How Much Does 2012 BMW M3 Car Insurance Cost?

Searching for better insurance coverage rates for your BMW M3? Trying to come up with a payment for expensive insurance coverage can drain your accounts and put a big crunch on your finances. Performing a rate comparison is an excellent way to slash your bill and have more diposable income.

Multiple insurance companies compete for your business, and it can be difficult to compare rates and get the best coverage at the lowest price

Ways to get insurance quotes

Lowering your 2012 BMW M3 insurance rates is not rocket science. Consumers just need to spend a few minutes on the computer comparing rate quotes from some recommended companies. This can be accomplished in just a few minutes using one of these methods.

The single most time-saving way to compare a lot of rates at once is to use a rate comparison form click to view form in new window. This form prevents you from having to do separate forms to each individual insurance company. Taking the time to complete one form will get you price quotes instantly.

A slightly less efficient method to analyze rates is spending the time to visit each company website and fill out a new quote form. For sake of this example, let’s assume you want to compare rates from Auto-Owners, State Farm and Progressive. To do that, you would have to spend time going to each site individually to input your insurance information, which can take a lot of time. To view a list of companies in your area, click here.

It’s up to you which method you use, but do your best to use apples-to-apples deductibles and coverage limits for every company. If the quotes have different liability limits it will be very difficult to get a fair rate comparison.

Lower rates by qualifying for discounts

Not many people think insurance is cheap, but you might find some hidden discounts that could drop your premiums quite a bit. Some of these disounts will be visible when you complete an application, but occassionally some discounts must be inquired about before you will receive the discount.

  • Discount for Life Insurance – If the company offers life insurance, you could get a lower rate if you buy life insurance from them.
  • E-sign – Many larger companies give back up to $50 simply for signing on their website.
  • Distant Student – Kids who are enrolled in a college that is more than 100 miles from home and won’t have access to an insured vehicle could qualify for this discount.
  • Own a Home and Save – Owning a home may trigger a policy discount on insurance since owning and maintaining a home requires personal responsibility.
  • First Accident Forgiveness – This one is not really a discount per se, but companies like Libery Mutual, GEICO and Allstate allow you one accident without the usual rate increase so long as you haven’t had any claims before the accident.
  • Seat Belts Save – Drivers who require all occupants to buckle their seat belts can save 10% or more on the premium charged for medical payments and/or PIP.

You should keep in mind that most discounts do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. Most only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. Even though it appears adding up those discounts means a free policy, it doesn’t quite work that way.

A list of insurance companies and some of the discounts can be read below.

  • State Farm may offer discounts for Steer Clear safe driver discount, multiple autos, anti-theft, driver’s education, and student away at school.
  • Nationwide offers discounts for multi-policy, defensive driving, business or organization, anti-theft, and Farm Bureau membership.
  • GEICO may have discounts that include driver training, federal employee, daytime running lights, seat belt use, and air bags.
  • AAA offers premium reductions for pay-in-full, multi-car, good student, multi-policy, anti-theft, AAA membership discount, and education and occupation.
  • 21st Century includes discounts for student driver, anti-lock brakes, early bird, defensive driver, and air bags.
  • The Hartford has savings for vehicle fuel type, driver training, bundle, anti-theft, and good student.

If you need affordable auto insurance quotes, ask every prospective company which discounts you qualify for. Savings might not be offered in your area.

Insurance coverage is unique, just like you

When it comes to choosing coverage for your vehicles, there really is no perfect coverage plan. Everyone’s situation is a little different and your policy should reflect that. These are some specific questions may help highlight whether or not you would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • Is upholstery damage covered by car insurance?
  • Can I rent a car in Mexico?
  • Can I still get insurance after a DUI?
  • What exactly is covered by my policy?
  • Does car insurance cover theft of personal property?
  • Should I sign the liability waiver when renting a car?
  • How do I buy GAP insurance?
  • Will filing a claim cost me more?
  • When can I cancel my policy?
  • Am I covered when driving a rental car?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but you know they apply to you, you may need to chat with an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, complete this form or click here for a list of insurance coverage companies in your area. It only takes a few minutes and may give you better protection.

Insurance coverages and their meanings

Understanding the coverages of your insurance policy helps when choosing appropriate coverage for your vehicles. Insurance terms can be confusing and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. Listed below are the normal coverages offered by insurance companies.

Medical expense coverage

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for short-term medical expenses for surgery, EMT expenses, pain medications, dental work and rehabilitation expenses. The coverages can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to all vehicle occupants in addition to being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal Injury Protection is not universally available and may carry a deductible

Liability

Liability insurance protects you from damage or injury you incur to other’s property or people in an accident. It protects you from claims by other people. Liability doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see liability limits of 25/50/25 which means a limit of $25,000 per injured person, $50,000 for the entire accident, and property damage coverage for $25,000. Some companies may use a combined limit that pays claims from the same limit and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability insurance covers claims like legal defense fees, medical services, pain and suffering, medical expenses and repair costs for stationary objects. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a personal decision, but consider buying as high a limit as you can afford.

Comprehensive protection

This coverage covers damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first have to pay a deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things such as hitting a bird, damage from getting keyed, vandalism, fire damage and hitting a deer. The highest amount a insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle is not worth much consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Collision coverage protection

Collision insurance pays for damage to your M3 resulting from colliding with an object or car. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage protects against claims like sustaining damage from a pot hole, scraping a guard rail, crashing into a building and colliding with another moving vehicle. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible to bring the cost down.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle from other motorists when they are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered claims include medical payments for you and your occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Due to the fact that many drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. So UM/UIM coverage is important protection for you and your family. Frequently the UM/UIM limits are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Comments About 2012 BMW M3 Insurance

  1. Patricia Rice

    Does Progressive insure teenage drivers?

  2. Katherina Rowe

    All insurance companies are crooks.

  3. Courtney Lucas

    I’m in the west part of Chesapeake, Virginia. I got free quotes from Progressive, GMAC, and Farmers for my 2012 BMW M3 and I think I saved around $50 each month. They have a lot of discounts available. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all.

  4. Shira Bradley

    Does 21st Century settle claims fairly?

  5. Alexandria Rocha

    Lots of useful info here. I’m in the suburbs of Denver, CO. I don’t recall every quote but I ended up saving about $60 each month. Ask about discounts. I recommend comparing lots of rates.

  6. Demarcus Shaffer

    All companies are crooks. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Compared rates from a lot of places. Saved darn near $50 a month. 21st Century was the cheapest for me. Can still barely afford it.

  7. Daisy Espinoza

    Cheap car insurance? What’s that? I’m in the suburbs of Fayetteville, AR. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved darn near $30 a month. Allstate was the cheapest option for me.

  8. Lino Buchanan

    Live in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Got quotes with 21st Century, Hanover, and Eastwood for my M3 and saved just over $240 a year. Insured with Safeco before. Thankfully I’m not a high risk driver. I just quoted rates online.

  9. Duane Roy

    I live in a small town just outside of New Haven, CT. Quoted with Allstate, Amica, Erie, and The General for my M3 and I think I saved around $50 each month. Left MetLife to switch.