Cheaper 2011 Audi A3 Insurance Quotes

Searching for cheaper insurance rates for your Audi A3? Nobody I know likes paying for insurance, particularly when the cost is way too high. Multiple insurers compete for your business, and because of this it can be hard to compare insurers to get the lowest rate

If you have a current insurance policy or are shopping for new coverage, you can learn to get lower rates while maintaining coverages. Finding the best rates is not that difficult. Vehicle owners only need an understanding of the most efficient way to find the lowest price online.

How to Compare Insurance Rates

Effectively comparing insurance prices can be a lot of work if you aren’t aware of the easiest way. You can waste a few hours (or days) talking to insurance agencies in your area, or you can stay home and use online quotes to get pricing more quickly.

All the larger companies belong to an insurance system that enables customers to only type in their quote data once, and every company provides a quote for coverage. This prevents consumers from doing quotation requests for every insurance company. To find out how much you’re overpaying now click here to open in new window.

The only downside to using this type of form is you don’t know exactly the providers to get pricing from. So if you want to select specific insurance companies to compare rates, we put together a list of companies who write insurance in your area. View list of insurance companies.

However you get your quotes, make sure you use identical coverage limits with every price quote. If you compare different liability limits then you won’t be able to decipher which rate is best.

Do you qualify for discounts?

Car insurance companies don’t necessarily list every discount in a way that’s easy to find, so the following is a list of some of the best known as well as the least known insurance savings. If you aren’t receiving every discount possible, you’re just leaving money on the table.

  • Pay Now and Pay Less – If you pay your bill all at once instead of paying each month you could save 5% or more.
  • Anti-lock Brake System – Vehicles with anti-lock braking systems can avoid accidents and will save you 10% or more.
  • Theft Prevention Discount – Vehicles with anti-theft systems prevent vehicle theft and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Drive Safe and Save – Safe drivers can get discounts for up to 45% lower rates on A3 coverage than drivers with accidents.
  • Save with a New Car – Adding a new car to your policy can cost up to 25% less compared to insuring an older model.
  • Seat Belts Save more than Lives – Using a seat belt and requiring all passengers to wear their seat belts can save 10% or more off your PIP or medical payments premium.
  • Life Insurance Discount – Some companies give better rates if you take out life insurance.
  • No Charge for an Accident – A handful of insurance companies permit an accident before hitting you with a surcharge so long as you haven’t had any claims for a set time period.
  • Air Bag Discount – Vehicles with factory air bags may earn rate discounts up to 30%.

Drivers should understand that most discount credits are not given to the entire policy premium. Most only reduce individual premiums such as liability, collision or medical payments. Just because it seems like you would end up receiving a 100% discount, insurance companies aren’t that generous.

A partial list of companies that possibly offer these benefits are:

It’s a good idea to ask every prospective company which discounts you may be entitled to. Savings may not apply in every state.

Don’t assume everyone needs the same coverage

When buying adequate coverage, there really is no one size fits all plan. Each situation is unique so this has to be addressed. For instance, these questions may help highlight whether you would benefit from professional advice.

  • Do I have newly-aquired coverage?
  • How can I get high-risk coverage after a DUI?
  • Does my policy pay for OEM or aftermarket parts?
  • Am I better off with higher deductibles on my 2011 Audi A3?
  • What is UM/UIM insurance?
  • I have health insurance so do I need medical payments coverage?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions then you might want to talk to a licensed agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, complete this form or you can also visit this page to select a carrier It’s fast, free and can provide invaluable advice.

Specific coverages for a 2011 Audi A3

Learning about specific coverages of your auto insurance policy aids in choosing the right coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. Policy terminology can be impossible to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. These are the usual coverages available from auto insurance companies.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance

This protects you and your vehicle when other motorists either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your Audi A3.

Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is a good idea.

Insurance for medical payments

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage provide coverage for bills like funeral costs, chiropractic care and pain medications. The coverages can be utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP is only offered in select states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Liability car insurance

This can cover damages or injuries you inflict on a person or their property that is your fault. It protects you from claims by other people. It does not cover 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 liability limits of 50/100/50 that means you have $50,000 bodily injury coverage, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability coverage protects against things such as medical expenses, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, legal defense fees, repair costs for stationary objects and pain and suffering. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but buy as much as you can afford.

Collision coverage protection

Collision coverage pays for damage to your A3 resulting from colliding with another car or object. A deductible applies and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision coverage protects against things such as crashing into a building, hitting a mailbox and sustaining damage from a pot hole. This coverage can be expensive, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible to bring the cost down.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)

This coverage pays for damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first must pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims such as a broken windshield, a tree branch falling on your vehicle, damage from a tornado or hurricane, theft and damage from getting keyed. The maximum amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.