Want better car insurance rates for your BMW 3 Series? Shopping for discount car insurance can appear to be challenging for consumers that are relatively new to buying their car insurance on the web. With a ridiculous number of insurers available, how are we expected to effectively compare each option to find better prices?
Buying car insurance is not cheap, but there’s a good chance there are discounts to help offset the cost. Some of these disounts will be visible at the time of purchase, but some discounts are required to be requested specifically prior to getting the savings.
As a footnote on discounts, most discounts do not apply to all coverage premiums. Most cut the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. Even though it appears all those discounts means the company will pay you, companies wouldn’t make money that way.
A list of car insurance companies and a partial list of their discounts include:
If you need lower rates, check with each insurance company which credits you are entitled to. Some credits may not apply to policies in your area. For a list of insurers that provide some of the discounts listed above, click this link.
Many things are considered when you get your auto insurance bill. Some of the criteria are obvious like your driving record, although others are not quite as obvious such as your marital status or your commute time.
Listed below are a few of the things that factor into your rate level.
When it comes to choosing coverage for your vehicles, there isn’t really a perfect coverage plan. Everyone’s needs are different.
These are some specific questions could help you determine whether or not you could use an agent’s help.
If it’s difficult to answer those questions then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, complete this form.
Understanding the coverages of your car 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 nobody wants to actually read their policy.
This coverage gives you protection when the “other guys” either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered losses include injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your 2005 BMW 3 Series.
Since a lot of drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked.
This coverage will cover injuries or damage you cause to people or other property that is your fault. This insurance protects YOU against claims from other people. Liability doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.
Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show policy limits of 50/100/50 which means $50,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a total of $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $50,000 of coverage for damaged propery.
Liability coverage pays for claims such as pain and suffering, medical services and structural damage. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but consider buying as much as you can afford.
This coverage will pay to fix damage from a wide range of events other than collision. A deductible will apply and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.
Comprehensive coverage pays for things like a broken windshield, falling objects and fire damage. The most a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider dropping full coverage.
Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for expenses for chiropractic care, EMT expenses, rehabilitation expenses, nursing services and ambulance fees. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and will also cover being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay
Collision coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from colliding with an object or car. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.
Collision can pay for things like damaging your car on a curb, crashing into a ditch, hitting a mailbox, sustaining damage from a pot hole and colliding with another moving vehicle. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. You can also bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.
Discount 2005 BMW 3 Series insurance is attainable online in addition to many insurance agents, and you need to comparison shop both to have the best chance of lowering rates. A few companies don’t offer price quotes online and most of the time these smaller providers only sell coverage through independent insurance agents.
When you buy insurance coverage online, you should never sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. There are too many instances where consumers will sacrifice liability coverage limits and discovered at claim time that the small savings ended up costing them much more. Your focus should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage at the best possible price while still protecting your assets.
People who switch companies do it for any number of reasons including policy cancellation, poor customer service, delays in paying claims or extreme rates for teen drivers. Regardless of your reason for switching companies, choosing a new insurance company is not as hard as you think.
Went with Safeco for my 2005 BMW 3 Series and saved about $110 a year. Insured with The General before.
IT’S ALL TOO EXPENSIVE! Proud to be from Tulsa, OK. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $40 each month. Left Hartford to switch. Might find lower rates online.
I live in Oklahoma City, OK. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $30 each month. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or not.
I’m just west of Tucson, AZ. I got free quotes with GEICO, American Family, and some I forget for my 2005 BMW 3 Series and cut my rates about $240 a year. Insured with Safeco before. Have an at-fault accident tho. They were helpful in switching over.
If you have a good history and are close to Norfolk, Virginia, check out Allstate. You might get cheaper rates. Was with Nationwide. They have a lot of discounts available.
Great site. I live in Bismarck, ND. Got free quotes online for a 2005 BMW 3 Series. Ended up at about $110 savings annually. Went with Allstate. Insured with Encompass before. Moved home policy as well. They offer free online rate quotes.
If you’re a decent driver and live around Sioux Falls, South Dakota, check out GEICO. They seem to be cheaper. I get multi-vehicle and multi-policy discounts.
Great info, thanks for posting. I’m from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Went online for free insurance quotes for a 2005 BMW 3 Series. Ended up at about $500 savings annually. Went with State Farm. A clean driving record helps. Just waiting to see how claims go.
I’ve bought from Progressive forever. Cheapest rates in Miami, FL.
Will State Farm raise rates for a windshield claim?
Checking in from Huntington, West Virginia. I quoted with Travelers, Amica, Hanover, and Nationwide for my 3 Series and saved around $550 a year. I have kids on my policy, too.