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UPDATED: Oct 5, 2015

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Looking for cheaper car insurance rates for your Acura ILX Hybrid? Nobody I know anticipates paying for car insurance, especially when they could find better prices if they shop around.

Having so many online and local companies to choose from, it’s difficult to find the best company.

It’s a good idea to do rate comparisons at least once a year because car insurance prices are usually higher with each renewal. Just because you had the best price for ILX Hybrid insurance at your last renewal you will most likely find a better rate quote today. Ignore everything you know about car insurance because you’re going to get a crash course in how to use the internet to properly buy coverages and cut your premium.

Locating more affordable insurance coverage is quite easy. Essentially everyone who is required by state law to have insurance coverage will more than likely be able to reduce their rates. Nevertheless, drivers need to learn the methods companies use to market on the web because it can help you find the best coverage.

Car insurance policy discounts

Companies offering auto insurance don’t list all available discounts very well, so we break down some of the more common and the harder-to-find discounts that may be available.

  • Pay Early and Save – By paying your policy upfront as opposed to paying monthly you could save 5% or more.
  • Air Bag Discount – Options like air bags or motorized seat belts may qualify for discounts of 20% or more.
  • Organization Discounts – Belonging to a civic or occupational organization may earn a discount on your next car insurance statement.
  • Distant Student Discount – Any of your kids who are enrolled in higher education away from home without a vehicle on campus could qualify for this discount.
  • Discounts for Federal Employees – Active or retired federal employment could provide a small rate reduction for ILX Hybrid insurance with certain companies.
  • Discounts for Good Drivers – Insureds who avoid accidents can pay as much as 50% less for ILX Hybrid insurance as compared to drivers with claims.

Please keep in mind that most discount credits are not given the the whole policy. Most only cut the price of certain insurance coverages like liability, collision or medical payments. Even though it may seem like adding up those discounts means a free policy, it’s just not the way it works.

Popular car insurance companies and a selection of discounts are outlined below.

  • 21st Century offers discounts including automatic seat belts, air bags, defensive driver, teen driver, early bird, and anti-lock brakes.
  • State Farm policyholders can earn discounts including Steer Clear safe driver discount, good student, accident-free, multiple policy, defensive driving training, and multiple autos.
  • AAA may include discounts for anti-theft, multi-policy, good driver, good student, pay-in-full, and AAA membership discount.
  • Liberty Mutual offers premium reductions for new vehicle discount, teen driver discount, newly retired, new move discount, new graduate, and good student.
  • Progressive has savings for online signing, continuous coverage, multi-vehicle, good student, multi-policy, online quote discount, and homeowner.

When getting free insurance quotes, it’s a good idea to all the companies which discounts they offer. Some credits might not be offered in every state. If you would like to see a list of providers who offer free car insurance quotes, click this link.

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What determines Acura ILX Hybrid insurance rates?

An important part of buying insurance is that you know some of the elements that help calculate your insurance rates. If you have some idea of what determines base rates, this allows you to make educated decisions that can earn you better insurance rates. Many factors are used when quoting car insurance. Some factors are common sense such as your driving record, but others are not as apparent such as your credit history or how safe your car is.

The list below includes a few of the “ingredients” used by insurance companies to determine your premiums.

  • Policy add-ons add up – There are a lot of extra add-on coverages that can add up when buying insurance. Insurance for rental car reimbursement, towing coverage, and motor club memberships could be just wasting money. They may seem like a good idea when deciding what coverages you need, but if they’re wasting money remove them from your policy.
  • Vehicle options can affect prices – Owning a car that has an advanced theft prevention system can help lower your rates. Advanced theft deterrents such as OnStar found on GM vehicles, advanced tracking like LoJack, and vehicle immobilization systems can help prevent auto theft.
  • High credit equals lower rates – Having a bad credit rating is a large factor in calculating your premium rate. Insureds with very good credit scores tend to file fewer claims and have better driving records than drivers with worse credit. So if your credit history can use some improvement, you could save money insuring your 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid by taking the time to improve your credit score.
  • Multiple policies with one company can save – Most larger insurance companies allow discounts to people who have multiple policies with them. It’s known as a multi-policy discount. Discounts can add up to ten or even fifteen percent. If you currently are using one company, drivers will still want to comparison shop to ensure the best deal. Drivers may still find better rates by buying from different companies
  • Does auto insurance cost more for men? – Statistics show that men are more aggressive behind the wheel. However, this does not mean males are worse at driving than females. Females and males cause auto accidents at about the same rate, but the male of the species have costlier accidents. Men also get more serious tickets like DUI and reckless driving.

How do I know if I need professional advice?

When choosing the right insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there is no single plan that fits everyone. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so your insurance should reflect that For example, these questions might help in determining whether you might need professional guidance.

  • Is other people’s property covered if stolen from my vehicle?
  • Am I covered when renting a car or should I buy coverage from the car rental agency?
  • Is my nanny covered when driving my vehicle?
  • Are split liability limits better than a combined single limit?
  • Am I covered if I wreck a rental car?
  • Which companies will insure high-risk drivers?
  • Should I have a commercial auto policy?

If you’re not sure about those questions but a few of them apply, then you may want to think about talking to an insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form or go to this page to view a list of companies.

Car insurance 101

Understanding the coverages of your policy can help you determine which coverages you need for your vehicles. The coverage terms in a policy can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy. These are typical coverage types found on the average auto insurance policy.

Auto liability

Liability coverage will cover injuries or damage you cause to a person or their property by causing an accident. This coverage protects you from claims by other people, and does not provide coverage for your injuries or vehicle damage.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. You might see liability limits of 50/100/50 which means a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property. Another option is one number which is a combined single limit which limits claims to one amount with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability coverage protects against things like attorney fees, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, structural damage and medical expenses. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but buy as much as you can afford.

Coverage for medical expenses

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP kick in for immediate expenses like nursing services, ambulance fees, pain medications, rehabilitation expenses and chiropractic care. The coverages can be utilized in addition to your health insurance plan or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover all vehicle occupants and will also cover any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states and may carry a deductible

Auto collision coverage

This pays for damage to your ILX Hybrid resulting from colliding with an object or car. You first must pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision coverage protects against claims such as crashing into a building, colliding with another moving vehicle and sideswiping another vehicle. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for injuries to you and your family as well as damage to your Acura ILX Hybrid.

Since a lot of drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, their limits can quickly be used up. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked. Most of the time these limits are set the same as your liablity limits.

Comprehensive auto insurance

Comprehensive insurance covers damage that is not covered by collision coverage. A deductible will apply and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims like a tree branch falling on your vehicle, fire damage, rock chips in glass, theft and falling objects. The most your auto insurance company will pay is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

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Keep this in mind

As you prepare to switch companies, do not reduce coverage to reduce premium. In many cases, drivers have reduced collision coverage only to find out that saving that couple of dollars actually costed them tens of thousands. Your aim should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage at an affordable rate while still protecting your assets.

Cheaper auto insurance is possible online and from local insurance agents, so get free insurance quotes from both of them to have the best chance of lowering rates. A few companies do not offer online quoting and these small, regional companies work with local independent agencies.

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