How Much Does 2006 BMW X5 Insurance Cost?

Are you at wits end from sacrificing to insure your BMW every month? You are in the same boat as the majority of other consumers. Many insurers vie for your business, so it can be very hard to choose a insurance company and uncover the absolute lowest rate

If you have insurance now or need a new policy, you can learn to shop for the lowest rates and still get good coverage. Finding the best rates is not that difficult. Vehicle owners only need to know how to shop their coverage around online.

Discounts can really help lower rates

Car insurance companies do not list all their discounts very clearly, so we researched a few of the more well known as well as the least known insurance savings.

  • Military Discounts – Having a family member in the military could mean lower premium rates.
  • Senior Citizens – If you’re over the age of 55, you may be able to get a small decrease in premiums for X5 insurance.
  • Payment Discounts – By paying your entire bill at once rather than paying in monthly installments you could save up to 5%.
  • College Student – Kids who live away from home at college and do not take a car to college could get you a discount.
  • Discounts for Good Drivers – Drivers who don’t get into accidents can get discounts for up to 45% lower rates for X5 insurance than drivers with accidents.

As is typical with insurance, 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 collision or personal injury protection. So even though they make it sound like you can get free auto insurance, that’s just not realistic.

Companies that possibly offer many of the previously listed discounts include:

When quoting, ask every company which discounts they offer. Some discounts listed above may not apply to policies in your area. To see insurers with the best discounts, click here.

How to lower your car insurance cost

Cutting your car insurance rates is an easy way to save money. The only thing you need to do is take a few minutes comparing rate quotes online with multiple companies. This is very easy and can be done in several different ways.

  1. Without a doubt, the easiest way consumers can analyze rates would be an industry-wide quote request form like this one (opens in new window). This method keeps you from doing multiple quote forms for every car insurance company. One form submission gets insurance cost estimates from many national carriers.
  2. A slightly less efficient method to shop for car insurance online is to manually visit the website of each company and repeat the quote process. For example, we’ll pretend you want to view quotes from Auto-Owners, Safeco and Progressive. To do that, you would have to go to each individual site and punch in your information repeatedly, which explains why we recommend starting with the first method. For a list of links to insurance companies in your area, click here.
  3. The last method of getting rate comparisons is making phone calls or going to local insurance agencies. Quoting online reduces the need to sit down with an agent unless you have a complicated situation and need the extra assistance of a licensed agent. It is possible with some companies compare the best prices online but have your policy serviced through an agent.

It’s up to you how you get prices quotes, just do your best to enter nearly identical coverage limits on every quote you get. If you enter different deductibles you will not be able to make a fair rate comparison.

BMW X5 insurance premiums can be reduced

Many factors are used when quoting car insurance. A few of the factors are predictable such as your driving record, although others are not quite as obvious like your vehicle usage or your commute time.Part of the auto insurance buying process is learning some of the things that are used to determine the rates you pay for auto insurance. If you know what determines base rates, this allows you to make educated decisions that may result in lower rates.

  • Gender and auto insurance – Over the last 30 years, statistics show that females take fewer risks when driving. However, don’t assume that men are WORSE drivers than women. Both sexes cause fender benders at about the same rate, but guys get into accidents with more damage. In addition to higher claims, males also have more aggressive citations like reckless driving and DUI.
  • Amount of liability – Your auto insurance policy’s liability coverage kicks in if ever you are responsible for physical damage or personal injury to other. Liability provides for a legal defense which can cost thousands of dollars. It is affordable coverage compared to insuring for physical damage coverage, so drivers should carry high limits.
  • Insurance rates for married couples – Walking down the aisle may earn you lower rates when shopping for auto insurance. Marriage is viewed as being more mature and responsible and it’s proven that married couples file fewer claims.
  • Careless drivers pay higher premiums – Your driving citation history has a huge affect on how much you pay. Attentive drivers receive lower rates than their less careful counterparts. Having a single ticket could increase your next policy renewal by twenty percent. Drivers who have gotten flagrant tickets such as reckless driving, hit and run or driving under the influence may be required to complete a SR-22 with their state DMV in order to continue driving.
  • Insure car and home with the same company – Lots of companies allow lower prices to insureds who carry more than one policy. It’s known as a multi-policy discount. The discount can add up to ten percent or more. Even if you’re getting this discount you may still want to compare other company rates to confirm you are receiving the best rates possible.There is a chance you can save even more than the discount by buying auto insurance from a different company.

Will just any policy work for me?

When buying adequate coverage, there really is no one size fits all plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so your insurance should reflect that For instance, these questions could help you determine if your situation could use an agent’s help.

  • Should I get collision insurance on every vehicle?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
  • Do I need replacement cost coverage?
  • What is PIP insurance?
  • Does my policy cover my teen driver if they drive my company car?
  • Why am I required to buy high-risk coverage?
  • Am I covered when driving on a suspended license?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but one or more may apply to you, you may need to chat with a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, simply complete this short form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It’s fast, free and can provide invaluable advice.

Car insurance coverage information

Learning about specific coverages of your policy helps when choosing which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring. These are typical coverage types found on the average insurance policy.

Auto liability insurance

Liability insurance will cover damages or injuries you inflict on other people or property in an accident. It protects YOU against other people’s claims. It does not cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

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. Your policy might show liability limits of 100/300/100 that means you have $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and property damage coverage for $100,000. Occasionally you may see one limit called combined single limit (CSL) that pays claims from the same limit with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability can pay for things such as court costs, medical expenses and structural damage. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a decision to put some thought into, but buy as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive insurance

Comprehensive insurance covers 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 insurance covers things like hitting a deer, a broken windshield and theft. The most your insurance company will pay is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Collision protection

This will pay to fix damage to your X5 from colliding with a stationary object or other vehicle. A deductible applies and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision insurance covers claims such as backing into a parked car, crashing into a ditch, colliding with another moving vehicle and scraping a guard rail. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. It’s also possible to choose a higher deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance kick in for short-term medical expenses for things like surgery, X-ray expenses, chiropractic care, funeral costs and ambulance fees. They are often utilized in addition to your health insurance program or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to 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

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

This coverage gives you protection from other motorists when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered losses include injuries to you and your family as well as damage to your BMW X5.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. So UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked. Most of the time these coverages are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.

Be a penny pincher

In this article, we presented a lot of techniques to shop for 2006 BMW X5 insurance online. The most important thing to understand is the more you quote car insurance, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. Consumers could even find that the best price on car insurance 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 State Farm and Allstate.

Budget-conscious 2006 BMW X5 insurance can be sourced both online and also from your neighborhood agents, so you should be comparing quotes from both in order to have the best price selection to choose from. Some companies may not provide online quoting and many times these smaller providers work with independent agencies.

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Comments About 2006 BMW X5 Insurance

  1. Donita Rocha

    If you have a good history and live in the vicinity of Warren, Michigan, check out GEICO. You might save some money. My new agent seems to be really good. Get lots of quotes to find the best rate.

  2. Tai Dillard

    Does 21st Century have low rates for teen drivers?

  3. Bettye England

    If you’re a decent driver and live near Raleigh, NC, check out State Farm. I saved quite a bit. :)

  4. Rosy Stanton

    Are custom wheels covered by insurance?

  5. Vertie Cabrera

    Proud to be from Indianapolis, Indiana. Got free quotes online for a 2006 BMW X5. Ended up at about $280 savings annually. Went with 21st Century. Left Farmers to switch.

  6. Refugia Miles

    Just a quick comment on my experience. I live in Concord, New Hampshire. Got car insurance quotes from The General, AAA, Safeco, and a couple others for my BMW and I think I am saving around $60 each month. Have an at-fault accident tho.

  7. Dot Brown

    Lifelong resident of Detroit, MI. Quoted with GEICO, Auto-Owners, Erie, and Hanover for my X5 and saved just over $500 a year. Insured with AAA before. Ask about discounts.

  8. Lynna Nixon

    I got decent rates for a 2006 BMW X5 in Charleston, WV. Ended up at right around $240 every six months with Auto-Owners.

  9. Vonnie Potter

    I live in a small town just outside of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $20 each month. Insured with State Farm before. Hopefully won’t need it.

  10. Athena Newman

    If you’re a decent driver and live in the vicinity of Jersey City, NJ, check out Allstate. I saved quite a bit. Ask about discounts.

  11. Tierra Everett

    I got decent rates for a 2006 BMW X5 in Rochester, NY. Ended up at about $460 every six months with AIG Insurance. Left American Family to switch. I increased coverages a little too. Just waiting to see how claims go.

  12. Nicolas Guy

    I can’t pay high rates. Located in Lewiston, ME. I don’t recall every quote but I ended up saving about $50 each month.

  13. Hester Santiago

    Liked the article. I live west of Las Vegas, NV. I quoted with Allstate, Encompass, and GMAC for my BMW and I think I cut my rates about $50 each month. BTW speeding tickets are not good.

  14. Shayla Franks

    Checking in from Chicago, IL. I got free quotes from The General, AIG Insurance, Nationwide, and a couple others for my 2006 BMW X5 and am saving around $320 a year. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or through an agent.

  15. Mathilda Munoz

    How are claims handled by 21st Century around Aurora, IL?