Confused by the number of auto insurance choices that you can choose from? There are so many choices that it can easily become a chore to find the perfect company for you.
It’s a good idea to shop coverage around periodically because prices are rarely the same from one policy term to another. Even if you got the best rates for LR2 insurance last year the chances are good that you can find a lower premium rate today. Block out anything you think you know about auto insurance because we’re going to demonstrate the tricks you need to know to save money, get proper deductibles and limits, all at the lowest rate.
Shopping for lower insurance coverage rates can be challenging if you aren’t aware of the most efficient way. You can waste a few hours (or days) discussing policy coverages with agents in your area, or you can stay home and use the internet to maximize your effort.
Most of the larger companies are enrolled in a marketplace where insurance shoppers submit their information once, and each company then returns a price quote determined by their information. This eliminates the need for quotation requests for every insurance coverage company.
To find out what other companies charge click here to start a free quote.
One minor caviat to comparing rates this way is that you can’t choose which insurance companies you will receive quotes from. If you prefer to choose specific insurance companies to compare prices, we have a listing of the cheapest insurance coverage companies in your area. View list of insurance companies.
However you get your quotes, make darn sure you compare exactly the same coverage information on every quote. If you enter higher or lower deductibles you can’t possibly make a fair rate comparison. Slightly different insurance coverages can result in a big premium difference. It’s important to know that comparing more quotes will enable you to find a lower rate than you’re paying now. Some smaller insurers to not give quotes online, so you need to compare prices from them as well.
When buying the best insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is not a one size fits all plan. Every situation is different.
For example, these questions might help in determining if your insurance needs would benefit from an agent’s advice.
If it’s difficult to answer those questions, you might consider talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form.
Having a good grasp of insurance can be of help when determining which coverages you need for your vehicles. The coverage terms in a policy can be difficult to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy.
Medical payments and PIP coverage – Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP reimburse you for expenses for things like chiropractic care, EMT expenses, doctor visits and hospital visits. The coverages can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and also covers being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal injury protection coverage is not available in all states and may carry a deductible
Comprehensive auto coverage – Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive insurance covers claims such as damage from a tornado or hurricane, hitting a bird, hail damage and rock chips in glass. The maximum payout a insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s not worth carrying full coverage.
UM/UIM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) coverage – This protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” either have no liability insurance or not enough. It can pay for medical payments for you and your occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.
Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important.
Liability insurance – This protects you from damage that occurs to other people or property that is your fault. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. As an example, you may have limits of 50/100/50 which stand for a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property.
Liability coverage protects against claims such as emergency aid, funeral expenses, legal defense fees, bail bonds and attorney fees. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as large an amount as possible.
Collision coverages – Collision insurance pays for damage to your LR2 resulting from a collision with an object or car. You have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.
Collision coverage protects against claims such as colliding with another moving vehicle, hitting a parking meter and colliding with a tree. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are older. It’s also possible to bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.