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UPDATED: Oct 5, 2015

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Consumers have many options when looking for low-cost Mazda MX-5 Miata insurance. They can either waste time contacting agents trying to get quotes or utilize the internet to compare rates. There is a better way to buy auto insurance so you’re going to learn the quickest way to price shop coverage on a Mazda and obtain the best price possible from local insurance agents and online providers.

Ways to get car insurance quotes

Getting a low cost price on 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata insurance is not a difficult process. Drivers just need to take a few minutes comparing rates to find. It’s really simple and can be done by using one of the methods below.

  1. Hands down the most simple method consumers can analyze rates is an all-inclusive rate comparison click to view form in new window. This quick form saves time by eliminating separate quotation requests for each company you want a rate for. A single form will return price quotes instantly. It’s definitely the quickest method.
  2. A more time consuming way to find better pricing is going to each individual company website and request a quote. For examples sake, we’ll pretend you want to get rates from State Farm, Farmers and Travelers. In order to get each rate, you would have to spend time going to each site individually to enter the same coverage data repeatedly, which is why the first method is quicker.

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  3. The least efficient and most time consuming method to get rate quotes is to drive around to and from local insurance agencies. The internet makes this unnecessary unless you’re the type of person who wants the extra assistance of a local agent. You can, however, get prices online and get advice from an agent in your area.

It’s up to you which method you use, but be certain you are entering nearly identical deductibles and coverage limits on every quote. If the quotes have different liability limits it will be next to impossible to determine which rate is truly the best.

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Are you earning every discount?

Companies offering auto insurance do not list the entire discount list in an easy-to-find place, so the following is a list of some of the best known and the harder-to-find credits that may apply to you.

  • Accident Free – Insureds who avoid accidents and claims can earn big discounts compared to drivers who are more careless.
  • One Accident Forgiven – but some insurance companies will turn a blind eye to one accident before hitting you with a surcharge as long as you don’t have any claims prior to the accident.
  • Homeowners Discount – Just being a homeowner may earn you a small savings because maintaining a house requires a higher level of personal finance.
  • Driver Safety – Taking part in a safe driver course may get you a small discount if you qualify.
  • Include Life Insurance and Save – Some car insurance companies give a discounted rate on car insurance if you buy life insurance.
  • Anti-lock Brakes – Cars and trucks with anti-lock braking systems can reduce accidents and earn discounts up to 10%.

Just know that most discounts do not apply to the entire policy premium. Most cut the cost of specific coverages such as comprehensive or collision. Just because it seems like you can get free auto insurance, you won’t be that lucky.

A partial list of companies who may offer most of the discounts above include:

Before purchasing a policy, check with every company to give you their best rates. A few discounts might not be offered on policies everywhere. If you would like to see a list of companies that have a full spectrum of discounts, click here to view.

When in doubt talk to an agent

When buying the best auto insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is not a best way to insure your cars. Everyone’s situation is unique.

For example, these questions may help you determine if your situation would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • Do I need replacement cost coverage?
  • What is no-fault insurance?
  • Is borrowed equipment or tools covered if stolen or damaged?
  • Is business property covered if stolen from my car?
  • Does insurance cover tools stolen from my truck?
  • Should I file a claim if it’s only slightly more than my deductible?
  • Does coverage extend to a rental car in a foreign country?
  • Should I waive the damage coverage when renting a car?
  • Does my policy cover my teen driver if they drive my company car?

If you’re not sure about those questions then you might want to talk to an insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, complete this form. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and you can get the answers you need.

Educate yourself about car insurance coverages

Knowing the specifics of a car insurance policy can be of help when determining which coverages you need for your vehicles. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.

Collision coverages – This coverage covers damage to your MX-5 Miata resulting from a collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision insurance covers things such as colliding with a tree, rolling your car, hitting a parking meter and sideswiping another vehicle. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to bring the cost down.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision – This coverage pays for damage that is not covered by collision coverage. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things such as damage from getting keyed, hail damage, theft and falling objects. The highest amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Liability coverages – Liability insurance provides protection from damage that occurs to a person or their property in an accident. This coverage protects you against claims from other people. It does not cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see liability limits of 50/100/50 which means a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability insurance covers things such as court costs, funeral expenses and bail bonds. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but consider buying higher limits if possible.

Medical costs insurance – Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP provide coverage for immediate expenses for things like EMT expenses, X-ray expenses, funeral costs, doctor visits and pain medications. The coverages can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. It covers you and your occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

UM/UIM Coverage – This coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other motorists when they are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. This coverage pays for medical payments for you and your occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Since a lot of drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family.

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A penny saved is a penny earned

Drivers who switch companies do it for a variety of reasons including delays in responding to claim requests, poor customer service, being labeled a high risk driver or policy non-renewal. No matter why you want to switch, finding a new insurance coverage company is easier than you think.

We covered many ways to lower your 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata insurance prices. The most important thing to understand is the more times you quote, the better likelihood of getting cheaper car insurance. Consumers could even find that the biggest savings come from some of the smallest insurance companies.

Cost effective 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata insurance can be sourced on the web and from local agencies, and you need to comparison shop both in order to have the best chance of saving money. There are still a few companies who do not provide online price quotes and these small insurance companies only sell coverage through independent agents.

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