Sadly, a large majority of drivers renewed their policy with the same company for over three years, and roughly 40% of drivers have never shopped around. Albuquerque insurance shoppers could save up to 40% a year by just shopping around, but they think it’s difficult to save money by comparing rate quotes.
The easiest way to get discount Hyundai Santa Fe insurance is to start comparing prices yearly from different companies in Albuquerque. Price quotes can be compared by following these steps.
Step 1: Read about policy coverages and the things you can change to keep rates down. Many rating criteria that cause high rates such as traffic violations and an unacceptable credit rating can be controlled by making minor changes to your lifestyle. Continue reading for the details to get low prices and find discounts that you may qualify for.
Step 2: Compare price quotes from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Direct and exclusive agents can only provide price estimates from one company like GEICO and State Farm, while agents who are independent can quote prices from multiple companies.
Step 3: Compare the quotes to your current policy and see if you can save money. If you find better rates, verify that coverage does not lapse between policies.
One important bit of advice is to make sure you enter similar deductibles and liability limits on every quote and and to look at as many auto insurance providers as possible. This enables a fair price comparison and maximum price selection.
If you’re already insured or just want to save money, use these techniques to get lower rates and still have adequate protection. Locating the best insurance company for you in Albuquerque seems hard but is not really that difficult. Consumers only have to learn the fastest way to quote multiple rates online from multiple companies.
The companies shown below offer free quotes in Albuquerque, NM. In order to find cheap car insurance in New Mexico, we recommend you visit several of them to get the best price comparison.
Rates and statistics
The rate information shown next outlines different rate quotes for Hyundai Santa Fe models. Having a good understanding how car insurance premiums are calculated can be valuable when making informed decisions when comparing rates.
|Model||Comp||Collision||Liability||Medical||UM/UIM||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|Santa Fe GLS 2WD||$188||$426||$310||$18||$92||$1,034||$86|
|Santa Fe GLS 4WD||$216||$426||$310||$18||$92||$1,062||$89|
|Santa Fe SE 2WD||$216||$426||$310||$18||$92||$1,062||$89|
|Santa Fe Limited 2WD||$216||$502||$310||$18||$92||$1,138||$95|
|Santa Fe SE 4WD||$216||$502||$310||$18||$92||$1,138||$95|
|Santa Fe Limited 4WD||$244||$502||$310||$18||$92||$1,166||$97|
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Cost estimates assume married male driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $100 deductibles, and New Mexico minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, claim-free, safe-driver, multi-policy, and multi-vehicle. Table data does not factor in garaging location in Albuquerque which can revise coverage rates noticeably.
Price comparison of only insuring for liability
The diagram below shows the difference between Hyundai Santa Fe annual premium costs when comparing full coverage to liability only. The premium estimates are based on no claims or driving violations, $100 deductibles, marital status is single, and no other discounts are factored in.
Should you be buying full coverage?
There is no set rule to drop full coverage, but there is a guideline you can consider. If the annual cost of your full coverage insurance is more than 10% of the vehicle’s replacement cost less your deductible, then it might be time to consider dropping full coverage.
For example, let’s pretend your Hyundai Santa Fe settlement value is $3,000 and you have $1,000 deductibles. If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, the most your company will settle for is $2,000 after paying your deductible. If premium cost is more than $200 a year for full coverage, then you may need to consider dropping full coverage.
There are a few situations where buying only liability insurance is not in your best interest. If you haven’t satisfied your loan, you are required to maintain full coverage as part of the loan requirements. Also, if your savings is not enough to buy a different vehicle if your current one is damaged, you should not eliminate full coverage.
Lower rate quotes on Hyundai Santa Fe insurance in Albuquerque with these insurance discounts
Auto insurance companies don’t always advertise all available discounts in a way that’s easy to find, so the list below gives a summary of some of the more common and also the more inconspicuous credits available to lower your premiums when you buy Albuquerque auto insurance online.
- Home Ownership Discount – Owning a house in Albuquerque can help you save on insurance because maintaining a house requires personal responsibility.
- Low Mileage Discounts – Driving less may enable drivers to earn better rates on cars that stay parked.
- Payment Discounts – By paying your entire bill at once rather than spreading payments over time you may have a lower total premium amount.
- Paper-free Discount – Some of the larger companies will give a small break simply for signing online.
- Student in College – Older children who live away from home to go to college and do not have a car could get you a discount.
Consumers should know that most discounts do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. Most only apply to individual premiums such as liability and collision coverage. So even though you would think having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, you won’t be that lucky. Any amount of discount will reduce the cost of your policy.
The information below illustrates the difference between Hyundai Santa Fe insurance premiums with and without discounts applied to the policy rates. The data assumes a male driver, a clean driving record, no claims, New Mexico state minimum liability limits, comprehensive and collision coverage, and $250 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-policy, marriage, multi-car, claim-free, safe-driver, and homeowner discounts applied.
The best insurance companies and a partial list of their discounts include:
- 21st Century may have discounts that include anti-lock brakes, air bags, defensive driver, student driver, and driver training.
- State Farm includes discounts for accident-free, good driver, defensive driving training, multiple policy, and good student.
- AAA may include discounts for education and occupation, good student, AAA membership discount, anti-theft, and good driver.
- Liberty Mutual offers discounts for teen driver discount, multi-car, new move discount, safety features, exclusive group savings, and hybrid vehicle.
- Progressive has discounts for online signing, good student, online quote discount, continuous coverage, multi-policy, multi-vehicle, and homeowner.
Before buying, ask every prospective company which discounts can lower your rates. Some discounts may not apply to policies in every state. To see insurance companies that have a full spectrum of discounts in New Mexico, click here to view.
Why you need Hyundai Santa Fe insurance in New Mexico
Even though it’s not necessarily cheap to insure a Hyundai in Albuquerque, paying for auto insurance serves several important purposes.
- Just about all states have minimum mandated liability insurance limits which means it is punishable by state law to not carry a specific level of liability insurance in order to drive the car legally. In New Mexico 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 bought your Santa Fe with a loan, most banks will make it a condition of the loan that you carry insurance to ensure the loan is repaid in case of a total loss. If you cancel or allow the policy to lapse, the bank or lender will purchase a policy for your Hyundai for a much higher rate and force you to pay a much higher amount than you were paying before.
- Auto insurance protects not only your Hyundai Santa Fe but also your assets. Insurance will pay for most medical and hospital costs for you, any passengers, and anyone injured in an accident. Liability coverage also covers all legal expenses up to the policy limit if anyone sues you for causing an accident. If you have damage to your Hyundai as the result of the weather or an accident, your policy will cover the repair costs.
The benefits of carrying adequate insurance definitely exceed the price paid, especially for larger claims. In a recent study of 1,000 drivers, the average customer overpays more than $750 every year so you should quote and compare rates at every renewal to ensure rates are competitive.
Insurance is unique, just like you
Always keep in mind that when comparing adequate coverage, there really is no “best” method to buy coverage. Each situation is unique and your policy should reflect that.
For instance, these questions might help in determining if your insurance needs might need an agent’s assistance.
- How can I get high-risk coverage after a DUI?
- Do I need rental car coverage?
- Is my babysitter covered when using my vehicle?
- Should I rate my Hyundai Santa Fe as pleasure use or commute?
- Do I benefit by insuring my home with the same company?
- Is my nanny covered when transporting my kids?
- Should I buy additional glass protection?
- Am I covered if I have no license?
If it’s difficult to answer those questions but a few of them apply, you may need to chat with a licensed agent. To find an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form or you can also visit this page to select a carrier It is quick, free and you can get the answers you need.
Compare rate quotes but buy from a local Albuquerque insurance agency
Some people prefer to get advice from a local agent and doing so can bring peace of mind Experienced insurance agents can answer important questions and help in the event of a claim. A good thing about comparing auto insurance online is you may find cheap rate quotes but still work with a licensed agent.
To make it easy to find an agent, after completing this form (opens in new window), the coverage information is submitted to agents in your area who will gladly provide quotes for your auto insurance coverage. You don’t have to leave your house because prices are sent directly to your email. If you have a need to get a comparison quote from a specific company, don’t hesitate to find their quoting web page to submit a rate quote request.
Choosing the best company shouldn’t rely on just a cheap price. The following questions are important to ask.
- If you raise deductibles, how much can you save?
- Do they get paid more for recommending certain coverages?
- Are they giving you every discount you deserve?
- Which insurance company do they prefer to write with?
- Does the company have a solid financial rating?
- Where would glass claims be handled in Albuquerque?
Listed below is a list of insurance companies in Albuquerque that are able to give comparison quotes for Hyundai Santa Fe insurance in Albuquerque.