2012 Nissan Versa Insurance Quotes – 6 Tricks for Cheapest Rates

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Jeffrey Johnson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and has worked in legal offices and nonprofits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University and worked in film, education, and publishing. His professional writing has appeared on sites like The Manifest and Vice, and he is the author of a novel ...

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UPDATED: Aug 23, 2022

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I can’t think of a single person who enjoys paying for auto insurance, in particular when their premiums are through the roof. Drivers have multiple insurance companies to insure vehicles with, and although it’s nice to have multiple companies, so many choices can make it hard to find the best rates.

Low Cost Insurance

All the larger insurance companies like Allstate and Progressive allow you to get prices for coverage directly from their websites. The process doesn’t take a lot of time as you simply type in your personal and coverage information into a form. When complete, the system makes automated requests for information on your driving record and credit history and returns pricing information based on these and other factors. Online price quotes makes comparing rates easy, but the work required to visit many different websites and type in the same information is repetitive and time-consuming. But it’s absolutely necessary to have as many quotes as possible in order to get better prices.

There is a better way!

The quickest way to compare insurance pricing uses one form that gets price quotes from many companies. It saves time, eliminates repetitive work, and makes rate comparisons much more enjoyable and efficient. After sending the form, it gets priced and you can select your choice of the quotes returned. If one or more price quotes are lower than your current rates, it’s easy to complete the application and purchase the new policy. It takes 15 minutes at the most and may save quite a bit of money.

To quickly use this form to compare rates, click here and submit the form. If you have your current policy handy, we recommend you replicate the limits and deductibles exactly as shown on your declarations page. This guarantees you are getting a price comparison for the exact same coverage.

Save money by taking advantage of these six discounts

Auto insurance companies don’t always publicize every discount in a way that’s easy to find, so the following is a list of both the well known and the harder-to-find discounts you could be receiving. If you aren’t receiving every discount you deserve, you’re paying more than you need to.

  • Passive Restraint Discount – Factory air bags or automatic seat belts may earn rate discounts of 20% or more.
  • Anti-theft Discount – Anti-theft and alarm systems help deter theft and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
  • E-sign – A handful of insurance companies will give a small break for buying a policy and signing up online.
  • Federal Employees – Active or retired federal employment may qualify you for a discount on Versa coverage with select insurance companies.
  • Safe Drivers – Safe drivers may receive a discount up to 45% less on Versa coverage than drivers with accidents.
  • Student in College – Children who attend school more than 100 miles from home without a vehicle on campus can be insured at a reduced rate.

As a disclaimer on discounts, most discount credits are not given to your bottom line cost. Most only cut individual premiums such as liability and collision coverage. So when it seems like all those discounts means the company will pay you, it doesn’t quite work that way.

A partial list of companies that may have some of the above discounts are:

Check with every prospective company which discounts they offer. Savings might not be offered everywhere.

When should I use an insurance agent?

When buying adequate coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a “best” method to buy coverage. Each situation is unique and your policy should reflect that. These are some specific questions might point out if you might need professional guidance.

  • Is rental equipment covered for theft or damage?
  • Am I getting all the discounts available?
  • Where can I get insurance after a DUI in my state?
  • Will I lose any money if I cancel my policy before it expires?
  • Do I need roadside assistance coverage?
  • Can I make deliveries for my home business?
  • Are there companies who specialize in insuring high-risk drivers?
  • Will I be non-renewed for getting a DUI or other conviction?

If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you might consider talking to an agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, simply complete this short form or click here for a list of insurance coverage companies in your area. It only takes a few minutes and can help protect your family.

Detailed coverages of your insurance policy

Understanding the coverages of a insurance policy helps when choosing which coverages you need for your vehicles. Policy terminology can be confusing and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. These are the normal coverages offered by insurance companies.

Comprehensive auto coverage

This pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims such as fire damage, rock chips in glass, theft and vandalism. The maximum payout your insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Auto liability insurance

This coverage protects you from damage that occurs to other’s property or people. Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. You commonly see values of 25/50/25 that translate to a $25,000 limit per person for injuries, $50,000 for the entire accident, and $25,000 of coverage for damaged property.

Liability coverage protects against things like funeral expenses, legal defense fees, repair costs for stationary objects, court costs and attorney fees. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a personal decision, but consider buying higher limits if possible.

UM/UIM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered claims include injuries to you and your family and damage to your Nissan Versa.

Because many people have only the minimum liability required by law, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is a good idea.

Medical payments and PIP coverage

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP reimburse you for short-term medical expenses for EMT expenses, prosthetic devices, doctor visits and funeral costs. The coverages can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to you and your occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not available in all states but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Auto collision coverage

Collision insurance pays for damage to your Versa caused by collision with another car or object. You have to pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision coverage pays for things like hitting a mailbox, damaging your car on a curb, crashing into a ditch and hitting a parking meter. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. Another option is to raise the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

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