2018 Honda Accord Insurance Quotes – 10 Tips to Save

If you’re looking for cheaper insurance online, are you intimidated by the dozens of insurance companies? You’re not alone. consumers have so many options that it can easily turn into more work than you anticipated to compare prices.

Consumers should take time to do rate comparisons occasionally because rates are adjusted regularly by insurance companies. Even if you got the best premium rates on Accord coverage last year a different company probably has better prices today. Ignore everything you know about insurance because I’m going to teach you the fastest way to properly buy coverages and cut your premium.

Quote car insurance online

When looking for affordable car insurance quotes, there are a couple ways to compare rate quotes from different insurance companies. The fastest way to compare 2018 Honda Accord insurance prices is to get quotes online. This is quite simple and can be completed by using one of the methods below.

  1. If you don’t have a lot of time, the easiest way to get quotes for comparison is to use a rate comparison form like this one (opens in new window). This form prevents you from having to do boring form submissions to each individual car insurance company. In just a few minutes this one form will get you price quotes from multiple low-cost companies. Recommended for those who want to invest the least amount of time.
  2. A less efficient way to analyze rates is spending the time to visit each individual company website and fill out their own quote form. For sake of this example, we’ll pretend you want comparison quotes from USAA, Liberty Mutual and Allstate. In order to get each rate, you would have to go to every website to enter your coverage information, which is why first method is reommended.

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You can choose any of those ways to find more affodable coverage, but make sure you are using nearly identical coverages with each company. If you enter higher or lower deductibles then you won’t be able to get a fair rate comparison. Even a minor difference in coverages may result in large price differences. And when comparison shopping, quoting more gives you a better chance of getting the best price. Not every company provides rate quotes online, so you should also compare rates from them, too.

Double check you’re getting with these ten discounts

Some insurance providers do not list every possible discount very well, so the list below contains both well-publicized as well as some of the hidden credits that you can use to lower your rates. If you don’t get every credit possible, you’re paying more than you need to.

  • Drivers Ed for Students – It’s a good idea to have your young drivers complete a driver education course in school.
  • Seat Belt Discounts – Drivers who always wear seat belts and also require passengers to buckle up could cut 10% or more off the PIP or medical payment premium.
  • ABS Brakes – Cars, trucks, and SUVs equipped with ABS or steering control are safer to drive and the ABS can save up to 10%.
  • Senior Citizen Discount – Older drivers are able to get a small discount on rates on Accord coverage.
  • Renewal Discounts – A few larger companies allow discounts for switching companies prior to your current policy expiring. The savings is around 10%.
  • Multi-Vehicle Discounts – Buying a policy with several vehicles on a single policy could earn a price break for each car.
  • Include Life Insurance and Save – Some insurance companies give a break if you buy life insurance.
  • Fewer Miles Equal More Savings – Low mileage vehicles could earn lower rates due to less chance of an accident.
  • Anti-theft Discount – Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices prevent vehicle theft and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Discounts for Government Workers – Active or retired federal employment can save as much as 8% on Accord coverage with a few insurance companies.

As a sidenote, most credits do not apply the the whole policy. Most only reduce individual premiums such as collision or personal injury protection. So when it seems like all those discounts means the company will pay you, it doesn’t quite work that way.

Large insurance companies and their offered discounts are included below.

  • Geico has savings for emergency military deployment, good student, military active duty, daytime running lights, and federal employee.
  • Travelers includes discounts for multi-car, multi-policy, save driver, driver training, and good student.
  • Farm Bureau may include discounts for safe driver, youthful driver, renewal discount, multi-vehicle, and driver training.
  • Liberty Mutual may offer discounts for exclusive group savings, new vehicle discount, multi-car, newly married, and safety features.
  • American Family has discounts for accident-free, mySafetyValet, defensive driver, good student, multi-vehicle, early bird, and bundled insurance.
  • Progressive policyholders can earn discounts including multi-policy, online signing, homeowner, good student, multi-vehicle, online quote discount, and continuous coverage.

If you need lower rates, check with each company or agent which discounts you qualify for. Some credits may not be available in your area. To find providers that offer the discounts shown above, click here to view.

Your situation helps dictate your coverage

When choosing the right insurance coverage, there really is no “best” method to buy coverage. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s.

For instance, these questions might point out if you could use an agent’s help.

  • Am I insured when driving a different vehicle?
  • How high should my uninsured/underinsured coverage be in my state?
  • What can I do if my company denied a claim?
  • Should I have a commercial auto policy?
  • Do I benefit by insuring my home with the same company?
  • What is medical payments coverage?
  • Are my tools covered if they get stolen from my vehicle?
  • I have good health insurance, so how much medical payments coverage do I need?
  • How can I get my company to pay me more for my totalled car?

If you can’t answer these questions but a few of them apply, you might consider talking to a licensed agent. To find an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form.

Specifics of your insurance policy

Learning about specific coverages of your policy can help you determine which coverages you need and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Insurance for medical payments

Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for short-term medical expenses like EMT expenses, funeral costs, ambulance fees and doctor visits. They are used in conjunction with a health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)

This coverage pays for damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like damage from a tornado or hurricane, fire damage, a broken windshield, a tree branch falling on your vehicle and hail damage. The maximum amount a insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance

Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your 2018 Honda Accord.

Because many people only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. So UM/UIM coverage is a good idea.

Liability car insurance

Liability coverage protects you from damage that occurs to other people or property. It protects YOU against other people’s claims. It does not cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You commonly see limits of 25/50/25 that translate to a $25,000 limit per person for injuries, $50,000 for the entire accident, and a total limit of $25,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability coverage protects against things such as legal defense fees, court costs and repair bills for other people’s vehicles. How much liability coverage do you need? That is your choice, but buy as large an amount as possible.

Coverage for collisions

This will pay to fix damage to your Accord resulting from colliding with a stationary object or other vehicle. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against things such as colliding with another moving vehicle, backing into a parked car, scraping a guard rail and crashing into a building. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. You can also bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Comments About 2018 Honda Accord Insurance

  1. Sharonda Grimes

    I drive uninsured.

  2. Delphine Mcclain

    Does Kansas require liability coverage?

  3. Buford Bryan

    Good detail in your article. Quoted with USAA for my Honda and cut my rates about $360 a year. Hopefully won’t need it.