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Insurance quote for GMC Terrain in San JoseThe preferred way to find lower priced auto insurance rates in San Jose is to compare quotes once a year from different companies in California. Rates can be compared by completing these steps.

  1. Learn about car insurance and the measures you can control to keep rates down. Many policy risk factors that drive up the price like accidents, traffic violations, and a negative credit score can be eliminated by paying attention to minor details. Keep reading for additional ideas to help keep prices low and find possible discounts that are available.
  2. Quote rates from exclusive agents, independent agents, and direct providers. Direct companies and exclusive agencies can only give rate quotes from one company like Progressive and State Farm, while agents who are independent can provide price quotes for many different companies. View prices
  3. Compare the new quotes to your existing policy to determine if you can save on Terrain insurance in San Jose. If you can save money and make a switch, verify that coverage does not lapse between policies.
  4. Give proper notification to your current agent or company of your decision to cancel your current coverage and submit a signed application and payment for your new policy. As soon as you can, store the proof of insurance paperwork along with your vehicle registration.

The most important part of this process is to use identical limits and deductibles on every quote and and to look at as many car insurance companies as possible. This provides a level playing field and a complete rate analysis.

A recent survey discovered that nearly 70% of customers renewed their policy with the same company for at least four years, and roughly 40% of drivers have never quoted car insurance rates at all. U.S. insurance shoppers could cut their rates by approximately 47% a year by just comparing quotes, but they think it's difficult to shop around.

If you have coverage now or just want cheaper coverage, use these cost-cutting techniques to shop for the lowest rates and still get good coverage. Choosing the best rates in San Jose is really quite easy. Comparison shoppers just have to use the most efficient way to compare prices using one simple form.

All major insurance companies provide insurance quotes on their websites. The process doesn't take a lot of time because it's just a matter of typing in the amount of coverage you want as requested by the quote form. Once entered, the system sends out for credit information and your driving record and gives you a price quote based on these and other factors. Using the web to get quotes for GMC Terrain insurance in San Jose makes it a lot easier to compare rates and it's absolutely necessary to compare as many rates as possible in order to get lower-cost prices.

To compare rates using this form now, compare rates now from the companies shown below. If you have your current policy handy, we recommend you enter the coverages identical to your current policy. Using the same limits helps guarantee you are getting a price comparison using the same coverage and limits.

The companies in the list below have been selected to offer comparison quotes in California. If the list has multiple companies, we recommend you visit two to three different companies to get a more complete price comparison.

GMC Terrain insurance rates and statistics

The coverage table displayed next highlights a range of coverage costs for GMC Terrain models. Having insight into how premiums are figured helps drivers make decisions when shopping around.

GMC Terrain Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Terrain SLE 2WD $294 $592 $424 $26 $128 $1,464 $122
Terrain SLE AWD $294 $592 $424 $26 $128 $1,464 $122
Terrain SLT 2WD $332 $698 $424 $26 $128 $1,608 $134
Terrain SLT AWD $332 $698 $424 $26 $128 $1,608 $134
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Above prices assume single male driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $250 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, multi-vehicle, safe-driver, multi-policy, and claim-free. Table data does not factor in zip code location which can modify rates considerably.

An analysis of deductible level

One of the most common car insurance questions is how high should your deductibles be. The figures shown below may help to conceptualize how much more you'll pay between low and high deductibles. The first rate estimation uses a $250 deductible for physical damage and the second price table uses a $500 deductible.

GMC Terrain insurance prices with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Terrain SLE 2WD $342 $576 $376 $22 $112 $1,453 $121
Terrain SLE AWD $342 $576 $376 $22 $112 $1,453 $121
Terrain SLT 2WD $386 $678 $376 $22 $112 $1,599 $133
Terrain SLT AWD $386 $678 $376 $22 $112 $1,599 $133
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GMC Terrain insurance prices with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Terrain SLE 2WD $278 $464 $376 $22 $112 $1,252 $104
Terrain SLE AWD $278 $464 $376 $22 $112 $1,252 $104
Terrain SLT 2WD $314 $546 $376 $22 $112 $1,370 $114
Terrain SLT AWD $314 $546 $376 $22 $112 $1,370 $114
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Prices above based on married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, claim-free, safe-driver, multi-vehicle, and homeowner. Rate quotes do not factor in garaging location in San Jose which can influence premium rates significantly.

Based on these figures, using a $250 deductible would cost the average driver about $18 more each month or $216 annually than choosing the higher $500 deductible. Since you would pay $250 more out-of-pocket with a $500 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you average more than 14 months between claim filings, you would save more money by going with a higher deductible.

Verify you're getting every discount

Some providers don't always advertise every discount they offer in an easy-to-find place, so below is a list both well-publicized and the harder-to-find ways to save on car insurance. If you aren't receiving every discount available, you could be paying more than you need to.Car insurance discounts

  • Theft Prevention Discount - Cars, trucks, and SUVs with anti-theft systems are less likely to be stolen so companies will give you a small discount.
  • Driver Education Discount - Reduce the cost of insurance for teen drivers by having them participate in a local driver's education class in high school.
  • Early Switch Discount - Some larger companies provide a discount for switching companies prior to the expiration date on your current Terrain insurance policy. You may see this discount when you get San Jose car insurance quotes online.
  • Senior Citizen Rates - Drivers that qualify as senior citizens may be able to get a small decrease in premiums.
  • Safety Course Discount - Successfully completing a course teaching driver safety skills could possibly earn you a 5% discount and easily pay for the cost of the class.
  • Service Members Pay Less - Being on active deployment in the military may lower your prices slightly.
  • Multi-policy Discount - If you combine your auto and homeowners policies with the same insurance company you may earn at least 10% off all policies.
  • Passenger Safety Discount - Cars that have air bags or automatic seat belts can get savings up to 30%.
  • Pay Early and Save - By making one initial payment rather than paying in monthly installments you may reduce your total bill.
  • Discounts for Federal Employees - Active or former government employment may qualify for a discount when you quote San Jose car insurance with certain companies.

It's important to note that some of the credits will not apply to your bottom line cost. The majority will only reduce specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. So despite the fact that it appears you would end up receiving a 100% discount, you aren't that lucky.

The illustration below illustrates the difference between GMC Terrain yearly insurance costs with and without discounts applied to the policy premium. The data assumes a female driver, no accidents, no driving violations, 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 multi-policy, safe-driver, claim-free, marriage, multi-car, and homeowner discounts applied.

A few of the larger companies and a partial list of their discounts can be found below.

  • State Farm has savings for defensive driving training, anti-theft, multiple autos, Steer Clear safe driver discount, student away at school, driver's education, and accident-free.
  • GEICO offers premium reductions for defensive driver, multi-vehicle, anti-theft, anti-lock brakes, and driver training.
  • SAFECO may include discounts for accident prevention training, teen safe driver, homeowner, safe driver, and anti-lock brakes.
  • Farmers Insurance offers discounts including early shopping, business and professional, electronic funds transfer, homeowner, and mature driver.
  • AAA may offer discounts for multi-policy, good student, multi-car, anti-theft, AAA membership discount, pay-in-full, and good driver.
  • USAA may have discounts that include loyalty savings, defensive driver, safe driver, multi-policy, annual mileage, and family discount.

If you are trying to find affordable GMC Terrain insurance quotes, ask every insurance company how you can save money. Savings may not apply in every state.

Car insurance is not optional in California

Even though San Jose Terrain insurance rates can get expensive, car insurance is required for several reasons.

  • Most states have minimum liability requirements which means it is punishable by state law to not carry specific minimum amounts of liability protection in order to drive the car. In California these limits are 15/30/5 which means you must have $15,000 of bodily injury coverage per person, $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and $5,000 of property damage coverage.
  • If you have a lien on your vehicle, almost all lenders will stipulate that you buy insurance to ensure they get paid if you total the vehicle. If you default on your policy, the lender may insure your GMC for a lot more money and require you to fork over for the expensive policy.
  • Insurance safeguards not only your vehicle but also your financial assets. It will also provide coverage for hospital and medical expenses for yourself as well as anyone injured by you. As part of your policy, liability insurance will also pay attorney fees if someone files suit against you as the result of an accident. If your GMC gets damaged, comprehensive (other-than-collision) and collision coverage will pay to repair the damage minus the deductible amount.

The benefits of carrying enough insurance definitely exceed the price paid, especially with large liability claims. But the average driver in California overpays more than $855 a year so compare rates at every renewal to help ensure money is not being wasted.

Insurance agents can help

Always keep in mind that when comparing the best insurance coverage, there is no "best" method to buy coverage. Each situation is unique and a cookie cutter policy won't apply.Safe vehicles cost less to insure These are some specific questions might point out if your insurance needs could use an agent's help.

  • Am I covered when delivering products for my home-based business?
  • How much coverage applies to personal belongings?
  • Is a driver training discount available?
  • Do I pay less if my vehicle is kept in my garage?
  • Am I covered if my car is in a flood?
  • Do I need medical payments coverage since I have good health insurance?
  • Are all vehicle passengers covered by medical payments coverage?
  • What policy terms are available?

If you're not sure about those questions, you may need to chat with an agent. If you don't have a local agent, take a second and complete this form or click here for a list of insurance companies in your area. It only takes a few minutes and may give you better protection.

Local San Jose insurance agents

A small number of people just prefer to visit with an insurance agent and there is nothing wrong with that. Experienced insurance agents are highly skilled in risk management and help submit paperwork. The best thing about price shopping on the web is the fact that you can find lower rates and still buy from a local agent.

After completing this form (opens in new window), your information is transmitted to local insurance agents in San Jose who will give you bids and help you find cheaper coverage. You won't need to drive around since price quotes are sent to you directly. In the event you want to get a price quote from a particular provider, don't hesitate to go to their quote page and give them your coverage information.

Choosing the best insurance company requires more thought than just a low price. Any agent in San Jose should be forthright in answering these questions:

  • Do they receive special compensation for putting your coverage with one company over another?
  • Is assistance available after office hours?
  • Will they make sure you get an adequate claim settlement?
  • Does the agency have a current Errors and Omissions policy?
  • Is the agent CPCU or CIC certified?
  • Do you work with a CSR or direct with the agent?

Listed below are San Jose insurance companies that may be willing to give price quote information for GMC Terrain insurance in San Jose.


1639 Meridian Ave a - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 286-4467 - View Map

Gary Sanchez - State Farm Insurance Agent
2053 Lincoln Ave a - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 269-5001 - View Map


361 Piercy Rd - San Jose, CA 95138 - (408) 225-2463 - View Map


4010 Moorpark Ave #117 - San Jose, CA 95117 - (408) 604-0092 - View Map

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