2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Car Insurance Rates – 7 Tips for Cheaper Quotes

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UPDATED: May 12, 2022

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Overpriced Mercedes-Benz M-Class insurance can overdraw your bank account and put the squeeze on your family’s finances. Comparing price quotes is a smart way to tighten up your finances.

Because there are so many choices of insurance companies, it’s difficult to find the cheapest car insurance company.

How to Get Auto Insurance Comparison Quotes

There are several ways to compare quotes from local auto insurance companies. The best way to find competitive 2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class insurance rates is to perform an online rate comparison. This can be done using a couple different methods.

  1. The fastest way consumers can make multiple comparisons is to use a rate comparison form like this one (opens in new window). This type of form saves time by eliminating boring form submissions for each company. Taking the time to complete one form will return quotes direct from many companies.
  2. A slightly less efficient method to get quotes online consists of visiting the website of each company and complete a new quote form. For instance, let’s assume you want to compare Farmers, Esurance and American Family. 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. For a list of links to companies insuring cars in your area, click here.
  3. The least recommended method to get comparison rates is to spend your day driving to different agent offices. The internet makes this process obsolete unless you require the personal advice of a licensed agent. However, consumers can obtain prices from the web but still have the advice of a local agent and we’ll touch on that later.

Whichever method you choose, ensure you’re using identical coverage information on every quote. If the quotes have different deductibles it’s not possible to determine the lowest rate for your Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Just a small difference in coverage limits could mean much higher rates. Just remember that comparing a large number of companies helps locate the best rates.

You probably qualify for some discounts

Insuring your fleet can be pricey, but discounts can save money and there are some available that you may not know about. Certain discounts will be applied at the time you complete a quote, but a few need to be asked about in order for you to get them.

  • Sign Early and Save – Some companies give discounts for signing up prior to your current policy expiration. It can save you around 10%.
  • Own a Home – Owning a house can save you money because maintaining a house demonstrates responsibility.
  • Government Employees – Employees or retirees of the government can save as much as 8% on M-Class insurance with select insurance companies.
  • E-sign – A few companies will give a small break simply for signing online.
  • Good Student Discount – Performing well in school can earn a discount of 20% or more. The discount lasts well after school through age 25.
  • Low Mileage – Low mileage vehicles could qualify for discounted rates on garaged vehicles.
  • Drive Safe and Save – Safe drivers can get discounts for up to 45% lower rates on M-Class insurance than drivers with accidents.

Keep in mind that most discount credits are not given to the entire cost. Most only cut individual premiums such as comprehensive or collision. Just because you may think adding up those discounts means a free policy, car insurance companies aren’t that generous. Any amount of discount will reduce your overall premium however.

For a list of insurers offering car insurance discounts, click here to view.

There’s no such thing as the perfect policy

When it comes to buying adequate coverage, there is no single plan that fits everyone. Everyone’s situation is a little different so your insurance should reflect that Here are some questions about coverages that may help you determine if your situation would benefit from professional advice.

  • Can I make deliveries for my home business?
  • What is high-risk coverage and where do I buy it?
  • Am I covered when driving on a suspended license?
  • What happens if I owe more than my 2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is worth?
  • What vehicles should carry emergency assistance coverage?
  • Should I get collision insurance on every vehicle?
  • Will I lose any money if I cancel my policy before it expires?
  • Can I afford to buy a different vehicle if my 2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is totaled?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you might consider talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, fill out this quick form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area.

Auto insurance policy coverages for a Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Knowing the specifics of auto insurance can be of help when determining which coverages you need and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. Listed below are typical coverages found on the average auto insurance policy.

Medical payments coverage and PIP

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP kick in for immediate expenses for things like pain medications, surgery and rehabilitation expenses. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not universally available but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage gives you protection when the “other guys” either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered claims include hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Since many drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is important protection for you and your family. Usually these coverages do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

Collision coverage

This pays for damage to your M-Class from colliding with another car or object. You first must pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against things such as scraping a guard rail, backing into a parked car, driving through your garage door and colliding with a tree. This coverage can be expensive, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from older vehicles. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Liability coverages

Liability coverage will cover damage that occurs to other’s property or people that is your fault. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have policy limits of 50/100/50 which means $50,000 bodily injury coverage, a total of $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property. Occasionally you may see one number which is a combined single limit which provides one coverage limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage protects against things like legal defense fees, attorney fees, medical services, loss of income and court costs. How much liability should you purchase? That is a personal decision, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive coverage

This coverage covers damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first must pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims like falling objects, hail damage, hitting a deer, damage from a tornado or hurricane and hitting a bird. The maximum amount your auto insurance company will pay is the cash value of the vehicle, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider dropping full coverage.

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