Unimaginable but true, nearly 70% of customers have remained with the same insurance company for a minimum of four years, and virtually 40% of consumers have never quoted insurance rates at all. Kentucky drivers can save hundreds of dollars each year just by comparing rates, but they feel it’s too difficult to find affordable rates by getting comparison quotes.
The recommended way to get budget Lexus GX 460 insurance is to annually compare prices from insurance carriers who can sell car insurance in Lexington.
First, it will benefit you to learn about how companies price auto insurance and the measures you can take to prevent high rates. Many policy risk factors that result in higher rates such as traffic citations and an imperfect credit score can be controlled by paying attention to minor details. Later in this article we will cover instructions to keep prices down and earn a bigger discount.
Second, compare prices from exclusive agents, independent agents, and direct providers. Exclusive and direct companies can give quotes from one company like Progressive or Farmers Insurance, while agents who are independent can provide rate quotes from multiple insurance companies.
Third, compare the quotes to the price on your current policy to determine if you can save on GX 460 insurance. If you find a better price and make a switch, ensure coverage does not lapse between policies.
Fourth, provide proper notification to your current company to cancel your current auto insurance policy and submit any necessary down payment along with the completed application to the new company. As soon as you receive it, store the certificate verifying proof of insurance along with your vehicle registration.
An important part of this process is to make sure you enter the same coverage limits and deductibles on every quote request and and to analyze all possible companies. Doing this provides a fair price comparison and the best price selection.
If you have insurance now, you will be able to save money using these tips. Buying the cheapest insurance in Lexington can initially seem challenging. But Kentucky consumers can benefit by having an understanding of the methods companies use to compete online because rates are impacted by many factors.
Most companies such as State Farm and Allstate allow consumers to get prices for coverage direct online. This process is fairly straightforward as all you need to do is type in your required coverages into a form. After the form is submitted, their rating system will obtain reports for credit and driving violations and provides a quote determined by many factors. This makes it a lot easier to compare rates and it is imperative to compare as many rates as possible in order to get the best auto insurance rates.
In order to use this form to compare rates, visit the companies below or click here to submit a quote request to multiple companies at once. To compare your current rates, we recommend you enter the limits and deductibles identical to your current policy. This helps ensure you are getting a rate comparison for the exact same coverage.
The companies shown below have been selected to offer quotes in Lexington, KY. If you want to find cheap auto insurance in Lexington, we suggest you visit as many as you can in order to find the cheapest rates.
Detailed insurance information
The premium information below outlines estimates of insurance policy prices for Lexus GX 460 models. Learning more about how rate quotes are figured is important for you to make informed decisions when shopping around for a new policy.
|Model||Comp||Collision||Liability||Medical||UM/UIM||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|GX 460 4WD 4-Dr||$188||$410||$424||$26||$128||$1,176||$98|
|GX 460 Premium 4WD 4-Dr||$208||$410||$424||$26||$128||$1,196||$100|
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Price data assumes single female driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and Kentucky minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include safe-driver, multi-policy, multi-vehicle, claim-free, and homeowner. Table data does not factor in vehicle garaging location which can revise rates considerably.
The information below illustrates how your deductible choice and can impact Lexus GX 460 insurance costs for each age group. The premium estimates are based on a single female driver, full coverage, and no discounts are taken into consideration.
Responsible drivers pay cheaper auto insurance rates
The chart below demonstrates how speeding tickets and at-fault accidents can increase Lexus GX 460 annual premium costs for each age group. The information is based on a married female driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, $500 deductibles, and no other discounts are factored in.
Insurance premiums for males and females
The example below illustrates the comparison of Lexus GX 460 annual premium costs for male and female drivers. The price estimates are based on no violations or claims, comprehensive and collision coverage, $250 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no discounts are applied to the premium.
Lexus GX 460 liability rates compared to full coverage
The example below illustrates the difference between Lexus GX 460 insurance costs with and without physical damage coverage, medical payments, and uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage. The costs are based on no claims or driving citations, $100 deductibles, single marital status, and no other discounts are factored in.
When to drop full coverage
There is no definitive guideline for dropping full coverage on your policy, but there is a general guideline you can use. If the annual cost of coverage is more than 10% of the replacement cost of your vehicle minus the policy deductible, then it could be time to drop full coverage.
For example, let’s pretend your Lexus GX 460 claim settlement value is $9,000 and you have $1,000 policy deductibles. If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, the most your company would pay you is $8,000 after paying your deductible. If you are paying more than $800 annually to have full coverage, then you might want to think about dropping full coverage.
There are some conditions where buying only liability insurance is not a good plan. If you still have a loan on your vehicle, you are required to maintain full coverage in order to prevent the bank from purchasing higher-priced coverage. Also, if your emergency fund is not enough to purchase a different vehicle in the event your current vehicle is totaled, you should not opt for liability only.
Insuring your Lexus vehicle just makes sense
Despite the fact that auto insurance is not cheap in Lexington, auto insurance is required by state law in Kentucky and it also provides benefits you may not be aware of.
- Almost all states have mandatory liability insurance requirements which means it is punishable by state law to not carry specific limits of liability coverage in order to drive the car legally. In Kentucky 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 your vehicle has a lienholder, most lenders will stipulate that you buy full coverage to ensure they get paid if you total the vehicle. If you do not pay your insurance premiums, the bank or lender will purchase a policy for your Lexus for a much higher rate and force you to pay much more than you were paying before.
- Auto insurance protects both your Lexus GX 460 and your assets. It also can pay for medical transport and hospital expenses for you, any passengers, and anyone injured in an accident. Liability insurance will also pay to defend you if you are sued as the result of an accident. If your car is damaged in a storm or accident, your auto insurance policy will pay to restore your vehicle to like-new condition.
The benefits of insuring your GX 460 more than cancel out the cost, especially if you ever need it. As of last year, the average driver in Kentucky is wasting up to $869 every year so you should quote rates each time the policy renews to help ensure money is not being wasted.
Get cheaper rates by taking advantage of these eight discounts
Insurance can cost an arm and a leg, but there could be available discounts to help bring down the price. Some of these discounts will be visible when you quote, but some must be asked for before they will apply. If you do not double check each discount possible, it’s possible you qualify for a lower rate.
- Multiple Policy Discount – If you combine your auto and homeowners policies and insure them both with the same insurance company you could earn a discount of 10% to 20% off each policy.
- Onboard Data Collection – Drivers who elect to allow driving data collection to spy on their driving habits by using a small device installed in their vehicle such as State Farm’s In-Drive may get a rate reduction if they are good drivers.
- Life Insurance Discount – Some insurance carriers give better prices if you take out some life insurance in addition to your auto policy.
- Service Members Pay Less – Being deployed with a military unit could trigger a small discount.
- Multiple Vehicles – Purchasing coverage when you have all your vehicles with the same auto insurance company qualifies for this discount.
- Safe Driver Discount – Drivers who avoid accidents can save up to 40% or more on their Lexington car insurance quote than their less cautious counterparts.
- Own a Home – Just being a homeowner can save a few bucks since home ownership demonstrates responsibility.
- Anti-theft Discount – Cars, trucks, and SUVs equipped with tracking devices and advanced anti-theft systems have a lower chance of being stolen and will qualify for a discount on a Lexington car insurance quote.
A little note about advertised discounts, many deductions do not apply to the entire cost. The majority will only reduce individual premiums such as liability, collision or medical payments. Even though it may seem like all those discounts means the company will pay you, it just doesn’t work that way.
The example below illustrates the comparison of Lexus GX 460 premium costs with and without discounts applied to the policy rates. The premiums are based on a female driver, no accidents or driving violations, Kentucky state minimum liability limits, full coverage, and $500 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-policy, homeowner, safe-driver, claim-free, multi-car, and marriage discounts applied.
To find companies who offer discounts in Lexington, follow this link.
Local Lexington insurance agents
Some consumers still like to sit down and talk to an agent and that is a personal choice. An additional benefit of price shopping on the web is you may find the best rates and also buy local.
For easy comparison, once you complete this form (opens in new window), your insurance coverage information is instantly submitted to local insurance agents in Lexington that can give you free Lexington car insurance quotes for your insurance coverage. You never need to contact an agency due to the fact that quote results will go to your email. You can most likely find cheaper rates AND a local agent. If you want to quote rates from a specific auto insurance provider, you can always go to their quote page to submit a rate quote request.
Picking the best provider requires you to look at more than just a low price. These are some valid questions you should ask.
- How often do they review policy coverages?
- Does their agency support local causes in Lexington?
- Do they receive special compensation for putting your coverage with one company over another?
- Do clients work directly with the agent or are most inquiries handled by a CSR?
- Can you choose the body shop in case repairs are needed?
If you are searching for a local agent, you must know there are a couple different types of agents and how they can quote your rates. Auto insurance policy providers can be categorized as either independent (non-exclusive) or exclusive.
Agents that choose to be exclusive generally can only insure with one company like Farmers Insurance, American Family, State Farm and Allstate. Exclusive agents cannot provide rate quotes from other companies so you might not find the best rates. These agents receive extensive training on sales techniques which can be an advantage.
Shown below are exclusive insurance agencies in Lexington who can help you get price quote information.
Independent Agents (or Brokers)
Agents that choose to be independent are not employed by one company and that gives them the ability to insure through lots of different companies and possibly get better coverage at lower prices. If they find a lower price, the business is moved internally which is easy for the insured.
When comparing auto insurance rates, you will want to get rate quotes from at a minimum one independent agency for maximum quote selection.
Below is a short list of independent insurance agencies in Lexington willing to provide price quotes.
Nicole Wright Insurance Agency
169 E Reynolds Rd #102 – Lexington, KY 40517 – (859) 971-0221 – View Map
Kentucky car insurance companies ranked
Insuring your vehicle with a highly-rated car insurance company is difficult considering how many choices you have in Kentucky. The ranking information shown next could help you decide which companies you want to consider when comparing rate quotes.
Top 10 Lexington Car Insurance Companies by A.M. Best Rank
- Travelers – A++
- USAA – A++
- GEICO – A++
- State Farm – A++
- Erie Insurance – A+
- Esurance – A+
- Progressive – A+
- Nationwide – A+
- The Hartford – A+
- Allstate – A+
Top 10 Lexington Car Insurance Companies Overall
- AAA Insurance
- State Farm
- The Hartford
- Safeco Insurance
- American Family
When in doubt talk to an agent
Always remember that when buying coverage, there isn’t really a “best” method to buy coverage. Everyone’s situation is unique.
For example, these questions could help you determine if you would benefit from an agent’s advice.
- Does rental coverage apply when I am renting a car?
- Should I bundle my homeowners policy with my auto?
- Which companies are cheaper for teen drivers?
- Should I buy full coverage?
- Can I make deliveries for my home business?
- What does roadside assistance cover?
- What is the difference between personal and commercial auto insurance policies?
- How long can I keep a teen driver on my policy?
- What exactly is covered by my policy?
If it’s difficult to answer those questions but one or more may apply to you then you might want to talk to an insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form.
Having a good grasp of car insurance can help you determine appropriate coverage and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be confusing and coverage can change by endorsement.
This will pay to fix damage to your GX 460 from colliding with another car or object. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.
Collision coverage protects against things like rolling your car, damaging your car on a curb and sideswiping another vehicle. This coverage can be expensive, so you might think about dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. It’s also possible to choose a higher deductible on your GX 460 to get cheaper collision coverage.
Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance
This protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. This coverage pays for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your Lexus GX 460.
Since a lot of drivers carry very low liability coverage limits (Kentucky limits are 25/50/10), it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is very important.
Liability car insurance
Liability coverage will cover damages or injuries you inflict on other people or property by causing an accident. Coverage consists of three different limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. Your policy might show limits of 25/50/10 which means $25,000 bodily injury coverage, $50,000 for the entire accident, and $10,000 of coverage for damaged property.
Liability coverage protects against claims like repair costs for stationary objects, pain and suffering and medical expenses. How much coverage you buy is a personal decision, but consider buying as high a limit as you can afford. Kentucky requires drivers to carry at least 25/50/10 but you should consider buying higher limits.
The next chart shows why the minimum limit may not be enough.
Insurance for medical payments
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage provide coverage for expenses such as chiropractic care, prosthetic devices and funeral costs. They can be utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and also covers getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision)
Comprehensive insurance coverage covers damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You first have to pay a deductible then your comprehensive coverage will pay.
Comprehensive can pay for claims like theft, damage from getting keyed, hail damage and rock chips in glass. The maximum payout you’ll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider dropping full coverage.
Quote often and quote early
We just covered a lot of information how to shop for Lexus GX 460 insurance online. The key thing to remember is the more times you quote, the better your comparison will be. You may even find the lowest priced auto insurance comes from a small mutual company.
Affordable Lexus GX 460 insurance in Lexington can be sourced online as well as from insurance agents, so get free Lexington car insurance quotes from both of them so you have a total pricing picture. Some auto insurance companies may not provide rate quotes online and many times these regional carriers only sell coverage through independent agencies.
When you buy Lexington car insurance online, make sure you don’t buy less coverage just to save a little money. There have been many cases where someone sacrificed collision coverage only to regret they didn’t purchase enough coverage. The aim is to buy enough coverage at the best possible price while not skimping on critical coverages.
To learn more, feel free to browse the resources below:
- How to Avoid Buying a Flooded Car (Insurance Information Institute)
- Who Has Cheap Auto Insurance for Teenage Males in Lexington? (FAQ)
- What Car Insurance is Cheapest After a Speeding Ticket in Lexington? (FAQ)
- Who Has Cheap Auto Insurance Rates for Veterans in Lexington? (FAQ)
- Who Has Cheap Lexington Car Insurance for a Kia Forte? (FAQ)
- How Much are Car Insurance Rates for Uber Drivers in Lexington? (FAQ)
- Who Has the Cheapest Lexington Auto Insurance for a Dodge Grand Caravan? (FAQ)
- What is Gap Insurance? (Insurance Information Institute)
- Alcohol Impaired Driving FAQ (iihs.org)