1991 Volvo 240 Insurance Cost – 8 Ideas for Cheaper Prices

Are you at wits end from scraping nickels together to pay high insurance coverage rates every month? You are in the same boat as millions of other consumers.

Online insurance companies like State Farm, Farmers Insurance, Geico and Allstate constantly bombard you with catchy ads and consumers find it hard to ignore the flashy ads and find the best price available.

It’s a great practice to take a look at other company’s rates periodically since insurance rates are variable and change quite frequently. Just because you had the lowest premium rates on 240 coverage a few years ago you can probably find a better price now. Block out anything you think you know about insurance coverage because it’s time to teach you the right way to remove unneeded coverages and save money.

If you currently have a car insurance policy, you stand a good chance to be able to lower your premiums substantially using these techniques. Finding the best rates is not rocket science. But drivers must learn the methods companies use to determine prices and apply this information to your search.

Compare quotes for car insurance

To find cheap insurance quotes, there are several ways to compare rate quotes from local car insurance companies. The fastest way to find the lowest Volvo 240 rates is to perform an online rate comparison. This can be accomplished using a couple different methods.

  1. The single most time-saving way to compare a lot of rates at once is an all-inclusive rate comparison like this one (opens in new window). This form saves time by eliminating multiple quote forms to each individual car insurance company. Completing one form gets rate comparisons from multiple low-cost companies.
  2. A slightly less efficient method to get quotes online requires visiting each individual company website to request a price quote. For example, we’ll pretend you want to compare prices for Progressive, 21st Century and Geico. You would be required to visit each site to enter the same coverage data repeatedly, and that’s why the first method is more popular. For a list of links to companies insuring cars in your area, click here.
  3. The most difficult method to quote and compare insurance rates is making phone calls or going to insurance agents’ offices. Comparing rates online has reduced the need for local agents unless you require the trained advice that can only be provided by a licensed insurance agent. It is possible to price shop online but purchase the actual policy in an agency.

Whichever way you use, be sure you’re using equivalent coverages and limits for each quote you get. If you compare differing limits it will be next to impossible to determine the lowest rate for your Volvo 240. Just slight variations in insurance coverages or limits may cause a big price difference. Just keep in mind that comparing more company’s prices gives you a better chance of getting the best price.

Tailor your insurance coverage to you

When it comes to choosing proper insurance coverage, there is no cookie cutter policy. Everyone’s situation is a little different so this has to be addressed. Here are some questions about coverages that can aid in determining whether you could use an agent’s help.

  • How high should my medical payments coverage be?
  • At what point should I drop full coverage?
  • What is the difference between comprehensive and collision coverage?
  • Is business property covered if stolen from my car?
  • Am I covered when using my vehicle for business?
  • Does car insurance cover theft of personal property?
  • Is business equipment covered while in my vehicle?
  • Should I bundle my homeowners policy with my auto?
  • Should I rate my 1991 Volvo 240 as pleasure use or commute?
  • I have a DUI can I still get coverage?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. To find an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form or click here for a list of insurance companies in your area.

Insurance policy coverages for a Volvo 240

Having a good grasp of insurance aids in choosing which coverages you need for your vehicles. Policy terminology can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. These are typical coverages offered by insurance companies.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

This coverage gives you protection from other motorists when they are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. This coverage pays for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your Volvo 240.

Due to the fact that many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Frequently your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.

Collision insurance

This covers damage to your 240 from colliding with an object or car. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage protects against claims like driving through your garage door, colliding with a tree, backing into a parked car and hitting a mailbox. This coverage can be expensive, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Liability auto insurance

Liability coverage can cover damage that occurs to other’s property or people by causing an accident. 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 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, $300,000 for the entire accident, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Occasionally you may see one limit called combined single limit (CSL) which limits claims to one amount with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability can pay for claims such as funeral expenses, emergency aid and repair costs for stationary objects. How much coverage you buy is your choice, but you should buy as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive protection

This coverage covers damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first have to pay a deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers claims like fire damage, falling objects, damage from flooding, a broken windshield and hitting a bird. The maximum payout your insurance company will pay is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Medical expense coverage

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage provide coverage for bills like chiropractic care, surgery and doctor visits. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if you are not covered by health insurance. Coverage applies to you and your occupants as well as if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not an option in every state but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Comments About 1991 Volvo 240 Insurance

  1. Kacie Acevedo

    Cheap is not always the best policy. I live just to the south of Newark, New Jersey. Received quotes from MetLife, Eastwood, GEICO, and Auto-Owners for my 1991 Volvo 240 and saved just over $100 a year. I have a teen driver too.

  2. Wendolyn Pittman

    GEICO and Allstate were both pretty cheap in Omaha, Nebraska.

  3. Josefine Lee

    Cheaper not always better. I live in a small town just outside of Overland Park, KS. I quoted with Safeco, Erie, Allstate, and AIG Insurance for my Volvo and I think I am saving around $20 each month. Insured with Liberty Mutual before. Highly recommended.

  4. Trula Shelton

    Hope my car insurance gets cheaper. Checking in from Raleigh, North Carolina. Got car insurance quotes with AAA, Safeco, and USAA for my 240 and saved about $90 a year. I have a couple other vehicles on the policy.

  5. Ling Dawson

    Cheaper not always better. I’m in the south part of Saint Louis, MO. Compared rates from a lot of places. Saved darn near $20 a month. Allstate was the cheapest for me. Bought it from an online quote. My 240 doesn’t have full coverage.

  6. Candie Giles

    In Rockford, Illinois, 21st Century auto insurance rates for my 1991 Volvo 240 were good. They have free quotes online. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.

  7. Darlena Schroeder

    Not sure what I should be paying. I live on the south side of Concord, NH. I quoted with Allstate, American Family, Farmers, and Hanover for my 240 and I think I am saving around $30 each month. Left Safeco to switch. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.

  8. Norman Henderson

    For me, State Farm was by far the cheapest in Bismarck, ND.

  9. Josue Joseph

    From west side of Houston, Texas. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $20 each month. I have a couple other vehicles on the policy. LOL I only have liability coverage on it.

  10. Lakeesha Taylor

    Great site. I live east of Gaithersburg, MD. Got car insurance rates from Amica, MetLife, and USAA for my Volvo and am saving around $90 a year. Insured with AAA before. Liability only on my Volvo.

  11. Lin Hensley

    If you don’t have tickets and live in the vicinity of Springfield, MO, check out State Farm. They seem to be cheaper. Left Progressive to switch. Even increased coverage a bit.

  12. Robbie House

    In Omaha, Nebraska, Auto-Owners had the best rates for my 1991 Volvo 240. Was with GMAC. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all.

  13. Lizbeth Collins

    From Dover, DE. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $30 each month. I just quoted rates online.

  14. Jerrell Ashley

    Nice info. I’m in the suburbs of Mobile, Alabama. I don’t recall every quote but I ended up saving about $20 each month. Was with GEICO. I’m a pretty good driver though. Might find lower rates online. I dropped full coverage awhile back.