Audi V8 Quattro Insurance for Tightwads
If we enjoyed shopping for car insurance, we'd do it more often. Unfortunately, it's not always as easy as it sounds to get the best rate. Finding good insurance for your Audi V8 Quattro probably leaves you feeling the same way.
Step One: Get Insurance Quotes
In years past, the only way to purchase car insurance was to visit the office of a local agent. Not anymore!
All the major car insurance companies sell insurance for a Audi V8 Quattro and you can compare their rates by entering your information only one time.
To start, click the link below to begin entering your information. After you complete the form, you will receive comparison rates from different companies so you easily determine if you can save money.
Quoting Tip! The only way to compare rates from multiple companies is to use identical coverage amounts and deductibles on each quote. If you use different limits on quotes, you cannot accurately determine which company has the best rates for your V8 Quattro.
Step Two: Tricks to Saving Money on V8 Quattro Insurance
After completing step one and having some rates to compare, you can now focus on policy and lifestyle modifications that will lower your V8 Quattro insurance rates.
- The Audi V8 Quattro is a higher performance vehicle, but do you really need the increased speed or power? Vehicles with more moderate performance are usually cheaper to insure.
- How is your credit rating? The better credit you have, the less insurance will cost for your V8 Quattro. If you have bad credit, work on improving your credit score and repair past credit problems.
- Repair costs generally trend higher as the price of a vehicle goes up. So by owning a V8 Quattro, you can expect higher repair bills and also higher insurance rates because of this.
- Consider raising your comprehensive and collision deductibles if you carry full coverage. By accepting more risk yourself, your car insurance company will cut you a break on your physical damage premiums.
- Filing small claims will get you into hot water with your insurance company. Frequent filers will often find themselves either paying higher rates or non-renewed at renewal time.
- With age comes cheaper rates! If you're a senior citizen, many car insurance companies will give you a discount. Also, if you belong to a professional organization, check to see if your company gives discounts to members.
- Most of us have received a ticket at one time or another. If you get a ticket for a minor violation, find out if there is a safe driving class you can take to keep the ticket off your driving record.
- Ask your insurance company if there is a discount for completing a driver's safety course. It may get you up to a 10% discount at your next renewal.
- Do not allow your current car insurance coverage to lapse or expire. Insurance companies have a simple way to find out when your last policy ended (called a CLUE report), and if you went without coverage for any length of time you may pay more for coverage.
- Safety features such as passive restraints and air bag systems help reduce injuries in and accident, and car insurance companies will charge lower rates if these features are present.
- Thieves tend to steal certain makes and models of vehicles more than others, and if your car is on that list, expect to pay higher insurance rates because of it.
- If you have any teenage drivers in your household, expect to fork out quite a bit more for insurance. Rating them on a low profile vehicle with liability only coverage is the best way to save money.
- Owning a home takes financial responsibility, and car insurance companies will often give you a break just for being a homeowner.
Step Three: Buy the Best Policy
It's time to make a purchase decision based on your rate comparisions and and any policy coverage changes you wish to make. Once you are comfortable with the cost and coverages, you can finalize your purchase by paying your premium down payment.
Make sure to avoid any lapse in coverage by setting the new policy's effective date to be the same date you cancel your old policy. Otherwise you could be driving without any coverage.
If you are adding a vehicle to an existing policy and not buying a new one, just make sure to get the vehicle added as soon as possible. Every insurance company offers a grace period to add new vehicles, so make sure you get the Audi added prior to the expiration of this grace period. If you have a current policy and you only carry liability coverage, then that's the only coverage that will automatically extend to your V8 Quattro. But if you currently carry full coverage, comprehensive and collision coverage will extend to your new vehicle.
After completing your policy purchase, you can print out the proof-of-insurance card to place in your car. Always keep the current card available in case requested by law enforcement or if you are in an accident. If your state requires you to file an SR-22 for being a high-risk driver, make sure your new company is aware of this requirement. Failure to comply can result in loss of your driver's license.
More Insurance Buying Tips
To read more about topics such as how to file a claim, replacement auto parts and mistakes to avoid, visit the Insurance Information Institute website.
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