Car Insurance for Condo Owners
How to find cheap car insurance and condo insurance bundles
While a condo insurance policy is different than a homeowners insurance policy, it comes with similar car insurance savings. From an insurance company’s perspective, condo owners are more financially stable than renters. Owners of condominiums tend to file fewer auto insurance claims. As a result, they pay less for car insurance in the long run.
How to get a multi-policy discount for car and condo insurance
There are two ways to save on auto insurance as a condo owner. One is to state you own a condo when applying for car insurance. On average, condo owners pay 2% less for car insurance than do renters, multi-policy discounts aside. If you purchase your car and condo insurance policies from the same company, that 2% could grow to 9% — or an average of $113 off your car insurance costs each year.
To get a multi-policy discount, you'll need to carry your condo and car insurance policies with the same company. Be sure to keep the following information accessible when purchasing these policies.
- Personal information of all drivers: driver's license numbers, DOB, insurance history, and driving history, including a timeline of major violations
- Vehicle information, including VIN
- Address of primary residence (address of condo)
- Address of unit
- Personal information of all individuals living at the residence
- Estimated value of your condo unit
- Estimated value of personal property
- Desired liability limits
- List of valuables in the condo requiring additional coverage
For more information on how to insure expensive belongings, consult our in-depth guide to condo insurance. This information may help you get the most accurate and affordable quote possible.
Which insurance company offers the best condo-auto insurance bundle discounts?
Now that we’ve explored how to get quotes for your condo and car insurance coverage, let’s talk about the companies that offer the best rates when you bundle. With a general driving profile, we surveyed top insurance companies and added a “condo owner” multi-policy discount to the policy. Below you can see the average monthly and annual premiums for auto insurance as a condo owner with multiple policies.
The Zebra’s Dynamic Insurance Rating Tool data methodology — auto insurance
The auto insurance rates displayed throughout this page come from The Zebra’s Dynamic Insurance Rating Tool, a proprietary insurance premium estimator that uses the most recent rate filings across the United States at the ZIP code level to provide up-to-date rate data. Most insurance companies file car insurance rates one to two times a year. This data comes from Quadrant Information Services, which sources the latest approved rate filings across carriers in each state from S&P Global. Quadrant then uses an internal QA process to validate the information and build reports before the data is programmed into The Zebra’s dynamic rating tool.
Rates are based on a sample driver profile — a 30-year-old single male driver with a Honda Accord and full coverage at these levels:
- $50,000 per person/$100,000 per incident for bodily injury liability
- $50,000 per incident for property damage liability
- $500 deductibles for collision and comprehensive coverage
To provide insight to consumers on how specific personal factors (like age, location and coverage level) can affect your premium, this base profile is then adjusted for different factors commonly used by insurance companies. For more information, see our full data methodology.
State Farm is the cheapest insurance company for a car insurance-condo insurance bundle. Note: this cost data applies only to auto insurance, not the combination of your condo policy and car insurance coverage.
Use this data as a starting point in your search for condominium and car insurance.
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How to save on car insurance — with or without a condo insurance bundle
Now that we’ve outlined how to get cheap car insurance as a condo owner, let’s go over some simple ways to save.
Make sure you’re getting discounts
A big benefit of having a home and auto insurance policy with the same company is the discount. Here are some other standard discounts about which you should inquire.
- Good driver
- Good student discount (aged 16 to 25)
- Good/safe teen driving discount (with pre-approved safety training course)
- Telematics programs
- Payment by bank account
- Paid-in-full discount
- eSignature discounts
- Paperless billing discount
- Multi-vehicle discount
Be smart with your claims
Although it may make sense to file a claim after an accident, be aware car insurance companies will often raise your rates for three years after a claim.
Before filing an insurance claim, follow the below guidelines:
- Get an estimate for the repairs at a local repair shop.
- Use our State of Insurance analysis to see how much an at-fault accident would raise rates in your state. Consider this value over three years, as that is how long your insurance company will charge you.
- Compare the out-of-pocket costs with the rate increase plus your deductible. If it is cheaper to file a claim, go ahead.
Despite this, there are times when you'll have to file a claim.
You should file a claim in any of the below scenarios:
- Someone was injured. Because of how expensive medical expenses can be, it will probably be cheaper to let your liability coverage and healthcare handle this.
- You are the at-fault driver and the not-at-fault driver does not want to be paid out-of-pocket for the repairs.
- You suffer a total loss or extensive property damage
You could be required to inform your insurance company after any accident as part of your policy conditions. Check your policy guidelines for details.
Make sure your coverage options suit your needs
Unlike owned property — like a condo — your car depreciates over time. So it’s important to evaluate your car’s insurance coverage as it ages. While the decision to drop coverage is entirely up to you, a general rule of thumb in the insurance world is: if your vehicle is worth less than $4,000, you do not need comprehensive or collision coverage. In the event of a total loss, the value you would receive from your insurance company wouldn't add up to the premium you'd be paying.
We recommend using multiple sources to determine the value of your vehicle. Kelley Blue Book and NADA online are good places to start.
If your vehicle is worth more than $4,000 but you’re still looking to pay less for your coverage, consider raising your deductibles. Your deductible is your share of financial responsibility in the event of a claim. Raising your deductible will reduce what your insurance company will pay and reduce your premiums. The table below outlines different coverage options and their average premiums.
|Avg. Annual Premium
|Full Coverage with $1,000 Deductible
|Full Coverage with $500 Deductible
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