Has it been over a year since you last compared quotes for more competitive Buick LaCrosse insurance in Reno? Nobody I know fancies paying their premiums for insurance, especially when they are paying too much.
Shocking but true, over 70% of consumers kept buying from the same company for at least the last four years, and 38% of drivers have never compared rates to find cheaper insurance. Most drivers in America can save roughly $850 each year just by shopping around, but they just feel it's too hard to do a rate comparison.
Big companies like GEICO, Farmers Insurance and State Farm continually hit you with TV and radio ads and consumers find it hard to see past the corporate glitz and do the work needed to find the best deal.
If you are already insured, you should be able to buy cheaper car insurance using this strategy. Buying the cheapest car insurance in Reno can really be easy if you know what you're doing. Although Nevada car owners must learn the methods companies use to determine premium rates and take advantage of how the system works.
The most recommended method to compare rate quotes for Buick LaCrosse insurance in Reno is to know the fact almost all companies will pay a fee to give free rates quotes. To start a quote, the only thing you need to do is give the companies some data including the make and model of your vehicles, level of coverage desired, if the car is leased, and any included safety features. Your details is then sent to multiple different insurance companies and they respond with quotes instantly.
To start a rate quote now, click here then complete the form.
The auto insurance companies shown below have been selected to offer quotes in Nevada. If more than one company is shown, we suggest you visit as many as you can to get the best price comparison.
|Model||Comp||Collision||Liability||Medical||UM/UIM||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|Lacrosse CXL AWD||$332||$694||$354||$20||$106||$1,506||$126|
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Cost estimates assume single female driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $500 deductibles, and Nevada minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, claim-free, safe-driver, multi-vehicle, and homeowner. Information does not factor in garaging location in Reno which can affect insurance rates greatly.
Comparison of full coverage and liability-only policies
The diagram below illustrates the comparison of Buick LaCrosse annual premium costs with full physical damage coverage compared to only buying the minimum liability limits required in Nevada. The information is based on no claims or driving citations, $1,000 deductibles, married female driver, and no policy discounts are applied.
When to drop comprehensive and collision coverage
There is no exact formula to stop paying for physical damage coverage, but there is a general guideline you can use. If the annual cost of having full coverage is more than about 10% of the replacement cost minus the deductible, the it may be a good time to stop paying for full coverage.
For example, let's pretend your Buick LaCrosse settlement value is $8,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is severely damaged, the most your company will settle for is $7,000 after the policy deductible has been paid. If you are currently paying more than $700 a year for your policy with full coverage, then it might be time to buy liability only.
There are some circumstances where dropping full coverage is not recommended. If you haven't paid off your loan, you are required to maintain full coverage in order to prevent your loan from defaulting. Also, if you don't have enough money to buy a different vehicle if your current one is damaged, you should not consider dropping full coverage.
Lower your insurance rates with discounts
Car insurance companies do not advertise all their discounts very clearly, so we break down both well-publicized and the more hidden credits that may apply to you.
- Accident Forgiveness - Not a discount per se, but certain companies allow you one accident before raising your premiums if you have no claims prior to the accident.
- Responsible Drivers - Accident-free drivers could pay up to 40% less as compared to drivers with claims.
- Good Student - A discount for being a good student may save as much as 25% on a Reno car insurance quote. Most companies allow this discount well after school through age 25.
- Senior Citizen Rates - Mature drivers can possibly qualify for a slight reduction on a Reno car insurance quote.
- Anti-theft System - Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices prevent vehicle theft and earn discounts up to 10% off your Reno car insurance quote.
While discounts sound great, it's important to understand that most of the big mark downs will not be given to the entire cost. A few only apply to specific coverage prices like comp or med pay. So even though you would think it's possible to get free car insurance, companies don't profit that way.
Auto insurance companies that possibly offer some of the discounts shown above include:
Before buying, ask all companies you are considering which credits you are entitled to. All car insurance discounts may not apply to policyholders in your area. To find companies with discount rates in Reno, click here to view.
Buying the right Buick LaCrosse insurance in Nevada is an important decision
Even though it can be expensive, buying insurance is mandatory in Nevada but it also protects more than you think.
First, almost all states have mandatory liability insurance requirements which means you are required to buy specific limits of liability protection if you drive a vehicle. In Nevada these limits are 15/30/10 which means you must have $15,000 of bodily injury coverage per person, $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $10,000 of property damage coverage.
Second, if you have a lien on your Buick LaCrosse, it's guaranteed your bank will require that you have insurance to ensure the loan is repaid in case of a total loss. If coverage lapses or is canceled, the bank may buy a policy for your Buick at a much higher rate and require you to fork over for it.
Third, insurance safeguards both your Buick LaCrosse and your assets. It also can pay for many types of medical costs for not only you but also any passengers injured in an accident. Liability coverage, the one required by state law, will also pay attorney fees in the event you are sued. If your vehicle suffers damage from an accident or hail, collision and comprehensive coverages will pay all costs to repair after the deductible has been paid.
The benefits of carrying enough insurance more than offset the price you pay, especially for larger claims. On average, a vehicle owner in Reno overpays more than $700 annually so smart consumers compare quotes every year to be sure current rates are still competitive.
There's no such thing as the perfect auto insurance policy
Keep in mind that when it comes to choosing insurance from an agent or online, there isn't really a "best" method to buy coverage. Your financial needs are unique.
These are some specific questions can help discover whether you would benefit from an agent's advice.
- Is upholstery damage covered by car insurance?
- How do I insure my teen driver?
- What is high-risk coverage and where do I buy it?
- How do I file an SR-22 for a DUI in Nevada?
- Does my liability insurance cover pulling a trailer or camper?
- Does coverage extend to my business vehicle?
- Does insurance cover tools stolen from my truck?
- Is pet coverage available?
- How high should my medical payments coverage be?
- Who is covered by my policy?
If you're not sure about those questions but you know they apply to you, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, fill out this quick form.
Shop online but buy locally
Many drivers just prefer to buy from a licensed agent and doing that can be a smart decision One of the best bonuses of comparing rates online is you may find the best rates but also keep your business local.
To make it easy to find an agent, after completing this form (opens in new window), the quote information is instantly submitted to local insurance agents who will give you bids for your insurance coverage. There is no need to contact any agents since price quotes are sent to you directly. You can most likely find cheaper rates and a licensed agent to work with. If you need to quote rates from a specific car insurance provider, just go to their quote page to submit a rate quote request.
Choosing the best company requires more thought than just a cheap price quote. Some important questions to ask are:
- Do they have any clout with companies to ensure a fair claim settlement?
- Are there any extra charges for paying monthly?
- Is the agency involved in supporting local community causes?
- What will you get paid if your car is a total loss? How is that amount determined?
- Where are claims handled?
- Do they have designations such as AIC, CPCU, or CIC?
- How often do they review policy coverages?
If you are wanting to find a local insurance agency, there are a couple of different types of agents from which to choose. Car insurance agents in Reno can either be independent agents or exclusive agents.
Exclusive Insurance Agents
Exclusive agencies can only write with one company like Farmers Insurance, State Farm, Allstate, and AAA. Exclusive agents cannot provide other company's prices so they have to upsell other benefits. Exclusive agents are highly trained on the products they sell which helps them compete with independent agents.
Below are exclusive insurance agencies in Reno that are able to give price quote information.
Independent Agents (or Brokers)
Independent insurance agents are not limited to a single company and that gives them the ability to insure with lots of companies and get you the best rates possible. If your premiums go up, they simply move your policy to a different company and you stay with the same agent. When searching for an agent, you need to get some free quotes from multiple independent agents to ensure the widest selection of prices.
Below are independent agencies in Reno that can give you price quote information.