Save on 1993 Ford F-250 Insurance Rates

Are you intimidated by the number of car insurance choices available to you? Many other drivers are too. You have such a vast assortment of choices available that it can easily turn into a real difficult job to find lower prices.

You need to do rate comparisons at least once a year since rates go up and down regularly. Despite the fact that you may have had the lowest rate for F-250 insurance a year ago a different company probably has better prices today. Ignore everything you know about car insurance because we’re going to show you how to quote online to lower your annual insurance bill.

How to get free car insurance quotes online

The are a couple different ways of comparing rate quotes from companies that offer car insurance in your state. The recommended way to find competitive 1993 Ford F-250 insurance rates involves getting comparison quotes online. This can be done in several different ways.

  • The fastest way consumers can analyze rates is a comparison rater form (click to open form in new window). This quick form prevents you from having to do a different quote for every company. A single, simple form compares rates instantly. Recommended for those who want to invest the least amount of time.
  • A different way to find better pricing consists of going to the website for every company you want to comare and repeat the quote process again and again. For example, let’s assume you want to compare rates from GEICO, State Farm and American Family. To do that, you would have to visit each site to enter the same coverage data repeatedly, which is why most consumers use the first method. For a list of companies in your area, click here.
  • The least recommended way to shop rates is to spend time driving to insurance agents’ offices. Quoting and buying insurance online eliminates the middleman unless your situation requires the professional advice that only an agent can give. Some companies do allow you to price shop your coverage online but have your policy serviced through an agent.

It doesn’t matter which method you choose, just ensure you’re using nearly identical coverages and limits on every quote. If you use differing limits it will be very difficult to get a fair rate comparison. Slightly different insurance coverages could throw off the whole comparison. Just keep in mind that more quotes helps you find the best rates.

Discount insurance coverage quotes

Insurance coverage is not cheap nor is it fun to buy but you might already qualify for some discounts to reduce the price significantly. Many of these discounts will be applied automatically at the time of purchase, but occassionally some discounts must be manually applied prior to receiving the credit.

  • Accident Free – Drivers who stay claim-free can earn big discounts as opposed to drivers with a long claim history.
  • Payment Discounts – If you pay your bill all at once instead of making monthly payments you could save up to 5%.
  • ABS and Traction Control Discounts – Vehicles with ABS and/or traction control can stop better under adverse conditions and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
  • Passive Restraints and Air Bags – Vehicles equipped with air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems can qualify for discounts of 20% or more.
  • 55 and Retired – Drivers over the age of 55 may receive a slight reduction on a insurance quote for F-250 insurance.

A quick disclaimer, most discounts do not apply to your bottom line cost. A few only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like medical payments or collision. Just because you may think adding up those discounts means a free policy, company stockholders wouldn’t be very happy.

A few popular companies and some of the discounts are shown below.

  • Progressive has savings for good student, homeowner, continuous coverage, online quote discount, and multi-policy.
  • SAFECO may offer discounts for bundle discounts, safe driver, teen safety rewards, teen safe driver, anti-theft, multi-car, and accident prevention training.
  • American Family has discounts for air bags, TimeAway discount, defensive driver, multi-vehicle, and bundled insurance.
  • MetLife offers discounts including defensive driver, multi-policy, good driver, good student, claim-free, accident-free
  • GEICO offers discounts for military active duty, emergency military deployment, seat belt use, multi-vehicle, anti-lock brakes, and anti-theft.
  • The Hartford discounts include air bag, good student, vehicle fuel type, driver training, bundle, defensive driver, and anti-theft.

Before you buy a policy, ask all the companies which discounts they offer. Some discounts listed above might not be available to policyholders in your area. To locate insurers with significant discounts, click here.

Tailor your auto insurance coverage to you

When it comes to choosing proper insurance coverage for your vehicles, there isn’t really a “perfect” insurance plan. Each situation is unique.

These are some specific questions could help you determine whether you would benefit from professional advice.

  • Are all vehicle passengers covered by medical payments coverage?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
  • Is my custom paint covered by insurance?
  • Am I covered if my car is in a flood?
  • Do I pay less for low miles?
  • Should I sign the liability waiver when renting a car?
  • What is covered by UM/UIM coverage?
  • Should I carry comprehensive and collision coverage?
  • Does my policy cover my teen driver if they drive my company car?
  • Does my personal policy cover me when driving out-of-state?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. To find an agent in your area, simply complete this short form.

Informed consumers can slash their insurance prices

Consumers need to have an understanding of the different types of things that play a part in calculating your premiums. If you have some idea of what determines premiums, this allows you to make educated decisions that could result in better auto insurance rates. Multiple criteria are part of the equation when pricing auto insurance. Some factors are common sense such as your driving record, although others are more transparent like where you live or your commute time.

  • Discounts for multiple policies – Most larger companies will give a discount to clients who buy several policies from them, otherwise known as a multi-policy discount. If you currently are using one company, you may still want to comparison shop to confirm you are receiving the best rates possible. You may still save more without the discount by insuring with multiple companies.
  • Cheaper rates after marriage – Having a spouse helps lower the price on your auto insurance policy. Having a spouse is viewed as being more responsible and statistics show married drivers tend to file fewer claims.
  • Older drivers are lower risk – Young drivers tend to be careless and easily distracted behind the wheel so auto insurance rates are higher. If you’ve ever had to add a inexperienced driver to your auto insurance policy will cause a huge premium hike. More mature drivers are viewed as being more responsible, cause fewer claims and accidents and get fewer tickets.
  • Where you reside – Being located in smaller towns and rural areas of the country can save you money when shopping for auto insurance. Fewer drivers means reduced accidents and a lower car theft rate. People who live in big cities have congested traffic and a longer drive to work. More time on the road means higher likelihood of an accident.

Well known brands might not be cheapest

Companies like State Farm and Allstate endlessly run television and radio advertisements. They all seem to say the same thing that drivers can save some big amount just by moving your coverage to them. How does each company claim to save you money? Just pay attention to how they say it.

Most companies quote the lowest rates for the type of insured they prefer to insure. One example of this type of insured may need to be over the age of 35, owns their home, and drives a vehicle with a low ISO rating. Anyone who meets those qualifications will qualify for the lowest auto insurance rates and as a result will probably save quite a bit of money when switching.

Drivers who don’t qualify for this ideal profile will see higher prices which results in business going elsewhere. If you pay attention, the ads say “drivers that switch” not “everyone that quotes” save that much. That’s why companies can make claims like that.

Because every company is different, you absolutely need to get a wide range of price quotes. It is just not possible to predict which car insurance company will fit your personal profile best.

Coverages available on your insurance policy

Knowing the specifics of a insurance policy helps when choosing which coverages you need for your vehicles. The coverage terms in a policy can be ambiguous and coverage can change by endorsement.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

This coverage covers damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You need to pay your deductible first and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things such as theft, vandalism, a tree branch falling on your vehicle, hitting a bird and hail damage. The maximum payout you’ll receive from a claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Liability car insurance

This coverage protects you from damage that occurs to other people or property that is your fault. It protects you from claims by other people, and doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have liability limits of 50/100/50 that means you have 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. Another option is one limit called combined single limit (CSL) which limits claims to one amount and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability coverage protects against claims like court costs, attorney fees and bail bonds. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but consider buying as high a limit as you can afford.

Medical costs insurance

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage kick in for expenses for things like nursing services, X-ray expenses, EMT expenses, hospital visits and dental work. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if you do not have health coverage. It covers both the driver and occupants in addition to any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not available in all states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

UM/UIM Coverage

This coverage gives you protection when other motorists do not carry enough liability coverage. This coverage pays for injuries to you and your family and damage to your Ford F-250.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Usually the UM/UIM limits are set the same as your liablity limits.

Collision coverage protection

This pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from colliding with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision can pay for claims like sustaining damage from a pot hole, sideswiping another vehicle, colliding with a tree and hitting a parking meter. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so you might think about dropping it from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Money doesn’t grow on trees

People who switch companies do it for a number of reasons such as an unsatisfactory settlement offer, questionable increases in premium, high rates after DUI convictions or even policy non-renewal. Whatever your reason, choosing a new insurance company can be easy and end up saving you some money.

As you go through the steps to switch your coverage, it’s a bad idea to buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. Too many times, an insured dropped liability limits or collision coverage only to regret that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. The ultimate goal is to get the best coverage possible at a price you can afford, but do not skimp to save money.

Low-cost 1993 Ford F-250 insurance is attainable both online and from local agencies, so you should compare both in order to have the best price selection to choose from. Some insurance companies don’t offer internet price quotes and most of the time these small insurance companies only sell through independent insurance agents.

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Comments About 1993 Ford F-250 Insurance

  1. Olinda Hoffman

    Thought I’d throw in my experience. From south side of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Can’t remember who all I quoted but I ended up saving about $20 each month.

  2. Fairy Wells

    Cheap car insurance? What’s that? Live in Buffalo, NY. Received quotes from Amica, Erie, and Safeco for my 1993 Ford F-250 and I’m now saving $10 a month. Was with Eastwood. I get multi-vehicle and multi-policy discounts. When should I drop full coverage?

  3. Stanton Hancock

    Cheap is not always the best policy. I’m in the south part of Reno, Nevada. Quoted with 21st Century, GMAC, and Farmers for my 1993 Ford F-250 and I’m now saving $14 a month. Insured with Liberty Mutual before.

  4. Twyla Spencer

    Corporate greed I’m telling you. From south side of Nashville, Tennessee. Got car insurance rates from State Farm, Erie, and The General for my Ford and saved $108 a year. Was with Esurance.

  5. Marianne Witt

    Lots of useful info here. I live in Dallas, Texas. Got car insurance quotes from American Family, MetLife, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my 1993 Ford F-250 and saved $117 a year. Even increased my liability limits. I just carry liability insurance.

  6. Shavon Barnes

    For me, Progressive was by far the cheapest in Nampa, ID.

  7. Abraham Burks

    Corporate greed I’m telling you. Live in the western part of Montgomery, Alabama. Received quotes with Progressive, AIG Insurance, Farmers, and GMAC for my 1993 Ford F-250 and saved around $80 a year. Insured with Liberty Mutual before. I have several vehicles insured with them.

  8. Keshia Frost

    Mine is so expensive. I live south of Juneau, AK. I compared lots of rates. Saved right around $20 a month. Allstate was the cheapest for me.

  9. Elli Ingram

    I think Allstate has low rates in North Carolina. For me anyway.

  10. Norman Noble

    I’m in the east part of Knoxville, Tennessee. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $20 each month.

  11. Leeanna Hayden

    Live in Birmingham, AL. Got free quotes online for a 1993 Ford F-250. Ended up at about $90 savings annually. Went with Allstate. BTW speeding tickets are not good. Just waiting to see how claims go.

  12. Kacey Fernandez

    I’m in the suburbs of Chesapeake, VA. Quoted rates from GEICO, The General, and Erie for my 1993 Ford F-250 and saved just over $80 a year. Switched homeowners coverage too. Can still barely afford it. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.