How Much Does 1998 Toyota Celica Car Insurance Cost?

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UPDATED: Dec 13, 2021

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Looking for better car insurance rates for your Toyota Celica? Finding the most affordable car insurance on the web can seem to be rather challenging for beginners to price shopping online. Because there are so many online companies available, how can you effectively compare them all to find the lowest price?

Discounts are great for lower rates

Companies offering auto insurance don’t always publicize every discount very well, so the following is a list of some of the more common as well as the least known insurance coverage savings.

  • Use Seat Belts – Buckling up and requiring all passengers to use a seat belt could save 15% off your medical payments premium.
  • Anti-lock Brakes – Vehicles with anti-lock braking systems are safer to drive and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Theft Prevention System – Cars that have factory anti-theft systems are stolen less frequently and therefore earn up to a 10% discount.
  • Employee of Federal Government – Employees or retirees of the government may qualify you for a discount for Celica coverage with select insurance companies.
  • Homeowners Pay Less – Owning a house can help you save on insurance coverage because owning a home requires personal responsibility.

A little note about advertised discounts, some of the credits will not apply to the overall cost of the policy. Most cut individual premiums such as medical payments or collision. So when it seems like all the discounts add up to a free policy, it just doesn’t work that way.

You may need specialized coverage

When it comes to buying the right insurance coverage, there really is not a “best” method to buy coverage. Every situation is different.

Here are some questions about coverages that could help you determine if your insurance needs would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • Am I covered when driving on a suspended license?
  • Is my nanny covered when driving my vehicle?
  • Do I really need UM/UIM coverage?
  • Do I need roadside assistance coverage?
  • Should I buy full coverage?
  • Do I need to file an SR-22 for a DUI in my state?
  • Does my medical payments coverage pay my health insurance deductible?
  • How can I find cheaper teen driver insurance?
  • Do all my vehicles need collision coverage?

If you can’t answer these questions, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed insurance agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, complete this form.

Is there truth in advertising?

Companies like Allstate and Progressive consistently run ads on TV and radio. All the ads make the same claim that you can save if you change your coverage to them. How can each company claim to save you money?

All companies can use profiling for the type of customer they prefer to insure. For example, a desirable insured could possibly be between the ages of 30 and 50, owns a home, and chooses high deductibles. A propective insured that hits that “sweet spot” will get very good rates and as a result will probably save when they switch companies.

Consumers who don’t measure up to the “perfect” profile will be charged more money which leads to the customer not buying. The ads state “drivers who switch” but not “drivers who get quotes” save that kind of money. That is how companies can truthfully advertise the way they do. That is why you absolutely need to get as many comparisons as possible. It’s just too difficult to predict the company that will provide you with the cheapest Toyota Celica insurance rates.

Detailed coverages of your insurance policy

Knowing the specifics of your policy aids in choosing the best coverages for your vehicles. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and coverage can change by endorsement.

Medical payments coverage and PIP – Med pay and PIP coverage provide coverage for short-term medical expenses for X-ray expenses, surgery, doctor visits, funeral costs and chiropractic care. They are used in conjunction with a health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to you and your occupants as well as if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not available in all states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Comprehensive coverage – Comprehensive insurance coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You need to pay your deductible first and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive can pay for things such as fire damage, hail damage, rock chips in glass, falling objects and damage from flooding. The highest amount you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider dropping full coverage.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage – This coverage protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered claims include medical payments for you and your occupants as well as damage to your Toyota Celica.

Due to the fact that many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. So UM/UIM coverage is very important.

Collision – Collision insurance covers damage to your Celica resulting from colliding with an object or car. A deductible applies then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage pays for things like crashing into a building, driving through your garage door and hitting a parking meter. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to increase the deductible to bring the cost down.

Liability coverages – Liability insurance can cover damage that occurs to other people or property in an accident. This insurance protects YOU from claims by other people, and doesn’t cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

It consists of three limits, per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show limits of 50/100/50 that translate to $50,000 in coverage for each person’s injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and property damage coverage for $50,000.

Liability can pay for things like pain and suffering, loss of income, emergency aid and attorney fees. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but you should buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Be Smart and Buy Smart

Cheap 1998 Toyota Celica insurance can be sourced on the web and also from your neighborhood agents, so you should be comparing quotes from both in order to have the best chance of saving money. Some insurance providers may not provide the ability to get a quote online and most of the time these small insurance companies sell through independent agents.

When buying insurance coverage, it’s very important that you do not buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. There are a lot of situations where someone sacrificed full coverage to discover at claim time that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. Your goal should be to get the best coverage possible at a price you can afford while not skimping on critical coverages.

People leave their current company for a number of reasons such as an unsatisfactory settlement offer, high prices, policy cancellation or extreme rates for teen drivers. Regardless of your reason, finding a new car insurance company is not as difficult as it may seem.

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