Easily Lower your Mazda Speed3 Insurance Rates in Three Steps
If finding the lowest rate on car insurance was easy, most people would have no trouble paying less. Unfortunately, it's not always as easy as it sounds to get the best rate. Buying insurance on your Mazda Speed3 might leave you feeling the same way.
Step One: Compare Online Rate Quotes
If you haven't priced insurance for awhile, you may still think that the only way to compare rates is to drive around town to multiple insurance offices and meet with an agent. Not anymore!
All the major car insurance companies sell insurance for a Mazda Speed3 and you don't even have to visit each individual website!
Simply click the link below to enter your information. Once complete, you can compare the returned rates and make a decision on which policy to purchase.
Insurance Quoting Tip! The only way to accurately compare rates bewteen different companies for your Speed3 is to use identical coverage limits on all the quotes. If you use different liability limits and/or deductibles, you won't have an apples-to-apples rate comparison.
Step Two: Tricks to Saving Money on Speed3 Insurance
How much impact insuring your Mazda has on your wallet is controlled by many different factors. Here are some ways to reduce the negatives and improve the positives.
- You can definitely expect to pay a little more for insurance due to the performance level of your Mazda Speed3. Vehicles with less power and speed tend to cost less to insure.
- How is your credit rating? The better credit you have, the less insurance will cost for your Speed3. If you have bad credit, work on improving your credit score and repair past credit problems.
- Speeding tickets and other violations can negatively impact your insurance rates for up to three years. Get too many tickets and you'll be shopping for a new car insurance company.
- The extra acceleration and sheer fun of the Speed3 will be a trade off for lower insurance rates. If you don't need the sportiness of the vehicle, you'll pay less to insure a lower profile vehicle.
- If you are a renter rather than a homeowner, you might pay a little more to insure your car. Owning a home takes financial repsonsibility and insurance companies reward those policy holders.
- If you have any teenage drivers in your household, expect to fork out quite a bit more for insurance. Rating them on a low profile vehicle with liability only coverage is the best way to save money.
- Having any gaps in coverage (known as a lapse) is bad in the eyes of any insurance company. Make sure you keep coverage in force at all times by synchronizing the expiration and effective dates of your policies.
- Filing too many claims with your company can end up either costing you more for insurance or having your policy cancelled. Insurance companies don't like paying any more than you do, but they have the option of whether to keep you as a policyholder or not.
- Consider taking a defensive driving course. You can often make up the cost of the course in as little as a single policy renewal.
- Air bags, antilock brakes, traction control, and stability control all help lower the cost of insurance due to reducing the risk of injury in an accident.
- With age comes cheaper rates! If you're a senior citizen, many car insurance companies will give you a discount. Also, if you belong to a professional organization, check to see if your company gives discounts to members.
- If your Speed3 ranks on the list of vehicles that are frequently stolen, that can result in a higher rating class and a more expensive rate.
- Before a comprehensive or collision claim is paid by your company, you have to pay a deductible first. The more you're willing to pay, the lower your rates will be. Consider raising your deductibles to $500 or even $1,000.
Step Three: Make an Informed Buying Decision
It's time to make a purchase decision based on your rate comparisions and and any policy coverage changes you wish to make. Once you are comfortable with the cost and coverages, you can finalize your purchase by paying your premium down payment.
On your new policy, double check that the effective date is the same as the date you are cancelling your old policy. This avoids any lapse in coverage which can cause an increase in your rates.
If you are adding a vehicle to an existing policy and not buying a new one, just make sure to get the vehicle added as soon as possible. Every insurance company offers a grace period to add new vehicles, so make sure you get the Mazda added prior to the expiration of this grace period. Most car insurance companies will extend coverage to newly purchased vehicles, but only up to the limits of the best insured vehicle. So if you only carry liability insurance and no physical damage coverage, your new purchase will be inadequately insured until you specifically add it to the policy with full coverage.
Be sure to replace any old proof-of-insurance cards in your car. You must always have the current card in your vehicle as required by state law. If you qualilfy as a high-risk driver after being convicted of a DUI, reckless driving or driving on a suspended license, you may be required to file an SR-22 with your state's DMV. Be sure your new car insurance company is aware of this filing requirement.
Additional Learning Resources
For more detailed car insurance topics, visit the Insurance Information Institute.
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