Scraping up a payment for pricey Volvo 740 insurance can bleed your savings and force you to tighten up your finances. Performing a price comparison can help to reduce premiums and put more money in your pocket.
Many car insurance companies compete for your hard-earned dollar, and it can be difficult to compare rates to get the lowest price
It’s important to compare rates as often as possible since insurance rates change regularly. Even if you think you had the best deal on 740 coverage on your last policy the chances are good that you can find a lower price today. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about auto insurance because we’re going to show you one of the quickest ways to find better rates and still maintain coverage.
Not many people think insurance is cheap, but discounts can save money and there are some available that you may not even be aware of. Certain discounts will be applied at the time of quoting, but lesser-known reductions have to be asked for before you will receive the discount. If they aren’t giving you every credit you qualify for, you could be saving more on your car insurance.
As a footnote on discounts, most credits do not apply to all coverage premiums. Most only cut the cost of specific coverages such as collision or personal injury protection. If you do the math and it seems like it’s possible to get free car insurance, nobody gets a free ride.
Popular car insurance companies and a partial list of their discounts are:
When quoting, ask every insurance company which discounts can lower your rates. A few discounts may not apply to policyholders in your area. If you would like to choose from a list of insurance companies that offer many of these discounts, follow this link.
There are several ways to compare insurance coverage prices but one way is easier and takes less work. You could waste time discussing policy coverages with insurance companies in your area, or you could save time and use online quoting to quickly compare rates.
Most major companies enroll in a system where prospective buyers submit one quote, and at least one company provides a quote based on that data. This saves time by eliminating quote requests to every company.
To compare rates using this form now click here (opens in new window).
The one downside to getting quotes like this is you cannot specify which companies to get pricing from. So if you want to choose individual companies to request quotes from, we have a page of companies who write insurance coverage in your area. Click here to view list.
Compare rates however you want, just make sure you use the same coverage information for each comparison quote. If you use different data it will be impossible to make a fair rate comparison.
When buying adequate coverage, there really is not a best way to insure your cars. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so this has to be addressed. Here are some questions about coverages that can aid in determining whether you may require specific advice.
If it’s difficult to answer those questions, you may need to chat with a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It is quick, free and you can get the answers you need.
Learning about specific coverages of a car insurance policy can be of help when determining the best coverages for your vehicles. Policy terminology can be difficult to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring. Below you’ll find the normal coverages offered by car insurance companies.
Liability insurance provides protection from injuries or damage you cause to a person or their property that is your fault. This coverage protects you against claims from other people, and does not provide coverage for damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.
Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You commonly see limits of 50/100/50 that translate to a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a total of $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property.
Liability coverage pays for things such as structural damage, legal defense fees, pain and suffering, medical expenses and emergency aid. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but buy as large an amount as possible.
This coverage covers damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first must pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.
Comprehensive coverage protects against claims such as fire damage, falling objects and hitting a deer. The highest amount a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.
Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for short-term medical expenses for things like surgery, ambulance fees and chiropractic care. They are often used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants and also covers any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not universally available and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay
Collision coverage will pay to fix damage to your 740 from colliding with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You will need to pay your deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.
Collision coverage pays for claims such as hitting a parking meter, colliding with another moving vehicle, rolling your car, colliding with a tree and damaging your car on a curb. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider removing coverage from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible to save money on collision insurance.
Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle from other drivers when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered losses include injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your Volvo 740.
Since a lot of drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is a good idea.
Cheaper 1992 Volvo 740 insurance is possible online as well as from insurance agents, and you need to price shop both to get a complete price analysis. Some insurance providers may not have price quotes online and these regional carriers only sell coverage through independent insurance agencies.
Throughout this article, we presented many ideas to lower your 1992 Volvo 740 insurance rates. The most important thing to understand is the more price quotes you have, the higher the chance of saving money. Consumers could even find that the lowest rates come from an unexpected company. Some small companies may cover specific market segments cheaper compared to the large companies like State Farm or Progressive.
Affordable car insurance is a myth. Checking in from Milwaukee, WI. Received quotes from AAA, MetLife, and Western Auto Insurance for my 1992 Volvo 740 and saved $66 a year.
Does Progressive have low rates for teen drivers?
I live north of Knoxville, TN. Got car insurance rates from Amica, Sentry, and Western Auto Insurance for my 1992 Volvo 740 and saved just over $70 a year. Teenage drivers are expensive! They offer free online rate quotes. When should I drop full coverage?
Does Progressive use ACV or replacement cost?
From northwest of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved roughly $20 a month. 21st Century was the cheapest for me. They have a lot of discounts available.
I’m in the north part of Jersey City, New Jersey. Quoted quotes from AAA, Safeco, and a few others for my 1992 Volvo 740 and saved $82 a year. Left Farmers to switch. It’s only liability tho.
I can’t pay high rates. From a town just southwest of Hilo, HI. Received rates from The General, American Family, Safeco, and a couple others for my Volvo and saved $114 a year. I’m a pretty low risk driver. God forbid I actually have a claim. I dropped full coverage awhile back.
Like your site, BTW. I live on the east side of Hartford, Connecticut. Quoted rates from AAA, Farmers, and Sentry for my 1992 Volvo 740 and I’m now saving $24 a month.
Not sure if this is cheap. I live in a small town just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Compared quite a few companies. Saved darn near $30 a month. Progressive was the cheapest for me. I increased coverages a little too. When should I drop full coverage?
I got a good deal I think. From a town just southwest of New York City, New York. Quoted quotes with Progressive, Encompass, and GMAC for my 740 and I’m now saving $14 a month. Have a couple speeding tickets too.
From a town just southwest of Rochester, New York. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved about $10 a month. Allstate was the best choice for me. I even had a DUI years ago. I dropped full coverage awhile back.