Want cheaper car insurance rates for your Volkswagen EuroVan? No one gets a kick out of paying for car insurance, particularly when their premiums are through the roof. There is such a variety of auto insurance companies to purchase coverage from, and although it’s nice to have a selection, lots of choices makes it harder to compare rates and find the lowest cost car insurance.
Many things are used in the calculation when you get a price on insurance. Some factors are common sense like an MVR report, although others are not quite as obvious like where you live or your financial responsibility.The best way to find cheaper car insurance is to take a look at the rating factors that go into determining the level of your policy premiums. If you know what impacts premium levels, this enables you to make decisions that can earn you cheaper rates.
Listed below are some of the factors used by companies to determine your premiums.
Comparing auto insurance rates can be challenging if you don’t know the best way to get rate quotes. You can spend countless hours driving to local insurance agents in your area, or you can stay home and use online quotes to maximize your effort.
Many companies enroll in a system where prospective buyers submit their information once, and every company returns a rated price determined by their information. This saves time by eliminating repetitive form submissions for every auto insurance company.
To access this free quoting program, click here (opens in new window).
One minor caviat to pricing coverage this way is that consumers can’t choose which carriers to get quotes from. If you would rather choose from a list of companies to compare prices, we put together a list of auto insurance companies in your area. Click here to view list.
You can use whichever method you prefer to find lower rates, just be sure you’re using identical coverage data on every quote. If you are comparing different values for each quote then you won’t be able to make a fair rate comparison.
Some insurers don’t always advertise every available discount very clearly, so below is a list a few of the more well known and the more hidden insurance savings. If you check and find you aren’t receiving every discount possible, you could be saving more on your insurance.
A little note about advertised discounts, most of the big mark downs will not be given to the overall cost of the policy. Most only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like liability, collision or medical payments. Even though the math looks like adding up those discounts means a free policy, it just doesn’t work that way.
A few of the larger companies and a summarized list of policyholder discounts can be read below.
Before buying, ask all the companies how you can save money. Savings may not be available in your area. To find insurers that offer discounts, click here.
When buying adequate coverage, there really is not a “perfect” insurance plan. Everyone’s situation is a little different so this has to be addressed. For instance, these questions might help in determining whether you might need professional guidance.
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you might consider talking to an insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, take a second and complete this form or go to this page to view a list of companies. It’s fast, free and can provide invaluable advice.
Having a good grasp of a car insurance policy can help you determine the best coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. Policy terminology can be confusing and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are the usual coverages available from car insurance companies.
This protects you and your vehicle from other motorists when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. It can pay for injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your Volkswagen EuroVan.
Due to the fact that many drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is very important.
This pays to fix your vehicle from damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You first must pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.
Comprehensive coverage pays for things such as hitting a bird, damage from flooding and hitting a deer. The maximum payout your car insurance company will pay is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.
Liability coverage protects you from damage or injury you incur to people or other property in an accident. It protects YOU against other people’s claims. 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. You might see limits of 100/300/100 which means $100,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a total limit of $100,000 for damage to vehicles and property.
Liability coverage protects against things such as funeral expenses, loss of income and bail bonds. How much coverage you buy is a decision to put some thought into, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as much as you can afford.
This pays for damage to your EuroVan caused by collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.
Collision coverage protects against things like sustaining damage from a pot hole, hitting a parking meter and colliding with another moving vehicle. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to choose a higher deductible to save money on collision insurance.
Med pay and PIP coverage reimburse you for short-term medical expenses like hospital visits, ambulance fees, surgery and prosthetic devices. They are used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to you and your occupants as well as if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal Injury Protection is not universally available and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay
In this article, we covered a lot of information how to shop for 2002 Volkswagen EuroVan insurance online. The key concept to understand is the more rate comparisons you have, the better likelihood of getting affordable car insurance. Consumers could even find that the lowest priced car insurance comes from a small local company. Some small companies often have lower auto insurance rates on specific markets than the large multi-state companies such as Geico and State Farm.
There are still a few companies who do not offer the ability to get a quote online and most of the time these small, regional companies sell through local independent agencies. Cheaper car insurance can be found online in addition to local insurance agencies, so compare prices from both to have the best rate selection.
While you’re price shopping online, it’s a bad idea to buy poor coverage just to save money. There are many occasions where someone dropped collision coverage only to regret that saving that couple of dollars actually costed them tens of thousands. Your aim should be to buy a smart amount of coverage for the lowest price, not the least amount of coverage.
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Got a quote with AIG Insurance for my EuroVan and am saving around $80 a year. A clean driving record helps. Highly recommended.
Proud to be from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Went online for free insurance quotes for a 2002 Volkswagen EuroVan. Ended up at about $100 savings annually. Went with State Farm. Not sure about claim service. I think I’ll get rid of full coverage next time.
Liked the article. I’m from Lincoln, Nebraska. I got free prices from State Farm, Erie, and Hartford for my EuroVan and I’m now saving $18 a month. I have several vehicles insured with them.
I was with Hartford last year but switched to 21st Century. Lifelong resident of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Insured with 21st Century before. Good multi-policy discounts. :P When should I drop full coverage?
I’m just north of Providence, RI. Quoted prices from Mercury, Encompass, 21st Century, and AIG Insurance for my Volkswagen and saved $69 a year. It’s easy to compare rates online now. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.
It’s all a rip off. I’m in the west part of Manchester, NH. I quoted with Amica, Encompass, and Safeco for my Volkswagen and saved $71 a year. Left AIG Insurance to switch. I used their online quote form to compare rates. I think I’ll get rid of full coverage next time.
Cheap is relative. Proud to be from Dover, Delaware. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $20 each month. Can still barely afford it.
Is Progressive cheaper than Amica in Fort Wayne, IN?
Does Kansas have minimum liability requirements?
I’m in the west part of Norman, OK and for me State Farm had the lowest quote.
I’m just north of Memphis, TN. Went online for free insurance quotes for a 2002 Volkswagen EuroVan. Ended up at about $100 savings annually. Went with Progressive. I have several vehicles insured with them. It’s easy to compare rates online now. It’s too old for full coverage.