Lower Your 1999 Chevrolet Metro Insurance Cost

Are you intimidated by the number of auto insurance companies? Many other consumers are too. People have so many choices that it can quickly become more work than you anticipated to find the best price.

It’s a great practice to get comparison quotes quite often due to the fact that insurance rates tend to go up over time. Even if you got the lowest rates on Metro coverage a year ago other companies may now be cheaper. So just forget anything you know (or think you know) about auto insurance because you’re about to learn the only way to lower your annual insurance bill.

If you have car insurance now, you will be able to reduce your rates substantially using these techniques. Shopping for the lowest cost coverage is simple if you know the tricks. Although vehicle owners need to have an understanding of the way insurance companies sell online because it can help you find the best coverage.

Impacting insurance rates for a Chevy Metro

It’s important that you understand some of the elements that come into play when calculating your car insurance rates. Understanding what influences your rates allows you to make educated decisions that can help you get much lower annual insurance costs.

  • Your job and insurance rates – Did you know your car insurance rates can be affected by your occupation? Occupations like real estate brokers, social workers and accountants tend to have higher rates than average in part from high stress levels and long work hours. On the flip side, jobs such as pilots, athletes and homemakers receive lower rates on Metro coverage.
  • Where do you drive? – Driving more miles in a year’s time the more you will pay for car insurance. Most companies rate vehicles based on their usage. Cars used primarily for pleasure use can get a lower rate than those used for commuting. If your policy improperly rates your Metro can cost quite a bit. Double check that your car insurance coverage is showing the proper vehicle usage, because it can save money.
  • Your credit rating is important – Your credit history is a important factor in determining your rates. If your credit rating is not that good, you could save money insuring your 1999 Chevrolet Metro by improving your rating. People with high credit scores tend to be more responsible than drivers with lower credit scores.
  • Mature drivers pay less – More mature drivers are more cautious drivers, file fewer claims and tend to be better behind the wheel. Young drivers have a tendency to be less responsible when driving therefore car insurance rates are much higher.
  • Don’t buy coverages you don’t need – There are a ton of extra bells and whistles that you can buy if you aren’t careful. Coverages for roadside assistance, towing coverage and additional equipment coverage are some examples. These coverages may sound good when talking to your agent, but now you might not need them so eliminate them to save money.

You probably qualify for some discounts

Auto insurance companies do not advertise every available discount very clearly, so here is a list some of the best known and the more hidden ways to save on auto insurance.

  • Defensive Driving Course – Taking part in a course in driver safety could cut 5% off your bill if you qualify.
  • New Car Discount – Insuring a new car is cheaper compared to insuring an older model.
  • Fewer Miles Equal More Savings – Low mileage vehicles could qualify for discounted rates on garaged vehicles.
  • Homeowners Discount – Owning a house can help you save on auto insurance due to the fact that maintaining a home is proof that your finances are in order.
  • Payment Method – By paying your policy upfront rather than paying monthly you can actually save on your bill.
  • Life Insurance Discount – Larger companies have a break if you buy life insurance.
  • No Accidents – Claim-free drivers can earn big discounts compared to bad drivers.
  • Drivers Ed for Students – Require your teen driver to successfully complete driver’s ed class in high school.
  • Club Memberships – Belonging to a professional or civic organization may earn a discount on your policy on Metro coverage.
  • Discounts for Safe Drivers – Insureds without accidents may receive a discount up to 45% less on Metro coverage than drivers with accident claims.

It’s important to note that some of the credits will not apply to the entire cost. The majority will only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. Just because it seems like you would end up receiving a 100% discount, you won’t be that lucky.

For a list of companies offering auto insurance discounts, click here to view.

Save $394 a year? Really?

Companies like State Farm and Allstate consistently run ads on television and other media. All the ads make an identical promise that you can save if you change to them. How do they all claim to save you money?

Insurance companies are able to cherry pick for the driver that is profitable for them. A good example of a driver they prefer might be profiled as over the age of 40, has no prior claims, and drives less than 7,500 miles a year. Any driver who meets those qualifications will qualify for the lowest rates and is almost guaranteed to pay quite a bit less when switching companies.

Consumers who fall outside the “perfect” profile will be charged more money which usually ends up with business going elsewhere. The ad wording is “drivers who switch” not “everyone that quotes” save money. That is how insurance companies can make those claims. That is why it is so important to get as many comparisons as possible. It’s not possible to predict which company will provide you with the cheapest Chevy Metro insurance rates.

There’s no such thing as the perfect policy

When it comes to buying the best insurance coverage, there really is not a best way to insure your cars. Everyone’s situation is unique.

Here are some questions about coverages that can help discover whether or not you would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • How do I insure my teen driver?
  • Should I buy only the required minimum liability coverage?
  • Does my policy pay for OEM or aftermarket parts?
  • Why do I need rental car insurance?
  • Is my business laptop covered if it gets stolen from my vehicle?
  • What if I don’t agree with a claim settlement offer?
  • Is my babysitter covered when using my vehicle?
  • When should I not file a claim?
  • What discounts do I qualify for?
  • Do I need roadside assistance coverage?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions, you may need to chat with an agent. To find an agent in your area, fill out this quick form.

Auto insurance coverages

Learning about specific coverages of your policy aids in choosing appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be difficult to understand and coverage can change by endorsement.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle from other drivers when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. This coverage pays for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your 1999 Chevy Metro.

Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked.

Auto collision coverage

This coverage will pay to fix damage to your Metro resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You will need to pay your deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage protects against things like sustaining damage from a pot hole, driving through your garage door, scraping a guard rail, rolling your car and hitting a mailbox. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Medical expense coverage

Med pay and PIP coverage pay for bills such as rehabilitation expenses, hospital visits, ambulance fees, doctor visits and surgery. They are utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. It covers you and your occupants and will also cover if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Comprehensive protection

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

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like hail damage, hitting a bird and fire damage. The most you’ll receive from a claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Liability auto insurance

Liability coverage provides protection from damage or injury you incur to other people or property in an accident. It protects you against claims from other people, and does not provide coverage for your injuries or vehicle damage.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. As an example, you may have policy limits of 25/50/25 that means you have a $25,000 limit per person for injuries, a limit of $50,000 in injury protection per accident, and a limit of $25,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability can pay for claims like medical services, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and legal defense fees. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase higher limits if possible.

Compare but don’t skimp

We just covered some good ideas how to get a better price on 1999 Chevy Metro insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more times you quote, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. You may be surprised to find that the most savings is with a small local company.

People leave their current company for a number of reasons such as delays in responding to claim requests, questionable increases in premium, unfair underwriting practices or even poor customer service. Regardless of your reason for switching companies, finding a great new company can be easier than you think.

While you’re price shopping online, it’s very important that you do not sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. Too many times, an insured cut liability limits or collision coverage only to regret at claim time that it was a big mistake. Your aim should be to buy the best coverage you can find at the best price, not the least amount of coverage.

More tips and info about auto insurance can be found by following these links: