Lower Your 2017 Cadillac ATS Insurance Cost

Looking for the cheapest insurance coverage rates? Shoppers have lots of choices when shopping for low-cost Cadillac ATS insurance. You can either waste hours calling around trying to get quotes or save time using the internet to make rate comparisons.

There are both good and bad ways to shop for insurance coverage and we’ll show you the proper way to price shop coverage for a new or used Cadillac and locate the cheapest rates either online or from local insurance agents.

You should take the time to quote other rates before your policy renews since insurance prices are rarely the same from one policy term to another. Even if you got the lowest rates on ATS insurance at your last renewal you may be paying too much now. Forget anything you know (or think you know) about insurance coverage because we’re going to show you the best way to lower your annual insurance bill.

This article will let you in on the most effective way to quote insurance. If you currently have car insurance, you should be able to cut costs considerably using these methods. Drivers only need to know the tricks to get comparison quotes on the web.

Discount insurance quotes

Some insurers do not list all their discounts in an easy-to-find place, so we researched both the well known in addition to some of the lesser obvious discounts that you can inquire about if you buy car insurance online.

  • Multi-line Discount – If the company offers life insurance, you could get a break if you buy some life insurance in addition to your auto policy.
  • ABS and Traction Control Discounts – Cars that have steering control and anti-lock brakes are much safer to drive and the ABS can save up to 10%.
  • Discounts for Federal Employees – Having worked for a branch of the government can save as much as 8% on ATS insurance with some insurance companies.
  • New Car Discount – Insuring a vehicle that is new is cheaper since new model year vehicles are generally safer.
  • Claim-Free Discount – Claim-free drivers pay less as opposed to insureds who have frequent claims or accidents.
  • Own a Home and Save – Being a homeowner can get you a discount because it is proof that your finances are in order.
  • First Accident Forgiveness – This one is not really a discount per se, but some insurance companies may permit one accident before your rates go up if you are claim-free for a certain period of time.
  • Driver Safety – Passing a class that teaches defensive driving techniques could earn you a small percentage discount if your company offers it.
  • Fewer Miles Equal More Savings – Maintaining low annual mileage could earn lower insurancerates on the low mileage vehicles.
  • Renewal Discounts – A few insurance companies allow discounts for signing up before your current coverage expires. It’s a savings of about 10%.

Discounts lower rates, but most discount credits are not given to your bottom line cost. Most only reduce specific coverage prices like liability, collision or medical payments. So even though it sounds like all those discounts means the company will pay you, companies wouldn’t make money that way.

A list of insurance companies and the discounts they provide are shown below.

  • Progressive includes discounts for multi-vehicle, homeowner, good student, continuous coverage, online quote discount, multi-policy, and online signing.
  • SAFECO has savings for teen safe driver, drive less, bundle discounts, homeowner, accident prevention training, and teen safety rewards.
  • American Family offers premium reductions for air bags, Steer into Savings, multi-vehicle, mySafetyValet, and bundled insurance.
  • MetLife offers discounts for accident-free, claim-free, multi-policy, good driver, good student, defensive driver
  • Geico may include discounts for membership and employees, anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, military active duty, and emergency military deployment.
  • The Hartford offers discounts including air bag, anti-theft, defensive driver, driver training, good student, vehicle fuel type, and bundle.

When comparing rates, check with each company or agent to apply every possible discount. A few discounts might not be available to policyholders in your area.

Tailor your insurance coverage coverage to you

When buying proper insurance coverage, there is no “perfect” insurance plan. Everyone’s situation is a little different.

For instance, these questions can aid in determining whether or not you would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • How does medical payments coverage work?
  • Do I need PIP (personal injury protection) coverage in my state?
  • Will I lose any money if I cancel my policy before it expires?
  • Does coverage extend to a rental car in a foreign country?
  • If my pet gets injured in an accident are they covered?
  • What is the rate difference between pleasure use and commuting?
  • Are my friends covered when driving my 2017 Cadillac ATS?
  • Do I need medical payments coverage since I have good health insurance?
  • Is borrowed equipment or tools covered if stolen or damaged?

If you can’t answer these questions but you think they might apply to your situation, then you may want to think about talking to an insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, simply complete this short form. It is quick, free and can help protect your family.

Tricks in car insurance advertising

Consumers constantly see and hear ads for the lowest price car insurance from the likes of 21st Century, Allstate and State Farm. They all seem to seem to make the promise that you’ll save big after switching your policy.

How does every car insurance company offer drivers better rates?

All companies have underwriting criteria for the type of insured that earns them the most money. For example, a profitable insured might be described as between the ages of 40 and 55, has never had a claim, and drives a safe vehicle. Anyone that hits that “sweet spot” will get a cheap rate quote and therefore will cut their rates substantially.

Potential insureds who cannot meet the ideal profile will probably have to pay a higher premium and ends up with the customer not buying. The wording the ads use say “people who switch” but not “everyone who gets a quote” will save that much if they switch. That’s why insurance companies can make the claims of big savings.

That is why you should compare price quotes frequently. It is impossible to guess which insurance companies will be your best fit.

Auto insurance coverage considerations

Knowing the specifics of your auto insurance policy can be of help when determining which coverages you need and the correct deductibles and limits. Policy terminology can be confusing and coverage can change by endorsement.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) – Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other motorists when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your Cadillac ATS.

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 a good idea. Frequently these coverages are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) – Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage kick in for expenses for things like hospital visits, ambulance fees, pain medications, prosthetic devices and dental work. The coverages can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance plan or if there is no health insurance coverage. It covers all vehicle occupants as well as getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP coverage is only offered in select states and may carry a deductible

Liability auto insurance – Liability coverage will cover injuries or damage you cause to other’s property or people in an accident. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people. It does not cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show liability limits of 50/100/50 which stand for a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, $100,000 for the entire accident, and $50,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Some companies may use one number which is a combined single limit that pays claims from the same limit and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability can pay for claims like repair bills for other people’s vehicles, legal defense fees, medical expenses and repair costs for stationary objects. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but consider buying as large an amount as possible.

Comprehensive insurance – This will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first must pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive insurance covers things like fire damage, theft, damage from flooding, hitting a bird and vandalism. The highest amount you’ll receive from a claim is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much consider dropping full coverage.

Collision coverages – This coverage covers damage to your ATS caused by collision with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage pays for claims like damaging your car on a curb, colliding with another moving vehicle, hitting a parking meter, crashing into a ditch and rolling your car. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from older vehicles. It’s also possible to bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Save your cold hard cash

Affordable 2017 Cadillac ATS insurance can be found online as well as from insurance agents, so you need to shop car insurance with both to have the best chance of lowering rates. Some insurance providers may not offer the ability to get quotes online and usually these small, regional companies sell through independent insurance agencies.

We just covered a lot of tips how to shop for 2017 Cadillac ATS insurance online. The key concept to understand is the more times you quote, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. You may even discover the best premium rates are with some of the lesser-known companies.

Drivers who switch companies do it for a number of reasons such as poor customer service, unfair underwriting practices, extreme rates for teen drivers and high rates after DUI convictions. Regardless of your reason, finding a new car insurance company is actually quite simple.

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Comments About 2017 Cadillac ATS Insurance

  1. Kiera Colon

    Not sure what I should be paying. I live in a small town just outside of New York City, New York. Got rates from GMAC, American Family, Nationwide, and a couple others for my ATS and I think I cut my rates about $60 each month. They have a lot of discounts available. Might find lower rates online.

  2. Cheryll Whitehead

    Anyone buy from Amica? I’m in South Burlington, Vermont.

  3. Ricky Romero

    Will 21st Century cancel if I have a claim?

  4. Wyatt English

    Live in Aurora, IL. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $60 each month.

  5. Lenora Riley

    If you have a clean record and are close to Buffalo, NY, check out Progressive. They seem to be cheaper. Left Mercury to switch. BTW speeding tickets are not good.

  6. Celsa Buckley

    Does GEICO settle claims fairly?

  7. Minta Butler

    Liked the article. From Albuquerque, NM. I compared lots of rates. Saved roughly $50 a month. Allstate was the cheapest option for me. Not sure about claim service.

  8. Kenda Mccarthy

    All insurance companies are crooks.

  9. Blythe Bauer

    From Little Rock, AR. Got rates from AIG Insurance, Safeco, and USAA for my Cadillac and I think I cut my rates about $50 each month. My new agent seems to be really good.

  10. Darren Contreras

    Quoted with Western Auto Insurance for my Cadillac and saved around $560 a year.

  11. Joaquin Church

    Will Allstate raise rates if I file a claim?

  12. Brice Anderson

    I’m from Lexington, Kentucky. Quoted rates from AAA, Nationwide, and USAA for my 2017 Cadillac ATS and I’m now saving $19 a month. Still almost need a second mortgage.

  13. Sal Nieves

    Live in Jacksonville, FL. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $30 each month. My new agent seems to be really good.

  14. Kylie Mullins

    I’m in Biloxi, MS. Got car insurance quotes from AIG Insurance, Mercury, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my 2017 Cadillac ATS and I’m now saving $57 a month.

  15. An Mcdaniel

    If you have a clean record and live in the vicinity of Springfield, Missouri, check out Progressive. You might get cheaper rates. Was with The General. It was easy to get rates.

  16. Sachiko Russell

    Not sure if this is cheap. I’m in the suburbs of Juneau, AK. I quoted with Auto-Owners, Farmers, and Safeco for my 2017 Cadillac ATS and saved just over $170 a year. Got better coverage too. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all.

  17. Ellena Bass

    I can’t pay high rates. From Rapid City, SD. I got free prices from American Family, Safeco, and a few others for my 2017 Cadillac ATS and saved around $150 a year. They have a lot of discounts available.

  18. Almeta Nieves

    If you have a good history and live near Billings, Montana, check out Allstate. You might get cheaper rates. Left Travelers to switch. I have a couple other vehicles on the policy. God forbid I actually have a claim.