2002 Nissan Sentra Insurance Quotes – 5 Ideas for Best Rates

Searching for lower car insurance rates for your Nissan Sentra? Are you a victim of high-priced car insurance? Believe me, there are a lot of people just like you who feel imprisoned by their car insurance policy.

With so many choices of insurance companies, it’s difficult to locate the right car insurance company.

Do you qualify for a discount?

Companies don’t always publicize every available discount very clearly, so here is a list both the well known as well as the least known insurance coverage savings.

  • Employee of Federal Government – Employees or retirees of the government could cut as much as 10% off on Sentra coverage with select insurance companies.
  • College Student – Any of your kids who attend school more than 100 miles from home without a vehicle on campus may qualify for this discount.
  • Life Insurance – Larger companies have a discount if you purchase auto and life insurance together.
  • Discount for Good Grades – A discount for being a good student can be rewarded with saving of up to 25%. The discount lasts up to age 25.
  • Discount for New Cars – Buying coverage on a new vehicle can cost up to 25% less because new vehicles have to meet stringent safety requirements.

Drivers should understand that some of the credits will not apply to your bottom line cost. The majority will only reduce specific coverage prices like comp or med pay. So when it seems like adding up those discounts means a free policy, you’re out of luck.

To see a list of insurance companies who offer insurance coverage discounts, click this link.

What coverages do I need?

When buying coverage for your vehicles, there is no “perfect” insurance plan. Every insured’s situation is different and a cookie cutter policy won’t apply. These are some specific questions can help discover if you could use an agent’s help.

  • Are my friends covered when driving my car?
  • Am I covered if I hit a deer?
  • How many claims can I have before being cancelled?
  • Do I have coverage for damage caused while driving under the influence?
  • How much can I save by bundling my policies?
  • Is borrowed equipment or tools covered if stolen or damaged?
  • Does insurance cover tools stolen from my truck?
  • Can my teen drive my company car?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but you think they might apply to your situation, you may need to chat with an insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or go to this page to view a list of companies.

Insurance ads bend the truth

State Farm, Allstate and GEICO constantly bombard you with television and radio advertisements. All the companies make an identical promise that you’ll save big if you switch your policy. But how can every company claim to save you money? This is how they do it.

All the different companies are able to cherry pick for the type of driver that is profitable for them. An example of a driver they prefer might be between 25 and 40, has no driving citations, and chooses high deductibles. Any driver that hits that “sweet spot” will qualify for the lowest rates and as a result will probably cut their rates substantially.

Potential customers who don’t measure up to these standards will have to pay higher premiums which usually ends up with the driver buying from a lower-cost company. Company advertisements say “customers that switch” not “everyone that quotes” save that much. This is how companies can truthfully advertise the way they do. Because of the profiling, drivers should quote coverage with many companies. You cannot predict which insurance companies will give you the biggest savings on Nissan Sentra insurance.

Coverages available on your policy

Having a good grasp of your car insurance policy can help you determine the right coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. Car insurance terms can be impossible to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. These are typical coverage types offered by car insurance companies.

Collision insurance

Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your Sentra from colliding with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You will need to pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision can pay for things like sustaining damage from a pot hole, sideswiping another vehicle and colliding with another moving vehicle. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. It’s also possible to bump up the deductible to bring the cost down.

Comprehensive car insurance

This covers 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 coverage protects against claims such as damage from flooding, damage from getting keyed and hail damage. The highest 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.

Liability car insurance

Liability coverage will cover damage that occurs to other’s property or people 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. You might see policy limits of 100/300/100 that translate to $100,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage protects against things like structural damage, legal defense fees, court costs, pain and suffering and repair costs for stationary objects. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Coverage for medical expenses

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for immediate expenses like prosthetic devices, nursing services, dental work, ambulance fees and pain medications. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if you are not covered by health insurance. They cover you and your occupants as well as being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

Your UM/UIM coverage provides protection from other drivers when they are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered claims include medical payments for you and your occupants and damage to your Nissan Sentra.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, their limits can quickly be used up. So UM/UIM coverage is very important.

Quote more. Save more.

Discount 2002 Nissan Sentra insurance can be purchased online in addition to many insurance agents, and you should be comparing both to have the best selection. A few companies do not provide you the ability to get quotes online and many times these small insurance companies only sell through independent insurance agents.

We’ve covered a lot of tips how to save on insurance. The most important thing to understand is 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 lowest rates come from a small local company. Some small companies may cover specific market segments cheaper than the large multi-state companies such as GEICO and State Farm.

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