Being forced to pay for expensive auto insurance premiums can bleed your accounts and force you to cut corners elsewhere. Comparing rates annually can be a smart way to slash your bill and have more diposable income.
Since you have so many choices, it can be diffult for drivers to pick a lower cost company.
Car insurance is expensive, but discounts can save money and there are some available that could help you make your next renewal payment. Some trigger automatically when you quote, but a few need to be asked for prior to getting the savings.
You can save money using discounts, but many deductions do not apply the the whole policy. Most only reduce individual premiums such as liability, collision or medical payments. So even though they make it sound like you would end up receiving a 100% discount, companies don’t profit that way. But any discount will definitely reduce your overall premium however.
To locate insurance companies that can offer you the previously mentioned discounts, click here.
The best way to compare rates takes advantage of the fact all the major auto insurance companies actually pay money for the chance to compare their rates. The only thing you need to do is provide a little information such as coverage limits, the type of vehicles you drive, if you went to college, and how many miles driven. That rating information is then submitted to many highly-rated insurers and they provide comparison quotes instantly to find the best rate.
When choosing the right insurance coverage, there is no single plan that fits everyone. Everyone’s situation is a little different so your insurance needs to address that. For instance, these questions could help you determine whether you would benefit from professional advice.
If you’re not sure about those questions, you might consider talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.
Learning about specific coverages of auto insurance can help you determine which coverages you need for your vehicles. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring. Listed below are typical coverages found on the average auto insurance policy.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage pay for expenses for things like surgery, rehabilitation expenses and nursing services. They can be utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants in addition to if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal injury protection coverage is only offered in select states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay
This pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.
Comprehensive insurance covers claims like damage from a tornado or hurricane, damage from getting keyed, falling objects and hitting a bird. The maximum amount you’ll receive from a claim is the ACV or actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.
Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other drivers when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your Acura MDX.
Because many people carry very low liability coverage limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Most of the time these coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.
Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your MDX caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You first must pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.
Collision coverage protects against claims such as crashing into a ditch, hitting a mailbox and crashing into a building. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from older vehicles. You can also raise the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.
Liability insurance protects you from damage or injury you incur to other people or property that is your fault. This insurance protects YOU against claims from other people. It does not cover your injuries or vehicle damage.
It consists of three limits, per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have policy limits of 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a per accident bodily injury limit of $300,000, and a total limit of $100,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Some companies may use a combined single limit or CSL which provides one coverage limit and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.
Liability insurance covers things like legal defense fees, structural damage, pain and suffering and bail bonds. How much coverage you buy is a personal decision, but you should buy as high a limit as you can afford.
Cheaper insurance coverage can be bought both online and also from your neighborhood agents, and you need to price shop both to have the best rate selection. Some companies don’t offer online quoting and many times these small, regional companies provide coverage only through local independent agencies.
We covered many ways to shop for 2002 Acura MDX insurance online. The key concept to understand is the more you quote insurance coverage, the better chance you’ll have of finding inexpensive insurance coverage. Drivers may discover the lowest premium rates are with some of the smallest insurance companies. Regional companies may often insure only within specific states and give getter rates than their larger competitors like Progressive and Geico.
Well-written and thought out article. I’m in the east part of Des Moines, IA. I got free prices from AAA, MetLife, and Travelers for my MDX and saved $117 a year. I have several vehicles insured with them. It never hurts to quote around.
Thanks for putting this site together. I’m just west of Miami, FL. Checked online prices for a 2002 Acura MDX. Ended up at about $110 savings annually. Went with State Farm. Was with Sentry. Hopefully won’t need it.
Will GEICO rates go up if I file a claim?
I live just outside Rutland, Vermont. Got quotes from State Farm, GMAC, and Esurance for my 2002 Acura MDX and saved $67 a year. Have a couple speeding tickets too. Anyone else drop full coverage?
Lots of good stuff here. I’m in the suburbs of Tampa, Florida. Got car insurance quotes with AAA, Encompass, and Nationwide for my Acura and saved just over $110 a year. Left Eastwood to switch. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.
I found affordable 2002 Acura MDX insurance from 21st Century in Columbia, SC.
Too expensive. I ride a bike.
Affordable car insurance is a myth. I live in Aurora, Illinois. Got prices from 21st Century, Amica, and Encompass for my MDX and saved just over $90 a year. Even increased coverage a bit.