If you’re trying to find lower-cost insurance on the web, are you frustrated by the number of auto insurance choices in your area? Kansas vehicle owners have so many choices available that it can be a lot of work to find the best auto insurance rates. Fairway is a great place to live, but expensive auto insurance rates makes it difficult to make ends meet.
It’s a good idea to get comparison quotes quite often since prices fluctuate regularly. Despite the fact that you may have had the best rate last year you will most likely find a better premium rate today. You’ll find quite a bit of inaccurate information about auto insurance on the web, but in this article, you’re going to get some great ideas on how to stop overpaying for insurance.
If you have insurance now or are shopping for new coverage, you can learn to find the best rates and possibly find even better coverage. Shopping for more affordable protection in Fairway can be fairly easy. Kansas drivers only need an understanding of the best way to shop over the internet.
Lower rates by qualifying for these eight discounts
Auto insurance companies don’t always list every policy discount in an easy-to-find place, so the below list has both well-publicized and also the lesser-known credits that you can use to lower your rates.
- Fairway Homeowners Pay Less – Owning a house in Fairway can help you save on auto insurance due to the fact that maintaining a home demonstrates responsibility.
- Passive Restraints – Options like air bags or motorized seat belts can receive discounts of more than 20%.
- Multi-policy Discount – If you have multiple policies with the same company you could save at least 10 to 15 percent or more.
- Theft Prevention System – Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices are less likely to be stolen and will save you 10% or more.
- E-sign – Some larger companies will give a small break on the internet.
- Data Collection Discounts – Insureds who allow their auto insurance company to look at driving habits by using a small device installed in their vehicle such as Progressive’s Snapshot may see discounts if their driving habits are good.
- Use Seat Belts – Drivers who always wear seat belts and also require passengers to fasten their seat belts may be able to save a few bucks off PIP or medical payments premium.
- Defensive Driver Discount – Taking time to complete a safe driver course can save you 5% or more and easily pay for the cost of the class.
As is typical with insurance, most discount credits are not given to all coverage premiums. Some only reduce specific coverage prices like physical damage coverage or medical payments. Despite the appearance that all the discounts add up to a free policy, that’s just not realistic.
If you would like to see a list of companies that can offer you the previously mentioned discounts in Fairway, click this link.
Your auto insurance coverage should be tailored to you
When it comes to buying coverage for your vehicles, there is no cookie cutter policy. Everyone’s situation is a little different.
These are some specific questions might point out if your insurance needs will benefit from professional help.
- Does my liability insurance cover pulling a trailer or camper?
- Is pleasure use cheaper than using my vehicle to commute?
- Do I have coverage for damage caused while driving under the influence?
- Can I drive in Mexico and have coverage?
- Why am I be forced to buy a membership to get insurance from some companies?
- Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
- Should I drop comprehensive coverage on older vehicles?
If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you might consider talking to a licensed agent. To find an agent in your area, complete this form. It only takes a few minutes and may give you better protection.
Buying from insurance agents
A lot of people would prefer to have an agent’s advice and that is a personal choice. Professional insurance agents are trained to spot inefficiencies and will help you if you have claims. One of the best bonuses of getting online price quotes is the fact that drivers can get cheaper car insurance rates and still have an agent to talk to. And providing support for neighborhood agents is definitely important in Fairway.
By using this form (opens in new window), your insurance data is sent to insurance agents in Fairway that can give you for your coverage. There is no need to do any legwork since rate quotes are delivered to the email address you provide. If you need to compare rates from a specific insurance company, just go to their quote page and fill out their quote form.
If you wish to get contact information for insurance agents in your area, please see this directory of insurance agencies in Fairway.
Selecting a insurer needs to be determined by more than just a cheap price quote. Ask your prospective agent these questions:
- Do they specialize in personal lines auto insurance?
- How would your car be valued if totalled?
- Does the quote include credit and driving reports?
- Does the agent help file claims?
- How long has the business existed?
After talking to the agent and getting positive feedback to these questions and an acceptable price quote, most likely you have located an insurer that can be relied on to properly insure your vehicles. Just be aware that once you purchase a policy you can cancel coverage for any reason so don’t think that you are obligated to your new company for the full policy term.
Much more information about auto insurance in Kansas can be found on the website for the Kansas Insurance Department located here. Consumers can discover disciplinary actions, read state legal mandates and laws, and find a variety of consumer forms.
Coverages available on your policy
Knowing the specifics of a auto insurance policy can be of help when determining the best coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.
This covers damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first have to pay a deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.
Comprehensive insurance covers things like falling objects, damage from getting keyed, damage from a tornado or hurricane and theft. The maximum amount a auto 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 probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.
Uninsured and underinsured coverage
This coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when other motorists are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered losses include medical payments for you and your occupants as well as damage to your vehicle.
Due to the fact that many Kansas drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits (Kansas limits are 25/50/10), it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is very important. Usually the UM/UIM limits are identical to your policy’s liability coverage.
Coverage for medical payments
Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for short-term medical expenses for rehabilitation expenses, EMT expenses, nursing services and dental work. They are often utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants as well as being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
This pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from a collision with an object or car. You have to pay a deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.
Collision insurance covers things such as colliding with another moving vehicle, rolling your car, damaging your car on a curb, hitting a mailbox and colliding with a tree. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.
Liability car insurance
Liability coverage can cover damage that occurs to a person or their property. 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. Your policy might show values of 100/300/100 which means a limit of $100,000 per injured person, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $100,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Another option is a combined limit which combines the three limits into one amount and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.
Liability coverage pays for things such as legal defense fees, pain and suffering, medical expenses, emergency aid and funeral expenses. How much liability coverage do you need? That is your choice, but buy higher limits if possible. Kansas state minimum liability requirements are 25,000/50,000/10,000 but you should think about purchasing more liability than the minimum.
Lower rates by being persistent
People who switch companies do it for any number of reasons including policy cancellation, delays in responding to claim requests, high prices and even unfair underwriting practices. It doesn’t matter why you want to switch choosing a new company can be easier than you think.
Budget-conscious auto insurance is possible from both online companies in addition to many Fairway insurance agents, and you need to price shop both in order to have the best chance of saving money. A few companies may not offer online rate quotes and most of the time these smaller providers provide coverage only through independent agents.
While you’re price shopping online, you should never buy poor coverage just to save money. In too many instances, an insured cut liability coverage limits only to find out they didn’t purchase enough coverage. Your goal should be to get the best coverage possible for the lowest price and still be able to protect your assets.