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Trying to find better car insurance rates for your Audi A8? Getting the cheapest car insurance may at first seem to be rather challenging for vehicle owners that are relatively new to comparing rates and buying car insurance over the internet. With such a large number of online companies, how can vehicle owners have the ability to compare every possible option in order to find cheaper car insurance rates?

Take policy discounts and save

Companies don’t always publicize all possible discounts in a way that’s easy to find, so we break down both well-publicized and the harder-to-find auto insurance savings.

  • Braking Control Discount – Cars, trucks, and SUVs with anti-lock braking systems prevent accidents and will save you 10% or more.
  • Early Signing – Some larger companies reward drivers for renewing your policy prior to your current policy expiring. It’s a savings of about 10%.
  • Paper-free Discount – Certain insurance companies provide a small discount simply for signing on your computer.
  • Low Mileage Discounts – Keeping the miles down on your Audi could qualify for discounted prices on garaged vehicles.
  • Distant Student Discount – College-age children who are enrolled in a college that is more than 100 miles from home and won’t have access to an insured vehicle could qualify for this discount.
  • Student Discounts – This discount can be rewarded with saving of up to 25%. The discount lasts until age 25.
  • New Vehicle Savings – Buying insurance on a new vehicle is cheaper due to better safety requirements for newer vehicles.

A little disclaimer on discounts, most of the big mark downs will not be given to the overall cost of the policy. Most only apply to individual premiums such as physical damage coverage or medical payments. So even though you would think you could get a free auto insurance policy, you’re out of luck.

Insurance companies that may include these discounts are:

When quoting, ask each company or agent how many discounts you can get. Some of the discounts discussed earlier might not be offered on policies in your area. For a list of insurance companies that provide some of the discounts listed above, click here to view.

Which policy gives me the best coverage?

When it comes to buying proper insurance coverage, there really is no single plan that fits everyone. Everyone’s situation is a little different.

Here are some questions about coverages that may help highlight whether your personal situation could use an agent’s help.

  • When should my teen driver be added to my policy?
  • Do all my vehicles need collision coverage?
  • Do I need added coverage for expensive stereo equipment?
  • What can I do if my company denied a claim?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
  • Does insurance cover damages from a DUI accident?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, take a second and complete this form.

Don’t be fooled by advertising claims

Well-known auto insurance companies like Progressive, Geico, Allstate and State Farm continually stream ads on television and other media. They all have a common claim that people will save if you just switch to them. How do they all make almost identical claims? It’s all in the numbers.

Many companies quote their best rates for a prospective insured they prefer to insure. A good example of this type of insured could possibly be a mature driver, has no prior claims, and has a high credit rating. Anyone who matches that profile may get the lowest prices as well as save quite a bit of money when switching.

Insureds who do not meet the ideal profile must pay a higher premium which results in the driver buying from a lower-cost company. The ad wording is “customers who switch” not “all people who quote” save that much money. That’s the way companies can make those claims. Because of these techniques, drivers should compare rate quotes every year. It is just not possible to predict the company that will have the best prices for your profile.

Insurance coverage basics

Learning about specific coverages of your insurance policy can help you determine which coverages you need at the best deductibles and correct limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy.

Collision – Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your A8 caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You will need to pay your deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage protects against claims like sustaining damage from a pot hole, scraping a guard rail and colliding with a tree. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. You can also choose a higher deductible to bring the cost down.

Medical expense coverage – Med pay and PIP coverage kick in for expenses for things like doctor visits, funeral costs, rehabilitation expenses, X-ray expenses and chiropractic care. They are often used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if you do not have health coverage. Coverage applies to you and your occupants as well as being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal injury protection coverage is not an option in every state but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Comprehensive protection – Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims like vandalism, hitting a bird, falling objects and rock chips in glass. The maximum amount you’ll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage – This gives you protection when the “other guys” do not carry enough liability coverage. This coverage pays for medical payments for you and your occupants and also any damage incurred to your 2005 Audi A8.

Since many drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked.

Liability coverages – Liability coverage will cover injuries or damage you cause to people or other property by causing an accident. This insurance protects YOU against claims from other people. Liability doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. As an example, you may have liability limits of 100/300/100 which means a limit of $100,000 per injured person, 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 pays for things like legal defense fees, loss of income, pain and suffering, medical expenses and bail bonds. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but you should buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Pennies from heaven

Low-cost 2005 Audi A8 insurance can be purchased on the web and with local insurance agents, and you need to price shop both to get a complete price analysis. Some insurance providers may not have internet price quotes and most of the time these small insurance companies prefer to sell through independent agencies.

People switch companies for a number of reasons such as high rates after DUI convictions, denial of a claim, an unsatisfactory settlement offer and even questionable increases in premium. It doesn’t matter why you want to switch switching car insurance companies is less work than it seems.

We just covered a lot of techniques to shop for 2005 Audi A8 insurance online. It’s most important to understand that the more times you quote, the higher your chance of finding the cheapest insurance coverage. You may even find the best price on car insurance is with a company that doesn’t do a lot of advertising.

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Comments About 2005 Audi A8 Insurance

  1. Tracy Lewis

    In Houston, TX try Allstate or GEICO. Both had decent prices.

  2. Tiana Dixon

    If you have a good history and are close to Shreveport, LA, check out State Farm. You might save some money. Switched homeowners coverage too. Are quotes cheaper online?

  3. Janyce Keith

    I live in a small town just outside of North Charleston, SC. I quoted with Safeco, Encompass, Allstate, and Amica for my 2005 Audi A8 and I’m now saving $57 a month. I think they have home insurance too. It’s easy to compare rates online now.

  4. Jama Rivas

    From a town just southwest of Portland, ME. I quoted with 21st Century, Farmers, and Hartford for my 2005 Audi A8 and I think I saved around $40 each month. Insured with Amica before. Not sure about claim service.

  5. Cyndi Hartman

    For me, State Farm was by far the cheapest in Seattle, WA.

  6. Kala Martinez

    Here’s my quote info. Went with USAA for my Audi and saved around $230 a year. Was with Amica.

  7. Senaida Moore

    Checking in from Missoula, Montana. I quoted with Western Auto Insurance, AIG Insurance, Hartford, and Sentry for my Audi and saved just over $570 a year. Just go online and compare their rates.

  8. Zina Hanson

    Anyone like their agent?

  9. Long Wright

    I got quite a few price quotes for a 2005 Audi A8 in Bridgeport, CT. Ended up at roughly $350 every six months with AAA. My new agent seems to be really good. Can still barely afford it.

  10. Karl Salinas

    Like your site, BTW. From south side of Parkersburg, WV. Quoted with MetLife, Esurance, Allstate, and Amica for my A8 and saved just over $130 a year. BTW speeding tickets are not good.

  11. Anja Mejia

    Got a quote with Hanover for my 2005 Audi A8 and cut my rates about $330 a year. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all.

  12. Bruna Yates

    Enjoyed the article. I’m in the west part of Lewiston, Maine. I got free quotes from Western Auto Insurance, AIG Insurance, Hartford, and Safeco for my A8 and I think I saved around $30 each month. They offer free online rate quotes.