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UPDATED: Oct 5, 2015

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Trying to find cheaper insurance rates for your Audi Q3? I can’t think of anyone who rejoices having to buy insurance, especially when they are aware that their premiums are too high. Popular companies such as GEICO and Progressive all promote huge savings with ads and it is difficult to see past the corporate glitz and take the time to shop coverage around.

If you have a policy now or are looking for a new policy, you can follow these tips to find better prices while maximizing coverage. Finding the best rates is easy if you know what you’re doing. Drivers just need to know the most effective way to shop their coverage around on the web.

Ways to get insurance coverage quotes

All the larger insurance coverage companies such as GEICO, State Farm and Progressive allow consumers to get insurance quotes direct online. Getting online rates doesn’t take a lot of time as you just type in the amount of coverage you want into the quote form. Upon sending the form, the quote system collects reports for credit and driving violations and generates a price determined by many factors. Online price quotes makes it simple to compare prices but having to visit many different websites and type in the same information can be a bit tiresome and repetitive. But it’s very important to get many rate quotes if you want to get a better rate.

Online rates the easy way

A more efficient way to find lower prices is to use a quote form to return rates from multiple companies. The form is fast, requires less work, and makes quoting online much easier to do. Immediately after you send the form, your coverage is rated and you are able to buy any or none of the price quotes you receive.

If one or more price quotes are lower than your current rates, you simply finish the application and purchase coverage. The entire process just takes a couple of minutes and may save quite a bit of money.

In order to use this form to compare rates, click here and submit the form. If you have your current policy handy, we recommend you complete the form with the coverage information identical to your current policy. Doing this guarantees you’re receiving comparison quotes for the exact same coverage.

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Find discounts to get cheap insurance coverage quotes

Some companies don’t always list all available discounts very clearly, so the list below contains a few of the more well known and also the more inconspicuous discounts that you can inquire about if you buy auto insurance online. If you’re not getting every credit available, you could be saving more on your insurance coverage.

  • Anti-theft System – Anti-theft and alarm system equipped vehicles are stolen with less frequency so companies will give you a small discount.
  • Discounts for Cautious Drivers – Drivers without accidents can save as much as half off their rates for Q3 coverage compared to accident prone drivers.
  • Driving Data Discount – Policyholders that allow their insurance coverage company to analyze where and when they drive by using a telematics device such as Progressive’s Snapshot and State Farm’s In-Drive might see lower rates if they show good driving skills.
  • Discount for Swiching Early – Some insurance coverage companies give discounts for switching to them before your current coverage expires. You can save around 10% with this discount.
  • Claim Free – Insureds with no claims or accidents have much lower rates when compared with drivers with a long claim history.
  • Membership in Organizations – Being a member of qualifying employment or professional organizations may earn a discount on insurance coverage.

One thing to note about discounts is that many deductions do not apply to all coverage premiums. Most only cut individual premiums such as liability and collision coverage. Despite the appearance that having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, that’s just not realistic.

To locate companies with discount insurance coverage rates, click here to view.

Tailor your insurance coverage coverage to you

When it comes to choosing coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a perfect coverage plan. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s and your policy should reflect that. These are some specific questions can help discover whether you might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Should I waive the damage coverage when renting a car?
  • Am I covered when pulling a rental trailer?
  • What are the financial responsibility laws in my state?
  • Why am I required to get a high-risk car insurance policy?
  • Does my policy pay for OEM or aftermarket parts?
  • Should I buy additional glass protection?
  • At what point should I drop full coverage?
  • Do I need replacement cost coverage on my 2016 Audi Q3?

If you can’t answer these questions but you think they might apply to your situation, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, fill out this quick form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It only takes a few minutes and may give you better protection.

Buy Audi Q3 insurance more affordably

Lots of things are considered when pricing auto insurance. Some are pretty understandable like a motor vehicle report, but some are not quite as obvious such as your marital status or your financial responsibility.

  • City traffic equals higher costs – Choosing to live in smaller towns and rural areas of the country has it’s advantages when it comes to car insurance. Fewer drivers and short commutes means fewer accidents and also fewer theft and vandalism claims. People who live in big cities tend to have congested traffic and a longer drive to work. More time on the road translates into higher accident risk.
  • Combine and save – Many car insurance companies apply better rates to people who buy several policies from them, otherwise known as a multi-policy discount. Even if you’re getting this discount drivers will still want to comparison shop to help guarantee you have the best rates.
  • Never let your car insurance policy expire – Driving without insurance is illegal and you will pay a penalty because you let your coverage lapse. And not only will your rates increase, being ticketed for driving with no insurance could earn you fines and jail time.
  • Can a thief steal your car? – Choosing to buy a car with advanced anti-theft systems can earn a premium discount. Theft prevention features like LoJack tracking devices, vehicle tamper alarm systems or GM’s OnStar system all help stop auto theft and help lower rates.

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Insurance coverage savings promises

Consumers can’t ignore all the ads for the lowest price insurance coverage from the likes of GEICO, State Farm and Progressive. They all seem to try to convey promises of big savings if you just switch your policy.

Is it even possible that every company can save you money? You have to listen carefully.

Most companies give the best rates for the type of driver that earns them the highest profit. A good example of this type of driver might be described as between the ages of 30 and 45, has no prior claims, and drives a lower-performance vehicle. Any person who fits that profile receives the best prices and will probably save quite a bit of money when switching.

Drivers who fall outside these stringent criteria will probably be forced to pay higher premium rates and ends up with the customer buying from someone else. If you listen to the ad wording, they say “customers that switch” not “everyone that quotes” save that much when switching. That is how companies can lure you into getting a quote.

That is why you should compare as many free auto insurance quotes as you can. Because without a comparison, you cannot know which insurance companies will have the lowest rate quotes.

Auto insurance coverage options for an Audi Q3

Knowing the specifics of a auto insurance policy helps when choosing appropriate coverage and proper limits and deductibles. Auto insurance terms can be ambiguous and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. Shown next are typical coverage types found on most auto insurance policies.

UM/UIM Coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage provides protection when the “other guys” are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered claims include hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your Audi Q3.

Due to the fact that many drivers 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. Most of the time these coverages are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.

Collision coverage protection

Collision insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from a collision with another car or object. You first must pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision insurance covers things such as hitting a parking meter, damaging your car on a curb and rolling your car. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

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

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims such as hitting a deer, damage from a tornado or hurricane and rock chips in glass. The maximum payout a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Medical costs insurance

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage kick in for immediate expenses for things like hospital visits, X-ray expenses, nursing services and rehabilitation expenses. They are utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to you and your occupants and will also cover getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP coverage is only offered in select states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay


Liability insurance protects you from damage that occurs to other people or property. It protects you against claims from other people, and doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You commonly see policy limits of 25/50/25 that translate to a limit of $25,000 per injured person, a per accident bodily injury limit of $50,000, and property damage coverage for $25,000. Alternatively, you may have a combined limit which provides one coverage limit with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability can pay for claims like structural damage, court costs, emergency aid and attorney fees. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but consider buying as large an amount as possible.

Power to the consumer

Throughout this article, we presented some good ideas how you can save on 2016 Audi Q3 insurance. The key thing to remember is the more price quotes you have, the better chance you’ll have of finding affordable auto insurance. Consumers could even find that the most savings is with a small mutual company. Regional companies can often provide lower premium rates in certain areas than the large multi-state companies such as State Farm, GEICO and Nationwide.

Cheaper insurance can be bought both online and from local agencies, and you need to price shop both to have the best rate selection. A few companies don’t offer online rate quotes and many times these smaller providers provide coverage only through independent agents.

As you shop your coverage around, make sure you don’t buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. In many cases, someone sacrificed liability limits or collision coverage only to regret they didn’t purchase enough coverage. The aim is to get the best coverage possible at the best possible price.

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