How Much Does 1991 Toyota Tercel Insurance Cost?

Trying to find cheaper insurance coverage rates? Buyers have lots of choices when searching for the best price on Toyota Tercel insurance. They can either waste time struggling with agents getting price quotes or save time using the internet to find the lowest rates.

There are more efficient ways to shop for insurance coverage so we’re going to tell you the best way to quote coverages for your Toyota and locate the best price possible from both online companies and local agents.

It’s a good idea to compare prices before your next renewal because insurance rates are constantly changing. If you had the best premium rates for Tercel insurance last year you may be paying too much now. Block out anything you think you know about insurance coverage because we’re going to demonstrate the best methods to buy cheaper insurance coverage.

Take advantage of every auto insurance discount

Auto insurance is not cheap nor is it fun to buy but discounts can save money and there are some available that many people don’t even know exist. Most are applied at the time you complete a quote, but less common discounts must be specifically requested before being credited. If you’re not getting every credit available, you’re paying more than you need to.

  • Seat Belt Discounts – Drivers who always wear seat belts and also require passengers to fasten their seat belts can save up to 10 percent (depending on the company) off PIP or medical payments premium.
  • Safety Course Discount – Participating in a driver safety course may get you a small discount if you qualify.
  • Air Bag Discount – Vehicles equipped with air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems may qualify for discounts of 20 to 30 percent.
  • Life Insurance – Larger insurance companies have better prices if you take out life insurance from them.
  • Braking Control Discount – Cars and trucks with ABS and/or traction control can avoid accidents and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Memberships – Affiliation with specific professional or occupational memberships or organizations may earn a discount on auto insurance.
  • Senior Discount – Mature drivers may receive a discount up to 10% for Tercel insurance.
  • Military Discounts – Being deployed with a military unit may lower your rates slightly.
  • Discount for New Cars – Insuring a vehicle that is new can save up to 30% because new model year vehicles have to meet stringent safety requirements.
  • Fewer Miles Equal More Savings – Driving less could be rewarded with substantially lower premium rates.

Drivers should understand that most discount credits are not given the the whole policy. A few only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like liability, collision or medical payments. Despite the fact that it seems like having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, companies don’t profit that way.

A few popular companies and their possible discounts can be read below.

  • Travelers has discounts for multi-car, good student, driver training, new car, and hybrid/electric vehicle.
  • 21st Century offers discounts for early bird, automatic seat belts, 55 and older, air bags, defensive driver, theft prevention, and good student.
  • State Farm may include discounts for safe vehicle, good driver, driver’s education, Steer Clear safe driver discount, accident-free, and multiple policy.
  • GEICO policyholders can earn discounts including air bags, military active duty, defensive driver, seat belt use, anti-theft, and good student.
  • SAFECO includes discounts for teen safety rewards, bundle discounts, drive less, safe driver, and anti-theft.
  • AAA offers premium reductions for education and occupation, pay-in-full, good student, multi-policy, multi-car, good driver, and AAA membership discount.

Before buying, ask each company how many discounts you can get. All car insurance discounts may not apply in your area. To see auto insurance companies that provide some of the discounts listed above, follow this link.

How to know if you need help

When it comes to buying adequate coverage for your vehicles, there really is not a best way to insure your cars. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs.

These are some specific questions could help you determine whether your personal situation would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • How can I force my company to pay a claim?
  • How much liability coverage do I need in my state?
  • Am I covered if my car is in a flood?
  • Does my insurance cover damage caused when ticketed for reckless driving?
  • How many claims can I have before being cancelled?
  • Is borrowed equipment or tools covered if stolen or damaged?
  • Do I have any recourse if my insurance company denies a claim?
  • Should I rate my 1991 Toyota Tercel as pleasure use or commute?
  • Why am I required to buy high-risk coverage?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you know they apply to you, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, simply complete this short form. It’s fast, free and can provide invaluable advice.

Auto insurance policy coverages for a Toyota Tercel

Learning about specific coverages of auto insurance can help you determine the right coverages and proper limits and deductibles. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Auto liability

Liability insurance will cover damage that occurs to a person or their property by causing an accident. It protects YOU against other people’s claims, and doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You commonly see policy limits of 100/300/100 that means you have $100,000 bodily injury coverage, $300,000 for the entire accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property. Some companies may use one limit called combined single limit (CSL) which limits claims to one amount rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage protects against claims such as repair costs for stationary objects, medical services, attorney fees, emergency aid and legal defense fees. How much liability should you purchase? That is up to you, but you should buy as large an amount as possible.

Collision insurance

Collision coverage pays for damage to your Tercel caused by collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You first must pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision insurance covers claims like crashing into a ditch, colliding with another moving vehicle and scraping a guard rail. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to raise the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Comprehensive auto coverage

This covers damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive can pay for claims such as fire damage, vandalism, hitting a bird and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The maximum amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible consider dropping full coverage.

Medical payments and PIP coverage

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for short-term medical expenses such as X-ray expenses, surgery, doctor visits, chiropractic care and EMT expenses. They can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to you and your occupants and will also cover if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not an option in every state and may carry a deductible

UM/UIM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage gives you protection from other drivers when they do not carry enough liability coverage. This coverage pays for hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your Toyota Tercel.

Due to the fact that many drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important. Usually these limits do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

Buy Smart and Save

When trying to cut insurance costs, you should never sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. There are many occasions where an insured dropped physical damage coverage and found out when filing a claim they didn’t have enough coverage. Your strategy should be to buy enough coverage at the lowest possible cost, not the least amount of coverage.

We just presented quite a bit of information on how to compare 1991 Toyota Tercel insurance rates online. It’s most important to understand that the more you quote insurance coverage, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. You may even discover the best rates are with a lesser-known regional company.

Insureds leave their current company for a number of reasons such as lack of trust in their agent, not issuing a premium refund, denial of a claim or unfair underwriting practices. Whatever your reason, choosing a new insurance company can be less work than you think.

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Comments About 1991 Toyota Tercel Insurance

  1. Hyon Forbes

    Got pretty cheap 1991 Toyota Tercel insurance from 21st Century in Bridgeport, CT.

  2. Charity Delacruz

    If you’re a decent driver and live in the vicinity of Portland, Oregon, check out Allstate. They seem to be cheaper. Ask about discounts.

  3. Wilford Slater

    Lots of useful info here. Went with GMAC for my Tercel and cut my rates about $80 a year. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.

  4. Chasity Cline

    Just a quick comment on my experience. I live north of Nampa, Idaho. Got car insurance quotes from GEICO, Esurance, and Hanover for my 1991 Toyota Tercel and saved just over $60 a year. I’m thinking about dropping full coverage though.

  5. Aleisha Richmond

    I’ve had State Farm for years. I’m in San Diego, California.

  6. Will Wright

    In Mobile, AL try State Farm or GEICO. Both had decent prices.

  7. Soledad Matthews

    Great info, thanks for posting. Found cheapest coverage with AAA for my Tercel and saved around $60 a year. I’m a pretty low risk driver. I just quoted rates online. It’s too old for full coverage.

  8. Dulcie Hull

    Well-written and thought out article. Quoted with American Family for my Tercel and am saving around $80 a year. LOL Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.

  9. Dexter Hartman

    Went with Encompass for my 1991 Toyota Tercel and saved around $120 a year. They have a lot of discounts available.

  10. Herman Glover

    Affordable car insurance is a myth. I’m in the east part of Fargo, ND. Checked online prices for a 1991 Toyota Tercel. Ended up at about $100 savings annually. Went with Allstate. I quoted rates online then called them.

  11. Tiffany Kerr

    Here’s my quote info. I live just to the south of North Charleston, South Carolina. Got car insurance quotes with 21st Century, AAA, and Erie for my Tercel and saved $95 a year.

  12. Rosio Nieves

    I went with GEICO at renewal. Best rates in Kansas City, MO. I have a teen driver too. Anyone else drop full coverage?

  13. Merideth Floyd

    If you have a good history and live in the vicinity of Tacoma, Washington, check out Allstate. You might get cheaper rates. Left 21st Century to switch. Moved home policy as well.

  14. Marine Craig

    I think I’m paying too much. I’m in the north part of New Orleans, LA. Got rates from Allstate, Auto-Owners, and Farmers for my Toyota and I’m now saving $10 a month. They have free quotes online. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.