2010 Ford Explorer Insurance Cost

Looking for better insurance rates for your Ford Explorer? Finding better insurance prices for your Ford Explorer can turn out to be an all-consuming task, but you can use our insurance buying tips and make it easy.

There is a better way to buy insurance and we’ll show you the proper way to get price quotes for your Ford and find the lowest possible price from local insurance agents and online providers.

You need to compare rates yearly since insurance rates are rarely the same from one policy term to another. Just because you found the lowest rates for Explorer coverage a few years ago the chances are good that you can find a lower rate today. There is a lot of wrong information about insurance online, so by reading this article, you’re going to learn some good information on how to find cheap insurance.

Lower rates by qualifying for discounts

Insuring your fleet can be pricey, buy you may qualify for discounts to help offset the cost. Certain discounts will be applied at the time of quoting, but a few need to be inquired about before you get the savings. If you don’t get every credit you qualify for, you’re just leaving money on the table.

  • Payment Discounts – If paying your policy premium upfront instead of paying each month you could save 5% or more.
  • Military Rewards – Being deployed with a military unit could be rewarded with lower premiums.
  • Discount for Life Insurance – Select insurance companies reward you with lower rates if you buy life insurance from them.
  • Accident Free – Good drivers with no accidents can save substantially when compared with accident-prone drivers.
  • Discount for Swiching Early – Some insurance companies reward drivers for switching policies prior to your current policy expiring. The savings is around 10%.
  • More Vehicles More Savings – Buying coverage for multiple cars or trucks on one policy may reduce the rate for each vehicle.
  • Drivers Education – Have your child successfully complete driver’s ed class if offered at their school.

It’s important to note that most credits do not apply to your bottom line cost. Some only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. Just because you may think having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, it just doesn’t work that way. Any amount of discount will reduce your overall premium however.

To see a list of insurers with the best auto insurance discounts, follow this link.

Vehicle Insurance Comparison

Cutting your car insurance rates can be surprisingly simple. The only requirement is to invest a few minutes comparing price quotes from different insurance companies. This can be accomplished in several different ways.

  1. 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 saves time by eliminating separate quotes for every car insurance company. One simple form gets rate comparisons from multiple companies. It’s definitely the quickest method.
  2. A different way to get quotes online is going to each company website and request a quote. For example, let’s assume you want comparison quotes from Nationwide, Esurance and Allstate. To get each rate you have to visit each site to enter your coverage information, which is why the first method is quicker. For a list of links to companies insuring cars in your area, click here.
  3. The most time-consuming method of getting rate comparisons is driving to local insurance agencies. Shopping for car insurance online can eliminate the need for a local agent unless you require the trained guidance only provided by licensed agents. Drivers can comparison shop your insurance online and still use a local agent and we’ll talk about that later.

Whichever way you use, make sure you use exactly the same coverages with each company. If you compare different limits and deductibles on each one you will not be able to make a fair comparison for your Ford Explorer.

Car insurance is unique, just like you

When buying the right insurance coverage for your vehicles, there is no best way to insure your cars. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs.

These are some specific questions may help you determine if you would benefit from professional advice.

  • Do I pay less if my vehicle is kept in my garage?
  • Do I have any recourse if my insurance company denies a claim?
  • Why am I required to buy liability insurance?
  • Is my dog or cat covered if injured in an accident?
  • What discounts do I qualify for?
  • Why is insurance for a teen driver so high?
  • What should my uninsured motorist coverage limits be in my state?
  • Is a new car covered when I drive it off the dealer lot?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but a few of them apply, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form. It is quick, free and may give you better protection.

Auto insurance coverage information

Knowing the specifics of your policy can help you determine the right coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

This provides protection when other motorists are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. This coverage pays for hospital bills for your injuries and damage to your Ford Explorer.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Frequently these limits are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Medical expense coverage

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for expenses such as ambulance fees, rehabilitation expenses, hospital visits, chiropractic care and doctor visits. They are used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if you are not covered by health insurance. It covers you and your occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Liability insurance

This will cover damage that occurs to people or other property by causing an accident. It protects you against other people’s claims, and does not provide coverage for damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show liability limits of 50/100/50 which stand for a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, a total of $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Alternatively, you may have one number which is a combined single limit which provides one coverage limit and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability coverage pays for things like court costs, loss of income, attorney fees and repair costs for stationary objects. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is up to you, but you should buy higher limits if possible.

Comprehensive protection

This coverage will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first must pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like hitting a deer, hitting a bird, fire damage, damage from getting keyed and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The maximum payout your insurance company will pay is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider dropping full coverage.

Coverage for collisions

Collision insurance pays for damage to your Explorer resulting from colliding with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage protects against things like colliding with a tree, sustaining damage from a pot hole, crashing into a ditch and damaging your car on a curb. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to bring the cost down.

Be a smart shopper

We just presented a lot of techniques to lower your 2010 Ford Explorer insurance rates. It’s most important to understand that the more rate quotes you have, the better chance you’ll have of finding lower rates. You may even discover the lowest premiums are with a smaller regional carrier.

Lower-priced insurance can be found on the web and with local insurance agents, and you need to comparison shop both to get a complete price analysis. Some companies do not offer online quoting and usually these regional insurance providers provide coverage only through local independent agents.

Drivers change insurance companies for any number of reasons including lack of trust in their agent, unfair underwriting practices, being labeled a high risk driver and policy cancellation. It doesn’t matter why you want to switch choosing a new insurance company can be easy and end up saving you some money.

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