Cheaper 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Insurance Rates

Want better car insurance rates for your Volkswagen Beetle Convertible? Getting discount car insurance may at first seem to be difficult for drivers new to quoting and price shopping on the internet. With so many agents and companies in the marketplace, how are drivers able to possibly compare all the different companies and get the best available rates?

It’s a good idea to shop coverage around on a regular basis because car insurance prices change frequently. Despite the fact that you may have had the best deal for Beetle Convertible coverage at your last renewal a different company probably has better rate quotes today. Ignore everything you know about car insurance because I’m going to let you in on the secrets to the tricks you need to know to get good coverage at a lower rate.

Finding affordable coverage is easy if you know what you’re doing. Just about every driver who has to buy auto insurance will most likely be able to find better rates. But consumers can benefit from knowing how big insurance companies price insurance differently and apply this information to your search.

Components of your Volkswagen Beetle Convertible insurance rates

Smart consumers have a good feel for the different types of things that help determine the rates you pay for insurance. If you understand what determines base rates, this allows you to make educated decisions that may reward you with better insurance rates.

  • Improve your credit score – Credit score is a large factor in determining what you pay for insurance. Drivers who have high credit scores tend to be better drivers and file fewer claims than drivers who have bad credit. So if your credit could use some work, you may save money insuring your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible by improving your rating.
  • Don’t get traffic citations – Your driving citation history has a lot to do with how much you pay for insurance. Attentive drivers pay less for auto insurance as compared to those with violations. Having a single citation may increase your cost substantially. People who have dangerous citations such as DUI, reckless driving or excessive speeding may find they need to submit a SR-22 form with their state’s department of motor vehicles in order to continue driving.
  • Claim-free discounts can add up – If you frequently file small claims, you can look forward to increased rates or even have your policy non-renewed. Auto insurance companies award discounts to people who only file infrequent claims. Insurance coverage is meant to be used in the event of more catestrophic claims.
  • Rate your vehicle for proper use – The higher the miles on your Volkswagen in a year’s time the higher the price you pay to insure it. The majority of insurers charge rates based on their usage. Vehicles not used for work or commuting can be on a lower rate level than those used for commuting. An improperly rated Beetle Convertible may be costing you. Make sure your insurance coverage reflects annual mileage.
  • Urban residents pay more – Living in a small town has definite advantages when insuring your vehicles. Urban drivers have more road rage incidents and a longer drive to work. Less people corresponds to lower accident rates and also fewer theft and vandalism claims.
  • Your spouse saves you money – Having a spouse can get you a discount compared to being single. Having a significant other translates into being more financially stable and insurance companies like that drivers who are married file infrequent claims.

You may qualify for discounts

Some companies do not advertise all disounts in an easy-to-find place, so the list below gives a summary of some of the more common as well as the least known ways to save on insurance coverage.

  • Accident Free – Insureds with no claims or accidents have much lower rates as opposed to bad drivers.
  • Telematics Data Discounts – Policyholders that allow driving data submission to monitor driving patterns remotely such as State Farm’s In-Drive may get a rate reduction if they show good driving skills.
  • Memberships – Being in qualifying employment or professional organizations could earn you a nice discount on insurance coverage.
  • Payment Method – By paying your policy upfront rather than paying in monthly installments you can avoid monthly service charges.
  • Theft Prevention Discount – Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices are stolen with less frequency and will save you 10% or more.

As is typical with insurance, many deductions do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. The majority will only reduce the cost of specific coverages such as comprehensive or collision. So even though it sounds like you can get free auto insurance, insurance coverage companies aren’t that generous.

For a list of insurance companies with the best discounts, click here.

Do you really save 40% when you switch?

Insurance companies such as Allstate and Progressive continually stream television and radio advertisements. They all seem to state the claim about saving some big amount if you switch your policy. Is it even possible that every company can save you money? Just pay attention to how they say it.

Insurance companies have a certain “appetite” for a prospective insured that earns them a profit. One example of a desirable insured should be between the ages of 40 and 55, owns a home, and does not commute to work. Any new insured that meets those criteria will probably get cheap prices and will most likely cut their rates if they switch.

Consumers who fall outside these stringent criteria will probably be forced to pay higher prices which usually ends up with the customer not buying. Company advertisements say “drivers who switch” not “everyone who quotes” save money. That is how companies can make it sound like they have such great prices.

This really illustrates why you need to quote coverage with many companies. It is impossible to guess which insurance company will have the lowest rates.

There’s no such thing as the perfect insurance policy

When choosing adequate coverage, there isn’t really a cookie cutter policy. Everyone’s situation is unique.

For instance, these questions could help you determine if your insurance needs will benefit from professional help.

  • Can my teen driver be rated on a liability-only vehicle?
  • Do I benefit by insuring my home with the same company?
  • Am I covered if I hit my neighbor’s mailbox?
  • Do I need PIP coverage since I have good health insurance?
  • Why am I be forced to buy a membership to get insurance from some companies?
  • Does my car insurance cover rental cars?
  • How can I force my company to pay a claim?
  • Can I afford to pay high deductible claims out of pocket?
  • Should I buy more coverage than the required minimum liability coverage?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but a few of them apply, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, simply complete this short form.

Detailed coverages of your insurance policy

Knowing the specifics of your policy aids in choosing the best coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Liability insurance

Liability insurance provides protection from damage that occurs to other people or property that is your fault. It protects YOU against claims from other people, and doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see liability limits of 50/100/50 which means a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, $100,000 for the entire accident, and property damage coverage for $50,000. Some companies may use a combined limit which limits claims to one amount with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability can pay for things like medical services, structural damage and court costs. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Medical payments coverage and PIP

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage kick in for expenses like rehabilitation expenses, doctor visits and pain medications. The coverages can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. They cover you and your occupants and also covers if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not an option in every state but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other drivers when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include medical payments for you and your occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, their limits can quickly be used up. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked. Most of the time your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

Comprehensive coverage

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

Comprehensive coverage protects against claims like falling objects, hitting a bird, a broken windshield and hitting a deer. 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 consider dropping full coverage.

Collision coverage

This coverage will pay to fix damage to your Beetle Convertible resulting from colliding with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against claims like backing into a parked car, colliding with another moving vehicle, crashing into a building and hitting a parking meter. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. You can also raise the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Smart consumers save more

When buying insurance coverage, do not buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. There have been many situations where an accident victim reduced uninsured motorist or liability limits only to find out that it was a big error on their part. Your goal is to find the BEST coverage at the best possible price, but don’t skip important coverages to save money.

We just covered a lot of techniques to lower your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible insurance rates. The key concept to understand is the more price quotes you have, the better your comparison will be. Consumers could even find that the lowest rates are with a company that doesn’t do a lot of advertising.

Cost effective 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible insurance is available online and also from your neighborhood agents, so get free insurance coverage quotes from both of them in order to have the best price selection to choose from. Some companies may not offer online quoting and usually these smaller companies sell through local independent agents.

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Comments About 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Insurance

  1. Carmon Bartlett

    This is too expensive. I live just to the east of Charleston, SC. Quoted with Western Auto Insurance, Amica, Liberty Mutual, and Mercury for my Volkswagen and saved $353 a year. Was with Eastwood.

  2. Verline Sweet

    IT’S ALL TOO EXPENSIVE! I live just to the north of Eugene, OR. Compared rates from a lot of places. Saved darn near $30 a month. Progressive was the cheapest for me. Left 21st Century to switch.

  3. Maybell Donovan

    I’m looking for cheaper coverage. From Parkersburg, WV. Got car insurance quotes with Liberty Mutual, Amica, Safeco, and a couple others for my Beetle Convertible and I think I saved about $70 each month. Good multi-policy discounts.

  4. Anibal Trevino

    Checking in from Shreveport, LA. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved darn near $50 a month. Allstate was the best choice for me. Moved home policy as well. You can get a rate quote online.

  5. Victor Tate

    FYI in Las Vegas, NV try Progressive. I got a good deal.

  6. Salome Alford

    If you’re a decent driver and live in the vicinity of Dover, DE, check out 21st Century. You might get cheaper rates. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or not.

  7. Rayford Hayes

    Got pretty cheap 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible insurance from Progressive in Jacksonville, Florida.

  8. Ileana Meadows

    Good detail in your article. I’m just west of Cedar Rapids, IA. Got car insurance quotes with Progressive, Hartford, and Farmers for my Beetle Convertible and saved just over $360 a year. Was with Safeco. I have several vehicles insured with them.

  9. Danette Wade

    I’m in Gaithersburg, MD, and Progressive rates were affordable. Might find lower rates online.

  10. Gertha Gross

    Will State Farm rates go up if I file a claim?

  11. Rozanne Golden

    Great site. I live north of Charleston, SC. Compared quite a few companies. Saved right around $50 a month. GEICO was the most affordable for me. Was with AIG Insurance. It never hurts to quote around.

  12. Lida Jackson

    Checking in from Cranston, RI. Got rates from 21st Century, AAA, Encompass, and The General for my 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible and I think I am saving around $50 each month. Insured with Farmers before. My new agent seems to be really good. I just quoted rates online.