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UPDATED: Oct 5, 2015

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Looking for better car insurance rates for your Audi A4? Getting the lowest cost car insurance on the web is somewhat difficult for consumers new to shopping for insurance on the web. Since there are so many online companies available, how are consumers expected to be able to compare every company in order to find lower car insurance premiums?

Smart consumers take time to do price comparisons quite often because car insurance rates are rarely the same from one policy term to another. Just because you found the best premium rates on A4 insurance last year other companies may now be cheaper. Ignore everything you know about car insurance because you’re going to get a crash course in the easiest way to lower your annual insurance bill.

Auto insurance discounts help slash rates

Companies don’t necessarily list the entire discount list very well, so the list below details both the well known and also the lesser-known auto insurance savings.

  • New Car Discount – Adding a new car to your policy can save you some money since newer vehicles have better safety ratings.
  • Accident Free – Good drivers with no accidents can save substantially as opposed to frequent claim filers.
  • Save over 55 – Older drivers can get a small decrease in premiums on A4 insurance.
  • Clubs and Organizations – Belonging to a civic or occupational organization could earn you a nice discount when getting a car insurance quote.
  • E-sign Discounts – A handful of insurance companies may give you up to $50 shop car insurance on their website.

Please keep in mind that most of the big mark downs will not be given the the whole policy. Some only apply to specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. So even though you would think you could get a free auto insurance policy, company stockholders wouldn’t be very happy.

Insurance companies who may offer some of the discounts shown above may include but are not limited to:

When quoting, ask each company to apply every possible discount. Some of the earlier mentioned discounts might not be offered on policies in your area. To see a list of insurers that offer discounts, follow this link.

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Quote insurance online

When comparison shopping, there are several ways of comparing rates from many different insurance companies. The quickest method to find the cheapest Audi A4 insurance rates is to get quotes online. This can be accomplished by using one of the methods below.

One of the simplest ways to compare a lot of rates at once is an all-inclusive rate comparison (click to open form in new window). This quick form saves time by eliminating multiple quote forms for each price estimate. Filling out one form will get you price quotes from multiple low-cost companies. Recommended for those who want to invest the least amount of time.

A more difficult way to obtain and compare quotes online requires a trip to the website for every company you want to comare and repeat the quote process. For examples sake, let’s say you need rates from Farmers, 21st Century and GMAC. To get rate quotes you would need to navigate to each company’s site to enter your coverage information, which can take a lot of time. To view a list of companies in your area, click here.

The most time-consuming way to quote and compare insurance rates to all the different insurance agencies. Quoting online reduces the need to sit down with an agent unless you’re the type of person who wants the extra assistance of a local agency. If you prefer, some companies allow you to get the lowest quotes online but buy the policy through an agent.

You can choose any of those ways to find more affodable coverage, but ensure you’re using exactly the same coverages with every price quote. If you have different coverage information it will be very difficult to make a fair rate comparison. Just a small difference in insurance coverages or limits can result in a big premium difference. And when comparing insurance rates, know that making a lot of price comparisons gives you a better chance of getting a lower rate. Some companies don’t provide price estimates online, so it’s recommended that you also compare price quotes from them as well.

Which is the best insurance coverage?

When it comes to buying coverage, there really is no perfect coverage plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs.

Here are some questions about coverages that might point out whether or not you would benefit from professional advice.

  • I don’t drive much so do I pay less?
  • Can I get a multi-policy discount?
  • Am I better off with higher deductibles on my 2015 Audi A4?
  • Do I have coverage when making deliveries for my home business?
  • What is the minimum liability in my state?
  • Do I need motorclub coverage?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation, then you may want to think about talking to an insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, take a second and complete this form.

Car insurance specifics

Having a good grasp of car insurance helps when choosing appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. Policy terminology can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring.


This protects you from damage or injury you incur to other people or property that is your fault. It protects YOU against other people’s claims, and doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have limits of 50/100/50 that means you have a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, $100,000 for the entire accident, and property damage coverage for $50,000. Occasionally you may see one number which is a combined single limit which limits claims to one amount and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability insurance covers claims like court costs, repair costs for stationary objects, attorney fees, loss of income and emergency aid. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a decision to put some thought into, but consider buying higher limits if possible.

Comprehensive car insurance

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage from a wide range of events other than collision. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims such as damage from flooding, hitting a deer, vandalism, damage from a tornado or hurricane and damage from getting keyed. The most a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage provides protection from other drivers when they do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered losses include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Because many people carry very low liability coverage limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family. Frequently these coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Collision coverage protection

Collision coverage pays for damage to your A4 resulting from a collision with an object or car. You first must pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against claims such as colliding with a tree, hitting a parking meter and driving through your garage door. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so you might think about dropping it from lower value vehicles. You can also bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Coverage for medical expenses

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP reimburse you for bills for dental work, X-ray expenses and rehabilitation expenses. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. They cover both the driver and occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not available in all states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

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A tidy conclusion

When buying insurance coverage, it’s a bad idea to buy poor coverage just to save money. There have been many cases where an accident victim reduced liability coverage limits only to find out they didn’t have enough coverage. The goal is to find the BEST coverage at the best price while still protecting your assets.

Cheaper insurance coverage can be purchased on the web and from local insurance agents, and you need to price shop both to have the best chance of lowering rates. Some insurance providers do not provide rates over the internet and these small insurance companies only sell coverage through independent agents.

Consumers leave their current company for many reasons like unfair underwriting practices, extreme rates for teen drivers, an unsatisfactory settlement offer or questionable increases in premium. Whatever your reason, choosing a new insurance company is easier than you think.

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