When you buy an off road vehicle there are many costs involved, from the purchase of the ATV itself, to registration, upgrades, and fuel – and then, there’s insurance. Regardless of whether you are required by state law to buy a minimum amount of coverage, it is wise to have a policy that will pay for damages to your vehicle or to another person and their property if you cause an accident.
Let’s talk about ways to save on your quad or 3-wheeler insurance. To find the best ATV insurance deals and the right policy for you, contact an agent in the Trusted Choice® network. In more than 27,000 member agency locations nationwide, these independent agents can compare coverage and rates from multiple insurance companies and find an affordable plan that fits your needs and budget.
One of the surest ways to save on your insurance costs is to choose an ATV with a smaller engine. The more powerful the off road vehicle, the more you will pay in insurance. The reason for this is fairly simple. If you plow into a barn or another vehicle on a 300 cc 3-wheeler, you can only do so much damage. An 800 cc quad, by comparison, can cause more property damage and bodily injury.
You may be eligible for a safe driver discount if you have an excellent automobile record. Drivers with traffic violations, accidents, or DUIs are usually considered to be a much greater risk by insurance companies. If your driving record has been in good shape for at least two years, you may pay less for your insurance than if you have marks on your record. Ask your agent about good driver discounts.
Taking a course on ATV safety is a smart idea, as it can save you money in the long run. Ask your agent about discounts for safe drivers and those who have taken an ATV safety course. Whether you are riding trails recreationally on a 3-wheeler or you are working as a farm hand on a quad bike, knowing good riding practices can make a difference in your off-road safety.
When you bundle policies together, such as your home, auto and off-road vehicle coverage, you should be able to get a better deal on your ATV insurance. Your agent can advise you on additional discounts and ways to save.
One way to save money is to pay your policy at once, instead of in monthly payments. Your insurance provider may give you a reduced rate for an annual payment. Paying in two equal payments can also get you a discount on your coverage, as the processing fees to handle your policy are cheaper for the insurance company.
You can potentially get a discount by making it difficult to steal your off-road vehicle, or installing a GPS tracking device that makes it easier to find if it has been stolen. Before purchasing anti-theft equipment, talk with your agent about whether the upgrade you are considering qualifies for a discount. Certain models may not qualify, or may need to be professionally installed.
If you belong to a riding association, professional organization or union, you may be eligible for a membership discount. Check with your agent to see if your organization is included, or if joining a riding group would qualify you for cost savings.
If you are buying your ATV insurance for the first time, or you have decided it is time to switch to a new agent or insurance company, you may be eligible for a sign-on discount. Contact a Trusted Choice member agent to ask whether a new customer discount is available.
A Trusted Choice member agent in your area can help you get the right coverage for your needs at reasonable rate. ATV insurance can be very affordable if you review your options carefully and find all available discounts. Contact an agent for free quotes today.