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2002 Chevrolet Prizm Insurance Rates

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Jeffrey Johnson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and has worked in legal offices and nonprofits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University and worked in film, education, and publishing. His professional writing has appeared on sites like The Manifest and Vice, and he is the author of a novel ...

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UPDATED: Apr 6, 2020

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Searching for cheaper insurance coverage rates for your Chevrolet Prizm? I can’t think of a single person who looks forward to paying for insurance coverage, especially knowing they are paying too much. Big companies like Progressive, State Farm and GEICO constantly blast consumers with fancy advertisements and consumers find it hard to ignore the propoganda and effectively compare rates to find the best deal.

How to Get Cheap Insurance

There are several ways to shop for Chevy Prizm insurance, and some are less time-consuming than others. You can waste a few hours (or days) driving to agents in your area, or you could save time and use the web to get rates in a matter of minutes.

Many of the larger companies participate in a marketplace that allows shoppers to enter their coverage request one time, and every company then gives them pricing determined by their information. This system prevents you from having to do form submissions to each company.

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The single downside to using this type of form is you cannot specify the providers to receive prices from. If you wish to select individual companies to compare prices, we have a page of insurance companies in your area. Click here to view list.

Whichever method you choose, make sure you use the exact same quote information for every quote you compare. If you enter different deductibles it will be next to impossible to decipher which rate is best.

Your personal situation dictates your coverage

When buying the best auto insurance coverage, there isn’t really a one size fits all plan. Your needs are not the same as everyone else’s so your insurance should reflect that For instance, these questions can help discover whether or not you could use an agent’s help.

  • Should I have combined single limit or split liability limits?
  • Can I rent a car in Mexico?
  • Am I covered when driving someone else’s vehicle?
  • Where can I find DUI or SR-22 insurance?
  • Is extra glass coverage worth it?
  • Are rock chip repairs covered?
  • Should I file a claim if it’s only slightly more than my deductible?
  • Do I have coverage when making deliveries for my home business?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but you know they apply to you then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and may give you better protection.

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Car insurance coverage considerations

Having a good grasp of your policy helps when choosing appropriate coverage for your vehicles. The coverage terms in a policy can be impossible to understand and coverage can change by endorsement. Below you’ll find typical coverage types found on most car insurance policies.

Collision insurance

This pays for damage to your Prizm resulting from a collision with another car or object. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision insurance covers things like hitting a mailbox, backing into a parked car and rolling your car. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. You can also increase the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other drivers when they do not carry enough liability coverage. This coverage pays for injuries to you and your family as well as damage to your Chevy Prizm.

Due to the fact that many drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family. Usually the UM/UIM limits are set the same as your liablity limits.

Coverage for liability

This coverage will cover damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property. It protects you against claims from other people. Liability doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You commonly see values of 100/300/100 which stand for a limit of $100,000 per injured person, a total of $300,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged property. Alternatively, you may have one number which is a combined single limit which limits claims to one amount with no separate limits for injury or property damage.

Liability coverage protects against things such as legal defense fees, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and funeral expenses. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but consider buying as large an amount as possible.

Comprehensive coverage

This pays to fix your vehicle from damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You first must pay your deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims like a broken windshield, fire damage, theft, damage from getting keyed and hitting a deer. The highest amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Medical payments coverage and PIP

Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for bills for things like chiropractic care, rehabilitation expenses, nursing services, surgery and ambulance fees. They are used to fill the gap from your health insurance plan or if you do not have health coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants as well as if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

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