Cheap 2002 Ford Escape Insurance Quotes

Trying to find lower auto insurance rates? Buyers have many options when searching for affordable Ford Escape insurance. They can either waste time struggling with agents to get rate comparisons or utilize the internet to make rate comparisons.

There are more efficient ways to compare auto insurance rates so we’re going to tell you the best way to compare rates for a new or used Ford and obtain the best price possible from both online companies and local agents.

It’s a good habit to do price comparisons once or twice a year because rates are adjusted regularly by insurance companies. Just because you found the best deal for Escape coverage a year ago other companies may now be cheaper. Ignore everything you know about auto insurance because I’m going to let you in on the secrets to the easiest way to reduce your cost while improving coverage.

How to compare insurance quotes

There are multiple methods to compare insurance prices but some are less time-consuming than others. You can spend your afternoon talking about coverages with agents in your area, or you can utilize the internet to achieve your goal.

Many popular insurance companies participate in an industry program where prospective buyers complete one form, and each participating company provides a quote based on that data. This prevents consumers from doing quote requests to each company.

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The only downside to using this type of system is you are unable to specify which insurance companies you will receive quotes from. If you would rather choose from a list of companies to compare, we have a page of companies who write insurance in your area. Click here for list of insurance companies.

Whichever way you choose to compare rates, ensure you are comparing apples-to-apples coverage limits and deductibles for every company. If you use different data it’s impossible to determine the lowest rate for your Ford Escape.

Find hidden discounts to get affordable auto insurance quotes

Some providers don’t always list their entire list of discounts very clearly, so we took the time to find some of the more common and also the lesser-known discounts that you may qualify for.

  • Sign Online – A handful of insurance companies will give a small break get car insurance on your computer.
  • ABS and Traction Control Discounts – Anti-lock brake equipped vehicles can reduce accidents and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Discount for Passive Restraints – Options like air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems may get savings of 25 to 30%.
  • Good Student Discount – Maintaining excellent grades may save you up to 25%. The discount lasts until age 25.
  • Membership in Organizations – Belonging to a qualifying organization could qualify you for a break on your policy.
  • Auto/Home Discount – When you have multiple policies with one insurance company you may save over 10 percent off each policy depending on the company.

Consumers should know that most credits do not apply to the entire policy premium. The majority will only reduce individual premiums such as liability, collision or medical payments. So when it seems like adding up those discounts means a free policy, you won’t be that lucky.

A few of the larger companies and a summarized list of policyholder discounts include:

  • State Farm discounts include good student, Drive Safe & Save, student away at school, accident-free, driver’s education, multiple autos, and good driver.
  • Farmers Insurance may have discounts that include homeowner, good student, electronic funds transfer, bundle discounts, and teen driver.
  • Progressive includes discounts for multi-policy, online signing, continuous coverage, online quote discount, good student, multi-vehicle, and homeowner.
  • GEICO may include discounts for air bags, multi-vehicle, anti-lock brakes, defensive driver, five-year accident-free, and membership and employees.
  • Auto-Owners Insurance has savings for teen driver, paid in full, safe vehicle, group or association, and multiple vehicles.
  • The Hartford offers discounts for air bag, anti-theft, vehicle fuel type, bundle, good student, defensive driver, and driver training.
  • Farm Bureau has discounts for driver training, 55 and retired, good student, youthful driver, safe driver, renewal discount, and multi-policy.
  • USAA may offer discounts for safe driver, family discount, defensive driver, good student, and loyalty savings.

If you are trying to find cheap car insurance quotes, ask every insurance company what discounts are available to you. Some discounts listed above might not be offered on policies in your area.

Tailor your insurance coverage coverage to you

When buying adequate coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is not a cookie cutter policy. Each situation is unique.

For example, these questions might help in determining whether your personal situation would benefit from professional advice.

  • Am I covered when delivering products for my home-based business?
  • Do I need motorclub coverage?
  • Am I covered if hit by an uninsured driver?
  • Is my teen driver covered when they drive my company car?
  • Should I carry comprehensive and collision coverage?
  • Am I covered when driving a rental car?
  • Should I rate my 2002 Ford Escape as pleasure use or commute?
  • Why do I need rental car insurance?
  • Is business property covered if stolen from my car?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions, you may need to chat with a licensed agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, complete this form. It only takes a few minutes and you can get the answers you need.

Auto insurance policy coverages for a 2002 Ford Escape

Understanding the coverages of a auto insurance policy can be of help when determining the best coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy.

Medical expense insurance – Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage pay for expenses for things like rehabilitation expenses, doctor visits, nursing services and surgery. The coverages can be utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to you and your occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP is not an option in every state and may carry a deductible

Collision coverage – This coverage covers damage to your Escape resulting from a collision with an object or car. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision insurance covers things such as driving through your garage door, sustaining damage from a pot hole, colliding with a tree and hitting a parking meter. This coverage can be expensive, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers – Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other drivers when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. This coverage pays for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and damage to your Ford Escape.

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 important protection for you and your family. Most of the time your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Liability insurance – Liability coverage will cover damage that occurs to other people or property in an accident. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people. It does not cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. Your policy might show policy limits of 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, $300,000 for the entire accident, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Occasionally you may see a combined limit that pays claims from the same limit with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability can pay for claims like emergency aid, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, bail bonds, legal defense fees and structural damage. How much liability should you purchase? That is up to you, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive (Other than Collision) – Comprehensive insurance will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You need to pay your deductible first and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers things like hitting a deer, vandalism, fire damage and theft. The maximum amount your auto insurance company will pay is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider dropping full coverage.

Comments About 2002 Ford Escape Insurance

  1. Sung Strickland

    From Columbus, GA. Can’t remember who all I quoted but I ended up saving about $20 each month. I have a teen driver too.

  2. Tomi Gates

    GEICO is pretty cheap in Arkansas! :)

  3. Verla Ballard

    I’m from Omaha, NE. I compared lots of rates. Saved right around $30 a month. Allstate was the best choice for me. Insured with GEICO before. I get a discount for insuring multiple vehicles. It’s still not cheap enough. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.

  4. Gerri Stanley

    From northwest of Rockford, Illinois. Checked online prices for a 2002 Ford Escape. Ended up at about $80 savings annually. Went with 21st Century. Was with Hartford. Thankfully I’m not a high risk driver. Not worth enough to pay for comprehensive and collision.

  5. Britteny Ferrell

    I’m looking for cheaper coverage. From Boston, Massachusetts. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $20 each month. I dropped full coverage awhile back.

  6. Glynis Collins

    Quoted with State Farm for my 2002 Ford Escape and am saving around $100 a year. I used their website to get prices. Anyone else drop full coverage?

  7. Tania Lowe

    Cheap is relative. I live south of Rockford, IL. Quoted prices online for a 2002 Ford Escape. Ended up at about $80 savings annually. Went with Progressive. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all. I just carry liability insurance.

  8. Tony Farrell

    Great site. Live in Rutland, Vermont. Went online for free insurance quotes for a 2002 Ford Escape. Ended up at about $80 savings annually. Went with State Farm. Anyone else drop full coverage?

  9. Wilfred Ruiz

    From northwest of Provo, Utah. Got car insurance quotes with Travelers, AAA, Hanover, and Mercury for my 2002 Ford Escape and saved just over $70 a year. Even increased my liability limits. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  10. Berna May

    Live in Pittsburgh, PA. Checked online prices for a 2002 Ford Escape. Ended up at about $80 savings annually. Went with Progressive. Insured with Hanover before. I have kids on my policy, too. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or not.

  11. France Burch

    I live in a small town just outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Got quotes with Western Auto Insurance, Amica, Hanover, and Nationwide for my Escape and saved $89 a year.

  12. Lizzette Wagner

    Compared auto insurance prices with Allstate and Progressive but still not cheap enough.

  13. Tyree Underwood

    If you’re a decent driver and live in the vicinity of Burlington, VT, check out Allstate. You might get cheaper rates. I don’t put full coverage on it.

  14. Albert Key

    Cheapest quote for my 2002 Ford Escape was with Eastwood. I think they have home insurance too. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or not. I just carry liability insurance.

  15. Joselyn Pearson

    Cheaper car insurance is a myth. I live just outside Charleston, WV. I quoted with Allstate, Esurance, and GMAC for my 2002 Ford Escape and saved just over $100 a year. A clean driving record helps. Liability only on my Ford.

  16. Maryanna Stevens

    Like your site, BTW. I’m in Las Vegas, NV. Compared quite a few companies. Saved darn near $20 a month. GEICO was the best choice for me. Good savings if you bundle. My Escape doesn’t have full coverage.