Buick Lucerne Insurance Quotes in Plano

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If saving money is your primary concern, then the best way to get discount auto insurance rates in Plano is to compare prices once a year from insurers who provide car insurance in Texas. Prices can be compared by following these guidelines.

First, read and learn about the different coverages in a policy and the steps you can take to prevent rate increases. Many rating criteria that increase rates like your driving record and poor credit rating can be improved by making small lifestyle or driving habit changes. Keep reading for information to help keep prices low and find overlooked discounts.

Second, compare price quotes from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Direct and exclusive agents can only give rate quotes from one company like GEICO or State Farm, while independent agencies can give you price quotes from many different companies.

Third, compare the new rates to your current policy to see if cheaper Lucerne coverage is available. If you find a lower rate quote, verify that coverage does not lapse between policies.

Fourth, provide proper notification to your current company of your intention to cancel your current car insurance policy and submit payment along with a signed and completed policy application to the new insurer. Once the application is submitted, keep your new certificate verifying coverage in an easily accessible location.

A key point to remember is to make sure you enter the same physical damage deductibles and liability limits on each price quote and and to get rates from as many different insurance providers as possible. Doing this enables a fair rate comparison and a better comparison of the market.

Insurance rates Buick Lucerne in PlanoStatistics show that most car insurance customers have been with the same company for at least the last four years, and nearly the majority have never compared rate quotes at all. Texas insurance shoppers could pocket as much as $1,800 a year by just shopping around, but most just don't grasp how much they could save if they swap their current policy for a cheaper one.

Discount Plano insurance quotes

Companies that sell car insurance do not list their entire list of discounts very well, so the below list has some of the best known and the more hidden discounts that you can inquire about if you buy Plano auto insurance online.Discount insurance

  • Low Mileage Discounts - Low annual miles can earn discounted prices on garaged vehicles.
  • Government Employees - Simply working for the federal government may reduce rates when you quote Plano auto insurance with select insurance companies.
  • Military Rewards - Having a deployed family member can result in better premium rates.
  • Savings for New Vehicles - Insuring a new Lucerne is cheaper since new model year vehicles have better safety ratings.
  • Onboard Data Collection - Plano drivers who agree to allow driving data submission to track driving habits through the use of a telematics system such as Snapshot from Progressive or Drivewise from Allstate might see lower rates if they have good driving habits.

Remember that most discount credits are not given to the overall cost of the policy. Most only apply to specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. So even though you would think all the discounts add up to a free policy, you're out of luck.

The diagram below illustrates the comparison of Buick Lucerne car insurance rates with and without discounts being applied to the rates. The data assumes a male driver, no driving violations, no at-fault accidents, Texas state minimum liability limits, comp and collision included, and $1,000 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with claim-free, homeowner, multi-car, safe-driver, marriage, and multi-policy discounts applied.

To locate providers with the best Buick Lucerne insurance discounts in Plano in Texas, follow this link.

Just remember that quoting more increases the chance that you will find more affordable rates.

The companies in the list below provide comparison quotes in Plano, TX. If multiple companies are listed, it's highly recommended you visit two to three different companies to get a more complete price comparison.

Insurance coverage details

The coverage table shown next highlights a range of prices for Buick Lucerne models. Having a better understanding of how insurance prices are established can be useful when making smart choices when buying a car insurance policy.

Buick Lucerne Insurance Rates in Plano, TX
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Lucerne CX $200 $360 $388 $24 $116 $1,088 $91
Lucerne CXL $200 $360 $388 $24 $116 $1,088 $91
Lucerne CXL Special Edition $200 $414 $388 $24 $116 $1,142 $95
Lucerne Super $222 $414 $388 $24 $116 $1,164 $97
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Data assumes married female driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and Texas minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, claim-free, multi-vehicle, homeowner, and safe-driver. Price estimates do not factor in vehicle garaging location which can increase or decrease prices noticeably.

Higher deductibles lower rates

A question often asked by Plano drivers is where to set your physical damage deductibles. The rates below outline the difference in cost between high and low coverage deductibles. The first rate quote example uses a $250 deductible for physical damage and the second set of rates uses a $500 deductible.

Buick Lucerne insurance policy rates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Lucerne CX $332 $584 $382 $22 $114 $1,459 $122
Lucerne CXL $332 $584 $382 $22 $114 $1,459 $122
Lucerne CXL Special Edition $332 $672 $382 $22 $114 $1,547 $129
Lucerne Super $370 $672 $382 $22 $114 $1,585 $132
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Buick Lucerne insurance policy rates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Lucerne CX $270 $472 $382 $22 $114 $1,260 $105
Lucerne CXL $270 $472 $382 $22 $114 $1,260 $105
Lucerne CXL Special Edition $270 $542 $382 $22 $114 $1,330 $111
Lucerne Super $300 $542 $382 $22 $114 $1,360 $113
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Table data represents married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and Texas minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, multi-vehicle, safe-driver, homeowner, and claim-free. Information does not factor in vehicle location which can lower or raise coverage rates substantially.

Based on this data, using a $250 deductible costs an average of $17 more each month or $204 annually averaged for all Lucerne models than buying the higher $500 deductible. Because you would be required to pay $250 more to settle a claim with a $500 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you tend to have at a minimum 15 months between claim filings, you would save more money if you elect the higher deductible. The illustration below shows how this decision is made.

Average monthly premium for $250 deductibles: $126
Average monthly premium for $500 deductibles (subtract): - $109
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $17
Difference between deductibles ($500 - $250): $250
Divide difference by monthly savings: $250 / $17
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 15 months

Age-based auto insurance rates by gender

The example below shows the difference between Buick Lucerne insurance premiums for male and female drivers. The rates are based on no claims or violations, full coverage, $500 deductibles, drivers are single, and no discounts are factored in.

Full coverage or liability only

The diagram below illustrates the difference between Buick Lucerne insurance prices with full physical damage coverage compared to only buying liability only. The data is based on no tickets, no at-fault accidents, $100 deductibles, drivers are single, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

When to stop buying physical damage coverage

There is no exact formula that works best for making the decision to drop comp and collision coverage, but there is a general school of thought. If the yearly cost for physical damage coverage is more than about 10% of any settlement you would receive from your insurance company, then you may need to consider dropping full coverage.

For example, let's pretend your Buick Lucerne book value is $8,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, the most you would receive is $7,000 after paying your policy deductible. If it's costing in excess of $700 a year to have full coverage, then it's probably a good time to buy liability coverage only.

There are some cases where eliminating full coverage is not in your best interest. If you haven't paid off your loan, you have to carry full coverage in order to satisfy the requirements of the loan. Also, if your savings is not enough to buy a different vehicle in the even your car is totaled, you should keep full coverage.

Insurance agents can help

When buying the best auto insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there really isn't a perfect coverage plan. Your needs are not the same as everyone else's.Safe vehicles cost less to insure

For example, these questions may help you determine whether or not you will benefit from professional help.

  • Can I afford low physical damage deductibles?
  • Do I need motorclub coverage?
  • Are my friends covered when driving my Buick Lucerne?
  • What is the premium to book value ratio for dropping full coverage?
  • Does coverage extend to a rental car in a foreign country?
  • Am I covered when driving someone else's vehicle?
  • Will filing a claim cost me more?
  • Should I rate my vehicle as business use?

If you don't know the answers to these questions but a few of them apply, you may need to chat with an insurance agent. If you don't have a local agent, fill out this quick form.

Local Plano insurance agents

Some consumers would prefer to get professional advice from a licensed agent and that is recommended in a lot of cases The biggest benefit of price shopping on the web is you can get cheaper premium rates and still have an agent to talk to.

Plano insurance agentsAfter completing this quick form, your coverage information is immediately sent to insurance agents in Plano who will return price quotes for your insurance coverage. It's much easier because you don't need to leave your computer due to the fact that quote results will go to you directly. Get lower rates and an insurance agent to talk to. If you wish to quote rates from a specific insurance provider, just search and find their rate quote page and submit a quote form there.

Picking the best provider needs to be determined by more than just the premium amount. Below are some questions you should ask.

  • Can glass repairs be made at your home?
  • In the event of vehicle damage, can you pick the collision repair facility?
  • Do you need full coverage on every vehicle?
  • Is there any savings for paying the full premium?
  • Do they have cheaper tiers of coverage?
  • Do they carry Errors and Omissions coverage?
  • Do they have designations such as AIC, CPCU, or CIC?

If you are searching for a local insurance agency, you must know there are a couple different types of agencies and how they operate. Agents can be categorized as either exclusive or independent agents depending on their company appointments.

Exclusive Insurance Agencies

These type of agents can usually just insure with one company and examples are State Farm, Allstate, or Farmers Insurance. Exclusive agencies are unable to provide other company's prices so they really need to provide good service. Exclusive agents are highly trained on sales techniques which helps them sell insurance even at higher premiums. Some people will only use the same exclusive agent primarily because of the prominent brand name and the convenience of having all coverages with one company.

Shown below are Plano exclusive agencies who can help you get rate quotes.

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Independent Agents (or Brokers)

Independent insurance agents do not write with just one company and that enables them to quote your coverage with lots of companies depending on which coverage is best. If you want to switch companies, they simply switch companies in-house which is easy for the insured. If you are comparing insurance prices, we recommend you include multiple independent agents to get the most accurate price comparison. They also have the ability to place coverage with different regional companies that can offer cheaper rates than bigger companies.

The following are Plano independent insurance agents that are able to give comparison quotes.

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Upon receiving good answers to these questions in addition to an acceptable price estimate, you may have found an auto insurance agent that is a good match to properly insure your vehicles.

Be persistent and save

Insureds change insurance companies for any number of reasons including high rates after DUI convictions, unfair underwriting practices, being labeled a high risk driver and even denial of a claim. Regardless of your reason, finding a great new company can be pretty painless.

We covered many ways to get a better price on Buick Lucerne insurance in Plano. The most important thing to understand is the more companies you get premium rates for, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. Consumers may even find the best price on auto insurance is with a company that doesn't do a lot of advertising.

As you shop your coverage around, make sure you don't skimp on coverage in order to save money. There are too many instances where an insured cut physical damage coverage only to discover later they didn't purchase enough coverage. Your goal should be to get the best coverage possible for the lowest price, not the least amount of coverage.

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