Find Affordable Nissan 370Z Insurance in San Jose

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The best way we recommend to find more affordable Nissan 370Z insurance in San Jose is to regularly compare price quotes from companies who sell auto insurance in California. Drivers can shop around by completing these steps.

  • Step 1: Take a few minutes and learn about coverages and the steps you can take to prevent expensive coverage. Many factors that result in higher rates like at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, and a negative credit history can be controlled by making lifestyle changes or driving safer.
  • Step 2: Quote rates from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Direct companies and exclusive agencies can give quotes from a single company like GEICO or Farmers Insurance, while agents who are independent can provide price quotes from multiple insurance companies. View a list of agents
  • Step 3: Compare the price quotes to your current policy premium and see if you can save money. If you can save money and change companies, verify that coverage does not lapse between policies.
  • Step 4: Give notification to your current company of your intention to cancel the current policy. Submit the application along with any required down payment to the newly selected company. Immediately keep the new certificate of insurance in a readily accessible location in your vehicle.

The critical component of shopping around is to try to compare similar deductibles and liability limits on each quote request and and to look at as many companies as you can. Doing this provides a fair rate comparison and the best price selection.

Insurance for Nissan 370ZAmazingly, a recent NerdWallet.com study showed that the vast majority of consumers have bought auto insurance from the same company for a minimum of four years, and nearly half have never compared rate quotes at all. Many drivers in America can save hundreds of dollars each year just by shopping around, but they don't know the benefits if they switched.

Best companies for Nissan 370Z insurance

The companies in the list below provide quotes in California. If multiple companies are listed, we suggest you click on several of them to find the cheapest auto insurance rates.

Rates and other information

The coverage table displayed below showcases different coverage prices for Nissan 370Z models. Being aware of how policy rates are determined can benefit drivers when making informed decisions when shopping around for a new policy.

Nissan 370Z Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
370Z 2-Dr Coupe $204 $482 $564 $34 $168 $1,452 $121
370Z 2-Dr Roadster $228 $482 $500 $30 $150 $1,390 $116
370Z Touring 2-Dr Coupe $228 $544 $564 $34 $168 $1,538 $128
370Z Touring 2-Dr Roadster $228 $482 $500 $30 $150 $1,390 $116
370Z Nismo 2-Dr Coupe $228 $608 $564 $34 $168 $1,602 $134
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Table data represents single female driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include claim-free, safe-driver, homeowner, multi-vehicle, and multi-policy. Price estimates do not factor in vehicle location which can affect price quotes greatly.

Physical damage deductibles: Should you raise them?

When shopping for auto insurance, a common question is the level to set your comp and collision deductibles. The comparisons below outline the rate differences between low and high deductibles. The first rate quote example uses a $100 physical damage coverage deductible and the second pricing table uses a $1,000 deductible.

Nissan 370Z insurance premium rates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
370Z 2-Dr Coupe $430 $932 $500 $30 $150 $2,067 $172
370Z 2-Dr Roadster $478 $932 $442 $26 $132 $2,035 $170
370Z Touring 2-Dr Coupe $478 $1054 $500 $30 $150 $2,237 $186
370Z Touring 2-Dr Roadster $478 $932 $442 $26 $132 $2,035 $170
370Z Nismo 2-Dr Coupe $478 $1176 $500 $30 $150 $2,359 $197
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Nissan 370Z insurance premium rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
370Z 2-Dr Coupe $238 $490 $500 $30 $150 $1,408 $117
370Z 2-Dr Roadster $266 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,356 $113
370Z Touring 2-Dr Coupe $266 $556 $500 $30 $150 $1,502 $125
370Z Touring 2-Dr Roadster $266 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,356 $113
370Z Nismo 2-Dr Coupe $266 $620 $500 $30 $150 $1,566 $131
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Table data assumes married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include safe-driver, multi-vehicle, claim-free, multi-policy, and homeowner. Price estimates do not factor in vehicle location which can raise or lower premium rates considerably.

Using the data above, we can ascertain that using a $100 deductible will cost you approximately $59 more each month or $708 a year than opting for the higher $1,000 deductible. Since the policyholder would be required to pay $900 more to settle a claim with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you normally average more than 15 months between claim filings, you would most likely save money if you opt for a higher deductible. The table below shows the way you can perform this determination yourself.

Average monthly premium for $100 deductibles: $179
Average monthly premium for $1,000 deductibles (subtract): - $120
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $59
Difference between deductibles ($1,000 - $100): $900
Divide difference by monthly savings: $900 / $59
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 15 months

Drive safe and save

The example below highlights how speeding tickets and at-fault fender-benders can drive up Nissan 370Z yearly insurance costs for each age group. The premiums are based on a married male driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, $100 deductibles, and no discounts are applied.

Auto insurance premiums based on gender

The chart below compares Nissan 370Z car insurance rates for male and female drivers. The rate quotes are based on no claims, a clean driving record, comprehensive and collision coverage, $250 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no discounts are applied.

Difference between liability only and full coverage rates

The illustration below illustrates the difference between Nissan 370Z insurance rates with and without full coverage. The costs are based on no tickets, no at-fault accidents, $500 deductibles, drivers are single, and no discounts are taken into consideration.

Should you be buying full coverage?

There isn't a written rule of when to stop paying for full coverage on your policy, but there is a general guideline you can use. If the yearly cost for physical damage coverage is more than around 10% of the settlement you would receive from your company, then you may want to consider only buying liability coverage.

For example, let's assume your Nissan 370Z settlement value is $6,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is totaled, the most you would get paid by your company is $5,000 after the policy deductible has been paid. If it's costing in excess of $500 a year for your policy with full coverage, then you may need to consider dropping full coverage.

There are some circumstances where removing full coverage is not recommended. If you have an outstanding loan on your vehicle, you have to maintain full coverage to protect the lienholder's interest in the vehicle. Also, if you can't afford to buy a different vehicle if your current one is in an accident, you should not drop full coverage.

Get cheaper Nissan 370Z insurance in San Jose with discounts

Insurance is expensive, but there's a good chance there are discounts that may help make it more affordable. Some discounts apply automatically at quote time, but a few must be specially asked for prior to getting the savings.Insurance discounts

  • Driver Safety - Passing a course teaching driver safety skills could save 5% or more and make you a better driver.
  • Switch and Save Discount - Some insurance companies provide a discount for switching companies before your current coverage expires. It could save around 10% when you buy San Jose car insurance online.
  • Discounts for Seat Belt Usage - Drivers who require all occupants to use their safety belts could save 15% off the personal injury premium cost.
  • Passive Restraints - Vehicles equipped with air bags or motorized seat belts could see savings of 20 to 30 percent.
  • Low Mileage Discounts - Fewer annual miles on your Nissan may allow you to get lower insurance rates due to less chance of an accident.
  • Own a Home and Save - Owning a house in San Jose may trigger a policy discount on insurance because maintaining a house means you have a higher level of financial diligence.
  • ABS Brakes - Cars and trucks with anti-lock braking systems can reduce accidents and the ABS can save up to 10%.
  • Discounts for Multiple Vehicles - Drivers who insure more than one vehicle with the same company qualifies for this discount.
  • New Car Discount - Adding a new car to your policy can get you a discount since new vehicles are generally safer.

Consumers should know that most credits do not apply to all coverage premiums. Some only reduce individual premiums such as liability and collision coverage. So when it seems like you could get a free insurance policy, companies wouldn't make money that way.

The information below compares Nissan 370Z premium costs with and without discounts applied to the rates. The prices are based on a female driver, no violations or accidents, California state minimum liability limits, full physical damage coverage, and $100 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-policy, homeowner, claim-free, marriage, safe-driver, and multi-car discounts applied.

Companies and some of the premium reductions they offer are detailed below.

  • Progressive includes discounts for good student, homeowner, online quote discount, multi-vehicle, multi-policy, and continuous coverage.
  • The Hartford discounts include anti-theft, air bag, defensive driver, vehicle fuel type, good student, bundle, and driver training.
  • Mercury Insurance has discounts for multi-car, good driver, anti-theft, annual mileage, and type of vehicle.
  • GEICO offers discounts including anti-lock brakes, driver training, military active duty, multi-policy, five-year accident-free, federal employee, and good student.
  • AAA may include discounts for AAA membership discount, multi-car, pay-in-full, education and occupation, good student, anti-theft, and good driver.
  • State Farm offers discounts for good student, safe vehicle, accident-free, Steer Clear safe driver discount, driver's education, and multiple autos.

Before purchasing a policy, check with each company or agent what discounts are available to you. Some discounts might not be available to policyholders in every state.

Compare rates but buy from a local neighborhood San Jose car insurance agent

Some people would prefer to go talk to an agent and that can be a great decision Agents can help you build your policy and give you someone to call. A good thing about getting free rate quotes online is the fact that drivers can get the best rates and still have an agent to talk to.

Insurance agents in San JoseBy using this simple form, the coverage information is emailed to local insurance agents in San Jose that give free quotes for your coverage. You never need to search for any insurance agencies as quotes are delivered directly to you. In the event you want to compare rates from a specific insurance company, you would need to jump over to their website to submit a rate quote request.

Finding the right provider should depend on more than just the quoted price. Any agent in San Jose should be forthright in answering these questions:

  • Do you qualify for any additional discounts?
  • Where are claims handled?
  • Can you get a list of referrals?
  • How long have they worked with personal auto insurance coverage?
  • Where would glass claims be handled in San Jose?

Choose an insurance agent wisely

If you are searching for a reputable insurance agent or broker, it's helpful to know the different agency structures and how they are slightly different. Insurance agencies in San Jose are either independent agents or exclusive agents. Either can write policy coverage, but it's a good idea to understand the subtle differences since it can impact buying decisions.

Exclusive Auto Insurance Agents

Exclusive agents generally can only insure with one company and examples are State Farm, AAA, Farmers Insurance or Allstate. Exclusive agents cannot compare rates from other companies so you need to shop around if the rates are high. They are well schooled on their company's products which helps them sell on service rather than price.

Listed below is a list of exclusive agencies in San Jose who can help you get comparison quotes.


3150 Almaden Expy #204 - San Jose, CA 95118 - (408) 267-3276 - View Map


1449 Park Ave #3 - San Jose, CA 95126 - (408) 295-0554 - View Map


1080 Minnesota Ave # 4 - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 294-4348 - View Map

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Independent Auto Insurance Agents

Independent agents are not limited to a single company and that gives them the ability to insure through many different auto insurance companies and find the cheapest auto insurance rates. If premiums increase, your agent can switch companies and you won't have to switch agencies.

If you are comparing rate quotes, you will want to get rate quotes from a few independent agents so that you can do a thorough price comparison.

Listed below is a list of independent insurance agencies in San Jose that can give you comparison quotes.


3750 McKee Rd A - San Jose, CA 95127 - (408) 272-2500 - View Map


1777 Hamilton Ave - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 979-8160 - View Map

All Coverage Insurance Agency
3033 Moorpark Ave #27 - San Jose, CA 95128 - (408) 244-9100 - View Map

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Auto insurance coverages and their meanings

Understanding the coverages of your policy can be of help when determining which coverages you need at the best deductibles and correct limits. Auto insurance terms can be ambiguous and coverage can change by endorsement. Below you'll find the normal coverages offered by auto insurance companies.

Liability insurance

This coverage will cover damage that occurs to other's property or people by causing an accident. This insurance protects YOU against other people's claims. It does not cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

It consists of three limits, bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have policy limits of 15/30/5 which stand for a $15,000 limit per person for injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $30,000, and property damage coverage for $5,000.

Liability coverage pays for claims such as repair costs for stationary objects, bail bonds, pain and suffering and attorney fees. How much liability should you purchase? That is up to you, but consider buying as high a limit as you can afford. California requires minimum liability limits of 15/30/5 but it's recommended drivers buy more liability than the minimum.

The chart below shows why minimum state limits may not be adequate.

Medical expense coverage

Med pay and PIP coverage reimburse you for bills such as prosthetic devices, nursing services, pain medications and hospital visits. They are often used in conjunction with a health insurance program or if you are not covered by health insurance. It covers you and your occupants as well as being hit by a car walking across the street. PIP coverage is not an option in every state and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Collision insurance

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage from colliding with an object or car. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage pays for things like backing into a parked car, crashing into a ditch and sideswiping another vehicle. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. It's also possible to bump up the deductible on your 370Z to save money on collision insurance.

Comprehensive protection

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You need to pay your deductible first then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers things such as theft, hail damage and damage from flooding. The maximum payout a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if the vehicle's value is low it's not worth carrying full coverage.

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

This coverage protects you and your vehicle's occupants from other drivers when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include injuries sustained by your vehicle's occupants and also any damage incurred to your Nissan 370Z.

Since a lot of drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required (15/30/5), their limits can quickly be used up. So UM/UIM coverage is very important.

In conclusion

Cheaper Nissan 370Z insurance in San Jose is available on the web in addition to local insurance agencies, so get free San Jose car insurance quotes from both of them to get a complete price analysis. Some insurance companies do not provide online rate quotes and many times these smaller providers only sell through independent insurance agencies.

As you shop your coverage around, it's very important that you do not reduce needed coverages to save money. There are a lot of situations where an insured dropped full coverage and learned later they didn't purchase enough coverage. Your goal should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage at an affordable rate, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.

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