1990 Ford Tempo Car Insurance Quotes

Trying to find lower insurance coverage rates for your Ford Tempo? Wish you could get out of overpriced insurance coverage? You’re preaching to the choir because many consumers are feeling buyer’s remorse and feel like there’s no way out.

Many insurance companies compete for your hard-earned dollar, so it’s not easy to compare every insurance company and uncover the absolute lowest rate possible.

How to get low cost auto insurance

There are multiple methods to compare auto insurance prices but some are more efficient than others. You can waste a few hours (or days) discussing policy coverages with insurance companies in your area, or you could use the internet to accomplish the same thing much quicker.

Most major companies take part in a program that enables customers to submit one quote, and at least one company can give them a price. This eliminates the need for quote forms for each company. To participate in this free quote system, click here to open in new window.

The one disadvantage to doing it this way is you don’t know exactly the companies you will receive quotes from. So if you want to choose specific providers to request quotes from, we have a page of the cheapest auto insurance companies in your area. Click here to view list.

It’s up to you which method you use, but do your best to enter the exact same coverages for each comparison quote. If you compare different deductibles then you won’t be able to decipher which rate is best. Even a minor difference in insurance coverages or limits could throw off the whole comparison. And when quoting auto insurance, remember that comparing more company’s prices helps increase your odds of locating the best offered rates.

Big names are not always cheapest

Respected companies like State Farm and Allstate constantly bombard you with television, radio, and online ads. All the companies convey the message about how much you will save if you change your car insurance coverage to their company. Is it even possible that every company can claim to save you money? Just pay attention to how they say it.

Different companies have underwriting criteria for the type of customer that will add to their bottom line. For example, a preferred risk might have to be between the ages of 40 and 55, has no tickets, and does not commute to work. A customer getting a price quote who meets those qualifications may get the lowest rates and therefore will save a lot of money.

Potential customers who are not a match for the “perfect” profile will get higher premium rates which translates to the driver buying from a lower-cost company. The ads state “people who switch” but not “all drivers who get quotes” save the amount stated. That’s why insurance companies can confidently advertise the way they do. Because of the profiling, it is so important to do a quote comparison often. Because without a comparison, you cannot know the company that will have the best prices.

Don’t overlook these auto insurance discounts

Insuring your fleet can be pricey, but you may qualify for discounts that can help lower your rates. Some of these disounts will be visible at the time you complete a quote, but a few must be asked about before you will receive the discount.

  • Discount for Swiching Early – Some insurance companies provide a discount for switching to them prior to your current policy expiration. Ten percent is about the average savings.
  • Seat Belts Save more than Lives – Drivers who always wear seat belts and also require passengers to use their safety belts could cut 10% or more off the medical payments premium.
  • Federal Government Employee – Being employed by or retired from a federal job can save as much as 8% on Tempo insurance depending on your auto insurance provider.
  • Good Student – Performing well in school can save 20 to 25%. Earning this discount can benefit you up until you turn 25.
  • Club Memberships – Being a member of specific professional or occupational memberships or organizations could qualify you for a break when shopping for auto insurance.
  • Savings for New Vehicles – Adding a new car to your policy can get you a discount due to better safety requirements for newer vehicles.
  • Driver’s Education for Students – Reduce the cost of insurance for teen drivers by having them enroll in driver’s education in school.
  • Online Discount – Some larger companies will give a small break simply for signing on the web.
  • First Accident Forgiveness – Not necessarily a discount, but a few companies such as Liberty Mutual, Allstate and State Farm will let one accident slide before your rates go up if you have no claims for a specific time period.

A little note about advertised discounts, most of the big mark downs will not be given to your bottom line cost. Most cut the cost of specific coverages such as physical damage coverage or medical payments. So even though they make it sound like adding up those discounts means a free policy, company stockholders wouldn’t be very happy. But any discount will definitely lower your policy cost.

If you would like to see a list of companies who offer auto insurance discounts, click this link.

When to get professional advice

When it comes to buying coverage, there is no “best” method to buy coverage. Every situation is different and your policy should reflect that. For instance, these questions might help in determining whether your personal situation might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Are split liability limits better than a combined single limit?
  • Should I have a commercial auto policy?
  • When would I need additional glass coverage?
  • What exactly is covered by my policy?
  • Can I make deliveries for my home business?
  • Should I buy more coverage than the required minimum liability coverage?
  • What is no-fault insurance?
  • What can I do if my company won’t pay a claim?
  • Why do I need rental car insurance?
  • Can I get a multi-policy discount for packaging my home and auto coverage?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form or you can also visit this page to select a carrier

Car insurance policy coverages for a 1990 Ford Tempo

Learning about specific coverages of car insurance aids in choosing appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring. Below you’ll find typical coverage types available from car insurance companies.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)

This covers damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive can pay for things such as vandalism, hitting a bird, damage from getting keyed, damage from flooding and damage from a tornado or hurricane. The highest amount your car insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage gives you protection from other motorists when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Because many people only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their limits can quickly be used up. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is important protection for you and your family.

Liability coverages

Liability coverage will cover damage or injury you incur to other people or property. It protects YOU from claims by other people, and does not provide coverage for your injuries or vehicle damage.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You commonly see values of 50/100/50 that means you have $50,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, $100,000 for the entire accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability can pay for claims such as bail bonds, medical expenses and loss of income. How much liability coverage do you need? That is your choice, but you should buy as large an amount as possible.

Collision coverage

This coverage covers damage to your Tempo caused by collision with an object or car. A deductible applies and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision coverage protects against things such as sideswiping another vehicle, hitting a mailbox, colliding with a tree, crashing into a ditch and colliding with another moving vehicle. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible to bring the cost down.

Insurance for medical payments

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for short-term medical expenses like rehabilitation expenses, chiropractic care, pain medications and hospital visits. They are often utilized in addition to your health insurance program or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants as well as being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal injury protection coverage is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

In Summary

We covered many ideas to shop for 1990 Ford Tempo insurance online. It’s most important to understand that the more price quotes you have, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. Consumers may even find the best rates are with the smaller companies. They may cover specific market segments cheaper than their larger competitors like Allstate or State Farm.

Discount 1990 Ford Tempo insurance can be purchased both online and from local agencies, so you need to quote auto insurance with both to get a complete price analysis. Some insurance providers don’t offer online rate quotes and usually these regional insurance providers only sell coverage through local independent agents.

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Comments About 1990 Ford Tempo Insurance

  1. Rebbeca Charles

    I’m looking for cheaper coverage. Lifelong resident of Raleigh, NC. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved darn near $30 a month. GEICO was the cheapest for me. Left Liberty Mutual to switch. They were helpful in switching over. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  2. Laveta Johnson

    IMHO Buffalo, NY seems to have good rates from GEICO.

  3. Creola Daniels

    I’ve insured with Progressive for a long time. Pretty cheap in Concord, New Hampshire.

  4. Jasmin Lewis

    All companies are crooks. From northwest of Portland, Maine. Got car insurance quotes with GEICO, Encompass, and Hartford for my 1990 Ford Tempo and saved just over $100 a year. I have a couple other vehicles on the policy.

  5. Gregory Dunlap

    Cheaper not always better. I’m in the suburbs of Bellevue, NE. Compared quite a few companies. Saved about $30 a month. State Farm was the cheapest option for me. When should I drop full coverage?

  6. Arcelia Burton

    I got decent rates for a 1990 Ford Tempo in Boise, ID. Ended up at about $80 every six months with AIG Insurance. Left USAA to switch. A clean driving record helps.

  7. Katheryn Harmon

    I live in Montgomery, AL. I got free prices from American Family, Sentry, and a few others for my 1990 Ford Tempo and I’m now saving $25 a month. Was with Farmers.

  8. Brittni Hyde

    Allstate is cheapest in Florida! :)

  9. Ettie Wooten

    I’m in South Burlington, Vermont. Quoted with Safeco, Esurance, GEICO, and AIG Insurance for my Ford and I think I saved around $20 each month. Thankfully I have a good driving record. Not sure about claim service. I only have liability coverage on it.

  10. Amira Matthews

    Thanks for putting this site together. Proud to be from Aberdeen, SD. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved about $20 a month. GEICO was the cheapest option for me. Bought it from an online quote.

  11. Jami Ramos

    If you have a clean record and are close to Grand Forks, ND, check out State Farm. They seem to be cheaper. Was with Safeco. Hardly afford to drive anymore. I just carry liability insurance.

  12. Loree Green

    Is GEICO or Encompass cheap in Detroit, MI?