Lower Your 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Insurance Cost

Want cheaper insurance coverage rates for your Mitsubishi Eclipse? Drivers that are new to comparing rates online can find buying affordable insurance coverage is harder than it should be.

If you currently have car insurance, you stand a good chance to be able to lower your premiums substantially using these techniques. Pricing the lowest cost protection is not that difficult. But drivers benefit from understanding how companies price insurance differently and use this information to your advantage.

Cheapest car insurance quotes

When looking for inexpensive insurance coverage quotes, there are a couple ways to compare rate quotes from different companies. The easiest way to find competitive 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse insurance rates is to get quotes online. This is quite simple and can be completed by using one of the methods below.

  1. The recommended way to get quotes is to use a rate comparison form click to view form in new window. This style of form keeps you from doing separate quote forms for each price estimate. A single, simple form gets you price quotes from car insurance companies with the best prices. This is by far the quickest method.
  2. A different way to analyze rates is to manually visit each individual company website and get a separate price quote. For example, let’s say you want to compare prices for State Farm, Esurance and Travelers. You would be required to take the time to go to each site to enter the same coverage data repeatedly, which can be really labor intensive. For a list of links to insurance companies in your area, click here.

However you get your quotes, make sure you use nearly identical coverage limits and deductibles for every quote you compare. If the quotes have mixed coverages it’s not possible to make a fair comparison for your Mitsubishi Eclipse. Having just a slight variation in limits can make a big difference in price. It’s important to know that having more price comparisons provides better odds of finding more affordable rates. Some smaller insurers to not give price estimates online, so it’s important to also get rates from the smaller companies as well.

Do you qualify for discounts?

Auto insurance companies don’t always list every policy discount very clearly, so the list below contains both the well known and the harder-to-find credits available to you.

  • Discount for Passive Restraints – Vehicles equipped with air bags or motorized seat belts may earn rate discounts of more than 20%.
  • Multiple Vehicles – Buying insurance for multiple cars with the same company can get a discount for every vehicle.
  • Paperless Signup – A few larger companies will discount your bill up to fifty bucks for completing your application on the web.
  • No Claims – Good drivers with no accidents pay less in comparison with drivers with a long claim history.
  • Drivers Education – Cut your cost by having your teen driver sucessfully take a drivers education course if it’s offered in school.
  • Organization Discounts – Joining a professional or civic organization could trigger savings on car insurance.
  • Policy Bundle Discount – If you combine your home and auto policies and insure them both with the same insurance company you may earn nearly 15% which can help you find low cost insurance coverage.
  • Government Employees – Active or former government employment could qualify for a slight premium decrease for Eclipse insurance with certain companies.
  • Active Military Service – Being on active duty in the military could be rewarded with lower premium rates.
  • Discount for Life Insurance – Not every insurance company offers life insurance, but if they do you may earn a discounted premium rate on car insurance if you buy a life insurance policy as well.

Discounts lower rates, but some credits don’t apply the the whole policy. Most only cut the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. So even though you would think you can get free auto insurance, you won’t be that lucky.

Car insurance companies that may offer these benefits include:

Double check with every prospective company how you can save money. Some credits may not be available in your area. To view insurers that have a full spectrum of discounts, click here.

Don’t assume everyone needs the same insurance coverage

When choosing adequate coverage, there really is not a single plan that fits everyone. Every insured’s situation is different.

For instance, these questions may help you determine whether you could use an agent’s help.

  • Do I pay less for low miles?
  • Am I covered if I hit a deer?
  • Am I missing any policy discounts?
  • Do I need PIP (personal injury protection) coverage in my state?
  • What is roadside assistance coverage?
  • Will I be non-renewed for getting a DUI or other conviction?
  • Can I afford to pay high deductible claims out of pocket?
  • Is pleasure use cheaper than using my 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse to commute?
  • Should I sign the liability waiver when renting a car?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you know they apply to you, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, fill out this quick form.

Auto insurance coverage specifics

Having a good grasp of your auto insurance policy can help you determine appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. Auto insurance terms can be confusing and nobody wants to actually read their policy.

Collision insurance

Collision insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from a collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against claims like sideswiping another vehicle, sustaining damage from a pot hole, driving through your garage door, backing into a parked car and crashing into a building. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to bring the cost down.

Comprehensive insurance

This will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims such as a broken windshield, hitting a deer, vandalism, hitting a bird and fire damage. The highest amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage gives you protection when the “other guys” are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered losses include medical payments for you and your occupants and also any damage incurred to your Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Due to the fact that many drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is important protection for you and your family. Most of the time your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are set the same as your liablity limits.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for short-term medical expenses for rehabilitation expenses, X-ray expenses and prosthetic devices. They are utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Liability insurance

This will cover damage or injury you incur to people or other property in an accident. It protects YOU from legal claims by others. It does not cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. As an example, you may have limits of 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, $300,000 for the entire accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property. Occasionally you may see a combined limit that pays claims from the same limit without having the split limit caps.

Liability coverage pays for things like pain and suffering, medical services, legal defense fees, loss of income and bail bonds. How much liability coverage do you need? That is your choice, but buy as much as you can afford.