1990 Volvo 240 Insurance Quotes – 7 Ideas for Best Rates

I can’t think of a single person who looks forward to buying insurance, especially knowing they are paying too much. Since consumers have many companies and agents to choose from, it is very difficult to choose the lowest cost provider.

How to Get Insurance

Reducing your 1990 Volvo 240 insurance rates is surprisingly easy. You just need to take time getting comparison quotes online from several insurance companies. It is quite easy and can be accomplished in just a few minutes using one of these methods.

  • The single most time-saving way to get quotes would be an industry-wide quote request form like this one (opens in new window). This method eliminates the need for separate forms for each company. Taking the time to complete one form gets you coverage quotes from multiple companies.
  • A more difficult way to find lower rates consists of visiting each individual company website to request a price quote. For example, let’s assume you want rates from Allstate, Esurance and Liberty Mutual. To get each rate you have to spend time on each company’s site and enter your policy data, which is why the first method is quicker. For a list of links to companies insuring cars in your area, click here.
  • The least recommended way to get comparison rates is driving around to and from local insurance agencies. Buying insurance online has reduced the need for local agents unless you want the trained guidance of a licensed agent. It is possible to get the lowest quotes online but still have the advice of a local agent.

However you get your quotes, ensure you’re using apples-to-apples coverage limits and deductibles for every company. If the quotes have different values for each quote it will be very difficult to determine the best price for your Volvo 240.

Don’t miss out on these seven money-saving discounts

Car insurance can cost a lot, but discounts can save money and there are some available to reduce the price significantly. Most are applied at the time of quoting, but lesser-known reductions have to be specifically requested before you will receive the discount. If they aren’t giving you every credit you qualify for, you’re paying more than you need to.

  • Fewer Miles Equal More Savings – Low mileage vehicles could qualify for better rates on cars that stay parked.
  • One Accident Forgiven – A few companies permit an accident without raising rates as long as you don’t have any claims for a certain period of time.
  • Discounts for Safe Drivers – Drivers who don’t get into accidents may receive a discount up to 45% less on 240 insurance than drivers with accident claims.
  • Senior Citizens – Older drivers may be able to get better insurance coverage rates on 240 insurance.
  • Multiple Policy Discount – When you have multiple policies with one insurance company you could get a discount of up to 20% off your total premium.
  • Employee of Federal Government – Active or retired federal employment can earn a discount up to 10% on 240 insurance with select insurance companies.
  • Seat Belts Save – Requiring all passengers to use a seat belt can save 10% or more off the personal injury premium cost.

Keep in mind that most discounts do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. A few only apply to the cost of specific coverages such as comp or med pay. So despite the fact that it appears having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, you’re out of luck. Any qualifying discounts will reduce your premiums.

For a list of insurers who offer insurance coverage discounts, click this link.

Do I need special coverages?

When buying the right insurance coverage, there really is not a “perfect” insurance plan. Every situation is different so your insurance should reflect that Here are some questions about coverages that can help discover if your situation would benefit from professional advice.

  • Where can I find high-risk insurance?
  • When would I need additional glass coverage?
  • Does insurance cover damages from a DUI accident?
  • What is covered by UM/UIM coverage?
  • Exactly who is provided coverage by my policy?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
  • Can I get a multi-policy discount for packaging my home and auto coverage?
  • Should I get collision insurance on every vehicle?
  • Why do I only qualify for high-risk insurance?

If you’re not sure about those questions but a few of them apply, you may need to chat with an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form or click here for a list of car insurance companies in your area. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and may give you better protection.

Do you really save 40% when you switch?

Consumers can’t ignore all the ads for car insurance savings by Allstate and Progressive. All the companies make an identical promise that you can save if you switch to their company.

But how can every company claim to save you money?

All companies are able to cherry pick for the right customer that earns them a profit. An example of a profitable customer might be over the age of 50, has no driving citations, and has great credit. Any driver who meets those qualifications gets the lowest rates and is almost guaranteed to save when switching.

Consumers who are not a match for these standards will be quoted a more expensive rate which usually ends up with the customer not buying. Company advertisements say “people who switch” not “everybody who quotes” save that much money. That is how insurance companies can claim big savings.

This emphasizes why you should get quotes from several different companies. It’s not possible to predict which car insurance company will fit your personal profile best.

Specifics of your insurance policy

Understanding the coverages of insurance helps when choosing appropriate coverage and the correct deductibles and limits. Policy terminology can be impossible to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. Below you’ll find the normal coverages found on the average insurance policy.

Liability insurance

This coverage will cover damages or injuries you inflict on other people or property that is your fault. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. Your policy might show values of 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Occasionally you may see one number which is a combined single limit which limits claims to one amount rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage pays for things such as pain and suffering, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, loss of income, medical services and court costs. How much liability should you purchase? That is your choice, but you should buy as much as you can afford.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance

This coverage provides protection when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Normally these limits are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.

Collision insurance

Collision coverage covers damage to your 240 caused by collision with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage pays for things such as driving through your garage door, crashing into a building, hitting a parking meter and sideswiping another vehicle. This coverage can be expensive, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are older. Another option is to bump up the deductible to bring the cost down.

Insurance for medical payments

Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for bills such as EMT expenses, rehabilitation expenses and pain medications. They are often utilized in addition to your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. It covers you and your occupants in addition to if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is only offered in select states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)

This pays for 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 can pay for things like hitting a deer, damage from getting keyed, damage from a tornado or hurricane and vandalism. The highest amount you’ll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Stretch your dollar

In this article, we covered some good ideas how to get a better price on 1990 Volvo 240 insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more companies you get rates for, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. You may even find the biggest savings come from some of the smallest insurance companies. Regional companies may have significantly lower rates on certain market segments than the large multi-state companies such as Allstate, Geico and Progressive.

Affordable insurance can be found both online and with local insurance agents, and you should compare price quotes from both so you have a total pricing picture. Some insurance companies do not offer the ability to get a quote online and most of the time these small, regional companies sell through independent agents.

As you shop your coverage around, it’s a bad idea to buy less coverage just to save a little money. Too many times, drivers have reduced full coverage to discover at claim time they didn’t purchase enough coverage. The aim is to buy the best coverage you can find at an affordable rate, not the least amount of coverage.

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