Lower Your 2000 GMC S-15 Jimmy Insurance Rates

Are you a victim of overpriced insurance coverage? It’s quite common and many consumers are feeling buyer’s remorse and feel like there’s no way out.

People have so many insurers to purchase coverage from, and although it’s nice to have multiple companies, lots of choices makes it harder to find the best rates for your vehicles.

It’s a great practice to shop coverage around once or twice a year because prices change regularly. Just because you had the lowest price for S-15 Jimmy insurance two years ago a different company probably has better rates today. Ignore everything you know about insurance coverage because I’m going to let you in on the secrets to the quickest way to save money, get proper deductibles and limits, all at the lowest rate.

Discounts for cheap car insurance quotes

Insurance can cost an arm and a leg, but you might be missing out on some discounts that could help you make your next renewal payment. A few discounts will automatically apply at the time of quoting, but occassionally some discounts must be asked about before being credited.

  • Anti-theft Discount – Cars, trucks, and SUVs that have factory anti-theft systems are stolen with less frequency and will save you 10% or more.
  • Bundled Policy Discount – If you can combine your auto and homeowners policy with the same insurance company you could earn a discount of at least 10% off all policies.
  • Low Mileage Discounts – Fewer annual miles on your GMC may enable drivers to earn lower premium rates on the low mileage vehicles.
  • Life Insurance – Larger insurance carriers have a break if you buy life insurance.
  • Passenger Safety Discount – Vehicles with factory air bags can get savings of 25 to 30%.

While discounts sound great, it’s important to understand that some of the credits will not apply to your bottom line cost. Most only apply to the price of certain insurance coverages like comprehensive or collision. Despite the fact that it seems like you can get free auto insurance, it’s just not the way it works.

A few of the larger companies and a partial list of their discounts are:

  • Progressive offers premium reductions for continuous coverage, multi-vehicle, online signing, online quote discount, homeowner, and good student.
  • GEICO includes discounts for anti-theft, anti-lock brakes, seat belt use, daytime running lights, defensive driver, driver training, and multi-vehicle.
  • State Farm offers discounts including multiple autos, accident-free, good driver, driver’s education, defensive driving training, good student, and anti-theft.
  • Esurance has discounts for safety device, anti-lock brakes, paid-in-full, good student, and Switch & Save.
  • The Hartford may include discounts for anti-theft, driver training, defensive driver, bundle, good student, vehicle fuel type, and air bag.

It’s a good idea to ask every company the best way to save money. All car insurance discounts may not be available in your area.

You may need specialized insurance coverage coverage

When it comes to buying coverage, there isn’t really a “best” method to buy coverage. Each situation is unique so this has to be addressed. Here are some questions about coverages that might help in determining whether you might need professional guidance.

  • Why am I required to buy high-risk coverage?
  • Am I getting all the discounts available?
  • Do I have coverage when making deliveries for my home business?
  • What are the best liability limits?
  • Who is covered when they drive my 2000 GMC S-15 Jimmy?
  • When would I need additional glass coverage?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation, you might consider talking to an insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, fill out this quick form or go to this page to view a list of companies.

Information about specific coverages

Having a good grasp of your policy aids in choosing which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. Car insurance terms can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. These are typical coverages found on the average car insurance policy.

Comprehensive coverage

Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix damage that is not covered by collision coverage. You need to pay your deductible first then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive can pay for things like damage from a tornado or hurricane, a tree branch falling on your vehicle and damage from flooding. The maximum amount you’ll receive from a claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Auto liability

This can cover injuries or damage you cause to other people or property. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people, and doesn’t cover your own vehicle damage or injuries.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. Your policy might show policy limits of 50/100/50 which means a limit of $50,000 per injured person, $100,000 for the entire accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property.

Liability insurance covers claims such as medical expenses, bail bonds and medical services. How much coverage you buy is your choice, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as high a limit as you can afford.

Medical payments coverage and PIP

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance reimburse you for immediate expenses like prosthetic devices, hospital visits and funeral costs. The coverages can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. It covers both the driver and occupants and will also cover any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage

Your UM/UIM coverage provides protection when the “other guys” are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Due to the fact that many drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is important protection for you and your family.

Collision insurance

Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your S-15 Jimmy resulting from colliding with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You will need to pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision can pay for things such as colliding with a tree, crashing into a ditch, rolling your car and sideswiping another vehicle. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so you might think about dropping it from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to choose a higher deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Smart shoppers get results

We just covered a lot of ways to get a better price on 2000 GMC S-15 Jimmy insurance. The most important thing to understand is the more providers you compare, the higher the chance of saving money. You may be surprised to find that the lowest prices are with a lesser-known regional company. Regional companies often have lower rates on specific markets than the large multi-state companies such as Allstate or State Farm.

When buying insurance coverage, never skimp on coverage in order to save money. There have been many cases where consumers will sacrifice comprehensive coverage or liability limits only to regret they didn’t have enough coverage. Your aim should be to buy the best coverage you can find for the lowest price, but don’t skip important coverages to save money.

Budget-friendly car insurance can be purchased from both online companies and also from your neighborhood agents, so you should compare both in order to have the best price selection to choose from. There are still a few companies who do not offer price quotes online and most of the time these small insurance companies provide coverage only through local independent agencies.

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Comments About 2000 GMC S-15 Jimmy Insurance

  1. Carita Nichols

    Not sure what I should be paying. Located in Rutland, VT. Quoted prices from AAA, MetLife, and a few others for my GMC and saved $104 a year. Online quotes are the way to go.

  2. Destiny Roy

    Will State Farm do a SR22 in Ohio?

  3. Gabriela Craft

    Anyone try to read their policy?

  4. Cayla Dominguez

    Well-written and thought out article. From south side of Mobile, AL. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $30 each month. I recommend comparing lots of rates.

  5. Ivan Callahan

    I live south of Kailua, Hawaii. Quoted prices online for a 2000 GMC S-15 Jimmy. Ended up at about $110 savings annually. Went with Allstate. Insured with Sentry before. BTW speeding tickets are not good. I used their online quote form to compare rates. When should I drop full coverage?

  6. Deann Byrd

    Not sure what I should be paying. From Tulsa, OK. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $20 each month. I even had a DUI years ago. I just quoted rates online. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  7. Galen Bradford

    Thanks for putting this site together. I’m in the north part of Jackson, MS. Got quotes with Auto-Owners, Nationwide, and a few others for my 2000 GMC S-15 Jimmy and I think I cut my rates about $30 each month. Insured with Allstate before. Still almost need a second mortgage. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.

  8. Temple Shepherd

    Corporate greed I’m telling you. I’m just south of Columbus, Ohio. Quoted with Auto-Owners, Sentry, and a few others for my 2000 GMC S-15 Jimmy and saved just over $60 a year. I have a couple other vehicles on the policy.

  9. Carmel Johns

    I’m from Fort Wayne, Indiana and for me Progressive had the lowest quote.

  10. Betsey Giles

    Cheap is not always the best policy. I’m in New Orleans, LA. I quoted with GEICO, American Family, and Farmers for my GMC and I’m now saving $14 a month.

  11. Zofia Gibson

    Why are claims settled so low?

  12. Tyron Pate

    I can’t pay high rates. I live just to the north of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $30 each month. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or through an agent.