2010 Mazda 3 Insurance Quotes

Consumers fed up with high insurance rates and are new to comparing insurance coverage rates on the internet can find sourcing low cost auto insurance to be a formidable task.

It’s a good idea to compare prices occasionally due to the fact that insurance prices are usually higher with each renewal. Even if you think you had the best rates for 3 coverage a year ago a different company probably has better rate quotes today. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about auto insurance because you’re about to find out the fastest way to find better coverage at a better price.

Finding car insurance

Comparing car insurance rates is a ton of work if you don’t utilize the fastest way to get free quotes. You could waste a few hours discussing policy coverages with local insurance agents in your area, or you could use the internet to get prices fast.

Most of the best insurance companies enroll in a system where insurance shoppers submit their information once, and each company can provide price quotes based on that information. This eliminates the need for quote forms for each company you want a rate for. To participate in this free quote system, click here to start a free quote.

The only downside to using this type of system is that consumers can’t choose which insurance companies to get quotes from. So if you want to choose individual companies for rate comparison, we put together a list of low cost car insurance companies in your area. View list of insurance companies.

Compare rates however you want, just be certain you are entering identical coverages and limits for every quote you compare. If your comparisons have different values for each quote you will not be able to get a fair rate comparison. Just a small difference in insurance coverages can make a big difference in price. Just remember that comparing more quotes helps increase your odds of locating the best price. Not every company provides online rate quotes, so you should also compare price estimates from them as well.

Do drivers who switch really save?

Insurance coverage providers like GEICO, State Farm and Progressive continually stream television and radio advertisements. All the ads make an identical promise that drivers can save some big amount if you get a free auto insurance quote and switch your insurance coverage policy to them. How do they all sell you cheaper insurance coverage? This is how they do it.

Insurance providers have specific characteristics for the type of driver that is profitable for them. For instance, this type of insured could be over the age of 35, has no tickets, and drives a lower-performance vehicle. A driver who fits that profile receive the lowest rate quotes and therefore will save a lot of money.

Insureds who do not match these criteria may be required to pay higher prices which usually ends up with the customer buying from someone else. The ads say “drivers who switch” not “everyone who quotes” save the amount stated. That’s the way insurance companies can confidently advertise the savings. This emphasizes why you really should compare quotes as often as possible. It is impossible to predict which company will provide you with the cheapest car insurance rates.

Insurance rates are influenced by these factors

One of the most helpful ways to save on insurance is to to have a grasp of some of the things that go into determining your premiums. If you understand what determines base rates, this enables informed choices that can earn you lower insurance prices.

  • Male premiums may be higher – Statistics demonstrate females are less aggressive when driving. That doesn’t necessarily mean that men are worse drivers. Females and males are responsible for auto accidents at a similar rate, but the men tend to have more serious accidents. Men also get more serious tickets such as DWI and reckless driving. Young men ages 16 to 20 are several times more likely to be in an accident and thus pay the highest rates.
  • Lower rates with uninterrupted coverage – Going without insurance can be a guaranteed way to increase your insurance rates. Not only will you pay higher rates, failure to provide proof of insurance may result in fines and jail time.
  • Good drivers pay better rates – Good drivers get better rates compared to bad drivers. Having a single ticket may cause rates to rise by as much as thirty percent. Drivers who have received dangerous citations such as reckless driving, hit and run or driving under the influence may find they need to complete a SR-22 with their state’s department of motor vehicles in order to keep their license.
  • Keep the miles off and save – Driving a lot of miles annually the more you’ll pay to insure your vehicle. The majority of insurers rate vehicles based upon how you use the vehicle. Cars and trucks that are left in the garage get more affordable rates as compared to vehicles used primarily for driving to work. Double check that your policy properly reflects how each vehicle is driven. Improper usage on your 3 can cost quite a bit.

Discounts can really help to save

Insurance is not an enjoyable expense, but discounts can save money and there are some available to cut the cost considerably. Most are applied at the time of quoting, but some discounts are required to be inquired about before you will receive the discount.

  • Accident Forgiveness Coverage – This one isn’t a discount, but some companies like GEICO and Liberty Mutual will let one accident slide before they charge you more for coverage as long as you don’t have any claims prior to the accident.
  • Good Students Pay Less – Performing well in school may save you up to 25%. Many companies even apply the discount to college students up to age 25.
  • Passive Restraint Discount – Vehicles equipped with air bags or motorized seat belts can qualify for discounts of 20 to 30 percent.
  • Defensive Driver Discount – Taking a course teaching safe driver skills can save you 5% or more if your company offers it.
  • E-sign – Certain companies give back up to $50 for signing up over the internet.
  • Discount for Low Mileage – Fewer annual miles on your Mazda can earn discounted insurancerates on garaged vehicles.
  • Distant College Student Discount – Youth drivers who are enrolled in higher education away from home and do not take a car to college could qualify for this discount.
  • Driving Data Discount – Drivers who elect to allow their company to look at their driving habits through the use of a telematics system such as State Farm’s In-Drive might see lower rates if they are good drivers.

It’s important to understand that many deductions do not apply to the entire policy premium. The majority will only reduce specific coverage prices like liability and collision coverage. Despite the appearance that you would end up receiving a 100% discount, it doesn’t quite work that way.

To view insurance companies that offer some of these discounts, click this link.

Will just any policy work for me?

When choosing coverage for your personal vehicles, there is no single plan that fits everyone. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs.

For example, these questions can aid in determining if you will benefit from professional help.

  • Are my tools covered if they get stolen from my vehicle?
  • What if I don’t agree with a claim settlement offer?
  • What happens if I owe more than my 2010 Mazda 3 is worth?
  • Can I make deliveries for my home business?
  • Should I have a commercial auto policy?
  • Do I have newly-aquired coverage?
  • Am I covered when driving in Canada or Mexico?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions, you may need to chat with a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, fill out this quick form.

Auto insurance 101

Learning about specific coverages of insurance helps when choosing the best coverages and proper limits and deductibles. Insurance terms can be difficult to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Auto collision coverage

This pays for damage to your 3 resulting from a collision with an object or car. You first must pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision insurance covers things such as colliding with another moving vehicle, rolling your car, sideswiping another vehicle and hitting a mailbox. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Auto liability

This provides protection from damage that occurs to other’s property or people that is your fault. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people, and doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. As an example, you may have values of 100/300/100 which stand for $100,000 bodily injury coverage, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage protects against things like pain and suffering, funeral expenses, repair costs for stationary objects and loss of income. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a decision to put some thought into, but buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Comprehensive insurance

This pays to fix your vehicle from damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first must pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like hitting a deer, damage from flooding and theft. The most your insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other drivers when they do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered losses include medical payments for you and your occupants and also any damage incurred to your Mazda 3.

Since a lot of drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, their limits can quickly be used up. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is very important.

Coverage for medical expenses

Med pay and PIP coverage kick in for short-term medical expenses such as hospital visits, rehabilitation expenses, surgery and nursing services. They are often used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. They cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants in addition to any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP is not available in all states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

More comparisons equals lower rates

Cheap 2010 Mazda 3 insurance is attainable from both online companies and with local insurance agents, so you should compare both in order to have the best chance of saving money. Some insurance providers may not have rates over the internet and these regional insurance providers provide coverage only through independent agencies.

Insureds change insurance companies for a variety of reasons including questionable increases in premium, delays in responding to claim requests, denial of a claim and extreme rates for teen drivers. It doesn’t matter what your reason, switching companies can be easier than you think.

We’ve covered quite a bit of information on how to get a better price on 2010 Mazda 3 insurance. The key concept to understand is the more times you quote, the better your comparison will be. Consumers could even find that the biggest savings come from some of the smallest insurance companies.

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Comments About 2010 Mazda 3 Insurance

  1. Florentina Pierce

    Located in Norman, OK. Compared quite a few companies. Saved right around $60 a month. GEICO was the most affordable for me. Thankfully I’m not a high risk driver.

  2. Molly Ochoa

    I got decent rates for a 2010 Mazda 3 in Aurora, CO. Ended up at darn near $350 every six months with AAA. Insured with Encompass before. Just go online and compare their rates.

  3. Ok Albert

    Hope my rates come down. I’m in the west part of Eugene, OR. Quoted rates from The General, AAA, Mercury, and a couple others for my 3 and saved just over $310 a year. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or not.

  4. Jerold Parrish

    I live just outside Aurora, IL. Quoted with Progressive, American Family, and some I forget for my 2010 Mazda 3 and saved just over $450 a year. Insured with GMAC before. I quoted rates online then called them.

  5. Natalya Jones

    Lots of good stuff here. I live just outside Nampa, Idaho. Got free quotes online for a 2010 Mazda 3. Ended up at about $450 savings annually. Went with State Farm. Ask about discounts.

  6. Ralph Gates

    I’m just south of Rochester, New York. Got quotes from Auto-Owners, Esurance, and Safeco for my 3 and I’m now saving $18 a month. Insured with Progressive before. I’m a pretty good driver though.

  7. Manuel Gamble

    I’m in the east part of Anchorage, Alaska. Went online for free insurance quotes for a 2010 Mazda 3. Ended up at about $350 savings annually. Went with 21st Century. Left Travelers to switch. I have kids on my policy, too.

  8. Hermelinda Wilson

    Nice post. Live in Owensboro, KY. I quoted with The General, Auto-Owners, MetLife, and a couple others for my 3 and I think I saved about $30 each month. Even increased coverage a bit. Just waiting to see how claims go.

  9. Nadine Huff

    Hope my car insurance gets cheaper. I live in a small town just outside of Wilmington, Delaware. Quoted quotes with Auto-Owners, Mercury, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my Mazda and I think I am saving around $60 each month. Insured with Sentry before. Thankfully I’m not a high risk driver. :P

  10. Nicky Ochoa

    I’m in the suburbs of Norman, OK. Can’t remember who all I quoted but I ended up saving about $50 each month.

  11. Carlita Carey

    Cheaper car insurance is a myth. From a town just southwest of Mesa, AZ. I quoted with GEICO, Amica, and some I forget for my 3 and I’m now saving $29 a month.