Have you finally had enough of being strong-armed to keep your car insured? You are in the same boat as many other drivers. Having so many choices, it’s difficult to locate a lower cost insurance company.
Choosing the best insurance company for you is quite easy. If you currently have a car insurance policy, you will most likely be able to reduce your rates substantially using these tips. Drivers only need an understanding of the tricks to compare prices on the web.
Auto insurance companies don’t always list the complete list of policy discounts in an easy-to-find place, so the below list has some of the best known in addition to some of the lesser obvious discounts that may be available.
You should keep in mind that most discount credits are not given to your bottom line cost. Some only reduce individual premiums such as physical damage coverage or medical payments. Even though it appears having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, insurance companies wouldn’t stay in business.
To see a list of car insurance companies with discount car insurance rates, follow this link.
There are several ways you can shop for auto insurance but some are easier and takes less work. You can waste hours talking to local insurance agents in your area, or you could use the internet to get prices fast.
Most of the best insurance companies participate in an industry program that enables customers to enter their policy data once, and each company can provide price quotes determined by their information. This system prevents you from having to do quote forms to each company.
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One minor caviat to using this type of form is you don’t know exactly the insurers to get pricing from. If you would rather choose specific providers to receive pricing from, we put together a list of the cheapest auto insurance companies in your area. Click here for list of insurance companies.
It doesn’t matter which method you choose, just make darn sure you compare exactly the same quote information on every quote. If the quotes have different limits and deductibles on each one it will be nearly impossible to find the best deal for your Buick Park Avenue.
When buying the best insurance coverage coverage for your vehicles, there is no one size fits all plan. Every insured’s situation is different so this has to be addressed. These are some specific questions may help highlight if your situation might need an agent’s assistance.
If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you might consider talking to a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It’s fast, free and can provide invaluable advice.
Learning about specific coverages of a car insurance policy can be of help when determining which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. Shown next are typical coverage types found on most car insurance policies.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage
Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered losses include injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your Buick Park Avenue.
Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their limits can quickly be used up. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is very important.
Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first must pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.
Comprehensive can pay for claims such as damage from flooding, fire damage and falling objects. The maximum amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider dropping full coverage.
Collision insurance pays for damage to your Park Avenue caused by collision with another car or object. You first must pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.
Collision coverage protects against things such as backing into a parked car, scraping a guard rail, sideswiping another vehicle, colliding with a tree and crashing into a ditch. This coverage can be expensive, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to increase the deductible to bring the cost down.
Medical payments coverage and PIP
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for bills such as nursing services, hospital visits, chiropractic care, X-ray expenses and funeral costs. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance plan or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not available in all states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
This coverage can cover damage or injury you incur to a person or their property by causing an accident. This insurance protects YOU against other people’s claims. Liability doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.
Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see liability limits of 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $100,000 for damage to vehicles and property.
Liability insurance covers things such as legal defense fees, repair costs for stationary objects and funeral expenses. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but you should buy as high a limit as you can afford.
When trying to cut insurance costs, make sure you don’t skimp on coverage in order to save money. There are many occasions where an insured cut liability coverage limits and found out when filing a claim that the small savings ended up costing them much more. Your goal should be to buy the best coverage you can find at a price you can afford, but don’t skip important coverages to save money.
We just showed you many ways to get a better price on 1997 Buick Park Avenue insurance. The most important thing to understand is the more times you quote, the better your comparison will be. You may be surprised to find that the best premium rates are with the least-expected company. These smaller insurers may often insure only within specific states and give getter rates as compared to the big name companies such as State Farm, Geico and Nationwide.
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I compared a lot of rate quotes for a 1997 Buick Park Avenue in Bangor, Maine. Ended up at about $110 every six months with American Family. Left Nationwide to switch.
I live just to the north of Rio Rancho, NM. Got prices from GEICO, Erie, and The General for my Buick and saved just over $110 a year. Insured with Farmers before. Switched homeowners coverage too. I recommend comparing lots of rates. My Buick doesn’t have full coverage.
Cheap is not always the best policy. I live in Rapid City, South Dakota. Got prices from Western Auto Insurance, AAA, Hanover, and MetLife for my Buick and I think I saved around $20 each month. Bought it from an online quote.
I live just outside Norfolk, VA. I got free quotes with The General, AIG Insurance, MetLife, and a couple others for my Buick and I’m now saving $24 a month.
IT’S ALL TOO EXPENSIVE! I live on the north side of San Diego, California. I quoted with AIG Insurance, Eastwood, and Nationwide for my Park Avenue and saved about $100 a year. Left State Farm to switch. Moved home policy as well. I’m thinking about dropping full coverage though.
Lots of good stuff here. From Tulsa, OK. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved right around $20 a month. Allstate was the best choice for me. Did it all online.
Does State Farm use ACV or replacement cost?
I’m in the suburbs of Allentown, PA. Quoted with State Farm, Hartford, and Erie for my Park Avenue and saved around $90 a year. Was with The General. BTW speeding tickets are not good. I dropped full coverage awhile back.
Got a quote with Erie for my 1997 Buick Park Avenue and cut my rates about $90 a year. I think they have home insurance too. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all.
If you have a good history and are close to Fort Smith, AR, check out Progressive. I saved quite a bit. Insured with Sentry before. I used their website to get prices. Only insure liability on my Buick.
I found affordable 1997 Buick Park Avenue insurance from GEICO in Raleigh, North Carolina.
I’m in Cincinnati, OH, and GEICO rates were affordable. Left MetLife to switch. I think they have home insurance too.
Cheaper car insurance is a myth. Checking in from Colorado Springs, CO. Compared rates from a lot of places. Saved right around $20 a month. 21st Century was the cheapest option for me. Switched homeowners coverage too.
Does Progressive insure teenage drivers?