Lower Your 2000 Toyota Tacoma Insurance Rates

Searching for low-cost insurance for a new or used Toyota Tacoma can normally be a painful process, but you can use a few tricks and make it easy. There is a better way to shop for insurance so we’re going to tell you the absolute fastest way to compare rates for a new or used Toyota and locate the cheapest rates from local insurance agents and online providers.

It’s a good idea to quote other rates every six months due to the fact that insurance prices change quite often. If you had the best rates on Tacoma coverage last year you can probably find a better premium rate now. You’ll find a ton of advice on insurance online, but in this article, you’re going to get some good information on how to put money back in your pocket.

If you are insured now or need a new policy, you can use these tips to reduce the price you pay and possibly find even better coverage. Locating the best protection is easy if you know what you’re doing. Vehicle owners just need to understand the tricks to shop their coverage around over the internet.

How to find the cheapest auto insurance

Getting a cheaper price on 2000 Toyota Tacoma insurance is a great way to save money. Drivers just need to take a couple of minutes comparing rate quotes from some recommended companies. This can easily be done by following the guidelines below.

  • One of the best ways to find low rates is to use a rate comparison form click here to open form in new window. This style of form eliminates the need for separate quotes for every company. One quote request will get you price quotes from auto insurance companies with the best prices. Recommended for those who want to invest the least amount of time.
  • A harder way to compare prices requires you to visit each individual company website and fill out a new quote form. For sake of this example, we’ll assume you are doing a rate comparison from Farmers, 21st Century and Allstate. To get each rate you have to spend time going to each site individually and repeatedly type in your coverage information, which can get old fast.

    For a list of links to insurance companies in your area, click here.

You can use whichever method you prefer to find lower rates, just do your best to use identical quote information for every company. If you enter unequal deductibles or liability limits it will be impossible to determine the best price for your Toyota Tacoma.

Get cheaper car insurance rates with discounts

Companies do not list every policy discount in an easy-to-find place, so the list below contains a few of the more common and the harder-to-find credits available to you.

  • Paper-free Discount – Some insurance companies provide a small discount for buying a policy and signing up over the internet.
  • Own a Home and Save – Just owning your own home can get you a discount due to the fact that maintaining a home requires personal responsibility.
  • Clubs and Organizations – Participating in a qualifying organization can get you a small discount when getting a car insurance quote.
  • Drive Less and Save – Low mileage vehicles could qualify for lower premium rates on the low mileage vehicles.
  • Multi-Vehicle Discounts – Insuring several vehicles on the same car insurance policy can reduce the rates for all insured vehicles.
  • College Student Discount – College-age children living away from home attending college and don’t have a car could get you a discount.
  • Theft Deterent System – Vehicles optioned with advanced anti-theft systems are less likely to be stolen and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
  • Telematics Discount – Drivers who agree to allow driving data collection to study driving habits by using a telematics device in their vehicle such as Drivewise from Allstate or Snapshot from Progressive might get better premium rates if their driving habits are good.
  • Waiver for an Accident – Not a discount per se, but some insurance companies will turn a blind eye to one accident without the usual rate increase if you are claim-free for a particular time prior to the accident.
  • No Claims – Claim-free drivers can earn big discounts when compared with insureds who have frequent claims or accidents.

One last thing about discounts, most discounts do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. The majority will only reduce specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. So when the math indicates having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, nobody gets a free ride.

Companies and some of their more popular discounts are shown below.

  • Progressive may offer discounts for multi-policy, online signing, online quote discount, good student, continuous coverage, and homeowner.
  • GEICO policyholders can earn discounts including membership and employees, anti-theft, air bags, driver training, federal employee, and multi-vehicle.
  • State Farm offers discounts for safe vehicle, Drive Safe & Save, accident-free, Steer Clear safe driver discount, student away at school, defensive driving training, and good student.
  • Esurance discounts include anti-lock brakes, Switch & Save, paid-in-full, Pac-12 alumni, good student, multi-policy, and DriveSense.
  • The Hartford offers discounts including bundle, air bag, defensive driver, good student, driver training, and anti-theft.

If you need the cheapest car insurance quotes, ask each company how many discounts you can get. All car insurance discounts might not be offered on policies in your state. To see companies that offer many of these discounts, click here.

Tailor your auto insurance coverage to you

When choosing the right insurance coverage, there is no “best” method to buy coverage. Everyone’s situation is unique.

Here are some questions about coverages that might help in determining whether or not you would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • Does my 2000 Toyota Tacoma need full coverage?
  • Does my car insurance cover rental cars?
  • What is no-fault insurance?
  • Is other people’s property covered if stolen from my vehicle?
  • Can I pay claims out-of-pocket if I buy high deductibles?
  • Is business equipment covered while in my vehicle?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions, you might consider talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you don’t have a local agent, simply complete this short form. It only takes a few minutes and can provide invaluable advice.

Car insurance coverage information

Knowing the specifics of insurance can help you determine the right coverages for your vehicles. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.

Comprehensive coverages

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first have to pay a deductible then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive coverage pays for things like a broken windshield, damage from a tornado or hurricane, damage from getting keyed and falling objects. The most a insurance company will pay at claim time is the ACV or actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Coverage for medical payments

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for expenses for things like X-ray expenses, prosthetic devices and hospital visits. They are used to fill the gap from your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. They cover you and your occupants and will also cover any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP coverage is only offered in select states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Liability auto insurance

This coverage protects you from damage or injury you incur to people or other property. It protects you against claims from other people, and doesn’t cover your injuries or vehicle damage.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. As an example, you may have policy limits of 50/100/50 which means $50,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and $50,000 of coverage for damaged propery.

Liability coverage pays for claims like court costs, attorney fees, emergency aid, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and bail bonds. How much liability coverage do you need? That is your choice, but buy as large an amount as possible.

Uninsured and underinsured coverage

This coverage gives you protection when the “other guys” either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle’s damage.

Due to the fact that many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is important protection for you and your family.

Collision insurance

Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your Tacoma caused by collision with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision coverage pays for claims like rolling your car, hitting a mailbox, crashing into a building, crashing into a ditch and driving through your garage door. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to increase the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Comments About 2000 Toyota Tacoma Insurance

  1. Yulanda Acevedo

    Good site, thanks. I’m in the suburbs of Tacoma, WA. I got free prices from GEICO, AAA, and Eastwood for my 2000 Toyota Tacoma and saved just over $90 a year. Hopefully won’t need it. Not sure if rates are cheaper online or not. I’m thinking about dropping full coverage though.

  2. Sharon Kaufman

    Found cheapest coverage with Mercury for my 2000 Toyota Tacoma and saved about $110 a year. Was with Allstate.

  3. Peter Villarreal

    From northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska. Got car insurance quotes from Amica, Mercury, and USAA for my Toyota and I think I am saving around $20 each month. Was with Farmers. They have a lot of discounts available. My Tacoma doesn’t have full coverage.

  4. Henry Ward

    I found pretty cheap rate quotes for a 2000 Toyota Tacoma in Allentown, PA. Ended up at right around $90 every six months with American Family. Was with Western Auto Insurance.

  5. Gema Jordan

    If you’re around Fort Smith, AR try Allstate and Progressive and see which is cheaper.

  6. Rufus Robles

    Live in Boise, Idaho. Quoted prices from Allstate, AAA, and some I forget for my Tacoma and I’m now saving $10 a month. I get a discount for insuring multiple vehicles. Just waiting to see how claims go.

  7. Bethanie Butler

    Do I have to carry car insurance in Kansas?

  8. Debera Mcguire

    From east side of Kansas City, Kansas. Compared rates from a lot of places. Saved roughly $20 a month. Allstate was the best choice for me. Can still barely afford it.

  9. Maybell Benton

    I was with Liberty Mutual last year but switched to 21st Century. Proud to be from Fargo, ND. It never hurts to quote around. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  10. Tamiko Chandler

    If you have a good history and live near San Jose, California, check out State Farm. You might save some money. Good multi-policy discounts. I quoted rates online then called them. Liability only on my Toyota.

  11. Trudie Blevins

    If you don’t have tickets and are close to Kansas City, Kansas, check out GEICO. I saved quite a bit. You can get a rate quote online. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.

  12. Patrica Richardson

    From east side of Charleston, WV. Checked online prices for a 2000 Toyota Tacoma. Ended up at about $70 savings annually. Went with 21st Century. I used their online quote form to compare rates. It’s too old for full coverage.

  13. Stevie Ortega

    Checking in from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Received quotes from GMAC, AAA, Sentry, and a couple others for my 2000 Toyota Tacoma and I’m now saving $13 a month. I’m a pretty good driver though.

  14. Love Mckee

    Enjoyed the article. I live on the east side of New Haven, CT. Quoted with American Family, Nationwide, and Travelers for my Toyota and am saving around $100 a year. Thankfully I have a good driving record. LOL

  15. Leigh Pitts

    Cheaper not always better. Live in Chicago, Illinois. Compared quite a few companies. Saved about $30 a month. GEICO was the cheapest for me. Even increased my liability limits. I don’t put full coverage on it.