Save on 2010 Acura TSX Insurance Rates

Having to pay for high-priced auto insurance can bottom out your funds and put a big crunch on your finances. Shopping your coverage around can be a smart way to lower your bills every month.

Having so many online and local companies to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to find the best auto insurance provider.

Compare auto insurance quotes

To find cheaper rates, there are a couple of ways of comparing rates from different insurance companies. The quickest method to lower the rate you pay for 2010 Acura TSX insurance is to use the internet to compare rates. This is quite simple and can be completed in several different ways.

  1. The best way to get quotes for comparison is an all-inclusive rate comparison (click to open form in new window). This method saves time by eliminating boring form submissions for every prospective company. Completing one form gets you price quotes direct from many companies.
  2. A less efficient way to find better pricing is going to the website of each company to complete their respective quote request forms. For instance, let’s say you are doing a rate comparison from Auto-Owners, Safeco and GMAC. You would have to take the time to go to each site and punch in your information repeatedly, which can get rather old. To view a list of companies in your area, click here.
  3. The most difficult method to compare rates is physically going to insurance agencies in your area. The internet eliminates the middleman unless your situation requires the trained guidance that only a licensed agent can provide. Some companies do allow you to find lower rates online and get advice from an agent in your area.

How you compare quotes is your choice, just make darn sure you compare equivalent quote data for each comparison quote. If you have different coverage information it’s not possible to make an equal comparison. Slightly different limits could throw off the whole comparison. Just keep in mind that comparing more rates from different companies increases the change that you will find more affordable rates. Not every company allows you to get price estimates online, so you also need to get prices from them as well.

Cheaper rates by applying discounts

Car insurance companies don’t always advertise all their discounts very clearly, so the list below details a few of the more common in addition to some of the lesser obvious credits available to you.

  • Discounts for Government Workers – Active or former government employment could qualify for a slight premium decrease on TSX coverage but check with your company.
  • Organization Discounts – Affiliation with certain professional organizations is a simple method to lower premiums when shopping for car insurance.
  • Sign Online – Many larger companies will provide an incentive for buying your policy over the internet.
  • Save with More Vehicles Insured – Buying insurance for more than one vehicle with one company could earn a price break for each car.
  • Pay Upfront and Save – By making one initial payment rather than paying monthly you may reduce your total bill.
  • Low Mileage Discounts – Low mileage vehicles could be rewarded with better premium rates on cars that stay parked.
  • Multiple Policy Discount – If you can bundle your homeowners and auto insurance and insure them with the same company you may earn up to 20% and get you cheaper insurance coverage.
  • Anti-lock Brake System – Cars and trucks that have steering control and anti-lock brakes are much safer to drive and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Drive Safe and Save – Drivers who avoid accidents may receive a discount up to 45% on TSX coverage than drivers with accident claims.
  • Student in College – who are attending college and leave their car at home can be insured at a reduced rate.

A little note about advertised discounts, some of the credits will not apply to your bottom line cost. Most only apply to specific coverage prices like comp or med pay. Despite the appearance that you can get free auto insurance, car insurance companies aren’t that generous.

Some of the insurance companies that may offer policyholders these discounts are:

Check with every prospective company how many discounts you can get. A few discounts might not be offered everywhere. If you would like to see a list of companies that offer multiple discounts, follow this link.

Smart buyers save more

One of the most helpful ways to save on car insurance is to to have a grasp of some of the things that help determine your policy premiums. When you understand what influences your rates, this enables you to make decisions that can earn you big savings. Lots of things are taken into consideration when you get your auto insurance bill. Some of the criteria are obvious such as traffic violations, but some are more obscure like where you live or how financially stable you are.

  • Women tend to cost less – Statistics show that women are safer drivers than men. The data does not necessarily mean that men are WORSE drivers than women. They both get in fender benders in similar numbers, but the men cause more damage. Not only are claims higher, but men have more aggressive citations such as driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving recklessly. Male teenagers are the most expensive to insure and thus pay the highest rates.
  • Get cheaper costs if you’re married – Having a significant other may earn you lower rates on your policy. Having a significant other means you’re more mature than a single person and it’s statistically proven that married drivers tend to file fewer claims.
  • Do safer cars cost less to insure? – Vehicles that have high safety ratings tend to be cheaper to insure. Safer cars have better occupant injury protection and any reduction in injury severity means less money paid by your insurance company which can mean better rates for you. If your Acura TSX earned at least four stars on or an “acceptable” rating on you are probably receiving a discount.
  • If you don’t need it don’t buy it – There are a ton of additional coverages you can purchase on your car insurance policy. Coverages like roadside assistance, accident forgiveness, and membership fees are probably not needed. These may sound like a good investment initially, but your money might be better spent on other coverage so eliminate the coverages to reduce your premium.
  • Is you vocation costing you more? – Occupations such as lawyersair traffic controllers and stock brokers generally have the highest average rates because of job stress and long work hours. On the flip side, jobs like professors, students and the unemployed have the lowest average rates on TSX coverage.

Your auto insurance coverage should be tailored to you

When choosing the best auto insurance coverage for your vehicles, there isn’t really a best way to insure your cars. Everyone’s situation is a little different so your insurance needs to address that. These are some specific questions might help in determining whether your personal situation might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Can I rent a car in Mexico?
  • Am I better off with higher deductibles on my 2010 Acura TSX?
  • Do I benefit by insuring my home with the same company?
  • How do I insure my teen driver?
  • Can I drive in Mexico and have coverage?
  • How can I get my company to pay me more for my totalled car?
  • At what point should I drop full coverage?
  • Am I missing any policy discounts?

If you can’t answer these questions but you think they might apply to your situation, you may need to chat with a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.

Can you really save $477 a year?

Big name companies like State Farm and Allstate seem to constantly run ads on TV and radio. All the companies make the same claim that people will save if you just switch your policy. But how can every company charge you a lower premium? This is the trick they use.

Auto insurance companies give the cheapest rates for the type of driver they prefer to insure. For example, a profitable customer might be over the age of 50, has other policies, and drives newer vehicles. A customer getting a price quote who matches those parameters may get the lowest premium rates and have a good chance to save money with a new company.

People who do not fit this stringent profile will probably have to pay higher premiums and the customer not buying. If you pay attention, the ads say “drivers who switch” not “all people who quote” can save as much as they claim. That’s the way insurance companies can confidently make claims that they all have the best prices.

Each company has different criteria, so drivers must quote coverage with many companies. Because you cannot predict which company will have the lowest rates.

Insurance specifics

Having a good grasp of insurance can help you determine appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. Insurance terms can be difficult to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. Shown next are typical coverages offered by insurance companies.

Coverage for medical payments

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage provide coverage for short-term medical expenses like pain medications, hospital visits and ambulance fees. They are used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover all vehicle occupants and will also cover getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Uninsured and underinsured coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage provides protection from other drivers when they are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. This coverage pays for medical payments for you and your occupants as well as damage to your Acura TSX.

Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is a good idea. Frequently these limits are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.

Collision protection

Collision insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from colliding with a stationary object or other vehicle. You have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage pays for claims such as sideswiping another vehicle, hitting a parking meter, hitting a mailbox, sustaining damage from a pot hole and damaging your car on a curb. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. It’s also possible to bump up the deductible to bring the cost down.

Comprehensive coverages

Comprehensive insurance will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You need to pay your deductible first and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive can pay for claims like falling objects, hail damage and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The most you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Auto liability insurance

Liability insurance provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on other people or property. This insurance protects YOU against claims from other people, and does not provide coverage for your injuries or vehicle damage.

Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. You commonly see values of 25/50/25 which stand for $25,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, $50,000 for the entire accident, and a total limit of $25,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Another option is one limit called combined single limit (CSL) which limits claims to one amount without having the split limit caps.

Liability insurance covers things like funeral expenses, medical services, court costs and structural damage. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but consider buying as much as you can afford.

Final considerations

Low-cost 2010 Acura TSX insurance is available from both online companies as well as from insurance agents, so you should be comparing quotes from both to have the best selection. Some companies do not offer price quotes online and usually these smaller companies only sell through independent insurance agencies.

As you quote insurance coverage, it’s a bad idea to buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. In too many instances, someone dropped physical damage coverage only to regret at claim time that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. Your focus should be to get the best coverage possible for the lowest cost and still be able to protect your assets.

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Comments About 2010 Acura TSX Insurance

  1. Erin Patterson

    Too expensive. I ride a bike.

  2. Launa George

    Does 21st Century do SR22s in Delaware?

  3. Lucie Munoz

    Does Hawaii require liability coverage?

  4. Kenna Riley

    GEICO and Allstate were both pretty cheap in Houston, TX.

  5. Nona Mckinney

    Do I have to carry car insurance in Pennsylvania?

  6. Virgilio Contreras

    I got decent rates for a 2010 Acura TSX in Minneapolis, MN. Ended up at roughly $550 every six months with AIG Insurance. Insured with Esurance before. Bought it from an online quote.

  7. Connie Espinoza

    I compared a lot of rate quotes for a 2010 Acura TSX in Baltimore, MD. Ended up at right around $490 every six months with American Family.

  8. Rosanne Lara

    Proud to be from New Orleans, Louisiana. Compared rates from a lot of places. Saved right around $40 a month. 21st Century was the cheapest option for me. I even had a DUI years ago.

  9. Clarine Wilkins

    I’m looking for cheaper coverage. I’m in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Received quotes from State Farm, Amica, Farmers, and The General for my Acura and cut my rates about $150 a year. Teenage drivers are expensive!

  10. Joannie Simon

    If you’re a decent driver and live near Raleigh, NC, check out State Farm. They seem to be cheaper. I have several vehicles insured with them.

  11. Trinity Hunt

    Will 21st Century cancel me for an at-fault accident?

  12. Paige Wagner

    Cheap is relative. I’m just east of Fayetteville, AR. Quoted with AIG Insurance, Farmers, and Nationwide for my TSX and I think I am saving around $60 each month. Teenage drivers are expensive! They offer free online rate quotes.

  13. Kandi Huffman

    If you don’t have tickets and are close to Salem, OR, check out GEICO. They seem to be cheaper.

  14. Yasmin Erickson

    Does North Carolina have minimum liability requirements?

  15. Marcellus Singleton

    I went with GEICO at renewal. Best rates in Hartford, CT. Was with Farmers. Teenage drivers are expensive!

  16. Brinda Curry

    Compared rates with GEICO and American Family but still pricey.

  17. Lacresha Shaw

    I compared a lot of rate quotes for a 2010 Acura TSX in Biloxi, MS. Ended up at about $400 every six months with AAA. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or not.