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Why do you need insurance for your motorcycle?
You'll enjoy being out on the open road even more when you have a quality insurance plan and can worry less about financial implications for yourself, your passenger, and your motorcycle during an accident. Motorcycle insurance is important for a variety of options, such as:
- If you are in an accident or your motorcycle is stolen, it can cost a lot of money to fix or replace.
- If you or a passenger is injured in an accident, medical costs can be extremely expensive.
- If your motorcycle is responsible for damage or injury to others, you may be sued for a considerable amount of money.
- Your motorcycle may be one of your most prized possessions. It deserves special protection.
Things to consider and questions to ask your agent
Your agent will be your advocate in finding an insurance policy that meets your specific needs. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare for the discussion:
- How much can I afford to pay if my motorcycle is in an accident, damaged or stolen? Ask your agent what your cost savings would be if you raised your deductible.
- What discounts and programs are available? Ask about discounts for taking safety classes or having multiple policies. You may also save money if your motorcycle is stored in a garage or if you belong to a motorcycle association.
- How much medical and liability coverage should I have?
- Does the insurance company have a good reputation for customer service? Is it known for paying claims fairly and promptly?
- What's the process for filing and settling a claim?
The more your agent knows about your situation, the easier it is to connect you with the best policy for your needs.
Tips for the cost-conscious rider
Many factors can play a role in determining what your insurance costs will be such as your age, driving record, where you live, the type of motorcycle you own, or the completion of a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.
- Many companies offer discounts from 10 to 15 percent on motorcycle insurance for graduates of training courses, such as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider course. Riders under the age of 25, usually considered a higher risk, may see some savings by taking this course. It's also a good idea for cyclists who have already had accidents.
- Maintaining a good driving record with no violations will also help reduce your premiums.
- In many northern states, riders may save money by buying a "lay-up" policy. With a lay-up policy, all coverage except comprehensive is suspended during winter months.
- Find out what discounts your insurance representative offers. Multi-bike discounts for those insuring more than one bike, organization discounts, if you're a member of a motorcycle association, and mature rider discounts for experienced riders, are just a few possibilities. Discounts can range anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent, depending on the company and your state. Availability and qualifications for discounts vary from company to company and state to state.
- Keep in mind that the type, style (such as a sports bike vs. a cruiser) and age of the motorcycle, as well as the number of miles you drive a year and where you store your bike may also affect how much you pay for your premium.
It is best to consult with a qualified insurance specialist about your motorcycle needs. At the Texas Insurance Agency, our agents are well-trained to finding you special discounts and pricing-options for your motorcycle insurance policy.