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Remarkably, a study showed that 70% of consumers have stayed with the same insurance company for at least the last four years, and nearly half have never compared rate quotes at all. With the average premium in the U.S. being $1,847, drivers can save as much as 46.5% each year just by shopping around, but they don't believe how much they could save if they bought a different policy.

Insurance quote for Kia Forte in MadisonIf you want to save money, the best way to get cheaper car insurance rates in Madison is to start comparing rates regularly from providers that sell auto insurance in Wisconsin.

First, learn about policy coverages and the modifications you can make to prevent expensive coverage. Many rating factors that drive up the price such as speeding tickets, careless driving and an imperfect credit history can be amended by making minor changes in your lifestyle.

Second, request price quotes from direct carriers, independent agents, and exclusive agents. Direct companies and exclusive agencies can only give prices from one company like GEICO and Allstate, while agents who are independent can provide price quotes from multiple sources.

Third, compare the quotes to your current policy to see if a cheaper price is available. If you find a better price and change companies, ensure there is no coverage lapse between policies.

Fourth, tell your current company of your decision to cancel the current policy. Submit payment along with a signed and completed policy application to the new insurer. As soon as you have the new policy, put the new certificate of insurance above your visor, in the console, or in the glove compartment.

A tip to remember is to use the same level of coverage on each quote request and and to compare every company you can. Doing this provides an accurate price comparison and a complete price analysis.

How to get free Kia Forte insurance quotes online

Many insurance companies like State Farm, GEICO and Progressive allow you to get pricing on their websites. Comparing Kia Forte insurance rates online is easy for anyone because it's just a matter of typing in the coverage amounts you desire into the quote form. When the form is submitted, their quoting system will obtain credit information and your driving record and returns pricing information based on the data you entered. Being able to quote online for Kia Forte insurance in Madison helps simplify price comparisons, and it's absolutely necessary to compare as many rates as possible in order to get cheap rates.

To compare pricing, compare quotes from the companies shown below. If you currently have coverage, we recommend you complete the form with the coverage information as close as possible to your current policy. This helps ensure you are getting comparison quotes based on identical coverages.

The car insurance companies shown below can provide price quotes in Madison, WI. To get cheap car insurance in Madison, WI, it's highly recommended you visit two to three different companies to get the most competitive price.

Here's why auto insurance is not optional

Even though it's not necessarily cheap to insure a Kia in Madison, maintaining insurance serves a purpose in several ways.

  • The majority of states have mandatory liability insurance requirements which means you are required to carry a specific level of liability insurance coverage in order to license the vehicle. In Wisconsin these limits are 25/50/10 which means you must have $25,000 of bodily injury coverage per person, $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $10,000 of property damage coverage.
  • If you have a loan on your Forte, it's most likely the lender will make it mandatory that you have comprehensive coverage to guarantee loan repayment. If you default on your policy, the bank may buy a policy for your Kia for a lot more money and force you to pay for the much more expensive policy.
  • Insurance safeguards not only your Kia but also your assets. It will also cover medical expenses incurred in an accident. As part of your policy, liability insurance will also pay attorney fees if someone files suit against you as the result of an accident. If mother nature or an accident damages your car, your auto insurance policy will pay to have it repaired.

The benefits of buying enough insurance more than offset the price you pay, particularly when you have a large claim. According to a 2015 survey, the average American driver overpays more than $825 a year so you should quote your policy with other companies at every renewal to help ensure money is not being wasted.

Coverage analysis

The coverage information displayed below covers a range of prices for Kia Forte models. Having insight into how auto insurance premiums are established can assist in making informed coverage decisions.

Kia Forte Insurance Rates in Madison, WI
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Forte LX 4-Dr Sedan $136 $204 $216 $12 $64 $632 $53
Forte EX 4-Dr Sedan $136 $204 $216 $12 $64 $632 $53
Forte SX 4-Dr Sedan $154 $248 $216 $12 $64 $694 $58
Forte EX 2-Dr Coupe $154 $292 $244 $14 $74 $778 $65
Forte SX 2-Dr Coupe $154 $292 $244 $14 $74 $778 $65
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Data rating is based on married female driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $250 deductibles, and Wisconsin minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, safe-driver, claim-free, multi-vehicle, and multi-policy. Premium costs do not factor in your specific Madison location which can alter premium rates considerably.

Comparison of policy deductibles

When comparing auto insurance rates, the most common question is how low should you set your deductibles. The following insurance rates show the rate difference between high and low policy deductibles. The first table uses a $250 comprehensive and collision deductible and the second set of rates uses a $1,000 deductible.

Kia Forte insurance policy rates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Forte LX 4-Dr Sedan $178 $246 $230 $14 $68 $761 $63
Forte EX 4-Dr Sedan $178 $246 $230 $14 $68 $761 $63
Forte SX 4-Dr Sedan $200 $300 $230 $14 $68 $837 $70
Forte EX 2-Dr Coupe $200 $352 $260 $16 $78 $931 $78
Forte SX 2-Dr Coupe $200 $352 $260 $16 $78 $931 $78
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Kia Forte insurance policy rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Forte LX 4-Dr Sedan $110 $154 $230 $14 $68 $576 $48
Forte EX 4-Dr Sedan $110 $154 $230 $14 $68 $576 $48
Forte SX 4-Dr Sedan $124 $188 $230 $14 $68 $624 $52
Forte EX 2-Dr Coupe $124 $222 $260 $16 $78 $700 $58
Forte SX 2-Dr Coupe $124 $222 $260 $16 $78 $700 $58
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Above prices assume married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and Wisconsin minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, safe-driver, homeowner, multi-policy, and claim-free. Price estimates do not factor in specific zip code location which can increase or decrease rates noticeably.

Based on this data, using a $250 deductible costs an average of $17 more each month or $204 each year than quoting the higher $1,000 deductible. Since you would have to pay $750 more out of your own pocket with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you tend to go at a minimum 44 months between claims, you would come out ahead if you choose the higher deductible.

Full coverage rates vs. liability-only in Madison

The example below compares Kia Forte insurance premiums with full physical damage coverage compared to only buying liability only. The price estimates are based on no tickets, no at-fault accidents, $100 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no discounts are factored in.

Should you pay for full coverage?

There is no definitive guideline for eliminating full coverage, but there is a general school of thought. If the annual cost of your full coverage insurance is more than about 10% of the replacement cost of your vehicle minus the policy deductible, then it could be time to drop full coverage.

For example, let's assume your Kia Forte claim settlement value is $9,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is destroyed, the most you would receive is $8,000 after the policy deductible has been paid. If premium cost is more than $800 a year for physical damage coverage, then it may be the right time to buy liability only.

There are some scenarios where eliminating full coverage is not a good idea. If you have an outstanding loan on your vehicle, you are required to maintain full coverage as part of the loan conditions. Also, if your emergency fund is not enough to purchase a different vehicle if your current one is in an accident, you should keep full coverage.

Do you qualify for discounts on Kia Forte insurance in Madison?

Insuring your fleet can be pricey, but there's a good chance there are discounts that you may not even know about. Most are applied at the time of quoting, but a few must be requested specifically before you get the savings. If you are not receiving all the discounts you deserve, you are not getting the best rate possible.Discount car insurance

  • Fewer Miles Equal More Savings - Driving fewer miles can qualify you for lower car insurance rates due to less chance of an accident.
  • Drivers Education - It's a good idea to have your young drivers complete a driver education course as it can save substantially.
  • E-sign Discounts - A handful of insurance companies will provide an incentive just for signing your application on the web.
  • College Student Discount - Children who live away from home at college and do not have access to a covered vehicle may qualify for this discount.
  • Discount for New Cars - Buying a new car model can get you a discount due to better safety requirements for new vehicles.

It's important to note that many deductions do not apply to the entire cost. Some only reduce specific coverage prices like liability and collision coverage. So even though you would think you would end up receiving a 100% discount, car insurance companies aren't that generous. But all discounts will definitely lower the cost of your policy.

The chart below compares Kia Forte insurance premiums with and without discounts applied. The premiums are based on a female driver, no violations or accidents, Wisconsin 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, safe-driver, marriage, multi-car, and homeowner discounts applied.

A few companies who might offer these benefits include:

Before purchasing a policy, check with every insurance company what discounts are available to you. Some of the earlier mentioned discounts may not apply to policyholders in Madison. To find providers that offer many of these discounts in Wisconsin, click this link.

Compare prices but work with a local Madison insurance agency

A lot of people prefer to have an agent's advice and that is just fine! Good agents are trained risk managers and help you file claims. An additional benefit of getting free rate quotes online is you can get lower rates and still have a local agent.

To find an agent, once you fill out this quick form, the quote information is emailed to local insurance agents in Madison that give free quotes and help you find cheaper coverage. You won't even need to contact any agents since price quotes are sent immediately to you. In the event you want to compare rates from a specific company, you would need to visit that company's website and give them your coverage information.

Picking a insurer should include more criteria than just a cheap quote. A good agent in Madison will have answers to these questions.

  • Does the agency provide any after hours assistance?
  • Will the agent help in case of a claim?
  • Are you getting all the discounts the company offers?
  • Is there any savings for paying the full premium?
  • Can they provide you with a list of referrals?
  • How often do they review policy coverages?
  • Does the agent have a valid license to sell insurance in Wisconsin?
  • Where are claims handled?

If you are wanting to find a good Madison insurance agent, there are two different agency structures and how they are distinctly different. Madison agents may be either independent agents or exclusive agents. Both can write insurance policies, but it's a good idea to understand the difference between them since it can impact your agent selection.

Exclusive Insurance Agencies

Agents of this type can only place business with one company such as Allstate, AAA, Farmers Insurance, and State Farm. Exclusive agents cannot shop your coverage around so they have to upsell other benefits. Exclusive insurance agents are usually well trained on their company's products which helps overcome the inability to quote other rates.

Shown below is a short list of exclusive insurance agents in Madison that are able to give rate quotes.

515 Junction Rd #2400 - Madison, WI 53717 - (608) 662-9900 - View Map

1915 Winnebago St #102 - Madison, WI 53704 - (608) 237-3747 - View Map

624A Struck St - Madison, WI 53719 - (608) 271-9395 - View Map

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Independent Agencies or Brokers

Independent agents are not locked into one company so they can write business amongst many companies and potentially find a lower price. If they find a cheaper price, your agent can switch companies without you having to go to a different agency.

When comparing insurance rates, we highly recommend that you get rate quotes from a few independent agents to maximize your price options.

Below are Madison independent agencies willing to provide comparison quotes.

700 Regent St - Madison, WI 53715 - (608) 257-3795 - View Map

1800 Deming Way - Madison, WI 53717 - (608) 836-3000 - View Map

1001 Fourier Dr Suite 100 - Madison, WI 53717 - (608) 845-7979 - View Map

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Different people need different insurance coverages

Always keep in mind that when comparing coverage online or from an agent, there is no "perfect" insurance plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs.Insurance savings

For instance, these questions may help you determine if your situation would benefit from an agent's advice.

  • What if a claim settlement is too low?
  • Does my policy cover me when driving someone else's vehicle?
  • How do I file an SR-22 for a DUI in Wisconsin?
  • Should I pay a claim out-of-pocket?
  • What is motorclub and do I need it?
  • Will my insurance pay for OEM parts?
  • What does PIP insurance cover?
  • Why do I have to buy liability insurance?

If it's difficult to answer those questions, you may need to chat with a licensed agent. To find an agent in your area, fill out this quick form. It's fast, free and can help protect your family.

Find cheap auto insurance prices by comparing often

Consumers leave their current company for any number of reasons including delays in paying claims, an unsatisfactory settlement offer, high prices or even denial of a claim. Regardless of your reason for switching companies, switching auto insurance companies can be pretty painless.

When trying to cut insurance costs, don't be tempted to buy poor coverage just to save money. In many cases, an accident victim reduced collision coverage only to find out that the small savings ended up costing them much more. The ultimate goal is to buy a smart amount of coverage for the lowest cost, but do not skimp to save money.

Budget-friendly auto insurance in Madison is attainable from both online companies as well as from insurance agents, and you need to price shop both in order to have the best price selection to choose from. Some insurance companies do not provide online quoting and many times these small insurance companies sell through independent agents.

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