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UPDATED: Feb 12, 2020

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Want the cheapest car insurance rates for your Volkswagen Vanagon? Comparison shopping for car insurance can seem to be a challenge for people who are new to shopping for insurance online. Consumers have so many options available that it can be a real challenge to find lower rates.

How to Lower Your Insurance Cost

When shopping for insurance there are multiple ways of comparing rates from insurance companies in your area. The easiest way by far to find the cheapest 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon insurance rates involves getting comparison quotes online. This can be done using a couple different methods.

The easiest and least time consuming way consumers can analyze rates is an all-inclusive rate comparison like this one (opens in new window). This easy form prevents you from having to do separate quote forms for each company you want a rate for. Taking the time to complete one form gets you price quotes from several companies. This is by far the quickest method.

A more difficult way to obtain and compare quotes online is spending the time to visit each individual company website to request a price quote. For instance, we’ll assume you want to compare Progressive, Esurance and Liberty Mutual. To get each rate you have to go to every website to input your insurance information, which is why the first method is more popular.

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The least efficient way to get comparison rates is to waste gas driving to different agent offices. Buying insurance online can eliminate the need for a local agent unless you have a need for the professional guidance only provided by licensed agents. It is possible to comparison shop your insurance online but buy from a local insurance agent and we’ll talk about that later.

It doesn’t matter which method you choose, just ensure you’re using exactly the same deductibles and coverage limits with each company. If you have unequal deductibles or liability limits it will be next to impossible to determine the lowest rate for your Volkswagen Vanagon. Quoting even small variations in coverages may result in large price differences. It’s important to know that obtaining a wide range of quotes gives you a better chance of getting the best rates.

Tailor your coverage to you

When buying proper insurance coverage, there really is no “best” method to buy coverage. Every insured’s situation is different.

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For instance, these questions may help highlight if your insurance needs might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Where can I find DUI or SR-22 insurance?
  • Does coverage extend to my business vehicle?
  • What is the minimum liability in my state?
  • Does coverage extend to Mexico or Canada?
  • Can I get a multi-policy discount for packaging my home and auto coverage?
  • How can I get my company to pay me more for my totalled car?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you know they apply to you, you might consider talking to an insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, fill out this quick form.

Insurance coverages 101

Learning about specific coverages of your insurance policy helps when choosing the right coverages and proper limits and deductibles. Insurance terms can be difficult to understand and coverage can change by endorsement.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision – Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You need to pay your deductible first and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims like fire damage, hail damage, vandalism, hitting a deer and falling objects. The maximum payout a insurance company will pay at claim time is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Collision coverages – This covers damage to your Vanagon caused by collision with an object or car. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against things such as sustaining damage from a pot hole, crashing into a ditch and rolling your car. This coverage can be expensive, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are older. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible to bring the cost down.

UM/UIM Coverage – This gives you protection from other motorists when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Due to the fact that many drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is a good idea.

Medical costs insurance – Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for immediate expenses like surgery, EMT expenses, rehabilitation expenses, doctor visits and nursing services. They are used in conjunction with a health insurance plan or if there is no health insurance coverage. They cover both the driver and occupants and will also cover any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Auto liability – Liability coverage will cover damage or injury you incur to other people or property by causing an accident. It protects YOU against other people’s claims. Liability doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see policy limits of 50/100/50 that means you have a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a total of $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability can pay for claims like bail bonds, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and repair costs for stationary objects. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a decision to put some thought into, but buy as large an amount as possible.

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