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Trying to find low-cost insurance for a Honda Odyssey can be difficult, but you can learn the following methods to make it easier.

There are more efficient ways to compare car insurance rates and you need to know the absolute fastest way to compare rates on a Honda and obtain the lowest possible price from both online companies and local agents.

How to get car insurance rate quotes

Getting a cheaper price on 2007 Honda Odyssey insurance can be quick and easy. Drivers just need to invest a little time to compare free auto insurance quotes to find out which insurance company has low cost auto insurance quotes. It’s really simple and can be done in a couple of different ways.

Hands down the most simple method consumers can make multiple comparisons is to use a rate comparison form like this one (opens in new window). This easy form keeps you from doing separate forms for every prospective company. One form will return quotes direct from many companies. This is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time.

A more time consuming way to find lower rates is to take the time to go to each company website to complete a price quote. For examples sake, let’s assume you want to see prices from Progressive, Farmers and State Farm. In order to compare rates, you need to visit each site and enter your information, which is why most consumers use the first method. For a list of links to companies insuring cars in your area, click here.

The most time-consuming method to quote and compare insurance rates is calling or driving to and from local insurance agencies. Shopping for car insurance online makes this unnecessary unless you want the extra assistance that only a licensed agent can provide. However, consumers can compare the best prices online but purchase the actual policy in an agency.

It’s up to you how you get prices quotes, just try to keep nearly identical coverage information for every company. If you use different deductibles it’s impossible to get a fair rate comparison.

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Save $443 a year! What?

Consumers get pounded daily by advertisements that claim the lowest premium rates from the likes of Progressive, Allstate and GEICO. All the ads make the same claim about how much you will save if you change your policy.

How do they all sell you cheaper insurance coverage? It’s all in the words they use.

Companies quote their best rates for a prospective insured that earns them a profit. One example of a driver they prefer might have to be between the ages of 30 and 50, has a clear driving record, and drives less than 5,000 miles a year. Any new insured who fits those characteristics may get the lowest premium rates and therefore will save when switching.

Insureds who cannot meet this stringent profile may receive a more expensive rate and ends up with the prospect going elsewhere. Company advertisements say “customers that switch” not “everyone that quotes” save that much money. That is how companies can make the claims of big savings.

This emphasizes why drivers must compare quotes as often as possible. Because you never know which insurance companies will have the lowest rate quotes.

Get affordable auto insurance quotes with discounts

Companies that sell car insurance don’t necessarily list all possible discounts very clearly, so below is a list a few of the more common as well as some of the hidden credits available to lower your premiums when you buy auto insurance online.

  • Claim-Free Discount – Insureds who avoid accidents and claims pay less compared to insureds who have frequent claims or accidents.
  • Membership in Organizations – Belonging to a civic or occupational organization can get you a small discount on your bill.
  • Paper-free Discount – A few larger companies will give you a small discount just for signing your application on their website.
  • Air Bags and Passive Restraints – Factory options such as air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems may get savings of more than 20%.
  • Drivers Education – Reduce the cost of insurance for teen drivers by having them sucessfully take a drivers education course in high school.
  • Theft Deterent – Vehicles with anti-theft systems have a lower chance of being stolen and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
  • Senior Discount – Seniors can possibly qualify for a discount up to 10% on Odyssey coverage.
  • Homeowners Savings – Owning a home can help you save on auto insurance because maintaining a house demonstrates responsibility.
  • Seat Belt Discounts – Using a seat belt and requiring all passengers to wear their seat belts can save up to 15% off PIP or medical payments premium.
  • Sign Early and Save – Select larger companies give a discount for switching companies before your current coverage expires. The savings is around 10%.

While discounts sound great, it’s important to understand that most of the big mark downs will not be given to the overall cost of the policy. A few only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. So even though it sounds like all those discounts means the company will pay you, you aren’t that lucky.

Insurance companies who may offer some of the above discounts possibly include:

Before buying, ask every insurance company which discounts they offer. All car insurance discounts might not apply in your area.

Tailor your insurance coverage coverage to you

When choosing proper insurance coverage for your vehicles, there isn’t really a “best” method to buy coverage. Everyone’s needs are different.

These are some specific questions might help in determining whether your personal situation will benefit from professional help.

  • How can I get my company to pay me more for my totalled car?
  • What is covered by UM/UIM coverage?
  • I have health insurance so do I need medical payments coverage?
  • How high should my uninsured/underinsured coverage be in my state?
  • Will I be non-renewed for getting a DUI or other conviction?
  • Will my rates increase for filing one claim?
  • If I drive on a suspended license am I covered?
  • Will I lose any money if I cancel my policy before it expires?
  • What companies insure drivers after a DUI or DWI?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions but you know they apply to you, you might consider talking to a licensed agent. If you don’t have a local agent, take a second and complete this form. It is quick, free and may give you better protection.

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Coverage specifics

Knowing the specifics of insurance can help you determine which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. The coverage terms in a policy can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy.

Uninsured and underinsured coverage – This protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for medical payments for you and your occupants as well as damage to your 2007 Honda Odyssey.

Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. So UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked. Normally these coverages do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

Collision coverage – Collision coverage pays for damage to your Odyssey resulting from a collision with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision can pay for things such as rolling your car, hitting a parking meter, driving through your garage door, crashing into a building and scraping a guard rail. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible to bring the cost down.

Comprehensive coverages – Comprehensive insurance covers damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims such as vandalism, damage from a tornado or hurricane and falling objects. The maximum amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Liability insurance – This coverage provides protection from damage that occurs to other’s property or people by causing an accident. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people, and does not provide coverage for your own vehicle damage or injuries.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see values of 25/50/25 that translate to $25,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a total of $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $25,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Alternatively, you may have a combined single limit or CSL which provides one coverage limit with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability coverage protects against things like medical services, bail bonds and emergency aid. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as high a limit as you can afford.

Coverage for medical payments – Med pay and PIP coverage reimburse you for immediate expenses for things like pain medications, rehabilitation expenses, chiropractic care and hospital visits. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover all vehicle occupants and also covers any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not available in all states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Have the Midas touch

Lower-priced 2007 Honda Odyssey insurance is possible both online as well as from independent agents, and you need to comparison shop both to get a complete price analysis. There are still a few companies who may not offer online rate quotes and most of the time these smaller companies prefer to sell through independent agents.

As you quote auto insurance, it’s a bad idea to sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. In too many instances, someone sacrificed liability limits or collision coverage and learned later that it was a big mistake. The ultimate goal is to get the best coverage possible at a price you can afford, not the least amount of coverage.

We just presented a lot of information how to get a better price on 2007 Honda Odyssey insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more rate quotes you have, the better chance you’ll have of finding cheaper auto insurance. Consumers may even find the best price on insurance is with some of the lesser-known companies.

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