Looking for lower insurance rates for your Lincoln MKT? Did a good deal turn out to be an underperforming, overpriced insurance policy? It’s quite common and there are a lot of people just like you who feel imprisoned by their insurance policy.
Because there are so many online and local companies to choose from, it can be diffult for drivers to find the most cost effective insurance company.
Pricing cheaper insurance is not that difficult. Essentially everyone who is required by state law to have insurance stands a good chance to be able to lower their premiums. Nevertheless, consumers must understand how companies compete online and take advantage of how the system works.
Some insurance providers don’t always advertise every discount they offer in an easy-to-find place, so the list below contains a few of the more common and the harder-to-find credits available to bring down your rates. If you do not double check each discount possible, you may be paying too high a price.
Please keep in mind that most discounts do not apply to the entire policy premium. The majority will only reduce the cost of specific coverages such as comp or med pay. Despite the appearance that you could get a free insurance policy, you’re out of luck. Any amount of discount will bring down your insurance premiums.
A few popular companies and some of their more popular discounts are shown below.
If you need affordable auto insurance quotes, ask each company which discounts can lower your rates. Some of the earlier mentioned discounts may not apply to policies in your area. To see a list of companies with discount insurance rates, click here to view.
When choosing the best insurance coverage coverage for your personal vehicles, there isn’t really a best way to insure your cars. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s and your policy should reflect that. For example, these questions can aid in determining if your insurance needs would benefit from professional advice.
If you’re not sure about those questions but you know they apply to you then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.
Understanding the coverages of insurance aids in choosing the best coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. Below you’ll find typical coverages found on the average insurance policy.
Liability coverage can cover damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property that is your fault. Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. You commonly see values of 50/100/50 that means you have $50,000 bodily injury coverage, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and $50,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Some companies may use one number which is a combined single limit which limits claims to one amount without having the split limit caps.
Liability insurance covers claims like court costs, bail bonds and loss of income. How much liability should you purchase? That is up to you, but consider buying as much as you can afford.
Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance reimburse you for bills like X-ray expenses, prosthetic devices, hospital visits, chiropractic care and doctor visits. They are used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance plan or if you lack health insurance entirely. Medical payments and PIP cover all vehicle occupants and also covers any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available and may carry a deductible
Comprehensive insurance covers damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive coverage protects against claims such as hitting a bird, theft and hail damage. The highest amount your insurance company will pay is the ACV or actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider dropping full coverage.
Your UM/UIM coverage gives you protection when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for injuries to you and your family as well as your vehicle’s damage.
Since many drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is important protection for you and your family. Usually your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.
This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage 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 pays for things such as hitting a parking meter, sustaining damage from a pot hole, colliding with a tree, scraping a guard rail and hitting a mailbox. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.
As you quote auto insurance, do not buy poor coverage just to save money. In many instances, someone sacrificed liability limits or collision coverage and learned later that a couple dollars of savings turned into a financial nightmare. Your objective should be to get the best coverage possible at an affordable rate, not the least amount of coverage.
Lower-priced auto insurance can be sourced on the web and from local agencies, so you should be comparing quotes from both so you have a total pricing picture. Some auto insurance companies do not provide internet price quotes and these small, regional companies sell through local independent agents.
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Hope my car insurance gets cheaper. Quoted with Encompass for my Lincoln and saved about $350 a year.
If you have a good history and live around Anchorage, AK, check out 21st Century. I saved quite a bit. Left Allstate to switch. Got better coverage too. Did it all online.
Will 21st Century raise rates if I file a claim?
Thought I’d throw in my experience. I live just outside Aberdeen, SD. Checked online prices for a 2017 Lincoln MKT. Ended up at about $120 savings annually. Went with GEICO. Did it all online.
I’m from Burlington, VT. Got free quotes online for a 2017 Lincoln MKT. Ended up at about $340 savings annually. Went with State Farm. Was with American Family. Teenage drivers are expensive! I got prices on the web.
I live in Aberdeen, SD. Quoted quotes from American Family, MetLife, and a few others for my 2017 Lincoln MKT and saved just over $470 a year. Still almost need a second mortgage.
I got decent rates for a 2017 Lincoln MKT in Lexington, Kentucky. Ended up at about $460 every six months with AIG Insurance. BTW speeding tickets are not good. Not sure about claim service.
Enjoyed the article. I’m in the south part of Rochester, MN. Received rates from American Family, Esurance, and Mercury for my 2017 Lincoln MKT and saved $476 a year. It’s easy to compare rates online now.