The best way to find more affordable Fiat 124 Spider insurance in Tucson is to compare prices once a year from insurers that insure vehicles in Arizona. Rate comparisons can be done by completing these steps.
- Step 1: Spend some time learning about how companies set rates and the steps you can take to keep rates in check. Many rating factors that cause rate increases like distracted driving and a substandard credit score can be controlled by paying attention to minor details.
- Step 2: Obtain price quotes from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Direct and exclusive agents can only give rate quotes from a single company like GEICO and State Farm, while independent agents can give you price quotes from many different companies.
- Step 3: Compare the price quotes to your existing coverage to see if you can save by switching companies. If you find better rates, make sure coverage is continuous and does not lapse.
- Step 4: Provide notification to your current agent or company of your intent to cancel your current policy and submit any necessary down payment along with the completed application to your new insurance company. As soon as you receive it, keep your new proof of insurance certificate along with your vehicle registration.
The key thing to know about shopping around is that you’ll want to make sure you compare identical coverages on each quote and and to get price quotes from as many different companies as possible. Doing this guarantees a fair price comparison and a complete rate analysis.
A recent car insurance study discovered that almost 70% of insureds in Arizona kept their coverage with the same car insurance company for a minimum of four years, and roughly 40% of drivers have never quoted car insurance rates at all. American consumers could save an average of 46.5% each year by just shopping around, but they just don’t understand how easy it is to do a rate comparison.
If you have a current auto insurance policy or need new coverage, you can follow these tips to shop for the lowest rates without reducing protection. Finding and buying affordable coverage in Tucson is actually quite simple. Vehicle owners just have to know the best way to compare rate quotes from many different companies.
Car insurance coverages and their meanings
Knowing the specifics of a car insurance policy helps when choosing the right coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. Policy terminology can be confusing and nobody wants to actually read their policy.
Liability insurance – Liability coverage can cover damage that occurs to other’s property or people 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. As an example, you may have values of 15/30/10 which stand for $15,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $30,000, and $10,000 of coverage for damaged property.
Liability can pay for things like legal defense fees, emergency aid, medical expenses, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and loss of income. How much liability should you purchase? That is a decision to put some thought into, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as much as you can afford. Arizona requires minimum liability limits of 15/30/10 but you should consider buying higher limits.
The next chart shows why buying the state minimum limits may not provide you with enough coverage.
Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision) – Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first must pay your deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.
Comprehensive can pay for things such as fire damage, rock chips in glass and hitting a bird. The highest amount a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.
Insurance for medical payments – Med pay and PIP coverage kick in for short-term medical expenses for things like EMT expenses, dental work, prosthetic devices, X-ray expenses and ambulance fees. The coverages can be utilized in addition to your health insurance plan or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to you and your occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available but can be used in place of medical payments coverage
Collision – This will pay to fix damage to your 124 Spider from colliding with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.
Collision coverage pays for claims like sideswiping another vehicle, crashing into a ditch, hitting a mailbox and backing into a parked car. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible on your 124 Spider in order to get cheaper collision rates.
Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance – Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when other motorists either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and damage to your Fiat 124 Spider.
Since many Arizona drivers carry very low liability coverage limits (which is 15/30/10), it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage should not be overlooked.
Smart shoppers get results
Consumers who switch companies do it for many reasons like denial of a claim, lack of trust in their agent, policy non-renewal and even high rates after DUI convictions. No matter why you want to switch, finding a new car insurance company is not as difficult as it may seem.
In this article, we covered some good ideas how to get a better price on Fiat 124 Spider insurance in Tucson. The key thing to remember is the more times you quote, the better your comparison will be. You may even discover the lowest premium rates come from a lesser-known regional company.
Cheaper Fiat 124 Spider insurance in Tucson is definitely available from both online companies as well as from independent agents in Tucson, and you should compare price quotes from both so you have a total pricing picture. There are still a few companies who may not offer the ability to get quotes online and usually these regional insurance providers prefer to sell through independent insurance agencies.
To learn more, link through to the articles below:
- Understanding your Policy (NAIC.org)
- Who Has the Cheapest Auto Insurance for Veterans in Tucson? (FAQ)
- Who Has Cheap Auto Insurance for Low Income Drivers in Tucson? (FAQ)
- Who Has the Cheapest Auto Insurance Rates for Low Credit Scores in Tucson? (FAQ)
- Who Has Affordable Auto Insurance for Drivers Requiring a SR22 in Tucson? (FAQ)
- Pickups fall short in headlight tests (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
- Vehicle Size and Weight FAQ (iihs.org)
- How Does Hitting a Deer Impact Insurance Rates? (Allstate)
- Senior Drivers (Insurance Information Institute)