Cadillac CTS Insurance Rates in San Jose

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Insurance quote for Cadillac CTS in San JoseShocking but true, 70% of consumers kept their policy with the same company for at least four years, and approximately 38% of consumers have never shopped around. California drivers can cut their rates by nearly $470 a year by just comparing rate quotes, but they just assume it's a time-consuming process to compare rate quotes.

The easiest way to get more affordable Cadillac CTS insurance is to do an annual price comparison from insurance carriers in San Jose.

  • Step 1: Read and learn about how companies set rates and the measures you can control to keep rates in check. Many risk factors that result in higher prices such as speeding tickets, accidents and a substandard credit history can be amended by making small lifestyle or driving habit changes.
  • Step 2: Compare prices from direct, independent, and exclusive agents. Exclusive agents and direct companies can give quotes from a single company like GEICO or Allstate, while independent agencies can give you price quotes for a wide range of insurance providers.
  • Step 3: Compare the new quotes to your existing rates and see if there is a cheaper rate in San Jose. If you find a lower rate and make a switch, make sure coverage does not lapse between policies.
  • Step 4: Provide proper notification to your current company of your intent to cancel your current car insurance policy and submit any necessary down payment along with the completed application to your new carrier. Immediately place the new certificate of insurance somewhere easily accessible.

A good tip to remember is that you'll want to make sure you compare identical deductibles and limits on every quote and and to get rates from every company you can. This helps ensure an accurate price comparison and many rates to choose from.

If you already have coverage or just want cheaper coverage, use these techniques to find better prices and possibly find even better coverage. Choosing the best rates in San Jose can initially seem challenging. Shoppers just have to understand the most time-saving way to shop for auto insurance from many different companies.

Low Cost Cadillac insurance price quotes in San Jose

The companies in the list below can provide price quotes in California. If several companies are displayed, it's highly recommended you visit two to three different companies to get the most competitive price.

Detailed insurance information

The rate table shown next showcases a range of rate quotes for Cadillac CTS models. Being able to understand how car insurance prices are determined can assist in making decisions when shopping around.

Cadillac CTS Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
CTS AWD $332 $664 $500 $30 $150 $1,676 $140
CTS $332 $664 $500 $30 $150 $1,676 $140
CTS Luxury AWD $332 $764 $500 $30 $150 $1,776 $148
CTS Performance AWD $332 $764 $500 $30 $150 $1,776 $148
CTS Luxury $332 $764 $500 $30 $150 $1,776 $148
CTS Performance $332 $764 $500 $30 $150 $1,776 $148
CTS Sport $332 $764 $500 $30 $150 $1,776 $148
CTS Premium $370 $764 $500 $30 $150 $1,814 $151
CTS Premium AWD $370 $764 $500 $30 $150 $1,814 $151
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Data based on single female driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $250 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, claim-free, safe-driver, homeowner, and multi-policy. Rate information does not factor in specific zip code location which can influence coverage rates noticeably.

Analysis of deductible levels

One of the more difficult decisions when buying insurance is where should you set your physical damage deductibles. The rates shown below lay out the costs and benefits when you choose different insurance deductibles. The first set of rates uses a $100 deductible for comp and collision and the second data table uses a $1,000 deductible.

Cadillac CTS insurance with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
CTS AWD $430 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,865 $155
CTS $430 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,865 $155
CTS Luxury AWD $430 $932 $442 $26 $132 $1,987 $166
CTS Performance AWD $430 $932 $442 $26 $132 $1,987 $166
CTS Luxury $430 $932 $442 $26 $132 $1,987 $166
CTS Performance $430 $932 $442 $26 $132 $1,987 $166
CTS Sport $430 $932 $442 $26 $132 $1,987 $166
CTS Premium $478 $932 $442 $26 $132 $2,035 $170
CTS Premium AWD $478 $932 $442 $26 $132 $2,035 $170
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Cadillac CTS insurance with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
CTS AWD $238 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,264 $105
CTS $238 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,264 $105
CTS Luxury AWD $238 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,328 $111
CTS Performance AWD $238 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,328 $111
CTS Luxury $238 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,328 $111
CTS Performance $238 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,328 $111
CTS Sport $238 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,328 $111
CTS Premium $266 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,356 $113
CTS Premium AWD $266 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,356 $113
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Data rating is based on married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, safe-driver, claim-free, homeowner, and multi-vehicle. Premium costs do not factor in specific location which can affect rates considerably.

Based on these figures, using a $100 deductible will cost you roughly $54 more each month or $648 each year than choosing the higher $1,000 deductible. Due to the fact that you would have to pay $900 more to file a claim with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you normally average at least 17 months between claims, you would most likely save money going with the higher deductible. Here's the way you can do this calculation yourself.

Average monthly premium for $100 deductibles: $164
Average monthly premium for $1,000 deductibles (subtract): - $110
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $54
Difference between deductibles ($1,000 - $100): $900
Divide difference by monthly savings: $900 / $54
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 17 months

Comparison of insurance rates by gender and age in San Jose

The information below visualizes the comparison of Cadillac CTS auto insurance rates for male and female drivers. The data assumes no accidents, no driving violations, comp and collision included, $500 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no additional discounts are factored in.

Cadillac CTS liability-only versus full coverage

The chart below illustrates the difference between Cadillac CTS insurance rates with full physical damage coverage compared to only buying the minimum liability limits required in California. The data assumes no claims or driving violations, $100 deductibles, drivers are single, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

Should you be buying full coverage?

There is no clear-cut rule that is best for determining when to drop full coverage on your policy, but there is a guideline you can use. If the yearly cost of comp and collision coverage is about 10% or more of the replacement cost of your vehicle minus the policy deductible, the it may be a good time to stop paying for full coverage.

For example, let's say your Cadillac CTS replacement value is $7,000 and you have $1,000 deductibles. If your vehicle is totaled in an accident, the most you would get paid by your company is $6,000 after you pay the deductible. If you are paying over $600 a year for full coverage, then you might want to think about dropping full coverage.

There are some circumstances where only buying liability is not financially feasible. If you haven't paid off your loan, you are required to maintain full coverage in order to satisfy the requirements of the loan. Also, if you don't have enough money to buy a different vehicle if your current one is totaled, you should maintain full coverage.

Car insurance rates and discounts

Insurance can cost an arm and a leg, but you may qualify for discounts that can drop the cost substantially. Many discounts should be triggered at quote time, but once in a while a discount must be inquired about before you get the savings.Car insurance discounts

  • Drivers Ed for Students - Reduce the cost of insurance for teen drivers by having them successfully complete driver's ed class in high school.
  • Discount for Passive Restraints - Cars that have air bags and/or automatic seat belt systems can qualify for discounts of 25 to 30%.
  • Include Life Insurance and Save - Not every insurance company offers life insurance, but if they do you may earn a lower premium rate if you buy life insurance from them.
  • Use Seat Belts - Drivers who always wear seat belts and also require passengers to wear their seat belts could save 15% off the medical payments premium.
  • Early Signing - Some insurance companies give discounts for renewing your policy before your current CTS insurance policy expires. This discount can save up to 10%.
  • Bundle and Save - If you insure your home and vehicles with the same insurance company you may save nearly 15% which can help you find low cost Cadillac CTS insurance.
  • Waiver for an Accident - Not necessarily a discount, but certain companies allow you one accident before hitting you with a surcharge if your claims history is clear for a particular time prior to the accident.

A little note about advertised discounts, most credits do not apply to the entire cost. Some only reduce individual premiums such as comp or med pay. So when the math indicates all the discounts add up to a free policy, nobody gets a free ride.

The illustration below shows the difference between Cadillac CTS car insurance rates with and without policy discounts. The data is based on a female driver, no violations or claims, California state minimum liability limits, full coverage, and $100 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with safe-driver, multi-policy, claim-free, multi-car, homeowner, and marriage discounts applied.

A list of companies and the discounts they provide include:

  • Farmers Insurance has savings for alternative fuel, bundle discounts, mature driver, switch companies, early shopping, and distant student.
  • State Farm offers premium reductions for good student, Steer Clear safe driver discount, good driver, student away at school, and accident-free.
  • Liberty Mutual policyholders can earn discounts including teen driver discount, multi-car, preferred payment discount, safety features, and newly married.
  • MetLife may include discounts for accident-free, good student, defensive driver, good driver, claim-free, and multi-policy.
  • Progressive may have discounts that include good student, multi-policy, online quote discount, homeowner, multi-vehicle, and continuous coverage.

Double check with each insurance company what discounts are available to you. Some credits might not be available to policyholders in San Jose.

When do I need an agent's advice?

When selecting the best car insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there isn't really a "best" method to buy coverage. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so this has to be addressed.Safe vehicles cost less to insure Here are some questions about coverages that can aid in determining whether or not you could use an agent's help.

  • Are my custom wheels covered?
  • Am I covered if I crash into my own garage door?
  • Can I rate high risk drivers on liability-only vehicles?
  • Am I covered when driving someone else's vehicle?
  • I have health insurance so do I need medical payments coverage?
  • Should I put collision coverage on all my vehicles?
  • Is borrowed equipment or tools covered if stolen or damaged?
  • What is glass protection for?

If you can't answer these questions 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 or you can also visit this page to select a carrier It only takes a few minutes and can provide invaluable advice.

Local insurance agents

Certain consumers still like to talk to an insurance agent and that is just fine! Experienced insurance agents are highly skilled in risk management and give you someone to call. The best thing about comparing rate quotes online is you may find cheap rate quotes and still have an agent to talk to.

Insurance agency in San JoseTo help locate an agent, after submitting this quick form, your coverage information is emailed to local insurance agents in San Jose who can give free rate quotes for your insurance coverage. There is no need to leave your computer since rate quotes are delivered straight to your inbox. If you want to compare prices from a specific auto insurance provider, you just need to find their quoting web page to submit a rate quote request.

Choosing the best insurance company should include more criteria than just the bottom line cost. The answers to these questions are important, too.

  • Is the agency involved in supporting local community causes?
  • Do they write coverage based solely on cost?
  • What insurance companies do they recommend if they are an independent agent?
  • What is the financial rating for the quoted company?
  • Is insurance their full-time profession?
  • Do you qualify for any additional discounts?
  • Will the quote change when the policy is issued?
  • How much can you save by raising your physical damage deductibles?

Independent or Exclusive: It's your choice

When researching a local agent, it's important to understand the types of insurance agents and how they are distinctly different. San Jose agents are considered either independent (non-exclusive) or exclusive. Both types of agents can do a good job, but it's good to learn the difference between them because it can impact which agent you choose.

Exclusive Auto Insurance Agents

Exclusive agencies can only write with one company and examples are American Family, State Farm, and AAA. They are unable to provide prices from multiple companies so they have no alternatives for high prices. Exclusive agents are well trained in insurance sales which helps offset the inability to provide other markets.

Below are San Jose exclusive insurance agencies who can help you get comparison quotes.


4855 Atherton Ave #150 - San Jose, CA 95130 - (408) 550-7868 - View Map


4990 Speak Ln #220 - San Jose, CA 95118 - (408) 265-8888 - View Map

Dick Alesch - State Farm Insurance Agent
164 N Bascom Ave a - San Jose, CA 95128 - (408) 918-0877 - View Map

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Independent Auto Insurance Agencies

These agents are not restricted to one company and that enables them to quote your coverage with any number of different companies and get you the best rates possible. If they find a lower price, they simply move the coverage in-house and the insured can keep the same agent. When comparing auto insurance rates, you will definitely want to contact at least one independent agent to have the best price comparison.

The following are San Jose independent agents that are able to give price quote information.

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

San Jose Insurance
2542 S Bascom Ave - Campbell, CA 95008 - (408) 371-3700 - View Map


574 Blossom Hill Rd - San Jose, CA 95123 - (408) 225-4300 - View Map

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Once you have received reasonable responses to all your questions and a low price estimate, you may have found an insurance agency that meets your needs to properly insure your vehicles.

Auto insurance coverages 101

Understanding the coverages of a auto insurance policy can help you determine the best coverages for your vehicles. The terms used in a policy can be confusing and reading a policy is terribly boring. These are typical coverage types available from auto insurance companies.

Liability car insurance - This coverage can cover damages or injuries you inflict on a person or their property that is your fault. This coverage protects you from claims by other people, and doesn't cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show values of 15/30/5 that means you have $15,000 in coverage for each person's injuries, $30,000 for the entire accident, and $5,000 of coverage for damaged property.

Liability insurance covers claims such as repair bills for other people's vehicles, bail bonds, court costs and loss of income. How much coverage you buy is your choice, but buy as large an amount as possible. California requires minimum liability limits of 15/30/5 but you should consider buying more liability than the minimum.

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

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage - This coverage protects you and your vehicle's occupants from other motorists when they do not carry enough liability coverage. This coverage pays for injuries sustained by your vehicle's occupants and damage to your Cadillac CTS.

Due to the fact that many California drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required (California limits are 15/30/5), it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked.

Comprehensive coverage - Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. You first have to pay a deductible and then insurance will cover the rest of the damage.

Comprehensive insurance covers things such as theft, rock chips in glass, fire damage and hitting a deer. The most you can receive from a comprehensive claim is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it's not worth much more than your deductible consider removing comprehensive coverage.

Collision coverage - This pays for damage to your CTS caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You have to pay a deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision coverage protects against claims such as backing into a parked car, colliding with a tree, hitting a parking meter and crashing into a ditch. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. Another option is to increase the deductible on your CTS in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Medical payments coverage and PIP - Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP kick in for bills for funeral costs, pain medications, prosthetic devices, X-ray expenses and nursing services. They are used in conjunction with a health insurance policy or if there is no health insurance coverage. It covers not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants as well as getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP is not an option in every state but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Affordable insurance premiums are out there

As you shop your coverage around, do not sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. There are a lot of situations where someone dropped physical damage coverage and found out when filing a claim that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. The goal is to get the best coverage possible at the best cost but still have enough coverage for asset protection.

We just showed you quite a bit of information on how to lower your Cadillac CTS insurance car insurance rates in San Jose. It's most important to understand that the more rate comparisons you have, the better likelihood of getting the cheapest Cadillac CTS rate quotes. You may even discover the lowest car insurance rates come from some of the smallest insurance companies. Regional companies may only write in your state and offer lower premium rates compared to the large companies like Progressive or GEICO.

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