Lower your Plymouth Colt Vista Insurance Rates in Three Easy Steps
If buying car insurance was fun, we'd do it as a recreational sport. But it's actually not a real enjoyable process for the majority of people and we always seem to end up paying too much. Insuring your Plymouth Colt Vista is probably no exception.
Step One: Insurance Quotes
Up until about ten years ago, the only way to shop for car insurance was in the office of a local insurance agent where you'd get a hard sell into a policy. But now you can eliminate that hassle and buy online!
You can now shop all the best car insurance companies and compare rates for a Plymouth Colt Vista and you don't even have to visit each individual website!
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.
Important! If you already have liability and physical damage coverage on your Colt Vista, it's important to keep the same limits and deductibles throughout the quote process. This allows you to fairly compare rates for many companies. If you use different limits and coverages for each quote, you won't be able to judge if the final rate is better or worse than other quotes.
Step Two: Best Ways to Lower your Colt Vista Insurance Cost
Once you have quotes in hand, you can then consider some of the other techniques for lowering your Colt Vista insurance rates.
- Being a senior citizen can qualify you for a small discount on your insurance rates. Older drivers are generally more cautious so they get a lower rate.
- You can save money on your physical damage coverage (comprehensive and collision) by increasing your deductibles. Higher deductibles mean you are willing to pay more before the insurance company covers a claim.
- If you're a young driver, you will pay more to insure a Colt Vista. There isn't anything you can do about your age, but rates will drop as you mature.
- If you think the only financial impact of a speeding ticket is a fine and court costs, think again. Insurance companies will raise your rates for up to three years for a single ticket.
- If your Plymouth is equipped with safety features such as airbags, anti-lock brakes or a security system, insurance companies will often give a minor discount for those.
- 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.
- If you car makes the top ten list of most stolen cars, you might be paying a little extra to insure it.
- Check your credit rating each year and address any problem areas. Higher credit scores mean lower car insurance rates.
- Many insurance companies will give you a small discount if you've recently completed a driver's training course.
- When buying a new policy, you do not want a gap in coverage. This lapse is viewed by insurance companies as a high risk, and you will pay more for your next policy.
- Homeowners often see a break on their car insurance rates because there is a correlation between owning a home and being a responsible driver.
Step Three: Choose a Company and Bind Coverage
Purchasing an insurance policy is more than just clicking a button. You need to have funds available to make payment and you need to be sure that the coverages are adequate for your personal situation.
The key thing to keep in mind when buying a new policy is you do not want your old policy to lapse. Make sure the effective date of the new policy is on or before the expiration date of your current policy.
Any time you buy a new vehicle, make sure you have car insurance in place, either from an existing policy or a new policy that you purchase from the dealership floor. When driving off the lot, you may have coverage that extends from your current policy. But it will only be equal to the most coverage you have on any vehicle. So if you only carry liability coverage, you won't be covered for full coverage until you specify it on 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. High risk drivers may be required to submit an SR-22 with their state DMV's. If you have been convicted of reckless driving, DUI or had an uninsured accident, you may qualify. Make sure your new policy reflects the need for the SR-22 filing.
More Resources for Insurance Buying
For more information on car insurance, please visit the Insurance Information Institute's auto insurance informational page.
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