2010 Dodge Journey Car Insurance Quotes – 9 Tips for Best Rates

Are you at wits end from being strong-armed to pay your insurance coverage bill each month? You are in the same boat as many other drivers.

With drivers having so many insurance coverage companies to choose from, it can be challenging to pick a more affordable insurance coverage company.

Nine discounts to earn cheap insurance rates

Insurance can be pricey, but discounts can save money and there are some available that could drop your premiums quite a bit. A few discounts will be applied at quote time, but some need to be specifically requested before you get the savings.

  • Passive Restraint Discount – Vehicles with factory air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems can get savings of 20% or more.
  • Bundled Policy Discount – If you insure your home and vehicles with the same insurance company you may save at least 10 to 15 percent or more.
  • Military Deployment Discount – Having an actively deployed family member could trigger a small discount.
  • Defensive Driving Course – Taking time to complete a defensive driver course could cut 5% off your bill and easily pay for the cost of the class.
  • One Accident Forgiven – Not really a discount, but companies like Allstate and GEICO will let one accident slide before raising your premiums so long as you haven’t had any claims prior to being involved in the accident.
  • 55 and Retired – Older drivers are able to get lower premium rates on Journey coverage.
  • Homeowners Discount – Owning your own home or condo can save a few bucks since owning and maintaining a home requires a higher level of personal finance.
  • Good Grades Discount – Performing well in school may save as much as 25% on a insurance coverage quote. This discount can apply up to age 25.
  • Save with More Vehicles Insured – Buying a policy with all your vehicles with one company qualifies for this discount.

Remember that most discounts do not apply to the entire cost. Some only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. Despite the fact that it seems like you could get a free insurance policy, you aren’t that lucky.

To choose companies with the best discounts, click here to view.

The best way we recommend to get policy rate comparisons is to realize most insurance companies actually pay money for the chance to provide you with free rate quotes. All you need to do is provide the companies a bit of rating information including if you’re married, any included safety features, if you lease or own, and how much school you completed. Your rating data is instantly submitted to multiple companies and they provide comparison quotes instantly to find the best rate.

Tailor your auto insurance coverage to you

When buying the best auto insurance coverage for your vehicles, there is no one size fits all plan. Every situation is different and your policy should reflect that. These are some specific questions might help in determining if your insurance needs will benefit from professional help.

  • Is business property covered if stolen from my car?
  • Will filing a claim cost me more?
  • Am I covered by my employer’s commercial auto policy when driving my personal car for business?
  • Do I need medical payments coverage since I have good health insurance?
  • What is covered by UM/UIM coverage?
  • Do I have coverage for damage caused while driving under the influence?
  • Is a fancy paint job covered?
  • Do I need motorclub coverage?
  • Am I covered if I crash into my own garage door?

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

What auto insurance coverages do you need?

Knowing the specifics of your policy can be of help when determining the best coverages for your vehicles. The terms used in a policy can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring. Shown next are typical coverage types found on most auto insurance policies.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance

This provides protection from other drivers when they do not carry enough liability coverage. It can pay for medical payments for you and your occupants as well as damage to your 2010 Dodge Journey.

Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is very important. Most of the time your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.

Insurance for medical payments

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage provide coverage for immediate expenses for things like rehabilitation expenses, X-ray expenses, prosthetic devices and nursing services. They are often used in conjunction with a health insurance program or if you do not have health coverage. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Liability coverages

This provides protection from damage that occurs to people or other property that is your fault. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. Your policy might show liability limits of 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $100,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Another option is one limit called combined single limit (CSL) that pays claims from the same limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage pays for claims like medical services, loss of income, emergency aid, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and pain and suffering. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as large an amount as possible.

Collision coverage

This pays for damage to your Journey caused by collision with another car or object. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision insurance covers claims such as colliding with another moving vehicle, hitting a parking meter, rolling your car, colliding with a tree and sustaining damage from a pot hole. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are older. It’s also possible to raise the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)

Comprehensive insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You need to pay your deductible first then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive can pay for things such as hitting a bird, falling objects, damage from getting keyed, rock chips in glass and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The maximum amount you’ll receive from a claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Get your money’s worth

When searching for inexpensive insurance coverage quotes, it’s not a good idea to buy poor coverage just to save money. In too many instances, drivers have reduced liability coverage limits only to regret at claim time that a couple dollars of savings turned into a financial nightmare. Your strategy should be to purchase plenty of coverage for the lowest price while still protecting your assets.

We covered some good ideas how you can shop for 2010 Dodge Journey insurance online. The key concept to understand is the more providers you compare, the higher your chance of finding cheaper insurance coverage. Consumers may even find the most savings is with some of the lesser-known companies. Some small companies may cover specific market segments cheaper than the large multi-state companies such as GEICO and State Farm.

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Comments About 2010 Dodge Journey Insurance

  1. Stephan Donaldson

    I live just to the east of North Charleston, SC. Got car insurance rates from 21st Century, AAA, and some I forget for my 2010 Dodge Journey and I think I saved around $60 each month. Teenage drivers are expensive!

  2. Derek Glenn

    Does Georgia have minimum liability laws?

  3. Hermelinda Hartman

    Thanks for putting this site together. I’m in the west part of Baltimore, MD. Can’t remember who all I quoted but I ended up saving about $20 each month. I have a couple other vehicles on the policy.

  4. Vergie Valdez

    Hope my car insurance gets cheaper. I’m in the west part of Philadelphia, PA. Quoted with American Family, Nationwide, and a few others for my Dodge and saved $334 a year. Left Liberty Mutual to switch. Teenage drivers are expensive!

  5. Larissa Guerra

    Cheaper car insurance is a myth. I live in Reno, Nevada. Got free quotes online for a 2010 Dodge Journey. Ended up at about $550 savings annually. Went with State Farm. Insured with Travelers before.

  6. Catarina Head

    Will Allstate cancel me for an at-fault accident?

  7. Luke Massey

    Checking in from Greensboro, North Carolina. Received quotes with Nationwide, Esurance, 21st Century, and AIG Insurance for my 2010 Dodge Journey and I’m now saving $58 a month. Insured with Hanover before. Moved home policy as well.

  8. Raymundo Rosa

    I got decent rates for a 2010 Dodge Journey in Rapid City, SD. Ended up at darn near $580 every six months with Auto-Owners.

  9. Arlena Lawrence

    When do I drop full coverage?

  10. Nickole Wooten

    I’m in the west part of Rochester, NY. Compared quite a few companies. Saved about $50 a month. Allstate was the cheapest option for me. Insured with Mercury before.

  11. Seth Mckay

    Will State Farm do a SR22 in Florida?

  12. Efren Hayes

    I compared a lot of rate quotes for a 2010 Dodge Journey in Tulsa, OK. Ended up at darn near $480 every six months with American Family. I have a teen driver too.

  13. Irina Butler

    21st Century is pretty cheap in Maryland! :)