Auto Insurance FAQ
1. How much coverage do I need?
Insurance for your car is not something you want to skimp on; if you get into an accident you want to make sure your covered for all the costs. If you’re carrying the minimum coverage required by your state, and you get in an accident and total a $100,000 Mercedes or Bentley, you will be on the hook for everything your insurance didn’t cover. Likewise, if you have a brand new car, you want to make sure it’s covered in case some uninsured or underinsured driver hits you.
2. What do all these coverage terms mean?
Auto insurance terms can seem confusing at first, but they’re really pretty east to understand.
Liability – If you’re held responsible for an accident, that is, if you’re held “liable,” for injuring a person or damaging their auto or property, this coverage pays for the damages.
Bodily Injury – If you’re responsible for injuring a person, this coverage helps pay for their medical expenses.
Collision – If your car has been damaged in a collision, this is the coverage that pays to have it repaired, or if the damage is bad enough, replaced.
Comprehensive Coverage – When we think of car insurance, we usually think of car accidents. Comprehensive covers your car for damage caused by other sources such as falling objects, fire, some natural disasters, even theft.
Property Damage – This is just what it sounds like. If you lose control of your car and wipe out someone’s fence, that’s property damage. This coverage can also help protect you in case of a lawsuit.
Medical Payments – If you’re in a serious accident and you or one of your passengers are injured, this will help pay the medical bills.
3. How long will it take to get a quote?
Quotesaver.com is here to save you time and money, so once you enter the information asked for, just hit submit, and you will get your quote immediately.
4. How much does it cost?
Quotesaver.com will never stick you with hidden fees or costs. Your quotes are free. That way you can get quotes from several different auto insurance providers to find out which one will save you the most money.
5. What information do I need to have ready?
The information needed to get your quote is pretty basic: the make, model and year of your car (e.g., 2006 Honda Accord), your name, birthday, etc. There will be a question about your driving history, but you don’t have to provide any evidence or anything for the quote.
6. Why do you need my email address?
When you get a quote, the company will email you a copy. That way you have a copy when you’re ready to compare quotes.
7. What are the factors that affect my rates?
The first thing that comes to mind is your driving record, the better it is, the better your rate will be. If you’re on a multi-driver policy with your family, then their records will be part of the equation. The kind of car you drive also plays a part; an expensive sports car will mean higher rates than a ten-year old mini-van. If you have safety features and anti-theft devices, these can lower your rates. Your zip code can play a role as well. If you live in a zip code with lots of car theft, that will factor in. So will your annual mileage. Someone who drives 50,000 miles a year is a much greater risk than someone who drives 8,000 miles a year.