Slash your Hyundai Equus Insurance Rates in Three Steps
If shopping your car insurance around was fun, we'd do it much more often. But in reality, the cost for insurance always seems too high and most people would prefer to get a root canal. You probably feel the same way when trying to find cheaper coverage for your Hyundai Equus.
Step One: Insurance Rate Comparison Quotes
If you haven't shopped for car insurance for awhile you might remember the days when the only option was to visit a local insurance agent. Life has gotten easier!
Almost every car insurance company now offers online quotes, and you can actually get insurance quotes for a Hyundai Equus without even visiting their websites!
To begin, click on the link below and complete the short form. It only takes a few minutes and it's helpful to have your current policy handy if you have one.
Same Limits on Quotes! This tip is very important. The only way to accurately compare rates on your Equus is to use the same limits of liability as well as deductibles on physical damage coverage. You won't be able to compare rates if you use different values on your quotes.
Step Two: Top Ways to Get Lower Equus Insurance
There are many contributing factors that determine what you pay to insure your Hyundai. You can help yourself (and your wallet) by paying attention to the following rate factors.
- If you belong to a professional organization, check to see if that can earn you a discount. If you're over the age of 55, check to see if they have a senior citizen discount as well.
- How is your credit rating? The better credit you have, the less insurance will cost for your Equus. If you have bad credit, work on improving your credit score and repair past credit problems.
- Successfully completing a driver's training class can help lower your rates if your insurance company offers that discount.
- Air bags, antilock brakes, traction control, and stability control all help lower the cost of insurance due to reducing the risk of injury in an accident.
- Higher deductibles save money. If you can afford to pay a larger portion of a comprehensive or collision claim, you will pay substantially less for those coverages if you increase your deductibles to $500 or even $1,000.
- Insurance companies pay attention to which vehicles are stolen the most, so if your car is frequently targeted by thieves, chances are good you will pay more for insurance if you live in certain parts of the country.
- Claims that aren't much more than your deductible are better off just being paid out of pocket. If you get into a habit of filing smaller claims, you will pay for it in higher rates.
- If you own a home, you may get a break on your car insurance. Home ownership demonstrates financial responsibility.
- If you have a speeding ticket or other moving violation, you could be charged more for insurance. If you get a ticket, find out if your county or state offers a defensive driving course that will void the ticket upon completion.
- Every parent dreads the day when their teenager gets added to their policy. If you are a teenager, or if you have one on your policy, expect to pay significantly more each year.
- Letting your car insurance expire without having new coverage in place is called a "lapse" and will cause your next policy premiums to be higher.
Step Three: Purchase a New Policy
Buying a new car insurance policy is just a matter of finalizing your application form and submitting it with your down payment. Once payment has been accepted, coverage is bound the effective date shown on your application.
You can cancel a policy at any time, but just remember to make the effective date of the replacement policy the exact same as the date you cancel your old policy. You do not want any gaps in coverage between policies.
When buying a new vehicle, coverage will extend from your existing policy. But if you don't have a car insurance policy, you will want to make sure you have coverage BEFORE you drive off the lot. Coverage that extends from an existing policy is only as good as your current coverage. So if you don't carry full coverage on any vehicles, you won't have it on your new Equus.
Your insurance company will provide you with proof-of-insurance forms to keep in your vehicle. It's required by state law to carry at least the state minimum liability limits. If you have received a DUI, reckless driving citation or caused an accident without insurance, you may be required to file an SR-22 with your state DMV. Make sure your new company is aware of the SR-22 filing requirement.
The Insurance Information Institute is the industry authority for consumer car insurance information.
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