2012 Audi A3 Car Insurance Rates

Nobody I know is fond of buying insurance, especially when they are aware that the price is too high. Consumers have many insurers to buy insurance from, and even though it’s nice to have a selection, more choices can make it harder to find a good deal.

The best way to compare insurance rates in your area is to understand most of the larger companies allow for online access to give rate comparisons. All you need to do is give the companies some data such as types of safety features, marital status, the year, make and model of vehicles, and driver details. The data is automatically sent to many highly-rated insurers and they respond with quotes quickly.

Save money with discounts

Not too many consumers would say auto insurance is affordable, but there’s a good chance there are discounts that can help lower your rates. Larger premium reductions will be automatically applied when you purchase, but once in a while a discount must be specifically requested in order for you to get them. If you’re not getting every credit available, you could be paying more than you need to.

  • Safety Course Discount – Taking part in a course in defensive driving can save you 5% or more and easily recoup the cost of the course.
  • Multi-car Discount – Buying a policy with all your vehicles on one policy may reduce the rate for each vehicle.
  • Include Life Insurance and Save – Larger insurance carriers have better premium rates if you take out some life insurance too.
  • Safe Drivers – Drivers who avoid accidents may receive a discount up to 45% for A3 insurance compared to accident prone drivers.
  • Telematics Discount – Insureds who allow data collection to spy on driving manner by using a telematics device such as Progressive’s Snapshot and State Farm’s In-Drive might get better premium rates if they are good drivers.
  • Student Driver Training – It’s a good idea to have your young drivers sucessfully take a drivers education course as it can save substantially.
  • Discounts for New Vehicles – Buying auto insurance coverage on a new vehicle may earn a small discount because newer models have to meet stringent safety requirements.

Discounts reduce rates, but you should keep in mind that most credits do not apply to your bottom line cost. Most only cut individual premiums such as comprehensive or collision. Just because you may think you would end up receiving a 100% discount, companies wouldn’t make money that way.

To choose insurance companies that offer many of these discounts, click this link.

What is the best auto insurance coverage?

When buying adequate coverage for your personal vehicles, there really is no single plan that fits everyone. Every insured’s situation is different so this has to be addressed. For example, these questions may help highlight whether you would benefit from professional advice.

  • Am I covered when driving in Canada or Mexico?
  • What can I do if my company won’t pay a claim?
  • I don’t drive much so do I pay less?
  • Are my tools covered if they get stolen from my vehicle?
  • Do I need added coverage for expensive stereo equipment?
  • Do I need higher collision deductibles?
  • Do I have coverage when pulling a U-Haul trailer?
  • What if I total my 2012 Audi A3 and owe more than it’s worth?
  • Is business property covered if stolen from my car?
  • Is my custom paint covered by insurance?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but one or more may apply to you then you might want to talk to an insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, fill out this quick form or go to this page to view a list of companies. It’s fast, free and can help protect your family.

Specific coverage details

Knowing the specifics of your auto insurance policy can be of help when determining the right coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. Auto insurance terms can be ambiguous and coverage can change by endorsement. Shown next are typical coverages available from auto insurance companies.

Comprehensive coverage

This will pay to fix damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things like rock chips in glass, hitting a bird and hail damage. The highest amount you’ll receive from a claim is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Medical payments coverage and PIP

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for short-term medical expenses for things like X-ray expenses, prosthetic devices, pain medications, EMT expenses and ambulance fees. They are often used in conjunction with a health insurance program or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants and also covers any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is only offered in select states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Collision coverage

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from colliding with another car or object. You have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against things such as colliding with a tree, rolling your car, crashing into a building, hitting a parking meter and crashing into a ditch. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Liability coverage

Liability coverage provides protection from injuries or damage you cause to people or other property that is your fault. It protects YOU against claims from other people. It does not cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. You commonly see values of 50/100/50 which means $50,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability coverage pays for things such as loss of income, repair costs for stationary objects, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and pain and suffering. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but buy as large an amount as possible.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage

Your UM/UIM coverage provides protection when the “other guys” either have no liability insurance or not enough. This coverage pays for injuries to you and your family and damage to your Audi A3.

Because many people carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. So UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked.

Comments About 2012 Audi A3 Insurance

  1. Judy Pope

    From north side of Birmingham, Alabama. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $40 each month. Insured with Eastwood before.

  2. Valda Barrett

    From northwest of Bangor, ME. Received quotes with State Farm, AAA, and Eastwood for my 2012 Audi A3 and I think I am saving around $40 each month. Was with Western Auto Insurance. Are quotes cheaper online?

  3. Meaghan Justice

    I live east of Concord, NH, and GEICO rates were best. Hardly afford to drive anymore.

  4. Coralie Hull

    From Kailua, Hawaii. I don’t recall every quote but I ended up saving about $50 each month. Ask about discounts.

  5. Lamar Nielsen

    I got quite a few price quotes for a 2012 Audi A3 in Paterson, NJ. Ended up at roughly $180 every six months with AIG Insurance. My new agent seems to be really good.

  6. An Robertson

    Got a quote with Hanover for my 2012 Audi A3 and cut my rates about $450 a year. Insured with Progressive before. Hopefully won’t need it. Just go online and compare their rates.

  7. Mitch Hawkins

    If you’re from Bridgeport, Connecticut get quotes from Allstate and Progressive and you might save.

  8. Alberto Williams

    I live in Philadelphia, PA. Got rates from Nationwide, Encompass, GEICO, and American Family for my Audi and I think I am saving around $70 each month. I got a quote from their website.

  9. Rosella Osborne

    I got decent rates for a 2012 Audi A3 in San Diego, CA. Ended up at roughly $520 every six months with AIG Insurance. Was with Mercury. I get a discount for insuring multiple vehicles. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all.

  10. Charles Moore

    From San Antonio, TX. Got car insurance prices from AAA, Sentry, and a few others for my A3 and saved around $190 a year. Thankfully I’m not a high risk driver.

  11. Pei Gregory

    If you don’t have tickets and are close to Lexington, KY, check out GEICO. I saved quite a bit. Can still barely afford it.

  12. Vallie Wilson

    I can’t pay high rates. Live in Providence, Rhode Island. I got free prices from 21st Century, GMAC, and Encompass for my Audi and saved just over $290 a year. Got better coverage too. You can get a rate quote online.

  13. Cameron Patrick

    Thanks for putting this site together. I’m in the west part of Boston, MA. Checked online prices for a 2012 Audi A3. Ended up at about $490 savings annually. Went with State Farm. Insured with Liberty Mutual before. I get lower rates because of my clean driving record. Still almost need a second mortgage.

  14. Josue Underwood

    I live in a small town just outside of Chicago, Illinois. Quoted prices online for a 2012 Audi A3. Ended up at about $200 savings annually. Went with Allstate. BTW speeding tickets are not good.

  15. Oswaldo Vinson

    Lifelong resident of Aurora, CO. I got free quotes with State Farm, Eastwood, and GMAC for my 2012 Audi A3 and saved just over $180 a year.