2004 Volvo XC90 Insurance Quotes

Trying to come up with a payment for overpriced auto insurance can dwindle your savings account and force you to make tough financial choices. Performing a price comparison is an excellent way to cut your insurance bill.

With so many options, it can be hard to choose a more affordable auto insurance company.

Low cost insurance coverage price quotes online

There are multiple methods you can shop for insurance coverage but one way is easier and takes less work. You can waste a few hours (or days) talking to agents in your area, or you could save time and use online quoting for quick rates.

Most of the larger companies belong to an insurance system where prospective buyers send in one quote, and every company then returns a price quote based on that data. This prevents consumers from doing form submissions for each company you want a rate for.

To fill out one form to compare multiple rates now click here (opens in new window).

One minor caviat to pricing coverage this way is that you can’t choose the insurers you will receive quotes from. If you would rather choose specific insurance companies to request quotes from, we put together a list of the cheapest insurance coverage companies in your area. Click to view list.

Whichever way you choose to compare rates, make darn sure you compare the same coverage limits for each comparison quote. If your comparisons have different deductibles you can’t possibly determine the lowest rate for your Volvo XC90. Just slight variations in limits can result in a big premium difference. And when comparison shopping, having more price comparisons will increase your chances of finding the best offered rates.

Save money by getting discounts

The price of auto insurance can be rather high, but you may be missing some discounts that could help you make your next renewal payment. Larger premium reductions will be automatically applied when you get a quote, but occassionally some discounts must be requested specifically before being credited.

  • Save with a New Car – Buying a new car instead of a used car can cost up to 25% less because newer vehicles keep occupants safer.
  • Passive Restraints and Air Bags – Factory air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems may earn rate discounts of up to 25% or more.
  • Seat Belt Usage – Forcing all vehicle occupants to use a seat belt could cut 10% or more off the medical payments premium.
  • Multi-line Discount – Insurance carriers who offer life insurance give lower car insurancerates if you buy a life policy as well.
  • Payment Method – If you pay your bill all at once instead of monthly or quarterly installments you may reduce your total bill.
  • Military Deployment Discount – Being on active deployment in the military may lower your prices slightly.
  • Telematics Data – People who choose to allow their car insurance company to look at their driving habits remotely such as Progressive’s Snapshot and State Farm’s In-Drive may get a rate reduction as long as the data is positive.
  • Good Student – Maintaining excellent grades can earn a discount of 20% or more. The good student discount can last well after school through age 25.
  • 55 and Retired – Mature drivers can get a slight reduction on a insurance quote on XC90 coverage.

One last thing about discounts, most of the big mark downs will not be given to all coverage premiums. Some only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. So when it seems like adding up those discounts means a free policy, you’re out of luck.

Larger car insurance companies and some of the premium reductions they offer are outlined below.

  • Progressive policyholders can earn discounts including good student, multi-policy, homeowner, continuous coverage, and online quote discount.
  • MetLife offers premium reductions for multi-policy, good driver, accident-free, good student, and claim-free.
  • Mercury Insurance may offer discounts for accident-free, anti-theft, low natural disaster claims, professional/association, and type of vehicle.
  • Nationwide includes discounts for family plan, accident-free, multi-policy, good student, easy pay, defensive driving, and business or organization.
  • Geico may have discounts that include good student, defensive driver, anti-theft, driver training, multi-policy, five-year accident-free, and daytime running lights.
  • AAA discounts include good student, AAA membership discount, education and occupation, good driver, and multi-car.

When comparing rates, check with each insurance company what discounts are available to you. Discounts might not apply in your area. If you would like to choose from a list of insurers who offer cheap car insurance quotes, click this link.

Buy Volvo XC90 insurance at a discount

An important part of buying insurance is that you know the rating factors that help determine your policy premiums. If you have some idea of what controls the rates you pay, this helps enable you to make changes that may result in big savings. Lots of things are taken into consideration when you get a price on insurance. A few of the factors are predictable such as traffic violations, but other criteria are more obscure such as your marital status or your commute time.

Shown below are some of the most common factors that factor into your prices.

  • Insurance costs and driver gender – Statistics demonstrate women tend to be less risk to insure than men. However, this does not mean males are worse at driving than females. Males and females are responsible for auto accidents in similar percentages, but guys have accidents that have higher claims. Men also statistically get higher numbers of serious violations such as reckless driving. Teenage male drivers cause the most accidents and therefore are the most expensive to insure.
  • Premiums drop with age – Older, more experienced drivers are more responsible, statistically cause fewer accidents .Teen drivers tend to be more careless when at the wheel of a vehicle so they pay higher insurance rates.
  • Raise your coverage deductibles for better premiums – The deductibles you choose are how much you are required to spend out-of-pocket if you file a covered claim. Physical damage insurance, also called comprehensive and collision insurance, protects your car from damage. A few examples of covered claims could be rearending another vehicle, fire damage, and damage from wind. The higher the amount you pay before a claim is paid (deductible), the less money you will pay for insurance on XC90 coverage.
  • Do you really need the add-on coverages? – There are quite a few extra coverages that may not really be needed on your insurance policy. Insurance for personal injury protection, death and dismemberment, and Farm Bureau memberships are some examples. These coverages may sound good when you first buy your policy, but if you have no use for them get rid of them and save.
  • Do you save by driving less? – The more miles you rack up on your Volvo annually the higher your rate. The majority of insurers calculate prices based upon how the vehicle is primarily used. Cars and trucks not used for work or commuting receive lower rates than those used for commuting. An improperly rated XC90 may be costing you higher rates. Double check that your insurance coverage correctly shows the correct driver usage.
  • Improve your credit score and save – Credit score is likely to be a major factor in determining what you pay. So if your credit rating could use some work, you could save money insuring your 2004 Volvo XC90 by improving your credit score. Drivers with excellent credit scores tend to be more responsible and file fewer claims than those with poor credit scores.

Your car insurance coverage should be tailored to you

When it comes to choosing coverage, there isn’t really a “perfect” insurance plan. Everyone’s situation is a little different and your policy should reflect that. Here are some questions about coverages that may help highlight whether or not you might need an agent’s assistance.

  • What if I owe more than I can insure my car for?
  • When can I cancel my policy?
  • Is my state a no-fault state?
  • Should I get collision insurance on every vehicle?
  • When can my company non-renew my policy?
  • Am I covered if I break a side mirror?
  • Am I covered if I crash into my own garage door?
  • Why does it cost so much to insure a teen driver?

If you can’t answer these questions but one or more may apply to you, you may need to chat with an insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or go to this page to view a list of companies.

Smaller companies may have the best rates

Insurance providers like Allstate, Geico and Progressive seem to constantly run ads on TV and radio. All the companies have a common claim that you can save if you move to them. How is it possible that every company can sell you cheaper insurance coverage? Just pay attention to how they say it.

All companies give the best rates for the type of driver that earns them a profit. For instance, a desirable insured could be between the ages of 40 and 55, has never had a policy lapse, and does not commute to work. Any driver who matches that profile will get low premium rates and therefore will cut their rates substantially.

Consumers who do not fit this stringent profile will be charged higher rates which leads to the customer buying from someone else. The trick is to say “customers that switch” not “all people who quote” save that much money. That’s why companies can truthfully make the claims of big savings.

Because of these techniques, drivers should compare price quotes frequently. It’s impossible to know which company will have the lowest rate quotes.

Auto insurance coverages 101

Knowing the specifics of your auto insurance policy can be of help when determining appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. Policy terminology can be ambiguous and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. Below you’ll find typical coverages available from auto insurance companies.

Liability auto insurance

This protects you from damage that occurs to a person or their property. It protects YOU from legal claims by others, and doesn’t cover your own vehicle damage or injuries.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You commonly see limits of 100/300/100 that translate to a limit of $100,000 per injured person, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and property damage coverage for $100,000. Alternatively, you may have one number which is a combined single limit which provides one coverage limit without having the split limit caps.

Liability coverage pays for claims like legal defense fees, attorney fees and repair bills for other people’s vehicles. How much coverage you buy is your choice, but buy as large an amount as possible.

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

This coverage gives you protection from other motorists when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your Volvo XC90.

Since a lot of drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is important protection for you and your family. Most of the time the UM/UIM limits are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.

Coverage for medical expenses

Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for bills like prosthetic devices, nursing services and chiropractic care. They are often utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants and also covers being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Collision insurance

This covers damage to your XC90 resulting from a collision with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision can pay for claims like sideswiping another vehicle, backing into a parked car and colliding with another moving vehicle. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. Another option is to increase the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Comprehensive auto insurance

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things like fire damage, damage from flooding, theft and hail damage. The highest amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Shop smart and save

We covered many ideas to shop for 2004 Volvo XC90 insurance online. The key thing to remember is the more price quotes you have, the better likelihood of getting affordable insurance. Drivers may discover the best price on insurance coverage is with an unexpected company. Regional companies may often insure only within specific states and give getter rates as compared to the big name companies such as Allstate or State Farm.

When buying insurance coverage, it’s not a good idea to buy less coverage just to save a little money. In many cases, someone dropped full coverage only to discover later they didn’t purchase enough coverage. Your focus should be to buy enough coverage for the lowest price while still protecting your assets.

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Comments About 2004 Volvo XC90 Insurance

  1. Deidre Marquez

    Affordable car insurance is a myth. From northwest of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Quoted quotes from Progressive, GMAC, and Eastwood for my XC90 and I’m now saving $25 a month.

  2. Roselyn Reed

    Hope my car insurance gets cheaper. I live west of Baltimore, MD. Compared quite a few companies. Saved about $20 a month. Progressive was the cheapest for me. Switched homeowners coverage too.

  3. Lurline England

    I’m in the suburbs of Lexington, KY. Got rates from Progressive, Amica, Eastwood, and GMAC for my Volvo and am saving around $90 a year.

  4. Tanna Hicks

    In Allentown, PA, State Farm auto insurance rates for my 2004 Volvo XC90 were good. Insured with USAA before. Switched homeowners coverage too.

  5. Stacy Randall

    Liked the article. I live south of Memphis, Tennessee. Got car insurance quotes with AIG Insurance, Erie, and MetLife for my 2004 Volvo XC90 and I’m now saving $23 a month. Was with Hanover. They offer free online rate quotes. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  6. Mildred Mclaughlin

    Great site. From northwest of Rochester, MN. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $30 each month. I don’t put full coverage on it.

  7. Granville Dillon

    Cheapest quote for my 2004 Volvo XC90 was with Eastwood. I get a discount for insuring multiple vehicles.

  8. Chasidy Tate

    Located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Got rates from AAA, Nationwide, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my Volvo and I think I cut my rates about $20 each month. Just waiting to see how claims go. Liability only on my XC90.

  9. Valencia Barr

    I think Allstate has low rates in South Carolina. For me anyway.

  10. Darlene Cooke

    Located in Saint Louis, MO. Received rates from Allstate, American Family, and Encompass for my 2004 Volvo XC90 and saved $104 a year. Left American Family to switch. I got prices on the web.

  11. Toshia Gregory

    Any companies in Providence, Rhode Island that will insure a DUI?

  12. Courtney Schultz

    Lots of useful info here. Proud to be from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Quoted quotes from State Farm, Auto-Owners, and Farmers for my 2004 Volvo XC90 and saved around $80 a year. Liability only on my XC90.

  13. Pattie Houston

    Allstate is decent in Cranston, Rhode Island.

  14. Jammie Massey

    It all costs too much. I live just to the north of San Antonio, TX. Got car insurance prices from American Family, Safeco, and a few others for my XC90 and I think I cut my rates about $30 each month. Was with Sentry. BTW speeding tickets are not good. I used their online quote form to compare rates. I think I’ll get rid of full coverage next time.