Cheap 2004 Volvo XC70 Insurance Rates

No sane person loves paying for insurance coverage, especially when they are aware that the cost is way too high. You have multiple insurance companies to pick from, and even though it’s nice to be able to choose, more choices can make it harder to find a good deal.

Free car insurance rate quotes

Effectively comparing car insurance prices can be a daunting task if you aren’t aware of the fastest way to get free quotes. You can waste hours driving to insurance agencies in your area, or you can stay home and use the web to get the quickest rates.

Many popular insurance companies take part in a program where prospective buyers enter their policy data once, and every company returns a rated price determined by their information. This prevents consumers from doing repetitive form submissions for every car insurance company. To use this form to compare rates click here (opens in new window).

The only downside to using this type of system is you can’t choose which carriers you want to price. If you prefer to choose individual companies to request quotes from, we have assembled a list of the cheapest car insurance companies in your area. Click here for list of insurance companies.

You can choose any of those ways to find more affodable coverage, but ensure you’re using equivalent coverage limits and deductibles on every price quote you get. If you have mixed coverages then you won’t be able to determine which company has the best rates.

Insurance discounts are available to reduce your rates

Buying insurance is not cheap, but there could be available discounts to reduce the price significantly. Many discounts should be triggered at the time you complete a quote, but a few must be asked about prior to getting the savings. If you check and find you aren’t receiving every discount possible, you could be getting lower rates.

  • Defensive Driving Course – Completing a class that teaches safe driver techniques can save you 5% or more depending on where you live.
  • Early Switch Discount – Some insurance companies reward drivers for buying a policy before your current policy expires. You could save around 10% when you buy auto insurance online.
  • Discounts for Responsible Drivers – Drivers who avoid accidents may receive a discount up to 45% on XC70 insurance than drivers with accident claims.
  • Data Collection Discounts – Drivers that enable companies to track driving manner by using a telematics device such as Progressive’s Snapshot and State Farm’s In-Drive might see lower rates if their driving habits are good.
  • Use Seat Belts – Drivers who always wear seat belts and also require passengers to use their safety belts can save 10% or more on the medical payments or PIP coverage costs.
  • Discount for Passive Restraints – Vehicles equipped with air bags or motorized seat belts may qualify for discounts up to 30%.
  • Resident Student – Any of your kids who are enrolled in a college that is more than 100 miles from home and do not have access to a covered vehicle may be insured at a cheaper rate.

A little disclaimer on discounts, most discount credits are not given the the whole policy. Most only cut individual premiums such as medical payments or collision. So when it seems like having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, insurance companies aren’t that generous.

Companies and some of the premium reductions they offer are detailed below.

  • Progressive offers premium reductions for online signing, homeowner, multi-vehicle, online quote discount, multi-policy, and continuous coverage.
  • Farmers Insurance may have discounts that include teen driver, youthful driver, business and professional, mature driver, homeowner, and distant student.
  • Farm Bureau includes discounts for 55 and retired, multi-vehicle, driver training, youthful driver, safe driver, and good student.
  • State Farm discounts include anti-theft, student away at school, Steer Clear safe driver discount, accident-free, defensive driving training, multiple autos, and driver’s education.
  • Geico offers discounts for good student, multi-policy, federal employee, driver training, seat belt use, and military active duty.
  • SAFECO has savings for multi-car, teen safety rewards, anti-lock brakes, safe driver, and anti-theft.
  • Liberty Mutual policyholders can earn discounts including new vehicle discount, preferred payment discount, multi-policy, hybrid vehicle, newly married, and new move discount.

When quoting, ask all companies you are considering the best way to save money. Depending on the company, some discounts might not be offered in your area. If you would like to view providers with the best discounts, click here.

Everyone needs different car insurance coverages

When it comes to choosing coverage for your personal vehicles, there isn’t really a best way to insure your cars. Every situation is different so your insurance needs to address that. For example, these questions might point out whether or not you could use an agent’s help.

  • Does liability extend to a camper or trailer?
  • Should I get collision insurance on every vehicle?
  • Does coverage extend to my business vehicle?
  • Am I covered if I wreck a rental car?
  • Should I buy full coverage?
  • What is covered by UM/UIM coverage?
  • Are all vehicle passengers covered by medical payments coverage?
  • Where can I find high-risk insurance?
  • Should I file a claim if it’s only slightly more than my deductible?

If you can’t answer these questions but you know they apply to you, you may need to chat with a licensed agent. To find an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form or you can also visit this page to select a carrier It only takes a few minutes and can provide invaluable advice.

Parts of your car insurance policy

Knowing the specifics of car insurance can be of help when determining appropriate coverage and proper limits and deductibles. The coverage terms in a policy can be impossible to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring. Listed below are the normal coverages found on most car insurance policies.

Auto liability

Liability insurance provides protection from damage or injury you incur to other people or property in an accident. It protects YOU against claims from other people, and does not provide coverage for your own vehicle damage or injuries.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: 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 that means you have $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a per accident bodily injury limit of $300,000, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Occasionally you may see one limit called combined single limit (CSL) that pays claims from the same limit and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability insurance covers things like court costs, medical expenses, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, funeral expenses and repair costs for stationary objects. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but you should buy as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive coverage

Comprehensive insurance pays for damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You need to pay your deductible first and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims like rock chips in glass, fire damage, hitting a bird and theft. The maximum amount you’ll receive from a claim is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Collision protection

Collision coverage covers damage to your XC70 from colliding with an object or car. You first must pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against things like damaging your car on a curb, sustaining damage from a pot hole and crashing into a ditch. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from older vehicles. It’s also possible to choose a higher deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage

This coverage provides protection from other motorists when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is very important. Most of the time the UM/UIM limits are set the same as your liablity limits.

Medical payments coverage and PIP

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for short-term medical expenses for prosthetic devices, X-ray expenses, doctor visits, funeral costs and pain medications. They can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and will also cover getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

A little work can save a LOT of money

Cost effective 2004 Volvo XC70 insurance is definitely available both online and from local agencies, so you need to quote auto insurance with both to have the best chance of lowering rates. Some auto insurance companies may not have online quoting and usually these smaller companies prefer to sell through local independent agencies.

When trying to cut insurance costs, it’s very important that you do not buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. Too many times, consumers will sacrifice full coverage and discovered at claim time they didn’t have enough coverage. The goal is to buy a smart amount of coverage for the lowest price, not the least amount of coverage.

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Comments About 2004 Volvo XC70 Insurance

  1. Titus Tate

    Here’s my quote info. I live just to the south of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Received prices from Auto-Owners, Mercury, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my Volvo and I think I am saving around $20 each month. Got better coverage too. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all. I think I’ll get rid of full coverage next time.

  2. Jesse Byers

    I live just outside Concord, NH. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved about $20 a month. Progressive was the cheapest for me. Was with Auto-Owners. I get multi-vehicle and multi-policy discounts.

  3. Daren Ellison

    Thanks for putting this site together. From a town just southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina. Quoted quotes with MetLife, Erie, Allstate, and AIG Insurance for my Volvo and I’m now saving $11 a month. Insured with Progressive before. Thankfully I’m not a high risk driver. I used their online quote form to compare rates. When should I drop full coverage?

  4. Akiko Arnold

    This is too expensive. I live just to the south of Gulfport, MS. Quoted prices online for a 2004 Volvo XC70. Ended up at about $100 savings annually. Went with Allstate. Left Allstate to switch. I’m a pretty good driver though.

  5. Lurline Gilbert

    Like your site, BTW. I’m just east of Bangor, ME. Checked online prices for a 2004 Volvo XC70. Ended up at about $110 savings annually. Went with GEICO. Was with Auto-Owners. I’m a pretty good driver though.

  6. Cathleen Young

    I live just outside Philadelphia, PA. Got prices from AAA, MetLife, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my Volvo and I’m now saving $13 a month. They have a lot of discounts available. They were helpful in switching over. I dropped full coverage awhile back.

  7. Colene Cochran

    Anyone know of any company in Biloxi, Mississippi that will insure high risk drivers?

  8. Vanita Blake

    What does medical payments cover?

  9. Angelina Velazquez

    Mine is so expensive. I’m in the suburbs of Hartford, CT. I quoted with 21st Century, Amica, and some I forget for my Volvo and I think I saved around $30 each month. Still almost need a second mortgage.

  10. Hye Allen

    I found pretty cheap rate quotes for a 2004 Volvo XC70 in Norman, OK. Ended up at darn near $80 every six months with American Family. Left Esurance to switch. Even increased my liability limits.

  11. Valene Alexander

    Compared rates with Progressive and Auto-Owners but still pricey.

  12. Soon Lester

    Any Allstate or Erie customers near Worcester, MA?

  13. Burt Levy

    Does Nevada require me to have car insurance?

  14. Bridget Osborne

    Checking in from Juneau, AK. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved about $20 a month. 21st Century was the best choice for me. I get a discount for insuring multiple vehicles. They offer free online rate quotes. I only have liability coverage on it.