Compare 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Insurance Quotes

High-priced insurance can dry up your bank account and force you to tighten up your finances. Comparing rates annually can lower your rates and help to ensure you are getting the best deal.

Drivers have so many insurers to buy insurance from, and although it’s nice to be able to choose, it makes it harder to find the best rates.

How much does auto insurance cost?

Shopping for lower auto insurance rates can take hours if you aren’t aware of the best way to get rate quotes. You can waste hours talking to agents in your area, or you could save time and use online quotes for quick rates.

Many companies are enrolled in a marketplace where prospective buyers send in one quote, and every company then gives them pricing based on the submitted data. This saves time by eliminating quote forms for each company.

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The only drawback to using this type of form is you don’t know exactly which insurance companies you will receive quotes from. So if you prefer to choose specific providers to compare prices, we have assembled a list of auto insurance companies in your area. Click here to view list.

Take whichever approach you prefer, but be certain you are entering apples-to-apples information for every company. If your comparisons have different liability limits you can’t possibly get a fair rate comparison. Just a small difference in coverages may result in large price differences. Just remember that more quotes helps improve the odds of finding the best rates.

More discounts mean affordable premiums

Car insurance companies don’t always advertise the entire discount list very well, so here is a list a few of the more well known and the harder-to-find credits available to bring down your rates.

  • Club Memberships – Participating in qualifying clubs or civic groups could trigger savings on your next renewal.
  • Discount for Life Insurance – Not all insurance companies offer life insurance, but some may give you a break if you buy some life insurance too.
  • Low Miles Discount – Driving fewer miles can qualify you for discounted rates on garaged vehicles.
  • Passenger Safety Discount – Cars that have air bags or motorized seat belts may qualify for discounts of 20% or more.
  • Save over 55 – If you qualify as a senior citizen, you are able to get a slight reduction on a insurance quote on New Beetle insurance.

One thing to note about discounts is that most discounts do not apply to the entire policy premium. Most only reduce the cost of specific coverages such as collision or personal injury protection. Despite the appearance that it’s possible to get free car insurance, companies don’t profit that way. Any amount of discount will help reduce your policy premiums.

If you would like to choose from a list of insurance companies that provide some of the discounts listed above, click here to view.

Four things that determine your insurance premiums

Consumers need to have an understanding of the factors that help calculate the level of your policy premiums. If you have a feel for what impacts premium levels, this enables informed choices that can earn you cheaper rates.

  • Save money with responsible credit – Having a good credit score can be an important factor in determining your rates. People with very good credit scores tend to be better risks to insure than those with worse credit. If your credit history is low, you could be paying less to insure your 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle if you improve your credit rating.
  • How much liability protection do you need? – Your policy’s liability coverage will protect you in the event that you are found liable for personal injury or accident damage. Liability provides legal defense starting from day one. Liability is cheap when compared to the cost of physical damage coverage, so insureds should have plenty of protection for their assets.
  • More policies can equal more savings – Most larger companies apply better rates for people that buy multiple policies. It’s known as a multi-policy discount. Even if you already get this discount, consumers should still check prices from other companies to ensure the best deal. You may still be able to save even more even if you insure with multiple companies
  • Where do you drive? – The higher the mileage driven annually the higher your rate. Many insurance companies calculate prices based upon how the vehicle is primarily used. Cars that have low annual miles qualify for better rates than those used for commuting. Ask your agent if your insurance coverage correctly shows the right rating data, because improper ratings can cost you money. An improperly rated New Beetle is just wasting money.

It’s not one size fits all

When it comes to choosing coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is no cookie cutter policy. Everyone’s situation is a little different and your policy should reflect that. For example, these questions may help you determine whether your personal situation could use an agent’s help.

  • Does coverage extend to my business vehicle?
  • Should I drop comprehensive coverage on older vehicles?
  • Do I need added coverage for expensive stereo equipment?
  • What is the difference between comprehensive and collision coverage?
  • When should I buy a commercial auto policy?
  • Can I rent a car in Mexico?
  • Is pleasure use cheaper than using my 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle to commute?

If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you then you might want to talk to a licensed agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, fill out this quick form or you can also visit this page to select a carrier

Do drivers who switch really save?

Insurance coverage companies such as Allstate and Progressive seem to constantly run television, radio, and online ads. All the ads seem to make the promise about how much you will save just by moving your policy. How do they all sell you cheaper insurance coverage? It’s all in the words they use.

All companies provide the lowest rates for the type of driver that earns them the most money. For instance, a profitable insured could possibly be a mature driver, has never had a claim, and drives a safe vehicle. Any driver that hits that “sweet spot” may get the lowest car insurance rates and therefore will save when switching.

Drivers who don’t meet these criteria must pay higher prices and the driver buying from a lower-cost company. If you listen closely, the ads state “drivers that switch” not “everyone who quotes” save that much. That’s why companies can make the claims of big savings. Because of this risk profiling, you should compare price quotes frequently. It’s just too difficult to predict the company that will have better car insurance rates than you’re paying now.

Auto insurance 101

Understanding the coverages of a insurance policy can be of help when determining which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. The coverage terms in a policy can be difficult to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. Listed below are the usual coverages found on the average insurance policy.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers

Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other motorists when they are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. It can pay for injuries to you and your family and damage to your Volkswagen New Beetle.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is very important.

Comprehensive (Other than Collision)

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first must pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims such as hitting a deer, hail damage and falling objects. The maximum payout your insurance company will pay is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Collision protection

Collision insurance pays for damage to your New Beetle caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against claims such as driving through your garage door, scraping a guard rail, colliding with another moving vehicle, crashing into a building and colliding with a tree. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. It’s also possible to bump up the deductible to bring the cost down.

Medical expense insurance

Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for short-term medical expenses like X-ray expenses, hospital visits, EMT expenses and ambulance fees. They are used to fill the gap from your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants in addition to if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Auto liability insurance

Liability insurance can cover damage that occurs to other’s property or people in an accident. This insurance protects YOU against other people’s claims, and doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have liability limits of 50/100/50 which stand for a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage protects against things like structural damage, bail bonds, attorney fees and loss of income. How much coverage you buy is a decision to put some thought into, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase higher limits if possible.

Smart shoppers get results

As you prepare to switch companies, it’s not a good idea to reduce needed coverages to save money. There are a lot of situations where someone sacrificed liability coverage limits and found out when filing a claim that the few dollars in savings costed them thousands. The proper strategy is to find the BEST coverage at a price you can afford, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.

We just presented a lot of tips how to save on 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more providers you compare, the better chance you’ll have of finding cheap insurance. You may even find the best price on auto insurance is with an unexpected company. These companies often have lower premium rates on specific markets as compared to the big name companies such as Allstate or State Farm.

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Comments About 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Insurance

  1. Aldo Daugherty

    Cheap is not always the best policy. From a town just southwest of Fort Smith, AR. Quoted with Progressive, Liberty Mutual, and Esurance for my New Beetle and I’m now saving $11 a month. Was with Mercury. I’m thinking about dropping full coverage though.

  2. Terrell Morrow

    In Missoula, Montana, 21st Century is a good choice. My new agent seems to be really good. :P

  3. Violet Navarro

    From northwest of Minneapolis, MN. I don’t recall every quote but I ended up saving about $20 each month. Insured with Allstate before. Have an at-fault accident tho. Liability only on my Volkswagen.

  4. Angelyn Albert

    Got pretty cheap 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle insurance from GEICO in South Burlington, Vermont.

  5. Deon Sweeney

    Here’s my quote info. Went with AAA for my 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle and saved about $110 a year. Left USAA to switch. It was easy to get rates. It’s too old for full coverage.

  6. Micheline Ramos

    Here’s my info. I live north of Birmingham, AL. Quoted prices online for a 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle. Ended up at about $100 savings annually. Went with Progressive. Insured with Western Auto Insurance before. Have a couple speeding tickets too. I don’t put full coverage on it.

  7. Vickey Moore

    I compared a lot of rate quotes for a 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle in Shreveport, LA. Ended up at roughly $110 every six months with American Family. When should I drop full coverage?

  8. Caridad Stuart

    If you have a good history and live around Lexington, KY, check out Allstate. You might get cheaper rates. Full coverage costs too much.

  9. Robert Burch

    Will GEICO insure with a DUI in Bellevue, NE?

  10. Lannie Baker

    When should I drop comp and collision?

  11. Cami Hogan

    Nice info. I live in a small town just outside of Davenport, IA. I got free quotes with 21st Century, AIG Insurance, Farmers, and Hartford for my 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle and I’m now saving $24 a month. Was with AAA. I’m a pretty good driver though. I think I’ll get rid of full coverage next time.

  12. Marvin Blevins

    If you have a good history and are close to Denver, CO, check out GEICO. You might save some money. Bought it from an online quote. My New Beetle doesn’t have full coverage.