1997 Chevrolet Chevy Van Insurance Cost – 9 Tips for Cheapest Prices

Nobody likes paying for insurance coverage, particularly when they are paying too much.

You have multiple insurers to purchase coverage from, and although it’s a good thing to have multiple companies, lots of choices makes it harder to adequately compare rates.

Finding affordable coverage is easy if you know what you’re doing. If you currently have car insurance, you stand a good chance to be able to reduce your rates substantially using these tips. Although drivers must learn the methods companies use to market insurance on the web.

Save on Chevy Chevy Van insurance

Car insurance companies don’t always list all available discounts in an easy-to-find place, so we researched some of the best known as well as the least known discounts you could be receiving.

  • Passive Restraints and Air Bags – Cars that have air bags can qualify for discounts of more than 20%.
  • Theft Prevention System – Cars that have factory anti-theft systems are stolen less frequently and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Pay Upfront and Save – By paying your policy upfront rather than paying monthly you could save 5% or more.
  • Discount for Good Grades – Performing well in school can save 20 to 25%. Earning this discount can benefit you until age 25.
  • Drive Safe and Save – Drivers who don’t get into accidents may save up to 50% more on Chevy van insurance than drivers with accidents.
  • Distant Student – Children living away from home attending college and do not have access to a covered vehicle may be able to be covered for less.
  • Federal Government Employee – Active or retired federal employment could cut as much as 10% off on Chevy van insurance with select insurance companies.
  • Military Discounts – Having a deployed family member could mean lower rates.
  • Multi-policy Discount – When you combine your home and auto insurance with one company you will save at least 10% off all policies.

Drivers should understand that most of the big mark downs will not be given the the whole policy. Most cut the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. Even though it may seem like all the discounts add up to a free policy, you’re out of luck.

A partial list of companies that possibly offer some of the above discounts may include but are not limited to:

It’s a good idea to ask all companies you are considering which discounts you may be entitled to. Some discounts may not apply everywhere.

Tailor your coverage to you

When it comes to buying the best auto insurance coverage for your vehicles, there really is no perfect coverage plan. Every situation is different so this has to be addressed. These are some specific questions can help discover whether your personal situation might need an agent’s assistance.

  • How high should deductibles be on a 1997 Chevy Chevy Van?
  • Am I insured when driving a different vehicle?
  • Do I need rental car coverage?
  • When should I drop full coverage on my 1997 Chevy Chevy Van?
  • Can I make deliveries for my home business?
  • Do I need added coverage for expensive stereo equipment?
  • Am I covered when driving on a suspended license?
  • Does my personal policy cover me when driving out-of-state?
  • Am I better off with higher deductibles on my 1997 Chevy Chevy Van?
  • Is my teenager covered with friends in the car?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.

Ads can be misleading

State Farm, Allstate and Geico regularly use ads on television and other media. All the companies have a common claim of big savings if you move your policy. How can each company claim to save you money?

All the different companies are able to cherry pick for the right customer that earns them a profit. A good example of a preferred risk could be between the ages of 30 and 50, has no driving citations, and chooses high deductibles. A propective insured who meets those qualifications gets the lowest rates and as a result will probably cut their rates substantially.

Potential insureds who don’t measure up to the requirements must pay higher rates and ends up with the driver buying from a lower-cost company. The ads say “people who switch” but not “drivers who get quotes” save money. That’s why companies can make the claims of big savings. This illustrates why you should get as many comparisons as possible. It’s not possible to predict which company will fit your personal profile best.

Specific coverage details

Knowing the specifics of a car insurance policy can help you determine which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. Shown next are typical coverages found on the average car insurance policy.

Medical expense coverage

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP provide coverage for expenses for things like EMT expenses, pain medications and ambulance fees. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover all vehicle occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP is not an option in every state and may carry a deductible

Liability insurance

Liability insurance provides protection from injuries or damage you cause to a person or their property that is your fault. It protects you against other people’s claims, and does not provide coverage for your own vehicle damage or injuries.

Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. You might see limits of 100/300/100 which means a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and property damage coverage for $100,000.

Liability can pay for claims such as pain and suffering, repair costs for stationary objects and repair bills for other people’s vehicles. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but buy higher limits if possible.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

Your UM/UIM coverage gives you protection when other motorists are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. It can pay for injuries to you and your family and damage to your Chevy Chevy Van.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family.

Comprehensive protection

This will pay to fix damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first must pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive can pay for claims such as damage from getting keyed, fire damage, rock chips in glass and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The maximum amount you’ll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Collision coverage

This will pay to fix damage to your Chevy Van from colliding with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You first must pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision coverage pays for claims such as backing into a parked car, sideswiping another vehicle, colliding with another moving vehicle, sustaining damage from a pot hole and crashing into a building. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. Another option is to choose a higher deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Affordable insurance is out there

When trying to cut insurance costs, it’s very important that you do not buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. Too many times, someone dropped physical damage coverage and learned later that a couple dollars of savings turned into a financial nightmare. Your goal should be to purchase plenty of coverage at the best price, not the least amount of coverage.

In this article, we covered some good ideas how you can save on 1997 Chevy Chevy Van insurance. The most important thing to understand is the more you quote, the better chance you’ll have of finding lower rates. You may be surprised to find that the biggest savings come from some of the smallest insurance companies. These smaller insurers can often insure niche markets at a lower cost compared to the large companies like Geico and State Farm.

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