Is Your Lincoln Rhode Island Car Insurance Breaking the Bank?

Sick and tired of being strong-armed to pay your car insurance bill each month? Your situation is no different than the majority of other car owners in Rhode Island. Many insurers vie for your hard-earned dollar, and because of this it can be hard to compare auto insurance companies to find the best price available.

Finding Car Insurance Deals in Lincoln

Comparing car insurance rates can take time and effort if you don’t understand the best way to get rate quotes. You can spend your afternoon talking about coverages with local insurance agents in Lincoln, or you could use the web to get pricing more quickly.

Many of the larger companies participate in an industry program that enables customers to complete one form, and each participating company returns a rated price based on the submitted data. This system prevents you from having to do quotation requests to each company.

To use this form to compare rates click here to open in new window.

The single downside to pricing coverage this way is you cannot specify the insurers you will receive quotes from. So if you prefer to choose from a list of companies to compare rates, we put together a list of car insurance companies in Rhode Island. Click here to view list.

Whichever way you use, ensure you are comparing identical coverages for every company. If your comparisons have different limits and deductibles on each one you can’t possibly decipher which rate is best in Lincoln.Lincoln Rhode Island insurance ad

Cut your premium with discounts

The price of auto insurance can be rather high, but companies offer discounts that can drop the cost substantially. Most are applied at the time you complete a quote, but lesser-known reductions have to be specially asked for before you get the savings. If you don’t get every credit you qualify for, you are paying more than you should be.

  • Seat Belts Save more than Lives – Using a seat belt and requiring all passengers to buckle their seat belts could save 15% off your PIP or medical payments premium.
  • Drive Safe and Save – Insureds without accidents can pay as much as 50% less than less cautious drivers.
  • Multi-car Discount – Insuring more than one vehicle on the same car insurance policy could earn a price break for each car.
  • Payment Discounts – If you pay your entire premium ahead of time instead of monthly or quarterly installments you can actually save on your bill.
  • Federal Employees – Active or retired federal employment could cut as much as 10% off with certain companies.
  • Anti-lock Brake Discount – Vehicles equipped with ABS or steering control prevent accidents and will save you 10% or more.
  • Passive Restraints and Air Bags – Vehicles with factory air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems may earn rate discounts of 20% or more.
  • Theft Prevention System – Vehicles equipped with anti-theft or alarm systems are stolen less frequently and earn discounts up to 10%.

Drivers should understand that some of the credits will not apply to the entire cost. The majority will only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like medical payments or collision. Just because it seems like all the discounts add up to a free policy, it doesn’t quite work that way. Any amount of discount will cut the cost of coverage.

To see a list of providers with the best car insurance discounts in Lincoln, click here.

Additional information can be read on the website for the Rhode Island Division of Insurance Regulation through this link. Visitors are able to learn about specific coverages, file complaints about a company, and find disaster information.

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Cheaper insurance is a realistic goal

When you buy insurance online, it’s very important that you do not buy poor coverage just to save money. In many cases, someone sacrificed collision coverage only to regret that saving that couple of dollars actually costed them tens of thousands. Your goal should be to purchase plenty of coverage at an affordable rate while not skimping on critical coverages.

Discount car insurance can be bought online and with local Lincoln insurance agents, and you need to comparison shop both to have the best chance of lowering rates. A few companies do not offer online price quotes and usually these smaller companies provide coverage only through local independent agents.

We’ve covered a lot of ways to compare car insurance prices online. The key concept to understand is the more rate quotes you have, the better chance you’ll have of finding lower rates. You may even discover the most savings is with an unexpected company. Smaller companies may cover specific market segments cheaper as compared to the big name companies such as State Farm, GEICO and Nationwide.