Affordable Rate Quotes for Volvo C70 Insurance in San Jose

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Are you searching for more affordable Volvo C70 insurance in San Jose? Tired of being strong-armed to keep your car insured? You are no different than millions of other drivers.

Insurance quote for Volvo C70 in San JoseA recent study revealed that most car insurance buyers in California kept their coverage with the same car insurance company for a minimum of four years, and almost half have never even shopped around for affordable coverage. Drivers in the United States can save almost $860 each year just by getting comparison quotes, but most just don't grasp the large savings they would see if they replace their high priced policy. You have so many insurance companies to pick from, and even though it's nice to have a choice, too many choices makes it more difficult to find a good deal for Volvo C70 insurance in San Jose.

This information will familiarize you with the best way to buy inexpensive auto insurance and some money-saving tips. If you already have coverage, you should be able to get lower rates using this information. Shoppers just have to know how to compare insurance rates instantly.

Determine discounts to get cheap San Jose auto insurance rates

Some companies don't always list every discount they offer very clearly, so here is a list a few of the more well known as well as the least known credits available to bring down your rates.

  • Club Memberships - Being in a civic or occupational organization in San Jose is a simple method to lower premiums on auto insurance.
  • Auto/Life Discount - Some auto insurance companies give lower premium rates if you buy a life insurance policy as well.
  • E-sign Discounts - Some auto insurance companies may give you up to $50 just for signing your application online.
  • New Vehicle Savings - Buying a new car instead of a used C70 can get you a discount because new vehicles are generally safer.
  • Pay Early and Save - By making one initial payment rather than paying in monthly installments you may have a lower total premium amount.
  • Switch and Save Discount - A few auto insurance companies allow discounts for buying a new policy early. It could save around 10% when you buy San Jose auto insurance online.
  • Defensive Driving Course - Taking part in a safe driver class may get you a small discount and easily pay for the cost of the class.
  • Telematics Data Discounts - Insureds who allow their insurance company to study their driving habits by installing a telematics device such as State Farm's In-Drive might see lower rates if they show good driving skills.
  • Discounts for Responsible Drivers - Drivers who don't get into accidents can save up to 40% or more on their San Jose auto insurance quote than drivers with accidents.

You should keep in mind that some credits don't apply to the entire policy premium. Most only cut the price of certain insurance coverages like liability and collision coverage. If you do the math and it seems like having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, nobody gets a free ride. Any qualifying discounts will help lower your overall bill.

The chart below shows the difference between Volvo C70 insurance costs with and without some available policy discounts. The premiums assume a male driver, no claims or 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, homeowner, marriage, multi-car, safe-driver, and claim-free discounts applied.

To see insurers that can offer you the previously mentioned discounts in San Jose, click here.

The companies shown below can provide price comparisons in San Jose, CA. If multiple companies are shown, we suggest you visit several of them to get a more complete price comparison.

Insurance statistics for a Volvo C70

The data table below covers detailed analysis of insurance premium costs for Volvo C70 models. Understanding how insurance premiums are figured can aid in making smart choices when buying a policy.

Volvo C70 Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
C70 T5 2-Dr Convertible $216 $392 $300 $18 $90 $1,016 $85
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Table data assumes married male 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, safe-driver, and claim-free. Estimates do not factor in San Jose location which can lower or raise rates considerably.

How high should deductibles be?

When shopping for insurance, a common question is how high or low should comp and collision deductibles be. The rates below may help to illustrate how much more you'll pay when you buy lower versus higher physical damage deductibles. The first data set uses a $250 physical damage coverage deductible and the second rate table uses a $500 deductible.

Volvo C70 insurance rates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
C70 T5 2-Dr Convertible $386 $678 $292 $18 $88 $1,487 $124
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Volvo C70 insurance rates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
C70 T5 2-Dr Convertible $314 $546 $292 $18 $88 $1,258 $105
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Prices based on married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, multi-vehicle, claim-free, safe-driver, and multi-policy. Table data does not factor in vehicle garaging location which can lower or raise rates noticeably.

Based on these figures, using a $250 deductible costs an average of $19 more each month or $228 a year across all Volvo C70 models than choosing the higher $500 deductible. Due to the fact that you would have to pay $250 more if you file a claim with a $500 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you usually have at least 13 months between claim filings, you would probably save some money by selecting a higher deductible.

The illustration below illustrates how your choice of deductibles and can affect Volvo C70 annual premium costs for different age groups of insureds. The information is based on a single female driver, full coverage, and no discounts are applied.

Comparison of full coverage and liability-only policies

The example below shows the difference between Volvo C70 car insurance rates with full coverage and liability only. The rate quotes are based on no violations or accidents, $100 deductibles, marital status is single, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

When to switch to liability coverage only

There is no definitive guideline of when to eliminate comp and collision coverage, but there is a general guideline you can use. If the annual cost of coverage is more than around 10% of the replacement cost of your vehicle minus the policy deductible, then it might be time to buy liability only.

For example, let's say your Volvo C70 settlement value is $3,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is destroyed, the most your company would pay you is $2,000 after paying your policy deductible. If you are currently paying more than $200 a year for your policy with full coverage, then you might consider buying liability only.

There are some circumstances where only buying liability is not a good idea. If you haven't satisfied your loan, you have to keep full coverage in order to prevent your loan from defaulting. Also, if you don't have enough money to buy a different vehicle in case of an accident, you should not consider dropping full coverage.

Learn How to Quote Insurance Cheaper

A large part of saving on insurance is knowing a few of the rating criteria that come into play when calculating your policy premiums. When you know what positively or negatively determines premiums, this enables you to make decisions that may result in cheaper rates.

  • Where you call home can affect prices - Choosing to live in a rural area has definite advantages when shopping for auto insurance. City drivers tend to have more auto accidents and higher rates of accident claims. Fewer drivers on the road means fewer accidents and lower theft and vandalism rates.
  • Drive a fast car, truck or SUV and pay more - The make and model of the vehicle you are insuring makes a substantial difference in how high your rates are. The lowest base rates are for economy passenger cars, but the final cost of insurance is determined by many other factors.

    The following chart uses these assumptions: single male driver age 40, full coverage with $1000 deductibles, and no discounts or violations. It compares Volvo C70 rates compared to other models that have a range of performance risks.

  • Can a thief steal your car? - Driving a car that has an advanced theft prevention system can get you a discount on your insurance. Systems that thwart thieves such as LoJack tracking devices, vehicle tamper alarm systems or GM's OnStar system all help prevent your car from being stolen.
  • Good drivers pay less - Careful drivers pay lower auto insurance prices than their less careful counterparts. Even a single speeding ticket can increase the cost of insurance to the point where it's not affordable. People who have dangerous violations such as DUI, reckless driving or excessive speeding may need to maintain a SR-22 with the DMV in their state in order to legally drive.

    The diagram below demonstrates how speeding tickets and accident claims can raise Volvo C70 yearly insurance costs for each different age category. The price estimates are based on a married female driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, $250 deductibles, and no discounts are factored in.

  • Decrease rates by maintaining coverage - Not maintaining insurance is illegal and your next policy will cost more because you let your insurance coverage expire. Not only will rates go up, failure to provide proof of insurance will get you a fine, jail time, or a revoked license. You may then be required to prove you have insurance by filing a SR-22 with the California motor vehicle department to get your license reinstated.
  • More policies can equal more savings - Lots of insurance companies will award lower prices to people who carry more than one policy. It's known as a multi-policy discount. This can amount to anywhere from five to ten percent in most cases. Even though this discount sounds good, it's always a smart idea to comparison shop to help guarantee you have the best rates.
  • Gender and car insurance premiums - Statistics show that females take fewer risks when driving. However, don't assume that women are better drivers. Both genders cause at-fault accidents at a similar rate, but guys cause more damage and cost insurance companies more money. Not only that, but men also receive more major tickets such as DWI and reckless driving. Male drivers age 16 to 19 tend to get in the most accidents and are penalized with high insurance rates.

    The example below shows the difference between Volvo C70 insurance rates for male and female drivers. The rate quotes are based on a clean driving record, no claims, comprehensive and collision coverage, $250 deductibles, marital status is single, and no other discounts are factored in.

You are unique and your insurance should be too

Always remember that when buying your policy, there isn't really a cookie cutter policy. Your situation is unique and your policy should reflect that. Here are some questions about coverages that may help you determine whether or not you might need professional guidance.

  • Am I covered if I drive in a foreign country?
  • Do all my vehicles need collision coverage?
  • I have a DUI can I still get coverage?
  • How can I get the company to pay a claim?
  • Can I afford to buy a different vehicle if my Volvo C70 is totaled?
  • Is my custom paint covered by insurance?
  • What states are considered no-fault?
  • Does my policy cover me when driving someone else's vehicle?
  • What exactly is covered by my policy?
  • Do I need more liability coverage?

If it's difficult to answer those questions, then you may want to think about talking to an insurance agent. If you don't have a local agent, fill out this quick form or go to this page to view a list of companies. It's fast, doesn't cost anything and you can get the answers you need.

Exclusive and independent insurance agencies

Certain consumers prefer to visit with an insurance agent and that is not a bad decision Agents can help determine the best coverages and help submit paperwork. The best thing about price shopping on the web is you may find the best rates and also buy local. Buying from local agencies is especially important in San Jose.

Insurance agency in San JoseFor easy comparison, once you complete this quick form, your insurance coverage information gets sent to participating agents in San Jose that can provide free San Jose auto insurance quotes for your auto insurance coverage. There is no reason to even leave your home because prices are sent to you directly. If you need to compare rates for a specific company, you just need to go to their quote page and fill out the quote form the provide.

If you're trying to find an insurance agent, it helps to know the two different agency structures to choose from. San Jose agents are considered either independent (non-exclusive) or exclusive. Both types of agents can insure your vehicles properly, but it is a good idea to know the difference in the companies they write for because it can influence the type of agent you choose.

Independent Agents (or Brokers)

These agents are appointed with more than one company and that is an advantage because they can write policies with lots of companies and get the cheapest rates. If prices rise, they can switch companies in-house and the insured can keep the same agent.

When comparing rate quotes, we recommend you contact multiple independent agents to get the most accurate price comparison.

Below is a list of independent insurance agencies in San Jose that may be able to provide competitive price quotes.

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

6920 Santa Teresa Blvd #101 - San Jose, CA 95119 - (408) 754-9000 - View Map

900 N 1st St E - San Jose, CA 95112 - (408) 292-2925 - View Map

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Exclusive Agencies

These agents can usually just insure with one company like AAA, Allstate, State Farm, or Farmers Insurance. These agents are unable to compare other company's rates so if the price isn't competitive there isn't much they can do. Exclusive insurance agents are highly trained on their company's products which aids in selling service over price.

Shown below are exclusive agencies in San Jose that are able to give price quote information.

1153 Redmond Ave Ste C - San Jose, CA 95120 - (408) 927-7526 - View Map

Dennis Stroup - State Farm Insurance Agent
6455 Almaden Expy Ste 103 - San Jose, CA 95120 - (408) 268-7800 - View Map

1625 N Capitol Ave - San Jose, CA 95132 - (408) 272-2629 - View Map

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Finding the right car insurance agent is decision based upon more than just the bottom line cost. Some important questions to ask are:

  • Will you work with the agent or an assistant?
  • Which insurance companies are they affiliated with?
  • Do they have adequate Errors and Omissions coverage? This protects you if they make a mistake.
  • Are they paid to recommend certain coverages?
  • How experienced are they in personal risk management?
  • Will they give you a referral list?
  • Who are their largest clients?

Buying the right vehicle insurance in California is an important decision

Despite the high cost of buying insurance for a Volvo C70 in San Jose, maintaining insurance is mandatory in California but it also protects more than you think.

First, the majority of states have mandatory insurance requirements which means you are required to buy a specific minimum amount of liability protection in order to drive the car legally. 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 bought your Volvo C70 with a loan, almost every bank will make it mandatory that you have comprehensive coverage to guarantee payment of the loan. If you cancel or allow the policy to lapse, the lender may have to buy a policy to insure your Volvo for a much higher rate and require you to pay the higher price.

Third, insurance preserves not only your car but also your financial assets. It will also cover hospital and medical expenses for both you and anyone you injure as the result of an accident. One policy coverage, liability insurance, will also pay for a defense attorney if you are sued as the result of your driving. If you receive damage to your vehicle caused by a storm or accident, comprehensive and/or collision insurance will cover the damage repairs after a deductible is paid.

The benefits of buying insurance more than offset the price you pay, especially with large liability claims. According to a survey of 1,000 drivers, the average driver is wasting up to $810 a year so you should quote your policy with other companies each time the policy renews to help ensure money is not being wasted.

Cheaper insurance is a realistic goal

We've covered a lot of tips how to lower your Volvo C70 insurance prices in San Jose. The key concept to understand is the more price quotes you have, the better your chances of lowering your rates. You may even discover the lowest prices are with some of the smallest insurance companies. Regional companies can often provide lower rates in certain areas than their larger competitors like State Farm, GEICO and Nationwide.

When searching for affordable San Jose auto insurance quotes, do not reduce needed coverages to save money. There have been many cases where someone dropped liability limits or collision coverage only to regret that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. Your focus should be to get the best coverage possible at the best price, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.

Steps to buying low-cost Volvo C70 insurance in San Jose

The recommended way to get cheaper Volvo C70 insurance in San Jose is to compare prices annually from providers in California. Prices can be compared by following these steps.

First, spend some time learning about the coverage provided by your policy and the modifications you can make to keep rates in check. Many factors that are responsible for high rates like at-fault accidents, careless driving, and poor credit can be rectified by making minor changes in your lifestyle.

Second, get rate quotes from direct carriers, independent agents, and exclusive agents. Exclusive and direct companies can only give rate quotes from a single company like GEICO or State Farm, while agents who are independent can provide price quotes from multiple sources.

Third, compare the new rate quotes to your existing rates to see if a cheaper price is available. If you find a better price and change companies, make sure there is no coverage gap between policies.

Fourth, notify your current company of your intent to cancel your existing policy and submit the application along with any required down payment for the new coverage. Don't forget to place your new certificate verifying proof of insurance in your vehicle.

A good piece of advice is to use identical deductibles and limits on every quote request and and to get prices from as many companies as you can. Doing this provides an accurate price comparison and the best rate selection.

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