2008 Scion tC Insurance Quotes – 5 Savings Tips

Trying to find cheaper auto insurance rates? Buyers have a choice when searching for affordable Scion tC insurance. You can either waste hours calling around to compare prices or use the internet to compare rates. There are both good and bad ways to buy auto insurance so we’re going to tell you the proper way to quote coverages on a Scion and find the cheapest rates either online or from local insurance agents.

Buy auto insurance online

Most larger insurance companies make it easy to get prices online. Doing online quotes is possible for anyone as you just enter the coverages you want into the form. After you submit the form the quote system will obtain information on your driving record and credit history and gives you a price quote based on the data you entered.

This makes comparing rates easy, but having to visit several different sites and type in your information can be a bit tiresome and repetitive. But it is imperative to perform this step if you want to find better prices.

The quickest way to find lower prices requires only one form that obtains quotes from several different companies. It’s a real time-saver, eliminates form submissions, and makes price shopping online much easier to do. After sending your information, your coverage is rated and you can select any or none of the pricing results. If one or more price quotes are lower than your current rates, you can click and sign and buy the policy. The whole process takes 15 minutes at the most and may save quite a bit of money.

To compare rates now, simply click here to open in new window and complete the simple form. To compare your current rates, we recommend you duplicate coverages and limits identical to your current policy. Using the same limits helps guarantee you will be getting a rate comparison using the exact same coverages.

Lower rates by qualifying for these five discounts

Auto insurance companies do not advertise all available discounts in a way that’s easy to find, so the following list contains both well-publicized as well as the least known discounts that you may qualify for. If you do not check that you are getting every discount available, you’re just leaving money on the table.

  • Accident Forgiveness Coverage – but some insurance companies will let one accident slide before raising your premiums with the catch being you have to be claim-free for a specific time period.
  • Discounts for Seat Belt Usage – Drivers who require all vehicle occupants to use their safety belts can save 10% or more off the medical payments premium.
  • E-sign Discounts
  • Student Discounts – This discount may save as much as 25% on a insurance quote. This discount can apply well after school through age 25.
  • Defensive Driver Discount – Completing a driver safety class may get you a small discount and also improve your driving technique.

Discounts save money, but please remember that most discounts do not apply to your bottom line cost. The majority will only reduce individual premiums such as liability, collision or medical payments. So despite the fact that it appears having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, insurance companies wouldn’t stay in business.

Auto insurance companies that may offer these benefits are:

When quoting, ask every company which discounts can lower your rates. Savings might not be offered everywhere. If you would like to choose from a list of providers that offer multiple discounts, follow this link.

Insurance coverage is unique, just like you

When buying the best insurance coverage coverage for your personal vehicles, there is no “best” method to buy coverage. Every insured’s situation is different.

For example, these questions might point out whether your personal situation would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • Is a new car covered when I drive it off the dealer lot?
  • Am I missing any policy discounts?
  • How high should my uninsured/underinsured coverage be in my state?
  • Am I covered if hit by an uninsured driver?
  • Do I need more liability coverage?
  • Do I need higher collision deductibles?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, simply complete this short form. It’s fast, doesn’t cost anything and you can get the answers you need.

Car insurance coverage basics

Knowing the specifics of a car insurance policy can be of help when determining appropriate coverage and the correct deductibles and limits. Policy terminology can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Coverage for liability

This can cover damage or injury you incur to other people or property. This insurance protects YOU against other people’s claims. Liability doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You commonly see limits of 100/300/100 that means you have $100,000 bodily injury coverage, $300,000 for the entire accident, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery.

Liability insurance covers claims like bail bonds, court costs, repair costs for stationary objects, medical expenses and attorney fees. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as high a limit as you can afford.

Medical payments and PIP coverage

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance pay for expenses such as dental work, pain medications, doctor visits, nursing services and rehabilitation expenses. The coverages can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance plan or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover you and your occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Comprehensive auto coverage

This will pay to fix 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 such as fire damage, hitting a bird and damage from a tornado or hurricane. The maximum payout you’ll receive from a claim is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle is not worth much it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Collision protection

Collision insurance pays to fix your vehicle from damage resulting from a collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You will need to pay your deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision coverage protects against things like crashing into a building, hitting a parking meter, colliding with another moving vehicle, driving through your garage door and rolling your car. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. It’s also possible to raise the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

UM/UIM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) coverage

This coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other drivers when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for injuries to you and your family and also any damage incurred to your 2008 Scion tC.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, their limits can quickly be used up. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked.

Comments About 2008 Scion tC Insurance

  1. Eneida Hatfield

    I’ve had Progressive for years. I’m in Las Vegas, NV.

  2. Mike Weeks

    Do I have to carry car insurance in Delaware?

  3. Rochell Lee

    Any 21st Century or Eastwood customers near Shreveport, LA?

  4. Nick Kline

    I found pretty cheap rate quotes for a 2008 Scion tC in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Ended up at right around $320 every six months with Amica.

  5. Brady Oconnor

    Cheap is relative. I live on the east side of Allentown, Pennsylvania. I got free prices from USAA, Amica, Liberty Mutual, and Nationwide for my Scion and saved $346 a year. Insured with American Family before. I get multi-vehicle and multi-policy discounts. It was easy to get rates.

  6. Erinn Lee

    If you have a good history and live around Bismarck, ND, check out 21st Century. You might get cheaper rates. Thankfully I’m not a high risk driver.

  7. Susann Simmons

    I’m in Great Falls, MT, and 21st Century rates were affordable.

  8. Chi Underwood

    I live east of Portland, Oregon. Got car insurance rates from Sentry, Esurance, Allstate, and Auto-Owners for my 2008 Scion tC and saved just over $540 a year. They have a lot of discounts available. I quoted rates online then called them.

  9. Willy Barlow

    Allstate was cheapest for my 2008 Scion tC in Portland, Maine.

  10. Rusty Bean

    Does Wisconsin require liability coverage?

  11. Soon Blackburn

    Lots of useful info here. I’m from Charleston, SC. Went online for free insurance quotes for a 2008 Scion tC. Ended up at about $490 savings annually. Went with 21st Century. Insured with Western Auto Insurance before.

  12. Catherine Warner

    Anyone like their agent?

  13. Doyle Romero

    I switched to Progressive. Quoted good rates in Providence, Rhode Island. Was with Travelers. Are quotes cheaper online?

  14. Majorie Kidd

    From Little Rock, AR and for me 21st Century had the lowest quote. Got better coverage too.

  15. Bryan Garcia

    Thought I’d throw in my experience. I’m from Columbus, GA. I compared lots of rates. Saved right around $40 a month. Progressive was the cheapest option for me. Got better coverage too.

  16. Juliann Hinton

    In Tacoma, WA, American Family had the best rates for my 2008 Scion tC. Even increased coverage a bit. Just go online and compare their rates.