Best Cheap Auto Insurance in Milwaukee 53207
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Located just west of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is known for its abundant breweries and cream-colored brick buildings.
Milwaukee was first inhabited by scattered settlements of Native American tribes. French and British explorers came to the area during the late 1600s and 1700s.
Settlements in the area started growing in the 1830s with the fur trade. Milwaukee was incorporated on Jan. 31, 1846. The name Milwaukee is an Algonquin phrase that translates to “the good land.”
Between 1846 and 1854, German immigrants came to Milwaukee and grew the city’s population and economy by working in the metal and brewing industries. The German culture is still present in Milwaukee today.
Milwaukee was hit hard during the Great Depression in the 20th century, as the number of employed residents fell by 75 percent.
By the 1970s, Milwaukee’s economy shifted from manufacturing to industries such as healthcare, banking, insurance and retail sales.
Milwaukee attractions include: Milwaukee RiverWalk, Lakefront Brewery, Harley-Davidson Museum, Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee County Zoo and Miller Park.
Milwaukee is home to two professional sports teams, the Brewers (MLB) and Bucks (NBA). The Bucks won the NBA championship in 1970-71 season, after being established three years prior. In addition, Milwaukee has more than 140 parks within city limits.
Insurance Discounts in Milwaukee
Wisconsin historically has ranked among the least-costly states for auto insurance.
Common insurance discounts from car insurance companies include:
- Good student
- Multiple policy
- Automatic payment
- Bundling auto with homeowners or renters
Remember that the best way to save money with auto insurance is to keep a clean driving record.
Milwaukee Driving Conditions
Milwaukee is classified as a humid continental climate. The summers are warm and humid, while the winters are snowy, cold and windy, thanks to its proximity to Lake Michigan. The annual high temperature is 55.5 degrees and the annual low temperature is 39.9 degrees. During the spring and summer months, Milwaukee can experience severe thunderstorms with occasional hail and high winds.
Because of frequent snow storms and ice storms during the winter, drivers should check road conditions before traveling.
According to the 2015 Crime in the United States report, Wisconsin had 113,924 accounts of property crime and 10,985 accounts of vehicle theft.
Wisconsin Driver’s License
As a legal resident of Wisconsin, you’ll need to obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license. Those with a valid out-of-state license will be required to pay an application fee and pass a vision and hearing screening. A written and/or driving exam may be required.
When you visit the DMV, bring your valid out-of-state license, proof of U.S. residency (birth certificate, passport, etc.), proof of Wisconsin residency and proof of your Social Security number.
Seat Belt Laws
In Wisconsin, all drivers and passengers over 4 must wear seat belts.
Children must be in a car seat until they reach the age of 4 and 40 pounds, and in a booster seat until they reach age 8, are more than 80 pounds, or are more than 4’9” tall.
Cell Phone & Texting Laws
Hand-held or hands-free cell phone use while driving is against the law. Texting is also against the law in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin law requires drivers to allow livestock to have the right-of-way.
You would be surprised how much insurance rates can vary zip code to zip code even if the zip codes are within the same metropolitan area. This can be for various reasons including higher or lower crime rates in a specific zip code area, accident statistics in that zip code, traffic density in different parts of the city, and even different weather conditions depending on what part of the metro area you are in. This can become even more interesting if you live on the border of a different zip code yet your are paying more for insurance than you would if you lived right across the street. While some people will use this to their advantage and give their insurance company a different address than their actual address to save some money it is not advisable as this may be seen as a form of fraud.
To find out what your auto insurance rates will be for you zip code either fill out the quick quote form above or call one or more of the local agents below. It is best to call more than one to get them to compete for your business so that you can get the cheapest rates possible. Many people would rather avoid this effort because its more work but its one of the best ways to get cheap auto insurance quotes.
I was in the market for a Personal Articles Policy to insure my photography gear, and came to Sean's office to see what they offered since it was located in between work and home. Since i shoot professionally, one of his employees Jake G. was very helpful in explaining several different policies, and why i might need one over the other. The WHY is the important part for me because he explained the advantages of several different policies and let ME decide what was best for me. Deciding on insurance is pretty stressful for me, and Sean's office made me feel like the decision was in my hands, and i didn't feel pressured or forced into something i didn't want. After deciding on the Personal Articles Policy, Sean and Jake asked if I was in need of any other types of insurance. I had already been insured by State Farm for my renters insurance, and had a motorcycle and auto policy with another insurer. So my first reaction was "No Thanks, I'm all covered." But doing their due diligence, they offered to run some numbers for me and see if they could come in at a lower price, with the same coverage for my auto and bike insurance. "Sure" was my reaction, since it's no trouble to me, and if I can get a lower rate, AND consolidate my bills, why not. It turns out that my monthly bill with State Farm for Renters, Auto, Motorcycle, AND the Personal Articles Policy comes in LESS than my previous auto insurance alone! So needless to say, i consolidated all of my insurance needs with Sean's Office after that news. Oh, and an added bonus for motorcycle riders in the area, you can suspend all but liability in the winter months when you're not riding your bike, which lowers the motorcycle bill to about 2 bucks a month in the winter! Overall I'm very pleased with the service Sean and his employees offer at their office. Always prompt, always comprehensive, always thorough, and I'd always recommend them for ALL types of insurance.
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