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UPDATED: Sep 22, 2017

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Shopping for lower priced car insurance can seem to be rather challenging for drivers not familiar with comparing prices on the internet. With so many agents and online companies available, how can drivers have the ability to compare every possible option in order to find the best pricing?

Smart consumers take time to take a look at other company’s rates before your next renewal since prices change regularly. Just because you had the best rates on CR-Z insurance a few years ago a different company probably has better rate quotes today. There is too much inaccurate information about car insurance out there, but in just a couple of minutes you can learn some tested techniques to save money.

Compare insurance coverage price quotes

There are a variety of methods to compare insurance coverage prices and some are more efficient than others. You can waste a lot of time talking to insurance companies in your area, or you could use the web to accomplish the same thing much quicker.

Most major companies participate in an industry program that enables customers to only type in their quote data once, and each company returns a competitive quote based on the submitted data. This eliminates the need for form submissions to each company.

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The only drawback to comparing rates this way is you cannot specify the providers you will receive quotes from. So if you prefer to choose specific providers to request quotes from, we have a page of companies who write insurance coverage in your area. Click to view list.

Which method you use is up to you, but do your best to use exactly the same quote information on every price quote you get. If you are comparing mixed coverages you can’t possibly make a fair rate comparison. Quoting even small variations in coverage limits could mean much higher rates. Keep in mind that more quotes gives you a better chance of getting a lower rate. Some companies don’t provide price estimates online, so it’s important to compare price quotes from them, too.

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Get lower rates with these nine insurance coverage discounts

Insuring your fleet can be pricey, but there could be available discounts that could drop your premiums quite a bit. Most are applied at quote time, but a few must be requested specifically before you get the savings. If you check and find you aren’t receiving every discount available, you’re just leaving money on the table.

  • Air Bag Discount – Vehicles equipped with air bags or motorized seat belts can receive discounts of 20% or more.
  • Defensive Driver Discount – Completing a course teaching driver safety skills can save you 5% or more depending on where you live.
  • Early Signing – Some larger companies provide a discount for buying a new policy before your current policy expires. This can save 10% or more.
  • Active Military Service – Having a family member in the military could qualify you for better rates.
  • Policy Bundle Discount – If you can combine your home and auto policy and insure them both with the same insurance company you could earn a discount of at least 10 to 15 percent or more.
  • Drivers Education – Cut your cost by having your teen driver complete a driver education course as it can save substantially.
  • Federal Employees – Simply working for the federal government could provide a small rate reduction on CR-Z insurance with select insurance companies.
  • Resident Student – Children who attend college more than 100 miles from home and won’t have access to an insured vehicle can receive lower rates.
  • More Vehicles More Savings – Having more than one vehicle on the same insurance coverage policy can reduce rates for all insured vehicles.

A little note about advertised discounts, most of the big mark downs will not be given to the overall cost of the policy. Most only reduce the cost of specific coverages such as liability and collision coverage. If you do the math and it seems like adding up those discounts means a free policy, you aren’t that lucky.

Companies that may offer quotes with most of these discounts include:

Before purchasing a policy, check with every company which credits you are entitled to. Some of the discounts discussed earlier might not be offered in your state.

Car insurance can get complicated

When choosing proper insurance coverage, there is no “perfect” insurance plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs.

Here are some questions about coverages that might help in determining if you would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • When should my teen driver be added to my policy?
  • When should I remove comp and collision on my 2015 Honda CR-Z?
  • How much can I save by bundling my policies?
  • What should my uninsured motorist coverage limits be in my state?
  • Can I drive in Mexico and have coverage?
  • Do I need roadside assistance coverage?

If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you may need to chat with a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, simply complete this short form.

Car insurance 101

Having a good grasp of your policy can be of help when determining the best coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. Insurance terms can be impossible to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Coverage for medical expenses

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for immediate expenses for X-ray expenses, surgery, chiropractic care and hospital visits. They are often used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance plan or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants and also covers if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Comprehensive insurance

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first must pay your deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims like falling objects, vandalism and hitting a deer. The highest amount your insurance company will pay is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

This protects you and your vehicle 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 Honda CR-Z.

Due to the fact that many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. So UM/UIM coverage is very important.

Collision coverage protection

Collision coverage covers damage to your CR-Z caused by collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage pays for things like driving through your garage door, scraping a guard rail, hitting a parking meter, crashing into a ditch and rolling your car. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so you might think about dropping it from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Liability auto insurance

This coverage provides protection from injuries or damage you cause to a person or their property. It protects YOU from claims by other people. Liability doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Coverage consists of three different 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 100/300/100 which means a limit of $100,000 per injured person, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery.

Liability coverage pays for things like medical expenses, structural damage and emergency aid. How much coverage you buy is a decision to put some thought into, but you should buy as large an amount as possible.

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Cheaper insurance is a realistic goal

We’ve covered a lot of ways to save on 2015 Honda CR-Z insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more providers you compare, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. Consumers could even find that the most savings is with a smaller regional carrier.

Some companies do not provide online quoting and usually these small insurance companies only sell coverage through local independent agencies. Cheap 2015 Honda CR-Z insurance can be purchased on the web and also from your neighborhood agents, so you should be comparing quotes from both in order to have the best chance of saving money.

Insureds switch companies for any number of reasons including policy cancellation, extreme rates for teen drivers, policy non-renewal or even denial of a claim. It doesn’t matter what your reason, switching car insurance companies can be easy and end up saving you some money.

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