Lower Your 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Car Insurance Rates

Searching for lower insurance rates for your Dodge Ram Pickup 3500? Did budget coverage turn out to be high-priced insurance? Believe me when I say there are a lot of people just like you who feel imprisoned by their insurance policy.

Since drivers have many insurance companies to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to choose a lower cost insurance provider.

The quickest way to compare insurance rates in your area is to realize all the major auto insurance companies pay for the opportunity to provide you with a free rate quote. All consumers are required to do is give them some information such as whether you are married, the make and model of your vehicles, whether you have decent credit, and how you use your vehicles. Your information is then submitted to multiple companies and you will get price comparisons almost instantly.

To compare multiple company rates now, click here and complete the form.

Car insurance ads are enticing

Companies like Allstate, GEICO and Progressive consistently run ads in print and on television. All the companies tend to make the same promise that people will save if you get a free insurance coverage quote and switch your policy. How can each company offer you a better deal? This is how they do it.

Companies quote their cheapest rates for the driver that earns them the highest profit. A good example of this type of risk profile could be over the age of 40, has other policies, and drives less than 5,000 miles a year. Any person that hits that “sweet spot” will get the preferred premium rates and is almost guaranteed to cut their rates substantially.

People who fall short of the requirements may be required to pay a higher premium and ends up with business not being written. The ad wording is “drivers who switch” not “everyone that quotes” can get the lowest rates when switching. That’s the way companies can truthfully make those claims.

Because each company has a different risk profile, you really should do a quote comparison often. It is just not possible to predict which company will have the best auto insurance rates for your profile.

What determines Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 insurance prices?

Lots of factors are considered when you get a price on insurance. Some are obvious like your driving record, but other criteria are more obscure like your vehicle usage or your financial responsibility.

  • Little extras can really add up – There are quite a few additional extra coverages that may not really be needed when buying insurance coverage. Coverages like coverage for rental cars, high-cost glass coverage, and term life insurance are probably not needed. The coverages may be enticing at first, but if you don’t need them remove them from your policy.
  • Reserve insurance coverage claims for larger damages – If you tend to file frequent claims, you can expect much higher rates or policy non-renewal. Auto insurance companies award most affordable rates to people who file claims infrequently. Your car insurance is intended to be relied upon for larger claims.
  • Men are more aggressive – Over time, data shows women tend to be less risk to insure than men. It does not mean men are WORSE drivers than women. Both sexes are responsible for auto accidents at a similar rate, but the men have costlier accidents. They also get more serious tickets like DUI and reckless driving. Teenage male drivers are most likely to cause an accident so they pay the highest premiums.
  • Low physical damage deductibles can be expensive – The deductibles tell how much you are willing to pay out-of-pocket if the claim is covered. Physical damage coverage, aka comp and collision, covers damage that occurs to your car. A few examples of covered claims would be collision with another vehicle, hail damage, and having a roll-over accident. The higher the amount you choose to pay out-of-pocket, the bigger discount you will receive for Ram pickup coverage.
  • Insurance coverage rates and age – Older insureds are more responsible, cost insurance companies less in claims .Young drivers are known to be inattentive and easily distracted in a vehicle therefore insurance coverage rates are much higher.
  • Your credit history is important – A driver’s credit score is a big factor in determining what you pay for insurance coverage. Drivers who have excellent credit scores tend to be better drivers and file fewer claims than those with worse credit. So if your credit history can use some improvement, you may save money insuring your 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 by spending a little time repairing your credit.

Get lower-cost insurance rates with discounts

Insurance can be prohibitively expensive, but discounts can save money and there are some available that you may not know about. Certain reductions will be credited when you complete an application, but some discounts are required to be asked for before being credited.

  • No Charge for an Accident – but certain companies may permit one accident before they charge you more for coverage if you have no claims for a particular time prior to the accident.
  • Discount for Low Mileage – Driving fewer miles could earn lower insurancerates on the low mileage vehicles.
  • Defensive Driving Course – Participating in a safe driver course could earn you a small percentage discount depending on where you live.
  • Student Discounts – Maintaining excellent grades could provide a savings of up to 20% or more. Most companies allow this discount up until you turn 25.
  • Early Signing – A few companies allow discounts for renewing your policy prior to the expiration date on your current policy. Ten percent is about the average savings.
  • Accident-Free Discounts – Good drivers with no accidents have much lower rates compared to accident-prone drivers.
  • Federal Government Employee – Employees or retirees of the government can earn a discount up to 10% for Ram pickup coverage with certain companies.
  • Clubs and Organizations – Being a member of a civic or occupational organization could earn you a nice discount on your next insurance statement.
  • Pay Upfront and Save – If paying your policy premium upfront as opposed to paying monthly you could save up to 5%.

Please keep in mind that most credits do not apply to all coverage premiums. A few only apply to specific coverage prices like comprehensive or collision. So even though they make it sound like you could get a free insurance policy, insurance companies aren’t that generous. But any discount should help reduce your policy cost.

Auto insurance companies who might offer most of these discounts are:

Check with each company how many discounts you can get. Some credits might not be offered in every state. To see a list of companies that have a full spectrum of discounts, click this link.

Tailor your insurance coverage to you

When buying coverage for your personal vehicles, there is no one size fits all plan. Every situation is different and your policy should reflect that. For example, these questions may help highlight if your insurance needs might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
  • Is there coverage for injuries to my pets?
  • When should I drop full coverage on my 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500?
  • How high should my medical payments coverage be?
  • Can I afford to buy a different vehicle if my 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 is totaled?
  • Am I covered if I hit my neighbor’s mailbox?
  • Am I covered by my spouse’s policy after a separation?
  • Am I covered if I hit a deer?
  • Will I be non-renewed for getting a DUI or other conviction?
  • Do all my vehicles need collision coverage?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you know they apply to you then you might want to talk to an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, simply complete this short form or click here for a list of insurance companies in your area.

Coverage specifics

Learning about specific coverages of your insurance policy can be of help when determining the best coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are the usual coverages found on the average insurance policy.

Collision coverage – This pays for damage to your Ram Pickup 3500 caused by collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision can pay for claims like scraping a guard rail, crashing into a building and colliding with another moving vehicle. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider dropping it from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Liability coverages – Liability coverage provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property in an accident. This coverage protects you against claims from other people, and doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

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 means you have a $25,000 limit per person for injuries, $50,000 for the entire accident, and a total limit of $25,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Alternatively, you may have one limit called combined single limit (CSL) that pays claims from the same limit without having the split limit caps.

Liability coverage pays for claims like repair bills for other people’s vehicles, medical expenses, court costs, structural damage and repair costs for stationary objects. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but buy as much as you can afford.

Medical payments coverage and PIP – Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for short-term medical expenses for things like EMT expenses, ambulance fees and rehabilitation expenses. They are used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to you and your occupants and will also cover any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage – This protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered losses include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your Dodge Ram Pickup 3500.

Since many drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, their limits can quickly be used up. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is a good idea. Normally these limits are set the same as your liablity limits.

Comprehensive coverage – Comprehensive insurance coverage covers damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims such as falling objects, damage from a tornado or hurricane and fire damage. The maximum payout a insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Do the work, save more money

When searching for cheap insurance coverage quotes, it’s very important that you do not buy less coverage just to save a little money. There have been many cases where someone dropped liability limits or collision coverage only to regret at claim time that the few dollars in savings costed them thousands. Your aim should be to purchase plenty of coverage at the best cost, but do not skimp to save money.

More affordable insurance coverage can be bought online as well as from independent agents, and you need to comparison shop both to have the best rate selection. Some insurance coverage companies don’t offer internet price quotes and most of the time these smaller companies prefer to sell through independent insurance agencies.

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Comments About 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Insurance

  1. Dolly Morse

    From a town just southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I got free quotes with AIG Insurance, Safeco, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 and saved just over $440 a year. Insured with Nationwide before. I get multi-vehicle and multi-policy discounts.

  2. Josh Todd

    Just a quick comment on my experience. From Honolulu, HI. Quoted with American Family, Safeco, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my Ram Pickup 3500 and I think I saved about $30 each month. Insured with The General before.

  3. Domenic Dickerson

    Hope my car insurance gets cheaper. Proud to be from Miami, FL. Got prices from AIG Insurance, Esurance, and MetLife for my 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 and am saving around $410 a year. LOL

  4. Vernell Harris

    Checking in from Norman, OK. Quoted with Hartford, AAA, Nationwide, and a couple others for my Ram Pickup 3500 and I think I saved around $30 each month. Thankfully I’m not a high risk driver. :P

  5. Earl Avila

    I’m in the suburbs of Grand Forks, ND. Received rates from AIG Insurance, Safeco, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my Ram Pickup 3500 and I’m now saving $60 a month. Still almost need a second mortgage.

  6. Lekisha Carlson

    Affordable car insurance is a myth. I’m in the north part of Evansville, IN. I quoted with GEICO, Auto-Owners, Erie, and The General for my Dodge and saved around $520 a year. I think they have home insurance too.

  7. Tanisha Wallace

    I’m in Great Falls, MT, and 21st Century rates were affordable. I think they have home insurance too.

  8. Terese Middleton

    Too expensive. I ride a bike.

  9. Angla Brewer

    Does North Dakota require liability coverage?

  10. Cecila Cotton

    If you have a good history and are close to Reno, Nevada, check out Progressive. They seem to be cheaper. Was with GEICO. Might find lower rates online.

  11. Glory Wiggins

    I chose to switch to State Farm from AIG Insurance. I live in Rio Rancho, NM. Online quotes are the way to go.

  12. Hoyt Doyle

    Cheap car insurance? What’s that? I’m from Montgomery, AL. Got prices from American Family, MetLife, and a few others for my Ram Pickup 3500 and saved just over $380 a year. Not sure about claim service.

  13. Beatriz Hale

    Cheapest quote for my 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 was with Farmers. Hopefully won’t need it.

  14. Caryn Olsen

    I got a good deal I think. I live in Chicago, IL. I compared lots of rates. Saved roughly $60 a month. GEICO was the most affordable for me. Was with Eastwood. I have a couple other vehicles on the policy. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all.

  15. Romeo Madden

    Cheap car insurance? What’s that? Got a quote with AAA for my Ram Pickup 3500 and am saving around $320 a year. Hopefully won’t need it. You can get a rate quote online.