Finding the Best Sports Car Insurance

If you’re a speed demon with money to spare, owning a sports car is a no-brainer. For you there’s nothing better than gripping the wheel of a V-12, 750-horsepower street-legal race car. Your fast whip offers a lot more than an average sedan, so it should be treated accordingly.  

Thankfully, there’s coverage that can make sure one of your most prized possessions is safe and secure. Our independent agents have the lowdown on how to insure your sports car the right way.

What is Sports Car Insurance?

It’s an agreement between you and an insurance company that will help protect you from financial loss in case of an accident. Simply put, it’s a type of auto insurance designed specifically with a sports car in mind.

How do Insurance Companies Define a Sports Car?

There are several key factors that insurance companies consider when defining a sports car. Some will be the same across the board, but providers will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

Common factors that define a sports car:

  • Make and Model: Brand of vehicle and how it runs is one of the main determining factors. 
  • Cylinders and horsepower: More speed and power can lead to higher risk of accidents. 
  • Price: Cars with higher price tags can assume higher rates, due to the cost to repair or replace.
  • Height and weight: Generally, sports cars have a lower profile and weigh less, making them quick and highly maneuverable. 

What’s the Difference Between Sports Car Vs. Regular Car Insurance?

The biggest difference is risk. Sports cars come with more risk factors than a standard vehicle. And coverage and rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.

Common risks not typically associated with standard vehicle:

  • Performance: Any vehicle that can accelerate at a fast pace, stop quickly, and enter turns at high speed is risky for obvious reasons. 
  • Expensive to repair: If you have a foreign or imported vehicle, just finding parts and certified repair shops can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. 
  • Theft: Thieves often target sports cars, and if stolen, they are likely to cost more to replace.
  • Age of driver: Younger less experienced drivers are often more attracted to fast, sporty vehicles. 

What Does Sports Car Insurance Cover?

Just like typical auto insurance, sports car insurance will provide general collision and liability. Most full coverage sports car insurance will include a combination of the following:

  • Liability or no-fault insurance coverage: This will pay for any bodily injury and property damage to someone else or their vehicle and/or property as a result of an accident.
  • Collision coverage: This will pay for any damages that your vehicle incurs during an accident.
  • Comprehensive coverage: This will pay for vandalism, theft, and other damages that could happen to your vehicle outside of an accident. 

While this is the typical offering of auto insurance, there’s also a variety of coverage that can be added to protect against unique risks and curb out-of-pocket spending.

How Much Does Sports Car Insurance Cost?

Not only will the make, model and engine size of your car affect the cost of your policy. Factors like location, gender, age, driving history and how often you drive it will also determine rates.

If you’re choosing between a family minivan and a sports car, the difference in premiums will be significant. However, if you’re choosing between a luxury SUV and a sports car, rates may not be that crazy different. 

How to Get Affordable Sports Car Insurance

Insurance premiums may be higher, but if you’re interested and a bit savvy, there are ways to help lower the cost.

  • Keep a clean driving record and a good credit score.
  • Wait until you’re over the age of 25 to buy a sports car.
  • Choose to pay a higher deductible.
  • Purchase a car with safety features like anti-lock brakes, airbags and anti-theft.
  • Use a less risky car for everyday use and drive your sports car less often.
  • Use one insurance company to insure all vehicles, and if possible, bundle your auto insurance with your homeowners or other insurances to possibly receive lower rates. 
  • Compare multiple quotes. (Our agents will be able to help you find ideal quotes and coverage)

Finding and Comparing Sports Car Insurance Quotes?

Our awesome agents will review your needs and help you evaluate which type of sports car insurance makes the most sense. They’ll also compare policies and quotes from multiple insurance carriers to make sure you’re properly protected. So you’ll have that going for you.

The Sweet Benefits of an Independent Agent

Insurance policies are complex, searching through options can be confusing, time consuming and frustrating. An independent agent’s role is to simplify the process to make sure you get the right coverage.

They’ll walk you through a handpicked selection of top sports car policies. Plus, they’ll break down the nitty gritty into more digestible terms, so you know exactly what you’re getting.

The Car Insurance Cheat Sheet

It doesn’t matter if you drive a rust bucket or luxury four-door, your car is probably one of the most important/priciest things you own. Yet instead of guarding it with your life, you drive it at high speeds on an obstacle course full of unpredictable hazards and bad drivers. And like it’s no big deal with car insurance. Crazy, right?

Since most drivers don’t bubble wrap their cars, car insurance is the most logical AND practical way to protect your vehicle. Our independent insurance agents will walk you through a sweet selection of policy options to make sure you have the right coverage.

What Is Car Insurance?

In short, it’s a contract between you and an insurance company. The insurer will help you recover financially from a number of scenarios that involve bad things happening to or caused by your car. Bad things can range from medical expenses to roadside assistance.

Why Do I Need Car Insurance?

In almost every state, it’s illegal to drive without car insurance. Every state has a minimum of liability coverage that is legally required. If you don’t have it, you could be fined. If you make a habit of getting caught without it, you could end up in jail. 

The other good reason to have car insurance is consistency. It’s easier to pay monthly or quarterly premiums than to swallow the sudden cost of a bad accident. Unless you have an emergency stash of cash lying around, you should get yourself covered.

What Does Car Insurance Cover?

Car insurance covers your car, other people’s cars, the people inside the cars and the people around the cars (such as pedestrians and bikers). It really depends on the type(s) of coverage you have.

There are three main auto insurance coverage types—liability, collision and comprehensive. There are also a number of specialized extras available. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from each:

  • Liability: This is the legal minimum of coverage—the other types are recommended, but not required. It covers your medical expenses (up to a point). If you’re at fault for an accident, it also covers the other driver’s medical expenses and car repairs. It does not cover repairs to your car.
  • Collision: This covers repairs to your car in case of a collision with another vehicle or inanimate object, like a mailbox.
  • Comprehensive: This covers everything else that can happen to your car: fire, wild animal collisions, riots and even missiles. It’s more accurately called “other than collision.”

Other options for more extensive coverage:

  • Uninsured/Underinsured motorist: This covers medical or repair expenses that are more expensive than what the other person’s insurance covers. (For example, if they’re driving uninsured—illegally—or if they carry only the cheapest coverage.) 
  • Medical payments: This covers medical bills that go over what your liability insurance covers. If you don’t have health insurance, this is especially important.
  • Rental car: This covers rental car costs while your car is being repaired after an accident.
  • Road service/Roadside assistance: This covers emergency tows, battery jump starts and other roadside mishaps.
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What Types of Car Insurance Coverage Do I Really Need?

It depends on your car’s value and how much you need your car. If you drive an old rust bucket that would be cheaper to replace than repair, you probably only need liability. (Because your premiums could be higher than actual repair costs.)

On the other hand, if you absolutely must have your car for work, dropping off your kids, or other mission-critical tasks, consider adding the other types (especially rental car coverage). They’ll help you cover bills and other expenses to get you back on the road.

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost?

An average driver with a good record will likely pay about $800 a year for full coverage for one car. If they choose liability coverage only, costs could be as low as $600.

Auto insurance costs are based mostly on the coverage you choose, the value of your car and your driving history. Driving a luxury car and getting DUIs or other violations will push costs higher. Your rates will drop as you get older, especially after turning 25.

Who Is Included in My Car Insurance Policy?

Car insurance costs are based on your record as a driver, but insurance coverage follows your car. That means that anyone driving your car is technically covered, including friends and family who borrow it.

Family members who live at your address and share your car (such as a spouse, partner or teenage kids) should be explicitly covered by your policy. If they have a bad driving record, it can drive up your costs.

How Can I Get Car Insurance Discounts?

Penny pinchers and savvy shoppers rejoice: Chances are that there are car insurance discounts you can qualify for. Here are the most common discounts that insurance companies offer:

  • Multi-policy: Discount for bundling multiple types of insurance with one provider, e.g., homeowners and car insurance
  • Multi-car: Discount for insuring multiple cars with one provider, e.g., your car, your spouse’s car and your kid’s car
  • Safety: Discount for your car’s safety features—this is unrelated to your driving record
  • Accident-free: Discount if you’ve gone an exceptionally long time without an accident
  • Loyalty: Discount if you’ve been at your insurance company for a long time
  • Age: Discount if you’re over a certain age, usually 55

The Awesome Benefits of an Independent Insurance Agent

Our agents simplify the search process for finding the right car insurance. They’ll walk you through handpicked policy options and explain the nitty gritty in language you can understand. 

Plus, carriers can have strict deadlines for filing claims. Your independent insurance agent can help you file on time, so you can maximize your insurance benefits.

Finding Car Insurance Quotes

Our agents work with you one-on-one to evaluate your risks and help you decide what car insurance is right for you. Based on your unique needs, they’ll shop and compare policies from multiple insurance carriers. And find awesome protection at the best possible price.

The Lowdown on Online Quotes

We know what you’re looking for: fast and easy car insurance quotes in 30 seconds or less. We get it, you want the goods ASAP, but choosing speed over accuracy can wind up costing you.

Quick quotes are great, but online companies might leave out cost-cutting options. And leave in factors that assume higher risk, resulting in a pricier policy.

Not only that, our competitors might sell your info to multiple companies, which can result in a flood of calls. We flipped the script by giving YOU the info and options to connect with an independent insurance agent.