1998 BMW 5 Series Insurance Rates

Scraping up a payment for pricey BMW 5 Series insurance can deplete your accounts and force you to cut corners elsewhere. Doing a price comparison is free and is an excellent way to make sure you’re not throwing money away.

Since you have so many auto insurance companies to choose from, it can be challenging to locate the cheapest insurance company.

Buying car insurance is not that difficult. If you have car insurance now, you will most likely be able to reduce your rates substantially using this strategy. Consumers just need to learn the most effective way to get comparison rates online.

Get cheap auto insurance quotes with discounts

Buying auto insurance is not cheap, but there’s a good chance there are discounts that many consumers don’t even know exist. A few discounts will be applied when you quote, but once in a while a discount must be requested specifically before you will receive the discount.

  • Theft Prevention System – Cars equipped with tracking devices and advanced anti-theft systems are stolen with less frequency and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
  • Safety Course Discount – Taking time to complete a class that teaches defensive driving techniques can save you 5% or more depending on where you live.
  • Multiple Policy Discount – If you have multiple policies with the same insurance company they may give you a discount of 10% to 20% off each policy.
  • Payment Method – By making one initial payment instead of making monthly payments you could save 5% or more.
  • Renewal Discounts – Some companies reward drivers for switching policies before your current expiration date. It can save you around 10%.

Please keep in mind that some of the credits will not apply to all coverage premiums. Most only reduce individual premiums such as liability and collision coverage. So even though you would think all those discounts means the company will pay you, it’s just not the way it works.

To see a list of insurance companies with the best auto insurance discounts, click here.

Tailor your auto insurance coverage to you

When it comes to buying adequate coverage for your vehicles, there really is no perfect coverage plan. Every situation is different and your policy should reflect that. These are some specific questions might help in determining whether your personal situation might need professional guidance.

  • Do I pay less for low miles?
  • Should I buy additional glass protection?
  • Am I covered when renting a car or should I buy coverage from the car rental agency?
  • Am I getting all the discounts available?
  • Do I have coverage if my license is suspended?
  • Can I get a multi-policy discount?
  • Why am I required to get a high-risk car insurance policy?
  • What vehicles should carry emergency assistance coverage?
  • Is my teen driver covered when they drive my company car?

If you can’t answer these questions but a few of them apply, you might consider talking to an agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, fill out this quick form or click here for a list of auto insurance companies in your area. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and may give you better protection.

Specific coverages for a 1998 BMW 5 Series

Understanding the coverages of your auto insurance policy can be of help when determining the right coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are typical coverage types available from auto insurance companies.

Comprehensive coverages

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You need to pay your deductible first and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like vandalism, a tree branch falling on your vehicle, damage from getting keyed and damage from flooding. The most you’ll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Uninsured and underinsured coverage

This protects you and your vehicle from other motorists when they do not carry enough liability coverage. It can pay for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your BMW 5 Series.

Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked.

Collision coverage

Collision coverage will pay to fix damage to your 5 Series resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision can pay for claims like scraping a guard rail, colliding with another moving vehicle and sustaining damage from a pot hole. This coverage can be expensive, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. Another option is to raise the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Coverage for liability

Liability coverage provides protection from damage that occurs to a person or their property by causing an accident. It protects YOU against other people’s claims. Liability doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You might see policy limits of 25/50/25 which stand for $25,000 bodily injury coverage, a limit of $50,000 in injury protection per accident, and $25,000 of coverage for damaged propery.

Liability coverage protects against claims such as attorney fees, funeral expenses, repair costs for stationary objects, bail bonds and legal defense fees. How much liability should you purchase? That is a decision to put some thought into, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as large an amount as possible.

Coverage for medical payments

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage provide coverage for expenses like hospital visits, chiropractic care and surgery. They can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance plan or if you lack health insurance entirely. It covers both the driver and occupants as well as if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal injury protection coverage is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Saving money is sweet as honey

As you prepare to switch companies, don’t be tempted to buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. In many instances, an insured dropped uninsured motorist or liability limits and discovered at claim time that the small savings ended up costing them much more. Your objective should be to buy enough coverage at the best cost while not skimping on critical coverages.

We’ve covered many tips how you can shop for 1998 BMW 5 Series insurance online. The key thing to remember is the more you quote insurance, the higher your chance of finding low cost insurance. You may be surprised to find that the most savings is with the smaller companies. They may have significantly lower rates on certain market segments than their larger competitors like Geico and State Farm.

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Comments About 1998 BMW 5 Series Insurance

  1. Kristie Lawrence

    Checking in from Honolulu, HI. Received quotes from State Farm, Auto-Owners, Farmers, and GMAC for my 5 Series and saved just over $100 a year. Insured with Safeco before. My 5 Series doesn’t have full coverage.

  2. Joie Wooten

    If you don’t have tickets and are close to Baltimore, Maryland, check out State Farm. They seem to be cheaper. You can get a rate quote online. Not worth enough to pay for comprehensive and collision.

  3. Helen Vincent

    Checking in from Wichita, Kansas. Checked online prices for a 1998 BMW 5 Series. Ended up at about $120 savings annually. Went with GEICO. Was with Sentry. Liability only on my BMW.

  4. Phylicia Glass

    Anyone buy from AAA? I’m in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  5. Burton Holcomb

    Here’s my info. Checking in from Hilo, Hawaii. I got free quotes with AIG Insurance, Nationwide, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my BMW and I’m now saving $20 a month. Left GMAC to switch. It never hurts to quote around. When should I drop full coverage?

  6. Phebe Bradley

    Cheap is not always the best policy. I’m in Rio Rancho, NM. Checked online prices for a 1998 BMW 5 Series. Ended up at about $110 savings annually. Went with Progressive. Left USAA to switch.

  7. Particia Avery

    Lifelong resident of Norfolk, VA. Received quotes with American Family, Eastwood, and Nationwide for my 5 Series and saved just over $90 a year. I recommend comparing lots of rates. Not worth enough to pay for comprehensive and collision.

  8. Lakeshia Craig

    I’m looking for cheaper coverage. I’m from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Quoted quotes with American Family, Farmers, and Nationwide for my 1998 BMW 5 Series and I think I saved about $20 each month. Insured with Sentry before.

  9. Evangeline Hoover

    If you have a good history and are close to Henderson, Nevada, check out Allstate. They seem to be cheaper.

  10. Novella Mcknight

    Is Allstate cheaper than Progressive in Wichita, Kansas?

  11. Basil Butler

    Will Allstate cancel me for an at-fault accident?

  12. Eleonore Faulkner

    I got quite a few price quotes for a 1998 BMW 5 Series in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ended up at darn near $110 every six months with Amica. Did it all online. It’s too old for full coverage.

  13. Meredith Blake

    Mine is so expensive. Located in Detroit, MI. I got free prices from State Farm, Amica, Farmers, and GMAC for my 1998 BMW 5 Series and saved $99 a year. Have a couple speeding tickets too. I used their online quote form to compare rates.

  14. Rufus Weber

    $100 to anyone who understands their policy.

  15. Patrick Chambers

    If you’re a decent driver and are close to Oklahoma City, OK, check out State Farm. You might get cheaper rates. Was with Travelers.

  16. Judy Jarvis

    Thought I’d throw in my experience. Checking in from Springfield, MA. Got car insurance rates from AIG Insurance, Eastwood, and Safeco for my 5 Series and I think I saved about $20 each month. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.