Cheapest Quotes for Chevy HHR Insurance in Newark

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If you want to save the most money, the best way to get affordable Chevy HHR insurance is to start comparing prices regularly from companies who sell insurance in Newark.

  1. Get a basic knowledge of how insurance works and the factors you can control to keep rates down. Many factors that result in higher prices such as distracted driving and an unfavorable credit rating can be eliminated by improving your driving habits or financial responsibility.
  2. Obtain price quotes from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Exclusive agents and direct companies can only give prices from a single company like GEICO or Allstate, while agents who are independent can give you price quotes from multiple insurance companies. Find a Newark insurance agent
  3. Compare the new rate quotes to your existing coverage to see if switching to a new carrier will save money. If you can save money and decide to switch, make sure the effective date of the new policy is the same as the expiration date of the old one.
  4. Provide written notification to your current company of your intent to cancel your current policy and submit the required down payment along with the signed application for your new policy. As soon as coverage is bound, place the new proof of insurance paperwork in an accessible location in your vehicle.

The critical component of shopping around is that you'll want to make sure you compare the same amount of coverage on each quote request and to quote with as many companies as you can. Doing this guarantees an accurate price comparison and a thorough price selection.

Insurance quote for Chevy HHR in NewarkA recent NerdWallet.com study revealed that a large majority of drivers kept their policy with the same company for more than four years, and nearly 40% of drivers have never compared rates to find cheaper insurance. Many drivers in Newark could save about $720 a year just by shopping around, but most undervalue the rate savings if they just switched companies.

Buying the cheapest insurance in Newark is not that difficult. Nearly each driver who quotes insurance will probably find a lower price. But New Jersey drivers can benefit from knowing how big insurance companies determine premium rates because rates are impacted by many factors.

The most recommended method to compare car insurance rates for Chevy HHR insurance in Newark takes advantage of the fact most of the larger companies provide online access to give rate comparisons. The only thing you need to do is provide a little information including if your license is active, whether you drive to work or school, how much coverage you want, and the type of vehicles you drive. Your insurance information is then submitted to many highly-rated insurers and they return rate quotes quickly.

To compare rates for your Chevy HHR now, click here and find out if lower rates are available in Newark.

The car insurance companies shown below are ready to provide comparison quotes in Newark, NJ. If multiple companies are listed, we suggest you visit several of them in order to get a fair rate comparison.

Data for Chevy HHR insurance

The rate information below outlines detailed analysis of insurance policy prices for Chevy HHR models. Understanding more about how policy rates are formulated can assist in making informed decisions.

Chevrolet HHR Insurance Rates in Newark, NJ
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
HHR LS $248 $444 $624 $36 $188 $1,540 $128
HHR LT $248 $444 $624 $36 $188 $1,540 $128
HHR SS $276 $604 $624 $36 $188 $1,728 $144
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Table data assumes single female driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and New Jersey minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, safe-driver, homeowner, multi-policy, and multi-vehicle. Estimates do not factor in specific garaging location which can influence coverage prices significantly.

Insurance deductibles

One of the hardest decisions when shopping for insurance is how high should the physical damage coverage deductibles be. The following tables may aid in understanding how much more you'll pay between low and high insurance deductibles. The first table uses a $100 deductible for comprehensive and collision coverage and the second pricing table uses a $500 deductible.

Chevrolet HHR insurance premium rates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
HHR LS $466 $746 $480 $28 $144 $1,889 $157
HHR LT $466 $746 $480 $28 $144 $1,889 $157
HHR SS $520 $1014 $480 $28 $144 $2,211 $184
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Chevrolet HHR insurance premium rates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
HHR LS $340 $504 $480 $28 $144 $1,496 $125
HHR LT $340 $504 $480 $28 $144 $1,496 $125
HHR SS $380 $684 $480 $28 $144 $1,716 $143
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Prices above based on married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and New Jersey minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, claim-free, safe-driver, homeowner, and multi-vehicle. Premium costs do not factor in specific zip code location which can change coverage rates noticeably.

Using the premium rates above, we can conclude that using a $100 deductible costs about $35 more each month or $420 for a full year than selecting the higher $500 deductible. Since you would pay $400 more to settle a claim with a $500 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you tend to average at a minimum 11 months between claims, you would probably be better off if you choose a higher deductible.

The chart below illustrates how choosing a deductible and can change Chevy HHR insurance prices for different age groups of insureds. The prices are based on a single male driver, full physical damage coverage, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

Insurance rates based on gender

The diagram below shows the difference between Chevy HHR insurance prices for male and female drivers. The costs are based on no violations or accidents, full coverage, $100 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no discounts are applied.

Car insurance is not optional but you don't have to overpay

Despite the high cost of buying insurance for a Chevy HHR in Newark, maintaining insurance may be required and benefits you in several ways.

  • Almost all states have compulsory liability insurance requirements which means you are required to buy a minimum amount of liability insurance coverage in order to be legal. In New Jersey these limits are 15/30/5 which means you must have $15,000 of bodily injury coverage per person, $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $5,000 of property damage coverage.
  • If your vehicle has a lienholder, almost all lenders will have a requirement that you buy insurance to guarantee loan repayment. If you let the policy lapse, the lender may insure your Chevy for a much higher rate and require you to reimburse them the higher premium.
  • Insurance safeguards your Chevy and your assets. It will also cover most medical and hospital costs for not only you but also any passengers injured in an accident. One policy coverage, liability insurance, also covers legal expenses if you cause an accident and are sued. If your car is damaged in a storm or accident, your car insurance policy will cover the damage repairs after a deductible is paid.

The benefits of insuring your car are without a doubt worth the cost, particularly when you have a large claim. An average driver in America overpays more than $810 a year so you should quote your policy with other companies at every policy renewal to make sure the price is not too high.

Get cheaper Chevy HHR insurance rates in Newark

The price of auto insurance can be rather high, but you may find discounts that can dramatically reduce your bill. Certain credits will be shown when you complete an application, but some may not be applied and must be requested specifically before being credited.Cheaper auto insurance with discounts

  • Military Rewards - Being deployed in the military could mean lower rates.
  • Early Signing - Select auto insurance companies give a discount for buying a new policy before your current coverage expires. It can save you around 10%.
  • Paper-free Discount - A handful of insurance companies will give you a small discount for completing your application online.
  • Early Payment Discounts - If you pay your bill all at once instead of paying each month you can avoid the installment charge.
  • Passive Restraints - Options like air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems could see savings of 25 to 30%.

You should keep in mind that most discount credits are not given to the entire policy premium. Most only cut the cost of specific coverages such as comp or med pay. So even though you would think you would end up receiving a 100% discount, company stockholders wouldn't be very happy.

The chart below shows the comparison of Chevy HHR auto insurance costs with and without discounts applied. The rate quotes are based on a male driver, no accidents or driving violations, New Jersey state minimum liability limits, full coverage, and $100 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with claim-free, multi-policy, multi-car, safe-driver, marriage, and homeowner discounts applied.

The best auto insurance companies and some of the premium reductions they offer can be read below.

  • GEICO offers premium reductions for anti-lock brakes, driver training, membership and employees, air bags, defensive driver, emergency military deployment, and multi-policy.
  • MetLife offers discounts for defensive driver, good driver, good student, accident-free, claim-free, multi-policy
  • State Farm has savings for student away at school, defensive driving training, good driver, Steer Clear safe driver discount, safe vehicle, and accident-free.
  • Progressive may include discounts for good student, multi-vehicle, homeowner, online quote discount, and continuous coverage.
  • Mercury Insurance policyholders can earn discounts including type of vehicle, anti-theft, annual mileage, location of vehicle, and ease of repair.
  • 21st Century may have discounts that include automatic seat belts, good student, theft prevention, 55 and older, student driver, early bird, and driver training.
  • Allstate includes discounts for defensive driver, senior citizen, economy car, EZ pay plan discount, multi-policy, and teenSMART discount.

If you want the cheapest Chevrolet HHR rate quotes, ask all companies you are considering to apply every possible discount. Some credits may not apply in every state. To view auto insurance companies that can offer you the previously mentioned discounts in New Jersey, follow this link.

Compare rate quotes but buy from a local Newark insurance agency

Many people would prefer to go talk to an agent and that is a smart decision The best thing about comparing rate quotes online is that drivers can save money and get cheaper car insurance rates and still have an agent to talk to.

To help locate an agent, after submitting this simple form, the quote information is transmitted to participating agents in Newark who want to provide quotes for your insurance coverage. There is no reason to contact an agency because prices are sent directly to your email. You can most likely find cheaper rates without the usual hassles of price shopping. In the event you want to compare rates from one company in particular, you just need to find their quoting web page and fill out their quote form.

Finding the right insurance company requires you to look at more than just a cheap price quote. Before buying a policy in Newark, get answers to these questions.

  • Do they specialize in personal lines coverage in Newark?
  • How will an accident affect your rates?
  • Is vehicle damage repaired with OEM or aftermarket parts?
  • What are their preferred companies if they are an independent agency?
  • Can they give you a list of client referrals?
  • Are they able to influence company decisions when a claim is filed?
  • How long has their agency been in business in Newark?
  • Will the agent or a CSR service your policy?

Once you have received positive feedback to your questions as well as a price you're happy with, it's possible that you found an provider that is professional and can provide insurance coverage. Just remember you can always cancel your policy at any time so never feel you are locked into any particular company indefinitely.

New Jersey car insurance companies ranked

Finding the top company can be a challenge considering how many companies there are to choose from in Newark. The rank data in the next section may help you decide which auto insurers to look at purchasing coverage from.

Top 10 Newark Car Insurance Companies Ranked by Customer Service

  1. Mercury Insurance
  2. The Hartford
  3. American Family
  4. Progressive
  5. GEICO
  6. USAA
  7. State Farm
  8. Travelers
  9. Farmers Insurance
  10. Allstate

Top 10 Newark Car Insurance Companies Ranked by Value

  1. The Hartford
  2. Mercury Insurance
  3. Farmers Insurance
  4. Safeco Insurance
  5. AAA Insurance
  6. 21st Century
  7. Travelers
  8. State Farm
  9. Progressive
  10. American Family

Car insurance coverage breakdown

Knowing the specifics of car insurance can help you determine appropriate coverage for your vehicles. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and coverage can change by endorsement. Listed below are the usual coverages found on most car insurance policies.

Liability car insurance

This can cover injuries or damage you cause to a person or their property in an accident. It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have policy limits of 15/30/5 which stand for a limit of $15,000 per injured person, a per accident bodily injury limit of $30,000, and a limit of $5,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage pays for claims like attorney fees, funeral expenses and structural damage. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is your choice, but you should buy higher limits if possible. New Jersey state minimum liability requirements are 15/30/5 but you should think about purchasing better liability coverage.

The chart below demonstrates why the minimum limit may not be high enough to cover claims.

Comprehensive auto coverage

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage from a wide range of events other than collision. A deductible will apply and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things such as damage from getting keyed, a broken windshield, damage from a tornado or hurricane, hail damage and hitting a bird. The maximum amount you'll receive from a claim is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle's value is low consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Medical payments and PIP coverage

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for short-term medical expenses such as nursing services, funeral costs, chiropractic care, surgery and dental work. They can be used in conjunction with a health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP is not available in all states and may carry a deductible

Collision coverage

Collision insurance covers damage to your HHR resulting from colliding with another car or object. You have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage protects against things like scraping a guard rail, crashing into a ditch and driving through your garage door. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from older vehicles. It's also possible to raise the deductible on your HHR in order to get cheaper collision rates.

UM/UIM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) coverage

Your UM/UIM coverage gives you protection when the "other guys" either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your Chevy HHR.

Since many New Jersey drivers carry very low liability coverage limits (15/30/5 in New Jersey), it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. So UM/UIM coverage is a good idea.

Don't give up on cheap premiums

Lower-priced Chevy HHR insurance in Newark is possible from both online companies and from local agencies, so you should compare both to have the best selection. Some companies do not offer online price quotes and most of the time these regional carriers only sell through local independent agents.

As you go through the steps to switch your coverage, it's a bad idea to buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. There have been many cases where someone sacrificed physical damage coverage only to find out that the savings was not a smart move. Your objective should be to buy the best coverage you can find for the lowest price, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.

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