Looking for the cheapest insurance rates for your Acura TSX? Have you finally had enough of robbing Peter to pay Paul to insure your Acura every month? You are no different than many other drivers. You have so many car insurance companies to purchase coverage from, and though it is a good thing to have a choice, more options can take longer to find a good deal.
You need to check insurance prices before your next renewal because prices fluctuate regularly. Just because you had the best price on TSX coverage last year other companies may now be cheaper. There is a lot of bad advice regarding insurance out there, but in a few minutes you can learn some excellent ideas to lower your insurance rates.
Many things are part of the calculation when you quote your car insurance policy. Some factors are common sense such as your driving record, although others are less apparent such as whether you are married or how financially stable you are.
Companies offering auto insurance don’t necessarily list the complete list of policy discounts very clearly, so here is a list some of the best known as well as some of the hidden credits that you can use to lower your rates.
One thing to note about discounts is that most of the big mark downs will not be given to the entire policy premium. Most only apply to the cost of specific coverages such as liability, collision or medical payments. Despite the appearance that you can get free auto insurance, it doesn’t quite work that way. Any qualifying discounts will definitely reduce the premium cost.
Popular insurance companies and their offered discounts are outlined below.
It’s a good idea to ask every insurance company how many discounts you can get. Some of the discounts discussed earlier may not apply in your area.
When it comes to choosing coverage, there really is not a cookie cutter policy. Everyone’s situation is unique and your policy should reflect that. Here are some questions about coverages that may help highlight if your insurance needs might need professional guidance.
If you can’t answer these questions but one or more may apply to you then you might want to talk to a licensed agent. To find an agent in your area, complete this form or you can also visit this page to select a carrier It only takes a few minutes and can help protect your family.
Understanding the coverages of your auto insurance policy aids in choosing the best coverages for your vehicles. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. Below you’ll find typical coverage types found on the average auto insurance policy.
Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision) – Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first must pay your deductible then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive can pay for things such as rock chips in glass, hail damage, vandalism and hitting a deer. The maximum payout a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.
Liability auto insurance – Liability coverage provides protection from injuries or damage you cause to people or other property in an accident. It protects you from legal claims by others, and doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.
Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. Your policy might show values of 25/50/25 that translate to $25,000 bodily injury coverage, $50,000 for the entire accident, and property damage coverage for $25,000.
Liability coverage protects against claims like bail bonds, structural damage, legal defense fees, attorney fees and repair costs for stationary objects. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but consider buying as much as you can afford.
Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance – Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle from other motorists when they do not carry enough liability coverage. This coverage pays for hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your Acura TSX.
Since a lot of 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 is very important.
Collision coverage – This will pay to fix damage to your TSX from colliding with a stationary object or other vehicle. You first must pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.
Collision insurance covers things such as hitting a parking meter, sideswiping another vehicle, driving through your garage door and crashing into a building. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. Another option is to choose a higher deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.
Insurance for medical payments – Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for immediate expenses for doctor visits, nursing services, ambulance fees and EMT expenses. They are often used in conjunction with a health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to all vehicle occupants and will also cover if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal Injury Protection is not available in all states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
As you go through the steps to switch your coverage, make sure you don’t buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. In many cases, someone dropped physical damage coverage only to find out that they should have had better coverage. Your focus should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage at the best cost and still be able to protect your assets.
We just showed you quite a bit of information on how to get a better price on 2008 Acura TSX insurance. The most important thing to understand is the more companies you get rates for, the better your comparison will be. You may even find the lowest prices are with a company that doesn’t do a lot of advertising. Some small companies may cover specific market segments cheaper than the large multi-state companies such as State Farm and Allstate.
Cheap car insurance? What’s that? Located in Dallas, TX. Got quotes with State Farm, Auto-Owners, Encompass, and Hartford for my Acura and I think I am saving around $60 each month. Insured with State Farm before. Good multi-policy discounts.
In Kansas City, KS, AIG Insurance had the best rates for my 2008 Acura TSX. LOL
Does Minnesota require me to have car insurance?
Quoted with Safeco for my TSX and cut my rates about $300 a year. Are quotes cheaper online?
I’m in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. I got free quotes from Progressive, American Family, and some I forget for my 2008 Acura TSX and I think I cut my rates about $40 each month. Left Hartford to switch. I increased coverages a little too.
I’m looking for cheaper coverage. Checking in from Evansville, IN. Quoted prices from Nationwide, Erie, Progressive, and AAA for my TSX and I think I saved about $60 each month. Was with The General. Get lots of quotes to find the best rate.
Does State Farm use ACV or replacement cost?
What is UM/UIM coverage?
Will GEICO give discounts for good grades?
Cheap car insurance? What’s that? From New York City, NY. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $70 each month. They were helpful in switching over.
Great info, thanks for posting. I live south of Concord, NH. Compared rates from a lot of places. Saved right around $50 a month. State Farm was the best choice for me. Was with Amica.
I’m in the north part of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Quoted prices online for a 2008 Acura TSX. Ended up at about $350 savings annually. Went with Progressive. A clean driving record helps.