2011 Toyota Venza Insurance Quotes – 9 Discounts for Cheapest Rates

Searching for lower auto insurance rates for your Toyota Venza? Are you regretting the purchase of an expensive auto insurance policy? You’re preaching to the choir because many consumers feel financially strained by their auto insurance policy.

Because there are so many auto insurance companies to choose from, it can be hard to pick a lower cost company.

Insurance coverage rates and discounts

Car insurance companies don’t always advertise the complete list of policy discounts in a way that’s easy to find, so the following is a list of a few of the more common as well as some of the hidden insurance coverage savings.

  • ABS Braking Discount – Anti-lock brake equipped vehicles can stop better under adverse conditions and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Government Employees – Federal government employees may qualify for a discount when you quote insurance for Venza insurance depending on your company.
  • Drive Less and Save – Driving less can earn cheaper premium rates.
  • Auto/Home Discount – If you combine your home and auto policies and place coverage with the same company you could earn a discount of as much as 10 to 15 percent.
  • Payment Discounts – If paying your policy premium upfront instead of making monthly payments you can avoid monthly service charges.
  • Clubs and Organizations – Belonging to qualifying clubs or civic groups is a simple method to lower premiums on insurance coverage.
  • Distant College Student Discount – Kids living away from home attending college and won’t have access to an insured vehicle could get you a discount.
  • Mature Driver Discount – Seniors could receive a discount up to 10% for Venza insurance.
  • Discount for Good Grades – Getting good grades can get you a discount of up to 25%. Earning this discount can benefit you up until you turn 25.

It’s important to note that most discounts do not apply to the overall cost of the policy. Most only reduce specific coverage prices like comp or med pay. So even though you would think all the discounts add up to a free policy, you aren’t that lucky. But all discounts will reduce your overall premium however.

Companies and their possible discounts are outlined below.

  • Progressive discounts include online quote discount, good student, homeowner, multi-policy, and continuous coverage.
  • SAFECO policyholders can earn discounts including teen safe driver, drive less, multi-car, teen safety rewards, safe driver, anti-lock brakes, and anti-theft.
  • American Family has savings for good driver, Steer into Savings, air bags, multi-vehicle, mySafetyValet, and accident-free.
  • MetLife may include discounts for defensive driver, good student, claim-free, accident-free, good driver, multi-policy
  • GEICO may have discounts that include anti-theft, daytime running lights, five-year accident-free, defensive driver, seat belt use, and anti-lock brakes.
  • The Hartford has discounts for driver training, good student, air bag, anti-theft, defensive driver, and vehicle fuel type.

When quoting, ask all the companies which discounts you may be entitled to. Some credits might not be offered on policies in your area. To view insurance companies with discount rates, click here to view.

Situations that may require an agent’s advice

When choosing proper insurance coverage for your vehicles, there is no “perfect” insurance plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so your insurance needs to address that. These are some specific questions may help highlight whether you may require specific advice.

  • Do I need higher collision deductibles?
  • What is an SR-22 filing?
  • When would I need rental car insurance?
  • When can I cancel my policy?
  • How can I get my company to pay me more for my totalled car?
  • How much liability insurance is required?
  • Am I covered if hit by an uninsured driver?
  • Do I have coverage when using my vehicle for my home business?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions but a few of them apply, then you may want to think about talking to an agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, fill out this quick form or click here for a list of auto insurance companies in your area.

Advertising myths

Well-known insurance coverage companies like State Farm, Allstate and GEICO endlessly run television, radio, and online ads. All the companies make an identical promise that you can save if you get a free insurance quote and switch your insurance coverage coverage to their company. That’s great but how can every company make almost identical claims? This is the trick they use.

Most companies have underwriting criteria for the type of driver that earns them a profit. For example, a profitable customer might be between the ages of 30 and 50, has few claims, and the vehicle is rated for pleasure use. A driver who matches that profile will get low rates and will also save when switching.

Consumers who may not quite match this stringent profile must pay a higher premium with the end result being the customer not buying. If you listen closely, the ads state “people that switch” but not “all drivers who get quotes” save that much money. That’s the way insurance companies can confidently make claims that they all have the best prices. This really drives home the point why you really need to compare quotes as often as possible. Because you never know the company that will fit you best based on your risk profile.

Insurance specifics

Understanding the coverages of a insurance policy can help you determine appropriate coverage and proper limits and deductibles. Policy terminology can be difficult to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Shown next are typical coverages offered by insurance companies.

Liability insurance – This protects you from damage that occurs to people or other property by causing an accident. Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have liability limits of 50/100/50 that means you have $50,000 bodily injury coverage, $100,000 for the entire accident, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage protects against claims such as repair costs for stationary objects, loss of income and structural damage. How much liability should you purchase? That is a decision to put some thought into, but buy as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision) – This coverage pays for damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You need to pay your deductible first and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things like damage from getting keyed, fire damage, vandalism, damage from flooding and damage from a tornado or hurricane. The maximum payout your insurance company will pay is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance – Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle from other drivers when they either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. Covered claims include injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants as well as damage to your 2011 Toyota Venza.

Because many people only carry the minimum required liability limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. So UM/UIM coverage is important protection for you and your family.

Insurance for medical payments – Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and medical payments coverage reimburse you for short-term medical expenses for things like nursing services, surgery, doctor visits and prosthetic devices. They are utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. They cover you and your occupants as well as if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Collision coverages – This pays to fix your vehicle from damage caused by collision with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against things such as scraping a guard rail, hitting a parking meter, backing into a parked car and sustaining damage from a pot hole. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. You can also choose a higher deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Saving money makes a lot of cents

When buying insurance coverage, it’s very important that you do not skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. In many cases, consumers will sacrifice comprehensive coverage or liability limits and found out when filing a claim that they should have had better coverage. Your aim should be to get the best coverage possible at a price you can afford while still protecting your assets.

We just covered a lot of techniques to get a better price on 2011 Toyota Venza insurance. The most important thing to understand is the more quotes you get, the higher the chance of saving money. You may be surprised to find that the lowest prices are with a small mutual company. Regional companies may only write in your state and offer lower rates compared to the large companies like Progressive and GEICO.

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Comments About 2011 Toyota Venza Insurance

  1. Delena Snyder

    Great info, thanks for posting. I live just outside Evansville, Indiana. Got prices from Hartford, American Family, Sentry, and a couple others for my 2011 Toyota Venza and saved about $450 a year. I have several vehicles insured with them. They have free quotes online.

  2. Devin Brady

    I got quite a few price quotes for a 2011 Toyota Venza in Portland, OR. Ended up at darn near $130 every six months with AIG Insurance.

  3. Hans Whitley

    I’m in San Diego, CA. Went online for free insurance quotes for a 2011 Toyota Venza. Ended up at about $430 savings annually. Went with Allstate. Got better coverage too.

  4. Jean Mercado

    If you have a good history and are close to Concord, NH, check out GEICO. You might save some money. Was with Amica.

  5. Norbert Malone

    I’m in the suburbs of Aberdeen, SD. Went online for free insurance quotes for a 2011 Toyota Venza. Ended up at about $500 savings annually. Went with Progressive. A clean driving record helps. I recommend comparing lots of rates.

  6. Ilona Baird

    Liked the article. Found cheapest coverage with 21st Century for my 2011 Toyota Venza and cut my rates about $570 a year.

  7. Natalia Foster

    Anyone compare GEICO and State Farm rates in Allentown, PA?

  8. Donnie Barrett

    I live in a small town just outside of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Quoted prices online for a 2011 Toyota Venza. Ended up at about $290 savings annually. Went with Progressive. Bought it from an online quote.

  9. Jackqueline Knox

    I think I’m paying too much. I live just outside Burlington, VT. Can’t remember who all I quoted but I ended up saving about $40 each month.

  10. Margery Ramirez

    If you’re a decent driver and live around Charlotte, NC, check out Allstate. They seem to be cheaper.