2003 Volvo S40 Car Insurance Quotes – 6 Ways to Save

Consumers have a choice when looking for low-cost Volvo S40 insurance. You can either spend your time driving around to get rate comparisons or use the internet to compare rates.

There are more efficient ways to buy insurance coverage so you’re going to learn the absolute fastest way to price shop coverage on a Volvo and find the lowest possible price from both online companies and local agents.

Slash your insurance rates with these six discounts

Some insurers don’t list all available discounts in an easy-to-find place, so the following is a list of both the well known as well as the least known credits available to lower your premiums when you buy car insurance online. If you check and find you aren’t receiving every discount available, you are not getting the best rate possible.

  • Seat Belts Save – Forcing all vehicle occupants to use their safety belts could cut 10% or more off PIP or medical payments premium.
  • Low Mileage Discounts – Keeping the miles down on your Volvo could earn lower insurancerates due to less chance of an accident.
  • Student Discount for Driver Training – Reduce the cost of insurance for teen drivers by having them sucessfully take a drivers education course in high school.
  • Homeowners Savings – Owning a house may trigger a policy discount on insurance since owning and maintaining a home requires personal responsibility.
  • Early Renewal Discounts – Some insurance companies provide a discount for signing up early. Ten percent is about the average savings.
  • Good Student Discount – This discount could provide a savings of up to 20% or more. You can use this discount normally up until you turn 25.

A little note about advertised discounts, most discount credits are not given to your bottom line cost. Some only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. Just because it seems like adding up those discounts means a free policy, companies don’t profit that way. But all discounts should help lower your policy cost.

Companies and some of their more popular discounts are outlined below.

  • Farm Bureau may offer discounts for driver training, good student, 55 and retired, multi-vehicle, youthful driver, multi-policy, and safe driver.
  • State Farm includes discounts for driver’s education, passive restraint, Steer Clear safe driver discount, good driver, good student, student away at school, and Drive Safe & Save.
  • Progressive policyholders can earn discounts including homeowner, continuous coverage, multi-policy, online quote discount, online signing, and multi-vehicle.
  • Allstate may include discounts for premier discount, premier plus, utility vehicle, new car, and multi-policy.
  • Nationwide has discounts for accident-free, business or organization, Farm Bureau membership, easy pay, and anti-theft.
  • MetLife has savings for multi-policy, good student, good driver, defensive driver, claim-free, accident-free

When quoting, ask each insurance company how many discounts you can get. All car insurance discounts may not be available in your area. To choose insurers with the best insurance discounts, click here.

How to get free auto insurance quotes online

There are multiple methods to shop for auto insurance, but there is one way that is less time-consuming than others. You could waste a few hours discussing policy coverages with insurance agencies in your area, or you could save time and use online quotes to get rate comparisons in just a few minutes.

Many insurance companies participate in an industry program where insurance shoppers submit one quote, and every company can provide price quotes based on the submitted data. This eliminates the need for form submissions to every company.

To participate in this free quote system, click here to start a free quote.

The one downside to getting quotes like this is that consumers can’t choose which carriers you want to price. So if you want to choose specific providers to request quotes from, we put together a list of auto insurance companies in your area. Click here to view list.

How you compare quotes is your choice, just double check that you are using the exact same quote data for every quote you compare. If you compare higher or lower deductibles it will be next to impossible to determine the best price for your Volvo S40.

You are unique and your insurance coverage should be too

When it comes to buying adequate coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is not a one size fits all plan. Everyone’s situation is unique.

For example, these questions might help in determining if your situation will benefit from professional help.

  • Will my insurance pay for OEM parts?
  • Does my car insurance cover rental cars?
  • How can I find cheaper teen driver insurance?
  • Can my teen driver be rated on a liability-only vehicle?
  • Are rental cars covered under my policy?
  • When should my teen driver be added to my policy?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions but you know they apply to you, you might consider talking to an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, take a second and complete this form. It only takes a few minutes and can help protect your family.

Auto insurance coverage breakdown

Learning about specific coverages of auto insurance can help you determine the best coverages and proper limits and deductibles. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Comprehensive (Other than Collision) – Comprehensive insurance covers damage from a wide range of events other than collision. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like rock chips in glass, a tree branch falling on your vehicle, hitting a bird, damage from getting keyed and hitting a deer. The highest amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Liability coverage – Liability insurance can cover injuries or damage you cause to people or other property 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 per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You commonly see values of 50/100/50 that means you have $50,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Occasionally you may see one number which is a combined single limit which limits claims to one amount rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage protects against things such as repair costs for stationary objects, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, attorney fees and repair bills for other people’s vehicles. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a decision to put some thought into, but consider buying as large an amount as possible.

Collision coverage – Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your S40 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 such as sideswiping another vehicle, colliding with a tree, driving through your garage door, colliding with another moving vehicle and damaging your car on a curb. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. You can also bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers – This coverage gives you protection from other motorists when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered claims include injuries to you and your family as well as damage to your Volvo S40.

Due to the fact that many 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. Frequently these coverages are set the same as your liablity limits.

Medical expense insurance – Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage pay for short-term medical expenses like dental work, surgery and prosthetic devices. They are often used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance plan or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants and also covers any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP is not an option in every state and may carry a deductible

Smart shoppers get results

As you shop your coverage around, never skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. There have been many situations where an insured dropped collision coverage and discovered at claim time they didn’t have enough coverage. Your strategy should be to buy enough coverage for the lowest price.

Drivers change insurance companies for a variety of reasons including delays in paying claims, policy non-renewal, being labeled a high risk driver and poor customer service. No matter why you want to switch, finding the right insurance coverage provider can be less work than you think.

Throughout this article, we presented some good ideas how you can save on 2003 Volvo S40 insurance. It’s most important to understand that the more rate comparisons you have, the better your comparison will be. Drivers may discover the lowest priced insurance coverage comes from a smaller regional carrier.

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Comments About 2003 Volvo S40 Insurance

  1. Danuta Wagner

    From a town just southwest of Warren, Michigan. I don’t recall every quote but I ended up saving about $20 each month. Left Safeco to switch. Ask about discounts. It’s easy to compare rates online now. I only have liability coverage on it.

  2. Rashida Mills

    Just a quick comment on my experience. From south side of Greensboro, NC. Got quotes from Allstate, Amica, Farmers, and GMAC for my 2003 Volvo S40 and I think I am saving around $20 each month. Have a couple speeding tickets too. I used their website to get prices.

  3. Mariann Crawford

    IT’S ALL TOO EXPENSIVE! From northwest of Providence, RI. I got free prices from AAA, Sentry, and USAA for my Volvo and I think I saved around $20 each month. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or not. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  4. Ernie Miranda

    Corporate greed I’m telling you. Quoted with USAA for my 2003 Volvo S40 and cut my rates about $70 a year. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.

  5. Toby Holder

    From Springfield, MA. Got free quotes online for a 2003 Volvo S40. Ended up at about $100 savings annually. Went with GEICO. I have a teen driver too. Still almost need a second mortgage.

  6. Jina Nolan

    Found cheapest coverage with Erie for my 2003 Volvo S40 and am saving around $90 a year. Moved home policy as well. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.

  7. Brock Cochran

    Will Progressive do a SR22 in Fayetteville, AR?

  8. David Salas

    Lots of good stuff here. I’m just north of Chicago, IL. Quoted quotes with Progressive, Liberty Mutual, and Esurance for my Volvo and I’m now saving $20 a month. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.

  9. Tesha Bolton

    I found affordable 2003 Volvo S40 insurance from 21st Century in Lincoln, Nebraska.

  10. Clarence Baird

    This is too expensive. I live just to the south of Henderson, NV. Got rates from State Farm, Auto-Owners, and some I forget for my 2003 Volvo S40 and am saving around $120 a year. I think they have home insurance too. My S40 doesn’t have full coverage.

  11. Mauro Stewart

    I’m in Knoxville, TN. I compared lots of rates. Saved right around $20 a month. GEICO was the cheapest option for me.

  12. Hertha Manning

    Proud to be from Omaha, NE. Compared quite a few companies. Saved darn near $30 a month. State Farm was the cheapest option for me.

  13. Zelda Stein

    Well-written and thought out article. I’m in the suburbs of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Got rates from GMAC, American Family, Safeco, and a couple others for my S40 and I’m now saving $20 a month. Just go online and compare their rates. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.

  14. Nannie Nixon

    Will 21st Century raise rates if I file a claim?

  15. Candi Mathews

    Great info, thanks for posting. Lifelong resident of San Antonio, TX. Checked online prices for a 2003 Volvo S40. Ended up at about $60 savings annually. Went with Allstate. It’s too old for full coverage.