2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Car Insurance Rates – 6 Tips for Cheaper Quotes

Want better car insurance rates for your Pontiac Grand Prix? Shopping for low-cost car insurance over the internet may at first seem to be challenging for vehicle owners new to quoting and comparing rates over the internet. With so many companies, how are we expected to be able to compare them all to find better car insurance prices?

It’s a good habit to get comparison quotes occasionally because prices are variable and change quite frequently. If you had the lowest rate for Grand Prix coverage a couple years back there may be better deals available now. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about car insurance because you’re going to get a crash course in the proper way to save on car insurance.

Car insurance policy discounts

Some providers do not list every available discount in an easy-to-find place, so we break down a few of the more common and also the more inconspicuous credits available to bring down your rates.

  • Paperwork-free – A handful of companies may give you up to $50 shop insurance digitally online.
  • Sign Early and Save – Some car insurance companies reward drivers for renewing your policy prior to your current policy expiring. This can save 10% or more.
  • Senior Citizens – Drivers over the age of 55 may be able to get reduced rates for Grand Prix coverage.
  • College Student Discount – College-age children who live away from home to go to college and leave their car at home could qualify for this discount.
  • Theft Deterent – Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices have a lower chance of being stolen and will save you 10% or more.
  • Waiver for an Accident – Not really a discount, but certain companies will forgive one accident without raising rates if you have no claims for a set time period.

Don’t be shocked that most discounts do not apply to all coverage premiums. Some only reduce the cost of specific coverages such as physical damage coverage or medical payments. So even though you would think having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, nobody gets a free ride.

Companies and some of the discounts are:

  • State Farm has discounts for good driver, Drive Safe & Save, accident-free, student away at school, defensive driving training, and good student.
  • GEICO offers discounts including daytime running lights, driver training, multi-policy, federal employee, and multi-vehicle.
  • Allstate policyholders can earn discounts including defensive driver, premier discount, passive restraint, new car, anti-theft, auto/life discount, and premier plus.
  • SAFECO may offer discounts for bundle discounts, safe driver, anti-lock brakes, multi-car, teen safe driver, teen safety rewards, and drive less.
  • Farm Bureau includes discounts for 55 and retired, driver training, multi-vehicle, youthful driver, renewal discount, and good student.
  • Progressive may have discounts that include homeowner, online quote discount, continuous coverage, multi-policy, and online signing.
  • AAA may include discounts for multi-car, pay-in-full, multi-policy, good driver, education and occupation, good student, and AAA membership discount.

Double check with all the companies what discounts are available to you. Some discounts might not be available to policyholders in your area. To see car insurance companies that provide some of the discounts listed above, click here to view.

How do I know if I need professional advice?

When buying coverage, there is no one size fits all plan. Every insured’s situation is different.

Here are some questions about coverages that can aid in determining if you could use an agent’s help.

  • Am I covered if my car is in a flood?
  • Should I buy only the required minimum liability coverage?
  • Is my nanny covered when driving my vehicle?
  • Why am I required to get a high-risk car insurance policy?
  • Am I getting all the discounts available?
  • Does my medical payments coverage pay my health insurance deductible?
  • Am I covered when driving a rental car?
  • Do I have coverage for damage caused while driving under the influence?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?

If you’re not sure about those questions but a few of them apply, you may need to chat with a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, complete this form.

Car insurance coverage considerations

Having a good grasp of your car insurance policy can be of help when determining which coverages you need and the correct deductibles and limits. Car insurance terms can be impossible to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Medical payments coverage and PIP

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for immediate expenses for things like chiropractic care, doctor visits and prosthetic devices. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance program or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants as well as if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP coverage is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when the “other guys” do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered losses include injuries to you and your family and damage to your Pontiac Grand Prix.

Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important. Normally your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Collision coverage

Collision coverage pays for damage to your Grand Prix resulting from a collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You first must pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision insurance covers things like hitting a mailbox, colliding with a tree, damaging your car on a curb and colliding with another moving vehicle. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Liability coverages

This can cover damages or injuries you inflict on other people or property. It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. Your policy might show liability limits of 50/100/50 that translate to $50,000 bodily injury coverage, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Some companies may use a combined single limit or CSL that pays claims from the same limit without having the split limit caps.

Liability coverage protects against claims such as funeral expenses, medical services, court costs and repair costs for stationary objects. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but consider buying higher limits if possible.

Comprehensive coverage

This coverage pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims such as fire damage, hitting a deer, damage from flooding, damage from getting keyed and hail damage. The maximum amount your car insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Final considerations

When you buy insurance online, you should never reduce needed coverages to save money. In many instances, an insured cut collision coverage only to regret at claim time that the few dollars in savings costed them thousands. Your goal is to find the BEST coverage at a price you can afford while still protecting your assets.

Budget-friendly car insurance is attainable from both online companies and also from your neighborhood agents, and you need to price shop both to have the best rate selection. A few companies do not provide internet price quotes and most of the time these regional carriers only sell coverage through independent agents.

We just covered a lot of techniques to shop for 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix insurance online. The most important thing to understand is the more quotes you get, the better your chances of lowering your premium rates. Drivers may discover the best price on car insurance is with a company that doesn’t do a lot of advertising.

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