Save on 2008 Ford Taurus X Insurance Cost

Want better insurance rates for your Ford Taurus X? Pricey insurance can bottom out your accounts and force you to prioritize other expenses. Performing a rate comparison is a great way to lower your monthly bill.

Having so many options, it can be impossible to choose a more affordable insurance provider.

The purpose of this article is to introduce you to the most effective way to quote insurance and some tips to save money. If you have car insurance now, you stand a good chance to be able to save some money using this information. Nevertheless, drivers do need to learn the way insurance companies sell online and use this information to your advantage.

Compare auto insurance rate quotes online

There are a variety of methods you can shop for auto insurance and some are less time-consuming than others. You can spend your afternoon discussing policy coverages with insurance agencies in your area, or you can stay home and use the web to get rate comparisons in just a few minutes.

Most of the best insurance companies belong to an insurance system that allows shoppers to complete one form, and at least one company can provide price quotes based on the submitted data. This prevents consumers from doing quotation requests for each company.

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The single downside to getting quotes like this is that you can’t choose the companies to receive prices from. So if you prefer to pick individual companies to request quotes from, we have a page of companies who write auto insurance in your area. Click to view list.

However you get your quotes, make darn sure you compare the exact same coverages for each quote you get. If the quotes have higher or lower deductibles it’s not possible to determine which rate is truly the best. Just a small difference in insurance coverages or limits could skew the results. Just keep in mind that having more price comparisons helps you find the best offered rates. Some companies don’t provide online price quotes, so it’s recommended that you also compare price estimates from them as well.

Get affordable insurance with discounts

Insuring your vehicles can cost a lot, but you may find discounts to help offset the cost. Some discounts will apply when you complete an application, but a few must be specifically requested prior to getting the savings.

  • ABS Braking Discount – Anti-lock brake equipped vehicles are much safer to drive and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Driver Safety – Taking a course in driver safety could save 5% or more and easily pay for the cost of the class.
  • Resident Student – Children who are enrolled in a college that is more than 100 miles from home and do not have access to a covered vehicle could get you a discount.
  • Lower Rates for Military – Having a family member in the military may lower your rates slightly.
  • Theft Prevention Discount – Anti-theft and alarm system equipped vehicles are stolen less frequently and can earn a small discount on your policy.
  • Early Payment Discounts – If you pay your entire premium ahead of time as opposed to paying monthly you may reduce your total bill.
  • Cautious Driver Discount – Safe drivers can save as much as half off their rates for Taurus X insurance as compared to drivers with claims.
  • Air Bag Discount – Vehicles equipped with air bags may earn rate discounts of 20% or more.
  • Data Collection Discounts – Drivers who elect to allow their insurance company to look at where and when they drive by using a small device installed in their vehicle such as Progressive’s Snapshot and State Farm’s In-Drive could possibly reduce rates if they have good driving habits.

Discounts reduce rates, but you should keep in mind that some of the credits will not apply to the entire cost. Most only cut individual premiums such as comprehensive or collision. So even though you would think all those discounts means the company will pay you, companies don’t profit that way.

Large insurance companies and some of the discounts are included below.

  • State Farm policyholders can earn discounts including defensive driving training, student away at school, good driver, Drive Safe & Save, driver’s education, and safe vehicle.
  • Farmers Insurance offers premium reductions for business and professional, bundle discounts, youthful driver, electronic funds transfer, homeowner, multi-car, and good student.
  • GEICO discounts include good student, federal employee, military active duty, daytime running lights, and seat belt use.
  • American Family may have discounts that include accident-free, good student, early bird, Steer into Savings, good driver, and air bags.
  • Nationwide may include discounts for multi-policy, business or organization, anti-theft, easy pay, and Farm Bureau membership.
  • Progressive offers discounts for continuous coverage, online quote discount, homeowner, online signing, good student, multi-policy, and multi-vehicle.

If you need inexpensive insurance coverage quotes, ask all companies you are considering what discounts are available to you. Savings might not be offered in your area. For a list of insurers who offer online insurance quotes, click this link.

Tailor your auto insurance coverage to you

When it comes to choosing adequate coverage for your vehicles, there isn’t really a “perfect” insurance plan. Everyone’s situation is unique so your insurance needs to address that. These are some specific questions could help you determine if your situation could use an agent’s help.

  • Can I drive in Mexico and have coverage?
  • What is the ISO rating for a 2008 Ford Taurus X?
  • Why is insurance for a teen driver so high?
  • Do I need replacement cost coverage on my 2008 Ford Taurus X?
  • Do I have coverage for damage caused while driving under the influence?
  • How can I get my company to pay me more for my totalled car?
  • How many claims can I have before being cancelled?

If you can’t answer these questions but a few of them apply then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, take a second and complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.

Car insurance specifics

Learning about specific coverages of your policy helps when choosing which coverages you need at the best deductibles and correct limits. Policy terminology can be ambiguous and nobody wants to actually read their policy. These are typical coverages offered by car insurance companies.

Collision insurance

Collision insurance covers damage to your Taurus X resulting from a collision with another car or object. You first must pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision insurance covers claims such as damaging your car on a curb, crashing into a building and colliding with a tree. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider dropping it from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible to bring the cost down.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

This gives you protection from other motorists when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. This coverage pays for medical payments for you and your occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Due to the fact that many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is important protection for you and your family. Usually the UM/UIM limits do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP reimburse you for immediate expenses like surgery, X-ray expenses, prosthetic devices and EMT expenses. They are utilized in addition to your health insurance plan or if you lack health insurance entirely. They cover both the driver and occupants in addition to if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not available in all states and may carry a deductible

Auto liability

Liability coverage will cover damage that occurs to a person or their property that is your fault. This insurance protects YOU against claims from other people. Liability doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You commonly see policy limits of 25/50/25 which means $25,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a total of $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a total limit of $25,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Alternatively, you may have one number which is a combined single limit which provides one coverage limit without having the split limit caps.

Liability can pay for things like bail bonds, loss of income, structural damage and court costs. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive insurance

This coverage will pay to fix damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You first must pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things such as a broken windshield, hail damage and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The highest amount a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Comments About 2008 Ford Taurus X Insurance

  1. William Tran

    Nice info. Checking in from Lewiston, ME. Received prices from Liberty Mutual, Auto-Owners, Sentry, and a couple others for my Ford and saved $525 a year. It was easy to get rates.

  2. Marisa Greer

    Got pretty cheap 2008 Ford Taurus X insurance from 21st Century in Hartford, CT.

  3. Emelda Davidson

    I chose to switch to Progressive from AAA. I live in Indianapolis, IN. Was with Erie. A clean driving record helps. Hardly afford to drive anymore.

  4. Charlyn Stein

    Hope my rates come down. Live in the northern part of Rapid City, SD. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $30 each month. Insured with Nationwide before. It’s still not cheap enough.

  5. Hipolito Warren

    Any claims experience with GEICO in North Charleston, South Carolina?

  6. Eartha Contreras

    I’m looking for cheaper coverage. I’m in the south part of Tampa, FL. Got quotes with State Farm, Amica, and some I forget for my 2008 Ford Taurus X and saved $507 a year.

  7. Gerald Maxwell

    Do I have to carry car insurance in Pennsylvania?

  8. Iesha Brooks

    I live just to the north of Great Falls, MT. Quoted quotes from Progressive, AAA, and some I forget for my 2008 Ford Taurus X and saved about $260 a year. Moved home policy as well. It never hurts to quote around.