Did you come to the realization that you have an overpriced auto insurance policy? Don’t feel bad because there are lots of people in the same boat. Due to the fact that there are so many options, it’s nearly impossible to find the lowest price insurer.
It is always a good idea to quote other rates quite often because auto insurance prices change frequently. Despite the fact that you may have had the best quotes on STS-V insurance on your last policy a different company probably has better rates today. Ignore everything you know about auto insurance because you’re about to learn one of the quickest ways to save money, get proper coverage and the best rates.
Most larger insurance companies allow consumers to get coverage price quotes from their websites. Doing online price comparisons is quite simple because you just enter your coverage preferences into a form. Upon sending the form, their quoting system automatically orders your credit score and driving record and gives you a price quote. Online quotes streamlines rate comparisons, but the work required to visit a lot of sites and type in the same information is not the best way to spend an afternoon. But it’s also necessary to have as many quotes as possible in order to find lower prices.
A quicker way to compare rates uses one form to obtain quotes from multiple companies. It saves time, requires much less work on your part, and makes quoting online much easier. Once the form is submitted, it is quoted with multiple companies and you can pick any of the price quotes you receive.
If one or more price quotes are lower than your current rates, you can simply submit the application and purchase the new policy. It only takes a few minutes and may result in a nice savings.
To save time and find out if lower rates are available, click here to open in a new tab and enter your vehicle and coverage information. If you currently have coverage, we recommend you replicate the coverage information identical to your current policy. This way, you will get rate quotes for exact coverage.
When it comes to choosing coverage, there really is not a perfect coverage plan. Everyone’s situation is a little different so your insurance needs to address that. Here are some questions about coverages that can help discover if your situation will benefit from professional help.
If you can’t answer these questions but you know they apply to you then you might want to talk to a licensed agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form or you can also visit this page to select a carrier It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and may give you better protection.
Knowing the specifics of a auto insurance policy can help you determine appropriate coverage and the correct deductibles and limits. Auto insurance terms can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are typical coverage types found on most auto insurance policies.
Collision coverage will pay to fix damage to your STS-V from colliding with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You first must pay a deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.
Collision coverage protects against claims like colliding with a tree, damaging your car on a curb, crashing into a ditch and hitting a parking meter. This coverage can be expensive, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible to bring the cost down.
Medical costs insurance
Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for expenses like dental work, rehabilitation expenses, pain medications, funeral costs and hospital visits. They are used to fill the gap from your health insurance program or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and will also cover being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal Injury Protection is not available in all states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
Liability coverage provides protection from damage or injury you incur to people or other property by causing an accident. This coverage protects you from claims by other people. Liability doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.
Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You might see limits of 50/100/50 that translate to a limit of $50,000 per injured person, $100,000 for the entire accident, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property. Occasionally you may see a combined single limit or CSL that pays claims from the same limit with no separate limits for injury or property damage.
Liability coverage protects against things such as repair costs for stationary objects, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and structural damage. How much liability should you purchase? That is up to you, but buy as much as you can afford.
Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage gives you protection from other motorists when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.
Since a lot of drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is important protection for you and your family. Usually your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are set the same as your liablity limits.
Comprehensive or Other Than Collision
This pays to fix your vehicle from damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first must pay your deductible then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive insurance covers claims like falling objects, damage from getting keyed and fire damage. The maximum amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.