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Trying to find cheaper auto insurance rates for your Audi S6? Nobody fancies paying their premiums for auto insurance, especially knowing they could find lower prices if they just compared rates.

Due to the fact that there are so many choices, it can be diffult for drivers to choose a more affordable auto insurance company.

This article will introduce you to how to get online quotes. If you currently have a car insurance policy, you should be able to save some money using this information. Although car owners need to have an understanding of how the larger insurance companies sell online and use this information to your advantage.

Compare car insurance rates

There are several ways to compare car insurance quotes, and some are more efficient than others. You could spend the better part of a day talking to local insurance agents in your area, or you could save time and use the web to get the quickest rates.

Many of the larger companies participate in an industry program where insurance shoppers only type in their quote data once, and each participating company can provide price quotes for coverage. This prevents consumers from doing quote forms to each company. To compare rates using this form now click here to start a free quote.

One minor caviat to pricing coverage this way is you are unable to specify which carriers you want pricing from. So if you want to choose individual companies to request quotes from, we have a listing of low cost car insurance companies in your area. View list of insurance companies.

Which method you use is up to you, but do your best to use exactly the same coverage limits with each company. If you use differing limits it’s impossible to determine which company has the best rates. Just slight variations in insurance coverages or limits could mean much higher rates. And when price shopping your coverage, getting more free quotes helps increase your odds of locating a lower rate. Not every company allows you to get online price quotes, so it’s important to also get rates from them as well.

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Car insurance rates and discounts

Companies offering auto insurance don’t always advertise every available discount in an easy-to-find place, so below is a list both well-publicized and the harder-to-find discounts that you can inquire about if you buy car insurance online.

  • Multiple Cars – Buying coverage for multiple cars or trucks on a single policy qualifies for this discount.
  • ABS Braking Discount – Cars with ABS braking systems or traction control prevent accidents and the ABS can save up to 10%.
  • Discounts for Responsible Drivers – Safe drivers could pay up to 40% less on S6 insurance than their less cautious counterparts.
  • Membership in Organizations – Participating in a professional or civic organization could earn you a nice discount on car insurance.
  • Discount for Low Mileage – Driving less can qualify you for lower premium rates due to less chance of an accident.
  • Student in College – Older children who are attending college and do not have access to a covered vehicle could get you a discount.

It’s important to note that most credits do not apply the the whole policy. Most only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like comp or med pay. So even though they make it sound like you would end up receiving a 100% discount, companies don’t profit that way.

Popular car insurance companies and the discounts they provide are outlined below.

  • GEICO has savings for defensive driver, seat belt use, federal employee, air bags, and multi-vehicle.
  • Travelers may offer discounts for save driver, multi-policy, good student, early quote, multi-car, new car, and student away at school.
  • Nationwide discounts include multi-policy, easy pay, business or organization, family plan, and accident-free.
  • Farmers Insurance includes discounts for good student, homeowner, youthful driver, mature driver, distant student, switch companies, and electronic funds transfer.
  • Esurance offers premium reductions for safety device, Pac-12 alumni, Switch & Save, online shopper, anti-lock brakes, and homeowner.
  • State Farm may include discounts for driver’s education, multiple policy, anti-theft, Drive Safe & Save, Steer Clear safe driver discount, good student, and good driver.
  • Progressive offers discounts for online signing, multi-vehicle, homeowner, multi-policy, online quote discount, continuous coverage, and good student.
  • Mercury Insurance may have discounts that include anti-theft, low natural disaster claims, type of vehicle, ease of repair, annual mileage, and good student.

When getting a coverage quote, ask every company what discounts are available to you. Some credits may not apply everywhere. If you would like to choose from a list of insurance companies that offer the discounts shown above, follow this link.

Situations that may require an agent’s advice

When buying the right insurance coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a best way to insure your cars. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so this has to be addressed. These are some specific questions could help you determine whether you might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Are my tools covered if they get stolen from my vehicle?
  • Does liability extend to a camper or trailer?
  • Is my cargo covered for damage or theft?
  • Do I need rental car coverage?
  • How much liability insurance is required?
  • Does my insurance cover a custom paint job?
  • Should I drop comprehensive coverage on older vehicles?
  • Are my friends covered when driving my car?
  • Is my vehicle covered by my employer’s policy when using it for work?
  • Will my rates increase for filing one claim?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but you know they apply to you, you might consider 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.

Car insurance coverage basics

Learning about specific coverages of car insurance aids in choosing the best coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. These are the usual coverages found on the average car insurance policy.

Liability insurance

This can cover damage that occurs to a person or their property that is your fault. This insurance protects YOU against other people’s claims. It does not cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

It consists of three limits, per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show values of 100/300/100 that means you have a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property. Alternatively, you may have one limit called combined single limit (CSL) which provides one coverage limit with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability coverage protects against claims such as legal defense fees, medical expenses, pain and suffering and attorney fees. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a decision to put some thought into, but buy higher limits if possible.

Collision coverage

This coverage covers damage to your S6 resulting from colliding with a stationary object or other vehicle. You will need to pay your deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision can pay for things such as hitting a mailbox, crashing into a building, backing into a parked car, colliding with a tree and crashing into a ditch. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Comprehensive protection

Comprehensive insurance will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You need to pay your deductible first then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like damage from a tornado or hurricane, hail damage, falling objects, rock chips in glass and hitting a bird. The highest amount a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider dropping full coverage.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

This coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other motorists when they do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your Audi S6.

Due to the fact that many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is a good idea. Normally the UM/UIM limits are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Medical expense coverage

Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for short-term medical expenses such as surgery, nursing services and hospital visits. They are used to fill the gap from your health insurance plan or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not universally available but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

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Cheaper insurance is a realistic goal

As you shop your coverage around, make sure you don’t buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. There are many occasions where drivers have reduced physical damage coverage only to regret at claim time that they should have had better coverage. Your aim should be to buy the best coverage you can find at an affordable rate while not skimping on critical coverages.

We just covered many ideas to get a better price on 2016 Audi S6 insurance. The key concept to understand is the more rate quotes you have, the higher the chance of saving money. Consumers could even find that the lowest premium rates come from the least-expected company. These smaller insurers often have lower prices on specific markets compared to the large companies like Progressive and GEICO.

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