Tired of being strong-armed to pay your car insurance bill each month? You’re in the same situation as many other drivers.
There are many car insurance companies to choose from, and although it’s a good thing to have multiple companies, it can be more difficult to compare company pricing.
It’s smart to shop coverage around quite often because rates are rarely the same from one policy term to another. Just because you found the best deal for Touareg coverage two years ago you will most likely find a better rate today. Starting now, forget anything you know (or think you know) about insurance because we’re going to show you the easiest way to save on insurance.
Buying car insurance is easy if you know what you’re doing. Just about anyone who carries insurance coverage stands a good chance to be able to find lower rates. But consumers should learn the way companies determine prices and use this information to your advantage.
It’s important that you understand the factors that help determine your insurance coverage rates. Knowing what impacts premium levels helps enable you to make changes that may reward you with lower insurance coverage prices.
The easiest way to compare rate quotes is to know the trick car insurance companies have advanced systems to compare their rates. All consumers are required to do is provide a small amount of information like if you went to college, if it has an anti-theft system, whether or not you need a SR-22, and your general credit rating. The rating information is then sent to all major companies and you receive quotes instantly to find the best rate.
Auto insurance companies don’t list every discount very clearly, so we break down some of the more common and the more hidden ways to save on auto insurance.
It’s important to understand that many deductions do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. Some only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like physical damage coverage or medical payments. So when it seems like it’s possible to get free car insurance, companies don’t profit that way.
Car insurance companies that may have these money-saving discounts may include but are not limited to:
Check with each company which discounts you may be entitled to. Some discounts may not apply everywhere.
When buying coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is not a best way to insure your cars. Everyone’s situation is unique so your insurance should reflect that For example, these questions might point out whether your personal situation might need professional guidance.
If you can’t answer these questions but you think they might apply to your situation, you may need to chat with an insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or go to this page to view a list of companies.
Understanding the coverages of your car insurance policy can be of help when determining appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are the normal coverages offered by car insurance companies.
Medical costs insurance – Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for short-term medical expenses such as chiropractic care, hospital visits, pain medications, funeral costs and dental work. They are utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. It covers both the driver and occupants in addition to if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not available in all states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
Collision coverages – This pays to fix your vehicle from damage caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. A deductible applies and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.
Collision can pay for claims such as hitting a parking meter, 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 vehicles that are older. It’s also possible to increase the deductible to save money on collision insurance.
Liability – This provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property. This insurance protects YOU from legal claims by others. It does not cover damage to your own property or vehicle.
Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. As an example, you may have liability limits of 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $100,000 for damage to vehicles and property.
Liability coverage pays for things such as loss of income, court costs, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and medical services. How much coverage you buy is a decision to put some thought into, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as much as you can afford.
Comprehensive or Other Than Collision – This will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive coverage protects against things such as damage from flooding, vandalism, hitting a bird and theft. The most a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider removing comprehensive coverage.
UM/UIM Coverage – Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other drivers when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. It can pay for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your Volkswagen Touareg.
Since a lot of drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is a good idea.
We covered many tips how you can shop for 2015 Volkswagen Touareg insurance online. The key concept to understand is the more price quotes you have, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. You may even find the best price on car insurance is with a smaller regional carrier. Regional companies often have lower prices on specific markets as compared to the big name companies such as State Farm and Allstate.
When trying to cut insurance costs, you should never reduce needed coverages to save money. There are many occasions where drivers have reduced liability limits or collision coverage only to regret that it was a big error on their part. Your goal should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage at an affordable rate, not the least amount of coverage.