Five Minutes to Cheaper Mercedes-Benz E320 Insurance
If buying car insurance was fun, we'd do it as a recreational sport. But the reality is, it's a chore for most people and we seem to always end up paying more than we want to. Buying insurance on your Mercedes-Benz E320 might leave you feeling the same way.
Step One: Insurance Quotes
The old way of buying car insurance was to make multiple trips to various local agents and get strong armed into a policy that didn't necessarily fit you. Now you can compare rates and buy a policy online!
You can now shop all the best car insurance companies and compare rates for a Mercedes-Benz E320 and you don't even have to visit each individual website!
Simply click the link below to start a quote that will compare rates from many companies and you may find a lower rate than you're currently paying.
Use the Same Coverages! It's really important that when doing multiple quotes for your E320 that you use identical coverages for liability, comprehensive and collision. If you use different values, it's impossible to determine which company has the lower rates.
Step Two: How to Insure your E320 for Less
Once you have quotes in hand, you can then consider some of the other techniques for lowering your E320 insurance rates.
- You can definitely expect to pay a little more for insurance due to the performance level of your Mercedes-Benz E320. Vehicles with less power and speed tend to cost less to insure.
- Having recently completed a class in driver's safety could earn you a discount of 5% to 10%. Check with your insurance company to see if they offer that credit.
- E320 replacement parts are more expensive due to the quality of the parts, so you can expect your physical damage rates to be higher to reflect the higher cost of repair.
- Membership has it's privleges. If you're a member of a professional organization, check to see if your company offers discounts to its members. It can add up to 5% or more.
- If you're a young driver, you will pay more to insure a E320. There isn't anything you can do about your age, but rates will drop as you mature.
- If you have tended to file small claims with your car insurance company in the past, you're most likely going to pay higher premiums in the future. Consider paying minor claims out-of-pocket instead of blemishing your claim history.
- You can check your credit score for free once a year, and it's a good idea to address any problems you find. Better credit results in better insurance rates.
- Renters will find they may be paying more for insurance as compared to homeowners. Owning a home can often get you a small discount on your car insurance.
- A deductible is the amount you pay before your company pays a comprehensive or collision claim. If you increase your deductibles, you will pay less for these coverages.
- The less chance of injury to passengers in an accident means lower insurance rates. Vehicles with safety features like side-impact airbags, head injury protection, antilock bracks and traction control generally will be cheaper to insure.
- A lead foot will result in higher insurance rates. Slow down, don't get tickets and you'll pay less.
- 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.
- Auto theft is a big problem that costs us all money, but if your car is on the list of the most frequently stolen autos, you might be paying a little extra because of the temptation to thieves.
Step Three: Make an Informed Buying Decision
Once you have compared identical rate quotes for your E320 and made a decision on deductibles, coverages and other policy options, you are ready to buy your policy with the new company.
On your new policy, double check that the effective date is the same as the date you are cancelling your old policy. This avoids any lapse in coverage which can cause an increase in your rates.
If the Mercedes-Benz E320 is a new purchase and you already have car insurance, then you will have some coverage that extends to the vehicle. But if you let your old policy lapse or have never had coverage, you don't have any protection once you buy the vehicle. Your existing car insurance policy will give you some coverage if you buy a new or used E320, but unless you are already paying for full coverage, you won't have it until you add the vehicle to your policy.
Once you have purchased your policy, print out the insurance card that must go in your vehicle. This card fulfills the state law requiring you to prove financial responsibility. Depending on your state's statutes, you may be required to file an SR-22 form if you've been convicted of an uninsured accident, DUI or license suspension. Make sure your new company is aware of this requirement and files it promptly.
More Educational Resources
The Insurance Information Institute website has a great library of car insurance topics that cover claims, replacement parts, rental cars and more.
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