Best Motorcycle ATV ORV & UTV Insurance Washington State 2019 [FAQ]
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Are you looking for the top motorcycle insurance agency that can help find you affordable motorcycle insurance? We represent a number of motorcycle insurance companies so we can shop for you.
The motorcycle coverage you want at a price you can afford
Do you just need the general motorcycle insurance to get legal? We can help!
Are you passionate about your bike? We can cover your motorcycle, your accessories, and even your riding gear.
Everything you need to know to get the best price on your motorcycle insurance:
Is Motorcycle Insurance Required in Washington State?
If you cause an accident and don’t have insurance, you could put you and your loved ones in financial risk for the damage caused to others. Also, whether the accident is your fault or not, medical bills and lost wages for you and any passengers could drive you to bankruptcy.
Required or not, you want to have motorcycle insurance so you can protect yourself from a liability lawsuit or an irresponsible driver who hits you.
What Motorcycle Insurance Should I Get?
- Liability insurance is the only coverage that Washington state requires you to carry (effective July 2019). Liability coverage protects you if you’re found at fault for an accident where another person is injured or their property is damaged.
- Uninsured Motorist is, arguably, the most important insurance coverage and is listed second only because you cannot purchase it without purchasing liability. With uninsured motorist, your insurance company covers you and any passengers as if they are the uninsured driver’s insurance company.
In their October 2017 report, the Insurance Research Council reported that 17.4% of Washington drivers are uninsured.
- Medical payments coverage is an optional coverage and pays for any necessary medical treatment for you and any passengers up to the amount you chose to purchase. This can be important if you don’t have health insurance to cover your medical expenses or you have a high-deductible health plan.
You may be surprised that comprehensive & collision (aka full coverage) is not on this list. These coverages are often required by lenders if you take out a loan to purchase your motorcycle. So yes, this coverage is very important to the bank but the three coverages above are much more likely to keep you from bankruptcy in the event of an accident.
Let’s face it. All motorcyclists are at the mercy of other drivers. This is not a video game where you can reset the game and start over. If you get hit, you may be hospitalized for months. Riding safe means wearing the right protective gear. If you take your safety and the financial safety of your family seriously, then insurance should be viewed like protective gear.
Can You Insure My ________?
We can insure your:
- Moped, scooter, dirt bike, and enduro
- Custom, vintage, classic, collector, and antique
- Cruiser, touring, sport touring, and trike, and even an autocycle
- ATV or UTV with 3 wheels, 4 wheels, or even 8
- What did we forget?
What is Broad Form Motorcycle Insurance?
Comprehensive and collision coverages (aka “full coverage”) that would pay to fix the bike in case of an accident, theft, or vandalism cannot be added to a motorcycle broadform policy but Uninsured Motorist and Medical can be added.
If you answer Yes to these 3 questions, then Broad Form Motorcycle Insurance might just be right for you.
1. Do you own or ride multiple motorcycles?
2. Are you the only one who ever rides them?
3. Don’t need “full coverage” on any of them?
How Much Does Motorcycle Insurance Cost?
Your Age: Statistics tell the insurance company that if you are under 25 you are more likely to have an accident than if you are 30+.
Your Driving Record: If you collect speeding tickets or already have had an accident or 2 in the last couple years then your odds of an accident are higher.
Your Bike & Location: Certain bikes seem to attract careless riders and congested, urban areas increase your chances of being involved in an accident.
Your Coverages: And obviously, if you purchase more coverages your rate will be higher but just like when you buy the larger package at the grocery store, you also end up paying less per $1,000 of insurance.
For example, doubling your liability coverage from $25,000 per person to $50,000 per person will not double the cost but probably raise it less than 20%.
Your Discounts: Every company offers a different combination of discounts, the one that lines up with your situation will probably end up being your best choice. Multiple motorcycle, Multiple policy, Claim-free discount, Safety course discount, Pay-in full discount, Motorcycle association membership, and more.
Who Has The Best Motorcycle Insurance Quotes?
One call to us will get you all the quotes you need. As an independent agent, we quote you with multiple motorcycle insurance companies to find the best match for you. Whether that’s coverage for a custom motorcycle or just the minimum Washington state requirements so you are legal.
If you call one of the ‘name brand’ companies such as State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, Geico, or Markel, you only get one quote from their brand.
Each company we carry, Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, Safeco Motorcycle Insurance, Dairyland Motorcycle Insurance, and Foremost Motorcycle Insurance, has different specialties giving you options when you are shopping.
Some of our motorcycle insurance companies even offer a car & motorcycle insurance bundle, discounting both policies. This is a great way to save money on your motorcycle insurance policy.
Motorcycle Insurance for New Riders
Whether you are looking for motorcycle insurance for 18 year old or finally have saved up enough to buy your first motorcycle or ATV/UTV, we can get you cheap motorcycle insurance.
As a new rider, you have less experience so insurers figure you will are more likely to be involved in an accident and therefore will need to pay more.
Keep your record clean and avoid accidents and you should see your rate drop as you gain experience.
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