Want to learn how to save money and find cheaper insurance rates in Honolulu, HI? Honolulu buyers have lots of choices when searching for affordable Ford Taurus insurance. They can either waste time calling around to get rate comparisons or save time using the internet to get rate quotes.
There is a right way and a wrong way to buy insurance so we're going to tell you the proper way to quote coverages for a Ford and locate the best price possible.
If you have a policy now or are shopping for new coverage, you can use this information to find the best rates without reducing coverage. We hope to teach you a little about the best ways to compare prices. Vehicle owners just have to know the most time-saving way to compare rates online.
Verify you're getting every discount
Some providers don't always advertise every disount available very well, so the list below details some of the best known in addition to some of the lesser obvious ways to save on insurance. If you aren't receiving every discount you deserve, you are throwing money away.
- Lower Rates for Military - Being on active duty in the military may qualify for rate reductions.
- Driver Safety - Successfully completing a driver safety class could possibly earn you a 5% discount if your company offers it.
- Distant Student Discount - Older children who are enrolled in a college that is more than 100 miles from Honolulu and leave their car at home can be insured at a reduced rate.
- Driver's Ed - Cut your cost by having your teen driver complete a driver education course as it can save substantially.
- Onboard Data Collection - Honolulu drivers who agree to allow driving data collection to track driving manner remotely such as Progressive's Snapshot and State Farm's In-Drive may get a rate reduction if they show good driving skills.
- Discounts for Government Workers - Federal government employees may qualify for a discount when you quote Honolulu auto insurance with select insurance companies.
- One Accident Forgiven - Not really a discount, but a few companies such as Allstate and GEICO permit an accident before they charge you more for coverage if you have no claims before the accident.
It's important to note that most discount credits are not given to all coverage premiums. Some only reduce individual premiums such as comprehensive or collision. So even though it sounds like adding up those discounts means a free policy, companies wouldn't make money that way. But all discounts should definitely cut your overall premium however.
To view companies that have a full spectrum of discounts in Hawaii, click here to view.
The car insurance companies shown below provide free quotes in Honolulu, HI. If the list has multiple companies, we recommend you compare several of them to get a more complete price comparison.
|Model||Comp||Collision||Liability||Medical||UM/UIM||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|Taurus SEL AWD||$202||$320||$270||$16||$80||$888||$74|
|Taurus Limited AWD||$158||$294||$264||$16||$80||$812||$68|
|Taurus SHO AWD||$176||$294||$264||$16||$80||$830||$69|
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Table data represents married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1,000 deductibles, and Hawaii minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, safe-driver, multi-policy, claim-free, and homeowner. Information does not factor in your specific Honolulu location which can affect rates significantly.
Tickets and at-fault accidents raise rates
The example below demonstrates how citations and fender-benders influence Ford Taurus auto insurance costs for different categories of driver ages. The information is based on a single female driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, $250 deductibles, and no discounts are factored in.
How much more does full coverage cost in Honolulu?
The diagram below shows the difference between Ford Taurus auto insurance costs with full phyical damage coverage and with liability coverage only. The price estimates are based on no accidents or driving violations, $250 deductibles, single female driver, and no discounts are factored in.
When to stop buying full coverage
There is no clear-cut rule to stop buying full coverage, but there is a general convention. If the annual cost of having full coverage is about 10% or more of the vehicle's replacement cost less your deductible, the it may be a good time to stop paying for full coverage.
For example, let's assume your Ford Taurus settlement value is $9,000 and you have $1,000 physical damage deductibles. If your vehicle is destroyed, the most your company will settle for is $8,000 after the policy deductible has been paid. If you are currently paying more than $800 a year for physical damage coverage, the it may be a good time to stop paying for full coverage.
There are some conditions where only buying liability is not recommended. If you still owe money on your vehicle, you have to maintain full coverage in order to prevent the bank from purchasing higher-priced coverage. Also, if you can't afford to buy a different vehicle in case of an accident, you should keep full coverage in place.
Policy deductible comparison
The chart below highlights how deductible selection and can influence Ford Taurus insurance premiums for different insured age categories. Data assumes a single female driver, full coverage, and no discounts are applied.
Buying car insurance from Honolulu car insurance agents
A lot of people just want to have an agent's advice and often times that is recommended Agents can help you choose the best coverages and help in the event of a claim. One of the best bonuses of getting online price quotes is the fact that drivers can get lower rates and still buy from a local agent. Buying from and supporting local insurance agencies is important especially in Honolulu.
To make it easy to find an agent, after completing this quick form, your insurance coverage information is submitted to companies in Honolulu who will return price quotes for your insurance coverage. You won't need to contact any agents because quoted prices will be sent immediately to you. If you wish to quote rates from a specific company, don't hesitate to navigate to their website and complete a quote there.
When looking for a good insurance agency, it can be helpful to understand the different types of agents and how they are slightly different. Agencies in Honolulu are categorized either independent or exclusive depending on the company they work for. Either type can sell and service car insurance coverage, but it's a good idea to understand the difference in the companies they write for because it can impact the kind of agent you use.
Independent Agencies or Brokers
Agents that elect to be independent are not employed by one company so they have the ability to put coverage with an assortment of companies and help determine which has the cheapest rates. If you are not satisfied with one company, they simply switch companies in-house and you don't have to do anything. When comparing car insurance prices, it's a good idea to compare prices from several independent insurance agents to maximize your price options. Many write coverage with lesser-known insurance companies which could offer lower prices.
Shown below is a list of independent insurance agents in Honolulu who can help you get price quote information.
- Insurance Associates, Inc.
800 Bethel St # 200 - Honolulu, HI 96813 - (808) 538-6938 - View Map
- Anita Butay Diniega
1088 Bishop St #2210 - Honolulu, HI 96813 - (808) 841-5915 - View Map
- Cornerstones Financial and Insurance Agency
250 Ward Ave #220 - Honolulu, HI 96814 - (808) 626-5068 - View Map
Exclusive Car Insurance Agents
Agents that elect to be exclusive can only provide pricing for a single company like Allstate, State Farm and Farm Bureau. These agents are unable to shop your coverage around so if the price isn't competitive there isn't much they can do. Exclusive agents are highly trained on the products they sell which helps overcome the inability to quote other rates. Some insured continue to purchase coverage from exclusives mainly due to the prominent brand name rather than having the cheapest rates.
Listed below are exclusive agents in Honolulu that can give you comparison quotes.
- U'ilani Hawelu - State Farm Insurance Agent
1960 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 208 - Honolulu, HI 96826 - (808) 955-9090 - View Map
- Allstate Insurance: Rory Lee
575 Cooke St d - Honolulu, HI 96813 - (808) 596-8333 - View Map
- Dee Ann Lee - State Farm Insurance Agent
600 Kapiolani Blvd #210 - Honolulu, HI 96813 - (808) 599-7666 - View Map
Choosing an insurance agent needs to be determined by more than just a low price. Before buying a policy in Honolulu, get answers to these questions.
- Is vehicle damage repaired with OEM or aftermarket parts?
- How many years have they been established?
- Do they review policy coverages at every renewal?
- Are they able to provide referrals?
- Do they see any coverage gaps in your plan?
- Who are their largest clients?
Frequent quotes can save
We just showed you a lot of tips how to compare Ford Taurus insurance car insurance rates in Honolulu. The key thing to remember is the more price quotes you have, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. You may even discover the biggest savings come from some of the smallest insurance companies.
Cheaper Ford Taurus insurance in Honolulu can be sourced from both online companies in addition to local insurance agencies, so you should compare both to have the best selection. There are still a few companies who don't offer rate quotes online and most of the time these regional insurance providers work with independent agents.
Insureds switch companies for a variety of reasons including unfair underwriting practices, not issuing a premium refund, questionable increases in premium or even extreme rates for teen drivers. No matter why you want to switch, switching companies can be easier than you think.