Car insurance will prove a benefit if you ever experience a wreck, vehicle theft or other unpreventable problem on the road. The policy can help pay for such concerns as your own vehicle damage, injuries and related costs. Coverage can also pay for the damage you cause others if you are deemed at-fault in a wreck. With your policy, you can reduce your chances of significant financial losses after an unfortunate accident.
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Comparing deal after deal and insurer after insurer is time-consuming and complicated. Each insurer will word their policy differently, which can make it hard to work out what you get for your money. Some insurers will put time restrictions on insurance for young drivers while others will require strict stipulations for named drivers on your policy. We save you the time of trawling through every policy. We’ll select the best plans based on your needs and talk you through all of the benefits, stipulations and requirements so you can make an informed decision quickly and simply.
Answer a few questions about you, your car, and any other drivers and we will have a customized quote in less than 3 minutes. You can also get a quote online or call 1-800-SAFEAUTO to talk to one of our knowledgeable expert representatives. Once you purchase a SafeAuto insurance policy, you’ll have immediate coverage and proof of insurance ready to hit the road.
To get you as much experience of driving as possible, learner insurance is an excellent, flexible insurance option. Learner insurance is typically short-term insurance that will cover you for the time it takes until you pass your test. It is flexible to allow you to gather as much experience behind the wheel as possible, whether that is in your own car or the car of a friend, parent or relative.
Federal research shows people are driving more -- the average miles driven per year is on the rise -- and more motorists on the road means more accidents. The cost to repair newer model cars with high-tech safety devices and sensor technology is also increasing, as are medical costs for injuries. And don’t forget about the hurricane and hail damage from recent severe weather storms. Insurers are passing on some of these higher expenses to you in the form of higher car insurance rates to recoup their losses.
We fooled you, as chances are you thought we’d list the “good student discount,” which usually gives up to 15 percent off for those who maintain a “B” average, but most folks are aware of that. While it’s a bonus that’s good to get, and one we recommend you look into, you can likely save way more by simply doing a car insurance comparison to see who offers the lowest rates. Here’s why: Rates for the exact same coverage vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on which insurer you choose. That’s because each insurance company assesses risk differently and uses its own formula when deciding how much you pay. If you don’t shop around, you won’t save. You can see how much you can save by using our average car insurance rates tool, which shows rates by ZIP code for six age groups and three coverage levels, as well as the highest and lowest rates fielded from up to six major insurers.
Example: Suppose you rear-end the driver in front of you at a stoplight. No one is hurt but there is damage to both cars. If you have a car insurance policy with liability limits of $25,000/$50,000/$25,000, your insurance company will pay up to $25,000 for damages to the other driver’s car if a claim is filed. If the damage is more than $25,000, you will be personally liable for paying the rest.
After investigation, you’re determined to be "at-fault" for the accident. So, your auto liability insurance will now pay for the damage to the car you hit, as well as for the medical bills — and other costs — associated with the driver and her passenger’s injuries. Those “other costs” include pain and suffering, lost wages, even the dog walker or baby sitter needed to help the recovering driver with her day to day responsibilities, until she is healed.
Consider the following: You are at fault for a crash that injured three people in another car. Your bodily injury liability limit per person is $50,000 and your bodily injury limit per accident is $100,000. If Person 1's medical bills total $40,000, Person 2's cost $30,000 and Person 3's cost $25,000, you're likely covered. Each person's bills were under $50,000 (your bodily injury limit per person), and the total cost of injuries is $95,000, which is lower than your $100,000 bodily injury limit for a single accident.