Chevy Silverado 2500HD Insurance Rate Quotes in San Jose

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The best way to save money on Chevy Silverado 2500HD insurance in San Jose is to make a habit of regularly comparing prices from insurance carriers that sell auto insurance in California. Prices can be compared by following these guidelines.

  1. Try to understand how car insurance works and the things you can control to keep rates in check. Many policy risk factors that result in higher rates like speeding and a poor credit rating can be improved by making minor changes in your lifestyle.
  2. Get rate quotes from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Exclusive agents and direct companies can only provide price estimates from a single company like Progressive and State Farm, while independent agents can provide prices from multiple companies.
  3. Compare the new rates to your current policy to see if you can save by switching companies. If you find a better price, make sure there is no lapse between the expiration of your current policy and the new one.

One thing to point out is that you use the same liability limits and deductibles on every price quote and to quote with as many different companies as possible. This guarantees a fair price comparison and a complete selection of prices.

Insurance quote for Chevy Silverado 2500HD in San JoseIt's an obvious assumption that car insurance companies don't want you to look at other companies. Insureds who shop around once a year are likely to switch insurance companies because they have a good chance of getting low-cost coverage. A study discovered that consumers who shopped around every year saved on average $860 a year as compared to drivers who never shopped around for cheaper prices.

If finding budget-friendly rates on Chevy Silverado 2500HD insurance in San Jose is why you're here, then knowing the best ways to shop for insurance can save time and make the process easier.

Just remember that comparing all the rates in your area will enable you to find a lower rate. Some insurance companies are not set up to provide online price quotes, so it's important to also get rates on coverage from those companies, too.

The auto insurance companies shown below are ready to provide comparison quotes in San Jose, CA. If multiple providers are shown, we recommend you visit as many as you can in order to get a fair rate comparison.

Auto insurance statistics for a Chevy Silverado 2500HD

The rate information shown below outlines a range of insurance premium costs for Chevy Silverado 2500HD models. Learning as much as possible about how car insurance premiums are established can be valuable when making decisions when choosing a new policy provider.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab 4WD $228 $482 $574 $34 $172 $1,490 $124
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab 2WD $228 $554 $650 $38 $194 $1,664 $139
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 4WD $228 $482 $574 $34 $172 $1,490 $124
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab Diesel 4WD $254 $554 $574 $34 $172 $1,588 $132
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab Diesel 2WD $254 $554 $650 $38 $194 $1,690 $141
Silverado 2500HD LT Extended Cab Diesel 2WD $254 $554 $650 $38 $194 $1,690 $141
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 2WD $254 $554 $650 $38 $194 $1,690 $141
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab Diesel 4WD $254 $554 $574 $34 $172 $1,588 $132
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab Diesel 2WD $254 $628 $650 $38 $194 $1,764 $147
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Cost estimates assume single female driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, multi-policy, multi-vehicle, claim-free, and safe-driver. Information does not factor in specific garaging location which can impact price quotes substantially.

Should you raise deductibles?

When shopping for auto insurance, a common question is which deductible level should you buy. The rates below can help show the rate differences of buying low and high insurance deductibles. The first rate quote example uses a $100 deductible for comprehensive and collision coverage and the second price grid uses a $1,000 deductible.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD insurance policy rates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab 4WD $430 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,865 $155
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab 2WD $430 $932 $500 $30 $150 $2,067 $172
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 4WD $430 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,865 $155
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab Diesel 4WD $478 $932 $442 $26 $132 $2,035 $170
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab Diesel 2WD $478 $932 $500 $30 $150 $2,115 $176
Silverado 2500HD LT Extended Cab Diesel 2WD $478 $932 $500 $30 $150 $2,115 $176
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 2WD $478 $932 $500 $30 $150 $2,115 $176
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab Diesel 4WD $478 $932 $442 $26 $132 $2,035 $170
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab Diesel 2WD $478 $1054 $500 $30 $150 $2,237 $186
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Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD insurance policy rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab 4WD $238 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,264 $105
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab 2WD $238 $490 $500 $30 $150 $1,408 $117
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 4WD $238 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,264 $105
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab Diesel 4WD $266 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,356 $113
Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab Diesel 2WD $266 $490 $500 $30 $150 $1,436 $120
Silverado 2500HD LT Extended Cab Diesel 2WD $266 $490 $500 $30 $150 $1,436 $120
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 2WD $266 $490 $500 $30 $150 $1,436 $120
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab Diesel 4WD $266 $490 $442 $26 $132 $1,356 $113
Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab Diesel 2WD $266 $556 $500 $30 $150 $1,502 $125
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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-policy, claim-free, homeowner, and multi-vehicle. Estimates do not factor in zip code location which can raise or lower premium rates substantially.

Based on the data above, we can derive that using a $100 deductible costs roughly $56 more each month or $672 a year than choosing the higher $1,000 deductible. Because you would be required to pay $900 more out of your own pocket with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you usually have more than 16 months between claim filings, you would probably come out ahead if you choose the higher deductible.

The illustration below demonstrates how deductible levels and can affect Chevy Silverado 2500HD insurance premiums for each age group. The information is based on a married male driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, and no discounts are applied.

Rate comparison of full coverage and liability-only

The information below visualizes the comparison of Chevy Silverado 2500HD premium costs with full physical damage coverage and with liability coverage only. The rates are based on no violations or claims, $1,000 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

When to drop full coverage

There is no definitive rule of when to eliminate physical damage coverage, but there is a general school of thought. If the annual cost of having full coverage is more than around 10% of any settlement you would receive from your insurance company, then it could be time to drop full coverage.

For example, let's say your Chevy Silverado 2500HD replacement value is $3,000 and you have $1,000 policy deductibles. If your vehicle is totaled, the most you would get paid by your company is $2,000 after paying your deductible. If premium cost is more than $200 annually for physical damage coverage, then you might want to consider buying only liability coverage.

There are some conditions where dropping physical damage coverage is not advised. If you haven't paid off your loan, you have to maintain full coverage to protect the lienholder's interest in the vehicle. Also, if your savings is not enough to buy a different vehicle if your current one is in an accident, you should not consider dropping full coverage.

Don't overlook these Chevy Silverado 2500HD insurance discounts

Insuring your fleet can be pricey, but you might be missing out on some discounts that could drop your premiums quite a bit. A few discounts will automatically apply at the time you complete a quote, but a few must be specially asked for before being credited.Save money with discounts

  • Federal Government Employee - Employees or retirees of the government can save as much as 8% but check with your company.
  • No Claims - Drivers with accident-free driving histories pay less as opposed to drivers with a long claim history.
  • Discounts for Cautious Drivers - Accident-free drivers may receive a discount up to 45% compared to accident prone drivers.
  • Life Insurance Discount - Some insurance companies give a discounted price on car insurance if you buy life insurance.
  • Drivers Education - Make teen driver coverage more affordable by requiring them to complete a driver education course in school.
  • Bundle and Save - If you insure your home and vehicles with one insurance company they may give you a discount of at least 10% off all policies.
  • Theft Deterrent - Anti-theft and alarm system equipped vehicles can help prevent theft and earn discounts up to 10% off your San Jose car insurance quote.
  • Senior Citizen Rates - Seniors are able to get lower premium rates.
  • Early Payment Discounts - If paying your policy premium upfront rather than paying in monthly installments you can avoid the installment charge.

A little disclaimer on discounts, most credits do not apply to all coverage premiums. Some only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. If you do the math and it seems like you would end up receiving a 100% discount, it just doesn't work that way.

The example below illustrates the difference between Chevy Silverado 2500HD premium costs with and without discounts applied. The information is based on a female driver, no accidents, no driving violations, California state minimum liability limits, full physical damage coverage, and $500 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with marriage, safe-driver, claim-free, multi-policy, homeowner, and multi-car discounts applied.

The best insurance companies and some of the premium reductions they offer are outlined below.

  • GEICO includes discounts for multi-vehicle, air bags, good student, membership and employees, federal employee, five-year accident-free, and multi-policy.
  • MetLife may offer discounts for good driver, multi-policy, defensive driver, good student, and accident-free.
  • State Farm policyholders can earn discounts including Steer Clear safe driver discount, anti-theft, safe vehicle, Drive Safe & Save, and passive restraint.
  • Progressive has savings for multi-policy, online quote discount, online signing, multi-vehicle, homeowner, good student, and continuous coverage.
  • Mercury Insurance offers premium reductions for multi-car, professional/association, accident-free, location of vehicle, and age of vehicle.
  • 21st Century may have discounts that include 55 and older, anti-lock brakes, driver training, teen driver, good student, student driver, and automatic seat belts.
  • Allstate may include discounts for FullPay discount, good payer, economy car, multi-policy, resident student, utility vehicle, and early signing.

Double check with each company to give you their best rates. Some of the discounts discussed earlier may not be offered in every state. For a list of insurance companies offering insurance discounts in California, click here.

Protect your vehicle and other assets

Despite the high insurance cost for a Chevy Silverado 2500HD in San Jose, car insurance serves several important purposes.

First, just about all states have minimum mandated liability insurance limits which means you are required to carry a specific minimum amount of liability protection in order to get the vehicle licensed. 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.

Second, if you have a lien on your vehicle, more than likely the lender will require you to have physical damage coverage to ensure they get paid if you total the vehicle. If you do not pay your insurance premiums, the lender will be forced to insure your Chevy at a significantly higher premium and make you pay for it.

Third, insurance safeguards not only your Chevy Silverado 2500HD but also your financial assets. It also can pay for hospital and medical expenses that are the result of an accident. Liability coverage, the one required by state law, also pays expenses related to your legal defense if you are named as a defendant in an auto accident. If damage is caused by hail or an accident, comprehensive (other-than-collision) and collision coverage will cover the damage repairs after a deductible is paid.

The benefits of buying enough insurance definitely exceed the cost, specifically if you ever have a liability claim. According to a survey of 1,000 drivers, the average driver is currently overpaying as much as $825 a year so compare rate quotes once a year at a minimum to save money.

Car insurance is available from local insurance agents

A small number of people would rather sit down and talk to an agent and doing so can bring peace of mind A good thing about comparing rates online is that you can find the lowest rates and also buy local. And supporting local agents is definitely important in San Jose.

Insurance agency in San JoseOnce you complete this form (opens in new window), your insurance coverage information is emailed to agents in your area that give free quotes for your coverage. There is no reason to drive around since price quotes are sent straight to your inbox. You can find the lowest rates AND a local agent. In the event you want to get a rate quote from a specific car insurance provider, you would need to go to their quote page to submit a rate quote request.

Exclusive or Independent: There is a difference

If you're trying to find a local agent, there are two different types of agencies and how they differ in how they quote coverages. Car insurance agents are categorized either exclusive or independent (non-exclusive).

Independent Agencies or Brokers

Agents in the independent channel often have many company appointments so as a result can place your coverage with an assortment of companies enabling the ability to shop coverage around. If you want to switch companies, your agent can just switch to a different company which makes it simple for you.

When comparing rate quotes, you absolutely need to include a few independent agents in order to compare the most rates. They also have the ability to place coverage with small regional insurance companies which may have better rates.

Featured below is a partial list of independent agents in San Jose that can give you cheap rate quotes.

  • 738 N 1st St - San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 350-5700 - View Map
  • All Coverage Insurance Agency
    3033 Moorpark Ave #27 - San Jose, CA 95128 - (408) 244-9100 - View Map
  • Cya Insurance Agency From Sn
    1271 Story Rd #50 - San Jose, CA 95122 - (408) 971-4172 - View Map

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Exclusive Car Insurance Agencies

These type of agents can only quote rates from one company such as Allstate, AAA, Farmers Insurance, and State Farm. They generally cannot compare rates from other companies so they are skilled at selling on more than just price. Exclusive agents are highly trained on their company's products which helps them sell insurance even at higher premiums. Some consumers prefer to use the same agent mainly due to the brand name rather than low rates.

Below is a short list of exclusive insurance agencies in San Jose who can help you get price quote information.

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Choosing a insurance agency is decision based upon more than just a cheap price quote. Any agent in San Jose should be willing to answer these questions.

  • Do you qualify for any additional discounts?
  • By raising physical damage deductibles, how much would you save?
  • Do the agents have professional certifications like CPCU or CIC?
  • What will you get paid if your car is a total loss? How is that amount determined?
  • Is auto insurance their primary focus in San Jose?
  • What is their Better Business Bureau rating?
  • Is vehicle mileage a factor when determining depreciation for repairs?
  • Do the coverages you're quoting properly cover your vehicle?