Three Steps to Cheaper Acura TSX Insurance
If comparing car insurance was easy, most of us would do it more often. Unfortunately, it's not always as easy as it sounds to get the best rate. Insuring your Acura TSX is probably no exception.
Step One: Compare Multiple Rates
If you haven't shopped for car insurance for awhile you might remember the days when the only option was to visit a local insurance agent. Not anymore!
All the major car insurance companies sell insurance for a Acura TSX and you don't even have to visit each individual website!
To start saving, have your current policy handy and click the link below. Our short form makes it easy to enter your information and compare rates.
Apples-to-Apples! When doing comparison quotes for your TSX, it's very important that you use the same liability limits and physical damage deductibles on each quote. Otherwise you will not be able to accurately determine which company has the lowest rates.
Step Two: Tricks to Saving Money on TSX Insurance
After completing step one above, you can now learn some of the other ways to slash your TSX insurance costs.
- How is your credit rating? The better credit you have, the less insurance will cost for your TSX. 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.
- Bundling your auto and home insurance with the same company can often get you a discount, and just being a homeowner in itself will get you a lower rate.
- 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.
- Do not allow your current car insurance coverage to lapse or expire. Insurance companies have a simple way to find out when your last policy ended (called a CLUE report), and if you went without coverage for any length of time you may pay more for coverage.
- If you have tended to file small claims with your car insurance company in the past, you're most likely going to pay higher premiums in the future. Consider paying minor claims out-of-pocket instead of blemishing your claim history.
- Consider taking a defensive driving course. You can often make up the cost of the course in as little as a single policy renewal.
- Most Acura vehicles come with standard safety features such as air bags and passive restraints, and those will help keep your insurance costs down.
- 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.
- Particular years and models of cars tend to be frequently stolen, and if your TSX is on that list, chances are your insurance company knows it and will ding you a little extra because of it.
- If you carry full coverage on your vehicle, you can slash your rates by increasing your comprehensive and collision deductibles. You'll pay more out-of-pocket but you will save with every renewal.
Step Three: Choose a Company and Bind Coverage
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.
The key thing to keep in mind when buying a new policy is you do not want your old policy to lapse. Make sure the effective date of the new policy is on or before the expiration date of your current policy.
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 Acura added prior to the expiration of this grace period. Coverage that extends from an existing policy is only as good as your current coverage. So if you don't carry full coverage on any vehicles, you won't have it on your new TSX.
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 have received a DUI, reckless driving citation or caused an accident without insurance, you may be required to file an SR-22 with your state DMV. Make sure your new company is aware of the SR-22 filing requirement.
For more information on car insurance topics like the claims process, rental car insurance and how much coverage you need, visit the Insurance Information Institute website.