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UPDATED: Oct 5, 2015

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Searching for better auto insurance rates for your Honda Odyssey? Having to pay for high-priced auto insurance can bleed your checking account and make it impossible to make ends meet. Performing a rate comparison is an excellent way to slash your bill and have more diposable income.

With so many options, it’s difficult to choose the most affordable company.

You should make it a habit to get comparison quotes once or twice a year because prices are usually higher with each renewal. Even if you think you had the best price on Odyssey insurance on your last policy the chances are good that you can find a lower rate quote today. Forget all the misinformation about auto insurance because you’re about to find out how to use the internet to reduce your cost while improving coverage.

Finding the best rates is not that difficult. If you have insurance now or are just looking to switch companies, you will benefit by learning to find the best rates while maintaining coverages. Consumers only need an understanding of the best way to compare prices online.

The most recommended method to compare rates is to know the fact most insurance companies participate in a system to quote your coverage. The only thing you need to do is provide a small amount of information such as whether you have decent credit, how old drivers are, if a SR-22 is required, and types of safety features. Those rating factors gets sent immediately to multiple insurance coverage providers and you receive quotes quickly.

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Nine discounts for lower-cost auto insurance quotes

Some providers don’t always list all their discounts in an easy-to-find place, so below is a list a few of the more common and the more hidden credits that may apply to you.

  • Pay Now and Pay Less – By paying your policy upfront rather than spreading payments over time you may reduce your total bill.
  • Discounts for Cautious Drivers – Drivers who avoid accidents may receive a discount up to 45% on Odyssey insurance than their less cautious counterparts.
  • Clubs and Organizations – Being a member of specific professional or occupational memberships or organizations could earn you a nice discount on your next renewal.
  • College Student – Kids who live away from home to go to college and do not have a car can receive lower rates.
  • Telematics Data – Drivers who agree to allow data collection to look at driving patterns by using a telematic data system like Drivewise from Allstate or In-Drive from State Farm might get better premium rates if they show good driving skills.
  • Senior Discount – Mature drivers can get reduced rates on Odyssey insurance.
  • Claim-Free Discount – Insureds with no claims or accidents have much lower rates compared to drivers who are more careless.
  • Buy New and Save – Putting insurance on a new car can be considerably cheaper due to better safety requirements for newer models.
  • Theft Deterent – Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices help deter theft and will qualify for a discount on a insurance coverage quote.

While discounts sound great, it’s important to understand that most credits do not apply to the entire policy premium. Some only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like comp or med pay. So when the math indicates all the discounts add up to a free policy, you won’t be that lucky.

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You may need specialized car insurance coverage

When choosing coverage for your personal vehicles, there is no “best” method to buy coverage. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s and your policy should reflect that. For example, these questions can help discover whether or not you may require specific advice.

  • Is motorclub coverage worth it?
  • What is high-risk coverage and where do I buy it?
  • When can I cancel my policy?
  • How much underlying liability do I need for an umbrella policy?
  • Is my business laptop covered if it gets stolen from my vehicle?
  • Am I covered if I hit a deer?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but one or more may apply to you, you may need to chat with a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, take a second and complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and can help protect your family.

Car insurance specifics

Knowing the specifics of car insurance can be of help when determining which coverages you need at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are typical coverages found on the average car insurance policy.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers

This coverage provides protection from other drivers when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. This coverage pays for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and damage to your Honda Odyssey.

Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is important protection for you and your family.

Auto collision coverage

This pays for damage to your Odyssey resulting from colliding with an object or car. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision can pay for things such as damaging your car on a curb, sideswiping another vehicle, driving through your garage door and hitting a parking meter. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. Another option is to increase the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Medical expense insurance

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP reimburse you for bills like prosthetic devices, X-ray expenses and doctor visits. The coverages can be utilized in addition to your health insurance program or if you lack health insurance entirely. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants as well as being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP is not universally available but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Comprehensive (Other than Collision)

This will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things such as falling objects, vandalism and theft. The maximum payout you’ll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Auto liability insurance

Liability coverage can cover injuries or damage you cause to other people or property in an accident. Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show limits of 100/300/100 which stand for a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and property damage coverage for $100,000.

Liability insurance covers things like court costs, funeral expenses, bail bonds and repair bills for other people’s vehicles. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but buy as much as you can afford.