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UPDATED: Mar 24, 2018

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Feeling guilty for buying high-priced auto insurance? Trust us, there are many people just like you. There are many insurers to pick from, and though it is a good thing to have a choice, it can be more difficult to compare company pricing.

Choosing the best insurance company for you is not that difficult. If you have car insurance now, you will most likely be able to reduce your rates substantially using this strategy. Drivers only need an understanding of the tricks to compare rates online.

Do you qualify for discount insurance?

Companies that sell car insurance don’t always list all available discounts in an easy-to-find place, so below is a list both well-publicized and the harder-to-find discounts that you may qualify for.

  • Save with More Vehicles Insured – Drivers who insure more than one vehicle with the same insurance company can reduce rates for all insured vehicles.
  • Low Mileage – Fewer annual miles on your Audi can qualify you for discounted prices on garaged vehicles.
  • Drivers Education – Make teen driver coverage more affordable by requiring them to successfully complete driver’s ed class if it’s offered in school.
  • Discount for Life Insurance – Larger companies have lower prices if you buy auto and life insurance together.
  • Use Seat Belts – Using a seat belt and requiring all passengers to buckle up can save up to 15% off the PIP or medical payment premium.
  • Defensive Driving Course – Taking a defensive driving course could possibly earn you a 5% discount and also improve your driving technique.
  • One Accident Forgiven – Not a discount per se, but some insurance companies will forgive one accident before they charge you more for coverage so long as you are claim-free for a specific time period.
  • Buy New and Save – Insuring a vehicle that is new is cheaper compared to insuring an older model.
  • Theft Deterent Discount – Vehicles that have factory anti-theft systems are stolen with less frequency and can earn a small discount on your policy.

It’s important to note that some of the credits will not apply to your bottom line cost. Some only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. So even though they make it sound like it’s possible to get free car insurance, companies don’t profit that way. Any qualifying discounts should help reduce your policy premium.

To see a list of providers that have a full spectrum of discounts, click here.

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What insurance coverages do I need?

When it comes to buying the best insurance coverage coverage, there really is not a “best” method to buy coverage. Everyone’s situation is unique and your policy should reflect that. Here are some questions about coverages that may help you determine whether or not you would benefit from professional advice.

  • Exactly who is provided coverage by my policy?
  • Who is covered when they drive my 2013 Audi A6?
  • I don’t drive much so do I pay less?
  • Is there coverage for injuries to my pets?
  • Am I covered if I drive in a foreign country?
  • Can I get a multi-policy discount?
  • Does insurance cover damages from a DUI accident?
  • What is the ISO rating for a 2013 Audi A6?
  • Is business property covered if stolen from my car?
  • Do I need PIP (personal injury protection) coverage in my state?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you know they apply to you then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It is quick, free and may give you better protection.

Save $468 a year! What?

Drivers constantly see and hear ads that promise big savings by companies like State Farm, Allstate and GEICO. All the companies convey the message that people will save after switching your policy.

That’s great but how can every company offer drivers better rates? It’s all in the words they use.

Companies can use profiling for the type of customer that makes them money. An example of a driver they prefer might be over the age of 50, is a homeowner, and has a short commute. A propective insured that hits that “sweet spot” will get the preferred car insurance rates and will cut their rates substantially.

Insureds who fall short of those standards will be charged more expensive rates and this can result in the driver buying from a lower-cost company. The wording the ads use say “customers who switch” not “everyone that quotes” will save that much if they switch. That’s why insurance companies can state the savings. That is why it is so important to do a price quote comparison at every renewal. Because without a comparison, you cannot know which insurance coverage company will fit your personal profile best.

Insurance coverages 101

Having a good grasp of a insurance policy can help you determine the right coverages for your vehicles. Insurance terms can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are the normal coverages found on the average insurance policy.

Medical expense coverage

Med pay and PIP coverage pay for immediate expenses like X-ray expenses, rehabilitation expenses and hospital visits. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP coverage is only offered in select states and may carry a deductible

Auto liability

This coverage provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on other people or property by causing an accident. It protects YOU from claims by other people, and doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. Your policy might show liability limits of 25/50/25 which stand for a $25,000 limit per person for injuries, a total of $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a total limit of $25,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability insurance covers claims such as bail bonds, pain and suffering, attorney fees, legal defense fees and structural damage. How much liability should you purchase? That is your choice, but you should buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Collision protection

Collision insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage from colliding with another car or object. You have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against claims such as damaging your car on a curb, colliding with a tree and crashing into a ditch. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

This protects you and your vehicle when other motorists either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your Audi A6.

Since many drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, their limits can quickly be used up. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is very important.

Comprehensive protection

This coverage covers damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first must pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims such as a tree branch falling on your vehicle, damage from flooding and fire damage. The maximum payout you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.

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In conclusion

The cheapest 2013 Audi A6 insurance can be bought both online in addition to many insurance agents, so you need to shop auto insurance with both to have the best selection. Some car insurance companies may not provide rate quotes online and most of the time these smaller companies only sell through local independent agents.

You just learned quite a bit of information on how to save on 2013 Audi A6 insurance. The key thing to remember is the more times you quote, the better your comparison will be. You may even find the lowest rates come from a small mutual company. These companies can often insure niche markets at a lower cost compared to the large companies like State Farm or Progressive.

While you’re price shopping online, don’t be tempted to buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. There are many occasions where drivers have reduced liability coverage limits only to regret they didn’t have enough coverage. Your aim should be to get the best coverage possible for the lowest price, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.

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