Feel like you’re a prisoner to overpriced car insurance? Believe me, there are lots of people in the same boat. With so many companies to choose from, it can be impossible to find the right insurance company.
It’s a good idea to price shop coverage periodically since rates fluctuate regularly. Despite the fact that you may have had the lowest price a few years ago you will most likely find a better rate today. Ignore everything you know about car insurance because you’re about to learn the fastest and easiest way to find the best coverage while lowering your premiums.
Compare Quotes for Nixa Car Insurance
There are a variety of methods to compare car insurance prices and some are less time-consuming than others. You can waste a few hours (or days) discussing policy coverages with local insurance agents in Nixa, or you can utilize the web to quickly compare rates.
The majority of car insurance companies take part in a program that enables customers to send in one quote, and every company then returns a price quote determined by their information. This eliminates the need for quotation requests to each company.
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The one disadvantage to pricing coverage this way is that you can’t choose the providers you want to price. So if you prefer to pick specific insurance companies to receive pricing from, we have assembled a list of the cheapest car insurance companies in Missouri. Click here to view list.
It’s your choice how you get your quotes, but double check that you are using the exact same coverage limits and deductibles with each company. If you compare different limits and deductibles on each one it’s not possible to decipher which rate is best in Nixa.
How much can you save with these six discounts?
Companies that sell car insurance don’t list every discount in a way that’s easy to find, so we researched both the well known and also the lesser-known car insurance savings. If you aren’t receiving every discount possible, you’re paying more than you need to.
- Lower Rates for Military – Being deployed with a military unit may qualify for rate reductions.
- Resident Student – Kids in college living away from home attending college without a vehicle on campus can receive lower rates.
- Good Student – This discount can be rewarded with saving of up to 25%. This discount can apply well after school through age 25.
- Safety Course Discount – Taking part in a course in driver safety could save 5% or more and easily recoup the cost of the course.
- Anti-lock Brake Discount – Anti-lock brake equipped vehicles can reduce accidents and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
- Multi-car Discount – Insuring more than one vehicle on the same car insurance policy qualifies for this discount.
It’s important to understand that some of the credits will not apply to all coverage premiums. Most only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. So even though it sounds like having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, you’re out of luck.
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What car insurance coverages do you need?
Knowing the specifics of your car insurance policy aids in choosing appropriate coverage and the correct deductibles and limits. Policy terminology can be impossible to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. Shown next are typical coverages available from car insurance companies.
Comprehensive car insurance
This will pay to fix damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You first must pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.
Comprehensive coverage protects against claims like rock chips in glass, damage from a tornado or hurricane and hitting a deer. The highest amount your car insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider dropping full coverage.
This coverage will cover damage or injury you incur to people or other property by causing an accident. It protects YOU from legal claims by others. It does not cover your own vehicle damage or injuries.
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 25/50/25 which means $25,000 bodily injury coverage, a total of $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $25,000 of coverage for damaged propery.
Liability can pay for claims like funeral expenses, medical expenses and loss of income. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a personal decision, but consider buying as much as you can afford. Missouri requires drivers to carry at least 25,000/50,000/10,000 but you should think about purchasing more coverage.
Coverage for collisions
This pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from colliding with a stationary object or other vehicle. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.
Collision coverage protects against things like hitting a parking meter, rolling your car, hitting a mailbox and crashing into a building. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible to bring the cost down.
Coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers
Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other motorists when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your vehicle.
Due to the fact that many Missouri drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits (which is 25/50/10), it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage should not be overlooked.
Coverage for medical expenses
Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP kick in for short-term medical expenses like chiropractic care, X-ray expenses and rehabilitation expenses. They can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. They cover you and your occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not available in all states and may carry a deductible
More quotes mean more savings
You just read a lot of techniques to compare car insurance prices online. It’s most important to understand that the more companies you get rates for, the higher your chance of finding lower rates. You may be surprised to find that the biggest savings come from a small local company. These smaller insurers often have lower prices on specific markets compared to the large companies like State Farm or Progressive.
While you’re price shopping online, never buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. There are too many instances where an accident victim reduced uninsured motorist or liability limits to discover at claim time that a couple dollars of savings turned into a financial nightmare. Your focus should be to get the best coverage possible for the lowest price while not skimping on critical coverages.
More resources for learning
Additional detailed information is located at the Missouri Department of Insurance website. Consumers can download brochures, read enforcement actions against agents and companies, file complaints about an insurance agent or broker, and file complaints about a company.