pays for things like hitting a mailbox, rolling your car, sideswiping another vehicle and colliding with a tree. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for immediate expenses such as hospital visits, EMT expenses, surgery and dental work. They can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. They cover all vehicle occupants and will also cover being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal injury protection coverage is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Liability coverage

This coverage can cover damage that occurs to other people or property by causing an accident. Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You commonly see values of 50/100/50 that means you have a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and property damage coverage for $50,000. Some companies may use a combined single limit or CSL which provides one coverage limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage pays for claims like repair bills for other people’s vehicles, funeral expenses and court costs. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a decision to put some thought into, but consider buying as high a limit as you can afford.

Best coverage at the best price

We’ve covered many tips how you can reduce 2005 Chevy Impala insurance rates online. It’s most important to understand that the more rate quotes you have, the better likelihood of getting cheap insurance coverage. You may even find the lowest rates are with a small mutual company.

Cheaper insurance can be found on the web and from local insurance agents, so you should compare both in order to have the best chance of saving money. A few companies don’t offer internet price quotes and most of the time these small insurance companies sell through independent agencies.

When trying to cut insurance costs, don’t be tempted to buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. Too many times, someone dropped liability coverage limits only to regret at claim time that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. Your objective should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage at an affordable rate, but do not skimp to save money.

Additional articles