When looking for lower-priced insurance, are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of car insurance companies in your area? Many other drivers are too. Colorado consumers have such a large number of options that it can really be a real hassle to find a more affordable company. Eaton is the perfect city to reside in, but expensive car insurance rates can make it difficult for lots of drivers to purchase enough protection.
It’s a great practice to get comparison quotes on a regular basis because car insurance rates trend upward over time. Even if you got the best rate on your last policy you can probably find a lower rate today. There are lots of tips to save on car insurance online, but I’m going to show you some guaranteed methods to slash your car insurance rates.
The easiest way to compare policy rates is to take advantage of the fact most of the larger companies participate in a system to provide you with free rate quotes. The one thing you need to do is spend a couple of minutes providing details including if you’re married, what you do for a living, if the vehicle is leased, and driver ages. That information is instantly sent to multiple top-rated companies and they provide comparison quotes instantly to find the best rate.
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Don’t miss with these seven discounts
Not many people think insurance is cheap, but there could be significant discounts that could help you make your next renewal payment. Many of these discounts will be applied automatically at the time of quoting, but once in a while a discount must be manually applied before you will receive the discount.
- Anti-theft System – Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices are less likely to be stolen and can earn a small discount on your policy.
- Memberships – Being a member of certain professional organizations is a good way to get lower rates on your next renewal.
- Defensive Driver Discounts – Taking part in a course in defensive driving could earn you a small percentage discount and easily recoup the cost of the course.
- Anti-lock Brake Discount – Cars with ABS braking systems or traction control are safer to drive so you can save 10 percent or more.
- Senior Citizens – If you qualify as a senior citizen, you may receive a discount up to 10%.
- Multiple Cars – Having more than one vehicle on the same car insurance policy could earn a price break for each car.
- College Student – Any of your kids who are enrolled in a college that is more than 100 miles from home and do not take a car to college may be insured at a cheaper rate.
You should keep in mind that some of the credits will not apply to the entire policy premium. Most cut specific coverage prices like comp or med pay. Just because it seems like adding up those discounts means a free policy, companies wouldn’t make money that way.
Car insurance companies who might offer most of the discounts above are:
Check with each insurance company which discounts you qualify for. Savings might not be offered in Eaton.
Your situation helps dictate your coverage
When it comes to choosing coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a one size fits all plan. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s.
These are some specific questions could help you determine whether or not you will benefit from professional help.
- Can I afford to buy a different vehicle if my vehicle is totaled?
- Do I get a pro-rated refund if I cancel my policy early?
- Can I drive in Mexico and have coverage?
- Do I need higher deductibles?
- Who is covered by my policy?
- Who is covered when they drive my vehicle?
- Do I need roadside assistance coverage?
- Am I covered by my employer’s commercial auto policy when driving my personal car for business?
- How high should my uninsured/underinsured coverage be in Colorado?
If it’s difficult to answer those questions, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form.
More tips and info about car insurance can be read at the Colorado DORA Division of Insurance website. Consumers can report car insurance fraud, find disaster information, read enforcement actions against agents and companies, and download brochures.
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Do car insurance companies bend the truth?
21st Century, Allstate and State Farm continually stream ads on television and other media. They all make the point that drivers will save a bundle if you move your car insurance coverage to their company. Is it even possible that every company can charge you less for auto insurance? Just pay attention to how they say it.
Most companies have specific characteristics for the type of driver that will be a good risk. For example, a desirable risk might be between the ages of 30 and 45, has never had a claim, and drives a lower-performance vehicle. A driver who matches those parameters gets the lowest premium rates and will also save a lot if they switch.
People who do not meet those criteria will see a higher rate with the end result being the customer buying from a different company. Company advertisements say “customers that switch” but not “everyone who gets a quote” save that kind of money. That’s the way insurance companies can make claims like that. Each company has different criteria, so drivers must compare many company’s auto insurance rates. Because without a comparison, you cannot know which company will have the lowest rates for your situation.
The coverage is in the details
Knowing the specifics of a car insurance policy can help you determine appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. Policy terminology can be ambiguous and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.
Uninsured or underinsured coverage – Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered losses include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your vehicle.
Because many people only purchase the least amount of liability that is required (which is 25/50/15), their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. So UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked.
Collision coverage – Collision coverage covers damage to your vehicle resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.
Collision coverage protects against claims such as colliding with another moving vehicle, crashing into a building, sideswiping another vehicle and crashing into a ditch. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. Another option is to choose a higher deductible to bring the cost down.
Liability auto insurance – Liability coverage can cover damages or injuries you inflict on other’s property or people. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. As an example, you may have policy limits of 50/100/50 that translate to a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, a total of $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property.
Liability coverage protects against things such as court costs, repair bills for other people’s vehicles, attorney fees and funeral expenses. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but you should buy as large an amount as possible. Colorado state law requires minimum liability limits of 25,000/50,000/15,000 but drivers should carry better liability coverage.
Comprehensive protection – Comprehensive insurance pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. A deductible will apply then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive coverage pays for things like damage from flooding, damage from a tornado or hurricane, hitting a deer, hail damage and vandalism. The highest amount your car insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much consider removing comprehensive coverage.
Medical expense coverage – Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP reimburse you for bills such as dental work, rehabilitation expenses, funeral costs, pain medications and nursing services. They are often used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if you lack health insurance entirely. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants and also covers any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
Consumers leave their current company for a number of reasons such as denial of a claim, policy cancellation, lack of trust in their agent and high prices. Regardless of your reason for switching companies, switching car insurance companies is easier than you think.
Budget-conscious car insurance is attainable from both online companies as well as from insurance agents, and you should compare price quotes from both to have the best selection. Some car insurance companies do not offer internet price quotes and many times these regional insurance providers work with independent insurance agents.
As you restructure your insurance plan, make sure you don’t skimp on coverage in order to save money. There have been many situations where someone dropped liability coverage limits only to regret that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. Your focus should be to buy enough coverage at the best price, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.