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UPDATED: Oct 5, 2015

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Searching for better insurance rates for your Acura ILX? Shopping for the most affordable insurance on the web might seem somewhat intimidating for vehicle owners that are relatively new to comparing rates over the internet. With such a large number of agents and insurance companies available, how can you effectively compare every one to find the best available rates?

It’s a great practice to price shop coverage on a regular basis because prices are adjusted regularly by insurance companies. If you had the best rate for ILX coverage at your last renewal you can probably find a lower rate today. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about insurance because you’re going to get a crash course in the best way to save money, get proper coverage and the best rates.

If you currently have car insurance, you will be able to lower your premiums substantially using these techniques. Locating the best coverage is quite easy. But drivers need to have an understanding of how big insurance companies price online insurance.

Free insurance coverage quotes

Effectively comparing insurance coverage prices can be challenging if you don’t know the best way to get rate quotes. You can waste a lot of time talking to insurance agencies in your area, or you can utilize online quotes to achieve your goal.

Most major companies enroll in a system where insurance shoppers enter their coverage request one time, and every company can provide price quotes for coverage. This system prevents you from having to do quote requests for every insurance coverage company.

To compare rates using this form now click here to start a free quote.

The only drawback to doing it this way is you cannot specify the providers to receive prices from. So if you want to select from a list of companies to compare, we put together a list of companies who write insurance coverage in your area. Click here for list of insurance companies.

However you get your quotes, be sure to compare exactly the same quote information on every price quote you get. If you enter different deductibles you can’t possibly make a fair rate comparison. Slightly different insurance coverages may result in large price differences. Keep in mind that quoting more increases the change that you will find the best rates. Not every company does rate quotes online, so it’s important to also get rates from them as well.

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Lower rates by qualifying for these five discounts

Auto insurance can be pricey, but you may qualify for discounts that you may not know about. Some of these disounts will be visible at quote time, but less common discounts must be specially asked for before being credited.

  • Government Employees – Employees or retirees of the government could qualify for a slight premium decrease for ILX coverage with some auto insurance companies.
  • Seat Belts Save more than Lives – Using a seat belt and requiring all passengers to use their safety belts can save up to 15% off the personal injury premium cost.
  • Driver’s Ed – Make teen driver coverage more affordable by requiring them to enroll and complete driver’s education as it will make them better drivers and lower rates.
  • Low Mileage – Fewer annual miles on your Acura can qualify you for cheaper premium rates.
  • Discount for Life Insurance – Some companies give lower auto insurancerates if you buy life insurance.

Keep in mind that most of the big mark downs will not be given to the entire policy premium. The majority will only reduce individual premiums such as physical damage coverage or medical payments. So even though you would think you could get a free auto insurance policy, insurance companies wouldn’t stay in business.

Car insurance companies that may have some of the discounts shown above include:

When getting free car insurance quotes, it’s a good idea to every company which discounts can lower your rates. Discounts might not be offered on policies everywhere. If you would like to see a list of providers that offer multiple discounts, follow this link.

Insurance is unique, just like you

When buying the best insurance coverage, there really is not a “perfect” insurance plan. Everyone’s situation is unique.

Here are some questions about coverages that may help you determine whether or not you might need professional guidance.

  • Am I covered if I wreck a rental car?
  • Do I benefit by insuring my home with the same company?
  • Why does it cost so much to insure a teen driver?
  • Who is covered by my policy?
  • When should I drop full coverage on my 2013 Acura ILX?
  • Why do I only qualify for high-risk insurance?
  • How does medical payments coverage work?
  • Is other people’s property covered if stolen from my vehicle?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but you know they apply to you, then you may want to think about talking to an insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form.

Do insurance coverage companies bend the truth?

State Farm and Allstate endlessly run ads in print and on television. They all tend to make the same promise of big savings after switching your coverage to them. How does every company have lower policy pricing? It’s all in how they say it.

Many companies have strict underwriting profiles for the type of driver that is profitable for them. For example, a preferred risk might have to be a female over age 40, has never had a policy lapse, and drives less than 7,500 miles a year. Any driver that meets those criteria will most likely get cheap rates and most likely will save when they switch companies.

Consumers who fall outside those criteria will be charged a more expensive rate with the end result being the customer not purchasing. If you pay attention, the ads say “customers that switch” not “everyone who quotes” save that kind of money. That is how insurance companies can confidently claim big savings. Because of these techniques, drivers must do a quote comparison often. It’s just too difficult to predict which insurance coverage company will have better prices than you’re paying now.

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Coverages available on your insurance policy

Knowing the specifics of your insurance policy can help you determine which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.

Collision protection

Collision coverage covers damage to your ILX resulting from colliding with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision can pay for things like crashing into a ditch, colliding with a tree, crashing into a building, rolling your car and sideswiping another vehicle. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. Another option is to bump up the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Medical costs insurance

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for immediate expenses for funeral costs, surgery, X-ray expenses, rehabilitation expenses and hospital visits. They are often used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not an option in every state but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

UM/UIM Coverage

This protects you and your vehicle from other drivers when they do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered claims include hospital bills for your injuries and damage to your Acura ILX.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important.


This coverage provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on other’s property or people by causing an accident. It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. As an example, you may have values 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 such as medical expenses, medical services, pain and suffering, attorney fees and structural damage. How much liability should you purchase? That is your choice, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as large an amount as possible.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

This coverage will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first have to pay a deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive can pay for claims like a broken windshield, falling objects and damage from getting keyed. The maximum payout a insurance company will pay at claim time is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Make an honest buck

Drivers leave their current company for a variety of reasons including delays in responding to claim requests, high prices, denial of a claim and extreme rates for teen drivers. Regardless of your reason for switching companies, choosing a new company is less work than it seems.

In this article, we covered a lot of information how to save on 2013 Acura ILX insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more you quote car insurance, the better your comparison will be. Drivers may discover the lowest car insurance rates come from an unexpected company.

Budget-conscious 2013 Acura ILX insurance can be purchased from both online companies and from local agencies, and you should compare rates from both to get a complete price analysis. Some insurance companies may not offer rates over the internet and usually these regional carriers prefer to sell through independent insurance agents.

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