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Jeffrey Johnson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and has worked in legal offices and nonprofits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University and worked in film, education, and publishing. His professional writing has appeared on sites like The Manifest and Vice, and he is the author of a novel ...

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UPDATED: Jun 12, 2015

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Trying to find cheaper car insurance rates? Buyers have a choice when searching for the lowest priced Scion tC insurance. They can either spend hours calling around to compare prices or use the internet to get rate quotes. There is a right way and a wrong way to buy car insurance so we’re going to tell you the proper way to quote coverages for a Scion and find the lowest price.

If you have a current car insurance policy or need a new policy, you can use these tips to get lower rates while maintaining coverages. The purpose of this article is to tell you the best way to quote coverages. Drivers just need to learn the tricks to compare price quotes online.

Comprehensive Car Insurance Comparison

Getting better 2010 Scion tC car insurance pricing is surprisingly easy. You just have to invest a few minutes comparing rate quotes provided by online insurance companies. This can be accomplished using a couple different methods.

  1. The easiest and least time consuming way to get the best comparison quotes is a comparison rater form click here to open form in new window. This type of form prevents you from having to do separate quotation requests for each company you want a rate for. One simple form will return quotes from multiple companies. This is by far the quickest method.
  2. A more difficult way to compare rate quotes consists of visiting each individual company website and fill out their own quote form. For example, we’ll pretend you want to compare GEICO, Esurance and Farmers. To get each rate you have to visit each site to input your insurance information, which is why the first method is quicker.

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

However you get your quotes, make sure you use identical coverages for every quote you compare. If the quotes have different liability limits you will not be able to determine the best price for your Scion tC.

Can you really save $478 a year?

Consumers can’t get away from ads for car insurance savings from companies such as Allstate and Progressive. They all seem to say the same thing that you’ll save big if you move your policy.

How do they all claim to save you money? It’s all in the numbers.

All companies have a preferred profile for the driver that earns them a profit. A good example of a profitable customer could be over the age of 50, a clean driving record, and drives newer vehicles. A customer getting a price quote who matches those parameters will get the preferred rates and most likely will cut their rates substantially.

Consumers who do not match these standards must pay a higher premium and this can result in business going elsewhere. The ads state “people who switch” not “people who quote” save that much money. That is how companies can advertise the savings. This illustrates why you need to quote coverage with many companies. It’s not possible to predict which car insurance company will fit your personal profile best.

Pieces of the Scion tC insurance rate puzzle

An important part of buying insurance is that you know the factors that play a part in calculating your car insurance rates. Knowing what controls the rates you pay empowers consumers to make smart changes that could result in big savings.

Shown below are some of the items used by your company to calculate premiums.

  • More claims means more premium – If you file claims often, you can expect either a policy non-renewal or much higher rates. Insurance companies award discounts to people who do not file claims often. Auto insurance is meant to be used in the event of the bigger claims that can’t be paid out-of-pocket.
  • Never go without insurance – Driving your car without having proper coverage is against the law and as a result your rates will increase for letting your insurance lapse. And not only will your rates increase, but not being able to provide proof of insurance may earn you a steep fine or even jail time.
  • Rates may be lower depending on your job – Did you know your job can affect your rates? Occupations like judges, executives and stock brokers tend to pay the highest rates due to job stress and lots of time spent at work. On the other hand, occupations like scientists, students and performers have the lowest average rates on tC coverage.
  • Where you live can impact rates – Living in a rural area can be a good thing when talking about car insurance. Fewer people means fewer accidents and a lower car theft rate. Urban drivers have much more traffic to deal with and much longer commute distances. More time commuting translates into higher accident risk.
  • What are your deductibles? – Deductibles for physical damage define the amount you are required to spend in the event of a claim. Physical damage coverage, commonly called comprehensive (or other-than-collision) and collision coverage, covers damage that occurs to your car. Some instances where coverage would apply would be running into the backend of another car, damage caused by hail, or theft. The more money you are required to pay out-of-pocket, the bigger discount you will receive on tC coverage.
  • Careful drivers pay lower rates – Your driving citation history has a huge affect on how much you pay. Just one moving violation can bump up the cost twenty percent or more. Drivers who don’t get tickets receive lower rates than people who have multiple driving citations. Drivers who have severe citations like DUI or reckless driving may need to submit a SR-22 or proof of financial responsibility with the DMV in their state in order to drive a vehicle legally.
  • Clean credit earns discounts – A driver’s credit score is a big factor in determining your rates. Therefore, if your credit rating is lower than you’d like, you could pay less to insure your 2010 Scion tC by improving your credit score. Drivers with good credit tend to file fewer claims and have better driving records than drivers with poor credit.
  • Discounts for multiple policies – Some car insurance companies give discounts to policyholders who buy several policies from them in the form of a multi-policy discount. Even though this discount sounds good, you still need to compare rates to make sure you are getting the best deal. Drivers may still find a better deal by buying insurance from more than one company.

These discounts can lower your rates

Companies do not advertise all available discounts very clearly, so we break down some of the more common as well as the least known discounts you could be receiving. If you’re not getting every credit you deserve, you are paying more than you should be.

  • Theft Prevention Discount – Cars that have factory anti-theft systems are stolen less frequently and earn discounts up to 10%.
  • Senior Citizens – If you’re over the age of 55, you can possibly qualify for a small decrease in premiums on tC coverage.
  • Accident Waiver – Some insurance companies will allow you to have one accident before your rates go up if your claims history is clear for a particular time prior to the accident.
  • Good Students Pay Less – A discount for being a good student can get you a discount of up to 25%. The good student discount can last up to age 25.
  • Resident Student – Youth drivers who live away from home and don’t have a car can receive lower rates.
  • Military Discounts – Having a deployed family member can result in better rates.

It’s important to understand that most discount credits are not given the whole policy. The majority will only reduce individual premiums such as comprehensive or collision. So when the math indicates you would end up receiving a 100% discount, it just doesn’t work that way.

For a list of insurers offering insurance coverage discounts, click here to view.

Different people need different coverages

When buying the best auto insurance coverage, there is no best way to insure your cars. Every insured’s situation is different.

Here are some questions about coverages that might help in determining if your situation might need an agent’s assistance.

  • Am I covered when driving on a suspended license?
  • What is the minimum liability in my state?
  • Where can I find DUI or SR-22 insurance?
  • Do I have coverage when using my vehicle for my home business?
  • When should I buy a commercial auto policy?
  • Why do I only qualify for high-risk insurance?
  • Do I need special endorsements for business use of my vehicle?
  • Do all my vehicles need collision coverage?
  • Am I covered if I crash into my own garage door?
  • Who is covered when they drive my 2010 Scion tC?

If it’s difficult to answer those questions but a few of them apply then you might want to talk to a licensed agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, fill out this quick form. It’s fast, free and can provide invaluable advice.

Specific coverage details

Learning about specific coverages of your insurance policy helps when choosing appropriate coverage and proper limits and deductibles. The terms used in a policy can be confusing and coverage can change by endorsement.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

This coverage covers damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first must pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive coverage protects against things such as rock chips in glass, damage from flooding and theft. The maximum amount a insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider dropping full coverage.

Medical costs insurance

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for expenses for things like dental work, rehabilitation expenses, chiropractic care and hospital visits. They are often used to fill the gap from your health insurance program or if there is no health insurance coverage. Medical payments and PIP cover all vehicle occupants and will also cover getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Collision coverage protection

Collision coverage will pay to fix damage to your tC resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. You have to pay a deductible and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision can pay for things like sideswiping another vehicle, crashing into a ditch, hitting a mailbox and backing into a parked car. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. It’s also possible to raise the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Liability

This coverage can cover damages or injuries you inflict on a person or their property in an accident. This insurance protects YOU from legal claims by others. It does not 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. You might see values of 25/50/25 that means you have $25,000 bodily injury coverage, a per accident bodily injury limit of $50,000, and $25,000 of coverage for damaged property.

Liability coverage pays for things such as legal defense fees, loss of income, attorney fees, bail bonds and court costs. How much coverage you buy is up to you, but buy as much as you can afford.

UM/UIM Coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage provides protection when the “other guys” either have no liability insurance or not enough. It can pay for injuries sustained by your vehicle’s occupants and also any damage incurred to your Scion tC.

Since many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is important protection for you and your family.

Power to the consumer

You just read a lot of tips how to get a better price on 2010 Scion tC insurance. The key thing to remember is the more price quotes you have, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. Consumers may even find the lowest rates come from an unexpected company.

Lower-priced insurance is available online as well as from independent agents, so you should be comparing quotes from both so you have a total pricing picture. Some companies don’t offer the ability to get a quote online and usually these small, regional companies provide coverage only through local independent agents.

People leave their current company for a number of reasons such as policy non-renewal, not issuing a premium refund, lack of trust in their agent or unfair underwriting practices. Regardless of your reason for switching companies, switching insurance coverage companies is not as hard as you think.

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