Save on 1991 Ford Probe Insurance Quotes

Tired of not being able to afford each month for auto insurance? Your situation is no different than the majority of other consumers.

There are many car insurance companies to choose from, and although it’s nice to have a choice, having more auto insurance companies makes it harder to compare company pricing.

You should take the time to compare prices once or twice a year because insurance rates trend upward over time. Even if you got the lowest rate on Probe coverage a couple years back you can probably find a lower rate today. There are lots of tips to save on auto insurance on the internet, but in a few minutes you can learn some proven techniques to find cheap auto insurance.

Quote insurance coverage online

There are multiple methods to shop for insurance coverage, but there is one way that is less labor-intensive and much quicker. You could spend your day talking to agents in your area, or you can utilize online quotes to quickly compare rates.

Many insurance companies participate in a marketplace that enables customers to submit one quote, and at least one company then gives them pricing based on the submitted data. This eliminates the need for quote requests for each company.

To use this form to compare rates click here to open in new window.

The one downside to using this type of form is buyers cannot specifically choose which providers you want pricing from. If you prefer to choose specific insurance companies to compare, we have a listing of companies who write insurance coverage in your area. View list of insurance companies.

Whichever way you choose to compare rates, be certain you are entering exactly the same coverage information on every quote. If you have mixed coverages you will not be able to get a fair rate comparison. Having just a slight variation in coverages can make a big difference in price. Just keep in mind that quoting more increases the change that you will find the best rates.

Get lower-cost rates with these discounts

Auto insurance companies don’t always publicize all possible discounts in a way that’s easy to find, so here is a list some of the best known as well as some of the hidden credits available to you.

  • Good Driver Discounts – Drivers without accidents can pay as much as 50% less on Probe coverage than their less cautious counterparts.
  • Anti-theft Discount – Cars and trucks equipped with anti-theft or alarm systems help deter theft and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Homeowners Savings – Simply owning a home can get you a discount because owning a home demonstrates responsibility.
  • Passive Restraint Discount – Vehicles equipped with air bags can qualify for discounts of 20 to 30 percent.
  • Multi-policy Discount – If you can combine your auto and home policy with one insurance company you may save up to 20% and get you cheaper insurance coverage.
  • Discounts for Multiple Vehicles – Buying a policy with multiple cars or trucks with the same insurance company could earn a price break for each car.

A little note about advertised discounts, most of the big mark downs will not be given the the whole policy. A few only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like comp or med pay. Even though the math looks like all those discounts means the company will pay you, companies don’t profit that way. But all discounts will help lower your insurance premiums.

A list of companies and some of the premium reductions they offer are included below.

  • Progressive has savings for online quote discount, multi-policy, online signing, homeowner, continuous coverage, multi-vehicle, and good student.
  • SAFECO may include discounts for anti-lock brakes, safe driver, bundle discounts, anti-theft, and multi-car.
  • American Family offers discounts including early bird, mySafetyValet, multi-vehicle, accident-free, good student, good driver, and TimeAway discount.
  • MetLife has discounts for claim-free, defensive driver, good student, multi-policy, good driver, and accident-free.
  • GEICO includes discounts for seat belt use, driver training, defensive driver, federal employee, five-year accident-free, multi-vehicle, and daytime running lights.
  • The Hartford discounts include good student, driver training, air bag, bundle, and defensive driver.

Before you buy a policy, ask every insurance company which credits you are entitled to. A few discounts may not be available in your area. To see providers with significant discounts, click here to view.

Car insurance can be complex

When buying adequate coverage for your vehicles, there really is no perfect coverage plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so your insurance needs to address that. These are some specific questions might help in determining whether your personal situation would benefit from professional advice.

  • Can I still get insurance after a DUI?
  • Should I waive the damage coverage when renting a car?
  • What is UM/UIM insurance?
  • What exactly is covered by my policy?
  • When would I need rental car insurance?
  • Do I need higher collision deductibles?
  • How much can I save by bundling my policies?
  • Is my vehicle covered by my employer’s policy when using it for work?

If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you then you might want to talk to an insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, complete this form or go to this page to view a list of companies.

Informed consumers save more

It’s important that you understand the rating factors that help determine the price you pay for auto insurance. When you understand what controls the rates you pay, this enables you to make decisions that could help you find lower premium levels. Many different elements are used when you get your auto insurance bill. Some factors are common sense such as traffic violations, but other criteria are not as apparent like where you live or your financial responsibility.

Shown below are a few of the “ingredients” that factor into your prices.

  • Women tend to take less risk – Over the last 30 years, statistics show women tend to be less risk to insure than men. Now that doesn’t mean females are better drivers. Both sexes get in fender benders at about the same rate, but men tend to have more serious accidents. In addition to higher claims, males also receive more costly citations such as driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving recklessly.
  • Protect yourself with liability protection – Your policy’s liability coverage is the coverage that protects you if you are responsible for damages from an accident. Your liability coverage provides legal defense to attempt to prove you were not liable. Liability insurance is pretty cheap as compared to coverage for physical damage, so insureds should have plenty of protection for their assets.
  • Lower rates for safer cars – Vehicles with high crash test scores can get you lower premiums. The safest vehicles reduce injuries and any reduction in injury severity means lower claim amounts and lower rates for you. If your Ford Probe is rated at a minimum an “acceptable” rating on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website or four stars on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website you are probably receiving a discount.
  • Always keep your coverage in place – Allowing your auto insurance policy to lapse is a fast way to increase your renewal premiums. Not only will you pay more, getting caught without coverage could result in a license revocation or jail time. You will then be forced to file a SR-22 with your state motor vehicle department.
  • Use credit responsibly and save – Having a good credit score can be an important factor in calculating your premium rate. Drivers who have good credit tend to be better risks to insure than drivers with worse credit. If your credit rating is lower than you’d like, you may save money insuring your 1991 Ford Probe by taking the time to improve your credit score.
  • Being married can lower prices – Walking down the aisle may cut your premiums on your auto insurance bill. It is viewed as being more stable financially and insurance companies like that being married results in fewer claims.
  • Raising deductibles saves money – Deductibles for physical damage define how much you are willing to pay if a claim is determined to be covered. Protection for physical damage, also known as collision and other-than-collision, is used to repair damage to your car. Examples of some claims that would be covered are colliding with a stationary object, animal collisions, and having a roll-over accident. The higher the amount you are required to pay out-of-pocket, the lower your rates will be on Probe coverage.

Insurance coverage options for a 1991 Ford Probe

Knowing the specifics of a insurance policy can help you determine appropriate coverage and the correct deductibles and limits. Policy terminology can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. Listed below are typical coverage types available from insurance companies.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers

Your UM/UIM coverage provides protection when the “other guys” either have no liability insurance or not enough. It can pay for medical payments for you and your occupants and damage to your 1991 Ford Probe.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. So UM/UIM coverage is very important.

Medical expense insurance

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for bills for things like X-ray expenses, nursing services, prosthetic devices and hospital visits. They are often used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if you lack health insurance entirely. It covers not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and also covers being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP coverage is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Comprehensive (Other than Collision)

This covers damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first have to pay a deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive can pay for claims such as a broken windshield, hail damage, damage from flooding, damage from getting keyed and rock chips in glass. The most you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Collision coverage protection

This will pay to fix damage to your Probe caused by collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision insurance covers things like rolling your car, hitting a parking meter, colliding with a tree, damaging your car on a curb and crashing into a building. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Coverage for liability

Liability insurance provides protection from damage or injury you incur to people or other property by causing an accident. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people. Liability doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. You commonly see policy limits of 50/100/50 which stand for a limit of $50,000 per injured person, $100,000 for the entire accident, and $50,000 of coverage for damaged propery.

Liability can pay for claims such as loss of income, repair costs for stationary objects, legal defense fees, pain and suffering and attorney fees. How much coverage you buy is a decision to put some thought into, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as large an amount as possible.

Pennies from heaven

When getting insurance coverage quotes online, it’s not a good idea to skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. There are many occasions where someone sacrificed full coverage only to discover later that the small savings ended up costing them much more. Your aim should be to buy enough coverage at the best cost, not the least amount of coverage.

In this article, we presented some good ideas how to save on 1991 Ford Probe insurance. It’s most important to understand that 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 most savings is with some of the lesser-known companies. These companies often have lower prices on specific markets compared to the large companies like State Farm or Progressive.

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Comments About 1991 Ford Probe Insurance

  1. Roderick Boyle

    Well-written and thought out article. From south side of Jersey City, New Jersey. I don’t recall every quote but I ended up saving about $30 each month. A clean driving record helps. I used their online quote form to compare rates. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  2. Chong Howell

    Where is cheaper car insurance? From west side of Fayetteville, AR. Quoted prices online for a 1991 Ford Probe. Ended up at about $120 savings annually. Went with Progressive. Not sure about claim service. I don’t put full coverage on it.

  3. Audrea Shepherd

    Any companies in Juneau, AK that will insure a DUI?

  4. Denny Patel

    I found affordable 1991 Ford Probe insurance from Allstate in Seattle, Washington.

  5. Maranda Dale

    For me, Allstate was by far the cheapest in Anchorage, Alaska.

  6. Tristan Harrell

    I found pretty cheap rate quotes for a 1991 Ford Probe in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ended up at darn near $110 every six months with Auto-Owners. I even had a DUI years ago. Full coverage costs too much.

  7. Denise Terrell

    From northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. Got rates from Mercury, Encompass, 21st Century, and Auto-Owners for my 1991 Ford Probe and saved about $90 a year. Ask about discounts. LOL I just carry liability insurance.

  8. Macie Owens

    Great info, thanks for posting. Got a quote with 21st Century for my Ford and am saving around $90 a year. I’m a pretty low risk driver. Are quotes cheaper online? I think I’ll get rid of full coverage next time.

  9. Asuncion Holt

    Checking in from Cincinnati, OH. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $30 each month. Was with Travelers.

  10. Odessa Whitney

    I’m looking for cheaper coverage. Live in the southern part of Newark, NJ. Got car insurance prices from AAA, Eastwood, and MetLife for my 1991 Ford Probe and saved $101 a year. Have an at-fault accident tho. Bought it from an online quote.

  11. Tomasa Simmons

    Lots of good stuff here. Found cheapest coverage with Mercury for my Ford and cut my rates about $60 a year. Left Esurance to switch. :P Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.

  12. Laureen Garza

    Hope my car insurance gets cheaper. Proud to be from Raleigh, NC. I got free quotes with Auto-Owners, Esurance, and Safeco for my Probe and saved $103 a year. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  13. Eneida Roy

    Like your site, BTW. Live in Biloxi, MS. Got car insurance quotes with GEICO, Eastwood, and The General for my Ford and I think I saved about $30 each month. Insured with Hanover before. Next renewal I’ll just do liability.

  14. Frances Mercado

    I live just outside Rochester, NY. Got car insurance quotes with Progressive, Amica, and Farmers for my 1991 Ford Probe and I’m now saving $14 a month. Was with GEICO. Even increased my liability limits. Hardly afford to drive anymore. Not worth enough to pay for comprehensive and collision.