Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Jun 8, 2018

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Trying to find the cheapest insurance rates for your Acura RDX? Have you finally had enough of scraping nickels together to keep your car insured? You’re in the same situation as many other consumers. With consumers having so many online and local companies to choose from, it can be challenging to pick the most cost effective insurer.

Smart consumers take time to do price comparisons yearly because rates go up and down regularly. Even if you got the lowest rate for RDX coverage on your last policy you will most likely find a better price today. Forget all the misinformation about insurance because you’re about to learn the fastest and easiest way to get good coverage at a lower rate.

Finding the best rates is easy if you know what you’re doing. If you are insured now or are looking for a new policy, you can use these tips to find the best rates and possibly find even better coverage. Vehicle owners only need to know how to shop their coverage around over the internet.

How much does car insurance cost?

Comparing car insurance rates can be a daunting task if you don’t know the best way to get rate quotes. You can spend countless hours talking to local insurance agents in your area, or you can utilize the internet to get pricing more quickly.

Most major companies participate in an industry program that enables customers to enter their coverage request one time, and each company then returns a price quote based on that data. This system prevents you from having to do form submissions for every car insurance company. To get comparison pricing now click here to open in new window.

The one disadvantage to comparing rates this way is that you can’t choose the providers to get quotes from. If you wish to select specific providers to request quotes from, we have a page of the cheapest car insurance companies in your area. Click here to view list.

It’s your choice how you get your quotes, but make sure you compare exactly the same coverage limits and deductibles on every quote you get. If each company quotes differing limits you will not be able to make an equal comparison.

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Cheap car insurance rates with discounts

Car insurance is not cheap nor is it fun to buy but you may find discounts that may help make it more affordable. Larger premium reductions will be automatically applied when you purchase, but some need to be asked for in order for you to get them.

  • Discount for Good Grades – Performing well in school could provide a savings of up to 20% or more. The discount lasts up to age 25.
  • Driver Education Discount – Make teen driver coverage more affordable by requiring them to enroll in driver’s education in school.
  • Discount for Home Ownership – Owning your own home or condo can get you a discount because maintaining a house shows financial diligence.
  • Data Collection Discounts – Insureds that choose to allow driving data submission to analyze driving patterns through the use of a telematics system such as Allstate’s Drivewise and State Farm’s In-Drive system could save a few bucks if they are good drivers.
  • Organization Discounts – Having an affiliation with qualifying clubs or civic groups could trigger savings when getting a insurance coverage quote.

Keep in mind that most credits do not apply the the whole policy. Some only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like physical damage coverage or medical payments. So when it seems like you can get free auto insurance, insurance companies wouldn’t stay in business.

A list of car insurance companies and some of their more popular discounts are outlined below.

  • Progressive may offer discounts for homeowner, good student, multi-policy, multi-vehicle, and online quote discount.
  • Farmers Insurance may include discounts for distant student, alternative fuel, multi-car, good student, early shopping, teen driver, and pay in full.
  • Farm Bureau has discounts for safe driver, multi-vehicle, 55 and retired, youthful driver, renewal discount, good student, and driver training.
  • State Farm offers discounts for accident-free, defensive driving training, good driver, multiple autos, multiple policy, and student away at school.
  • GEICO may have discounts that include anti-theft, air bags, emergency military deployment, federal employee, and good student.
  • SAFECO offers discounts including homeowner, multi-car, accident prevention training, anti-lock brakes, safe driver, and teen safety rewards.
  • Liberty Mutual has savings for multi-car, new move discount, new graduate, new vehicle discount, and preferred payment discount.

Before buying, ask all companies you are considering which discounts can lower your rates. Some credits may not apply to policies in your area. To locate companies who offer car insurance discounts, click here to view.

Tailor your insurance coverage to you

When choosing proper insurance coverage, there really is no “best” method to buy coverage. Everyone’s situation is a little different and a cookie cutter policy won’t apply. For instance, these questions may help you determine whether your personal situation may require specific advice.

  • Do I need added coverage for expensive stereo equipment?
  • Should I buy additional glass protection?
  • I have health insurance so do I need medical payments coverage?
  • What can I do if my company won’t pay a claim?
  • Can I make deliveries for my home business?
  • If my 2012 Acura RDX is totaled, can I afford another vehicle?
  • Is my dog or cat covered if injured in an accident?
  • Should I have a commercial auto policy?
  • How can I get high-risk coverage after a DUI?

If you can’t answer these questions but you think they might apply to your situation, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or click here for a list of insurance companies in your area. It is quick, free and can provide invaluable advice.

Car insurance coverages and their meanings

Knowing the specifics of your policy aids in choosing appropriate coverage for your vehicles. Car insurance terms can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy. These are typical coverage types found on most car insurance policies.

Auto collision coverage

Collision insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from colliding with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You first must pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against things like sustaining damage from a pot hole, sideswiping another vehicle and hitting a mailbox. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. You can also choose a higher deductible to bring the cost down.

Uninsured and underinsured coverage

Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. This coverage pays for hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage should not be overlooked.

Comprehensive coverages

Comprehensive insurance pays for damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first have to pay a deductible then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims such as damage from flooding, falling objects and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The highest amount a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Coverage for medical payments

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage provide coverage for expenses like surgery, nursing services, dental work and chiropractic care. They are utilized in addition to your health insurance program or if you are not covered by health insurance. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP coverage is not available in all states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Liability coverages

Liability insurance protects you from damage that occurs to a person or their property in an accident. It protects you from legal claims by others. It does not cover your own vehicle damage or injuries.

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 liability limits of 50/100/50 that means you have a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and $50,000 of coverage for damaged propery.

Liability can pay for claims such as repair bills for other people’s vehicles, repair costs for stationary objects and legal defense fees. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase higher limits if possible.