Car Insurance Quotes for a Subaru Tribeca in San Jose

  1. Home
  2. >
  3. Popular Vehicles
  4. >
  5. Subaru Tribeca

Insurance rates Subaru Tribeca in San JoseIt takes a little time, but the best way to get low-cost auto insurance rates in San Jose is to compare prices regularly from insurers that sell auto insurance in California. Rate comparisons can be done by following these steps.

  1. Get an understanding of car insurance and the modifications you can make to lower rates. Many rating factors that drive up the price such as accidents, traffic tickets, and a bad credit score can be remedied by being financially responsible and driving safely. Continue reading for more information to lower rates and find more discounts that you may not know about.
  2. Compare prices from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Exclusive and direct companies can only give prices from a single company like GEICO and State Farm, while independent agencies can quote prices from many different companies.
  3. Compare the quotes to your existing policy to see if a cheaper rate is available in San Jose. If you find a lower rate and switch companies, ensure coverage does not lapse between policies.

A valuable tip to remember is to compare the same amount of coverage on every quote and and to get prices from every company you can. This enables a fair rate comparison and a better comparison of the market.

We don't have to point out that fact that car insurance companies don't want their customers to go rate shopping. Consumers who compare price quotes are highly likely to switch companies because there is a great chance of finding a policy with more affordable rates. Surprisingly, a recent survey revealed that people who routinely shopped for cheaper coverage saved approximately $70 a month compared to those who never shopped around for lower prices.

If finding the most affordable auto insurance is your ultimate goal, then learning about how to find and compare insurance coverage can make it easier to find better rates.

Reducing your Subaru Tribeca insurance rates can be surprisingly simple. Consumers just need to take time comparing free San Jose auto insurance quotes to discover which company has affordable San Jose auto insurance quotes.

Doing price comparisons online is so simple that it makes it a waste of time to call or drive to each insurance agency near you. Quoting and buying Subaru Tribeca insurance online eliminates the middleman unless your situation requires the trained guidance that only a licensed agent can provide. However, consumers can compare online quotes but have a local agent actually write the policy.

The following companies have been selected to offer free quotes in San Jose, CA. If more than one company is shown, it's a good idea that you get rates from several of them in order to get a fair rate comparison.

Car insurance protects more than just your car

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

  • Most states have mandatory insurance requirements which means the state requires specific limits of liability coverage 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.
  • If you bought your Subaru with a loan, almost every bank will make it a condition of the loan that you buy insurance to guarantee their interest in the vehicle. If you let the policy lapse, the bank may buy a policy for your Subaru at a significantly higher premium and force you to pay for the expensive policy.
  • Car insurance preserves your Subaru Tribeca and your assets. It will also provide coverage for medical bills for not only you but also any passengers injured in an accident. As part of your policy, liability insurance will also pay attorney fees if you are sued as the result of an accident. If mother nature or an accident damages your car, your policy will pay to have it repaired.

The benefits of having insurance outweigh the cost, especially with large liability claims. In a recent study of 1,000 drivers, the average customer is overpaying more than $810 a year so smart consumers compare quotes at every renewal to save money.

Analysis of coverages

The information displayed below highlights estimates of insurance premium costs for Subaru Tribeca models. Having insight into how auto insurance premiums are established is important to be able to make decisions on the best policy coverages.

Subaru Tribeca Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Tribeca 3.6R Limited $234 $490 $534 $32 $160 $1,450 $121
Tribeca 3.6R Premium $234 $490 $534 $32 $160 $1,450 $121
Tribeca 3.6R Touring $260 $490 $534 $32 $160 $1,476 $123
Get Your Own Custom Quote Go

Table data represents single male driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include safe-driver, claim-free, homeowner, multi-vehicle, and multi-policy. Information does not factor in specific garaging location which can affect insurance rates substantially.

Higher deductibles lower rates

One common question asked by San Jose drivers is where to set your physical damage deductibles. The comparison tables below may help you to understand the costs and benefits between high and low physical damage deductibles. The first rate quote example uses a $250 deductible and the second rate chart uses a $1,000 deductible.

Subaru Tribeca insurance premium rates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Tribeca 3.6R Limited $386 $678 $442 $26 $132 $1,689 $141
Tribeca 3.6R Premium $386 $678 $442 $26 $132 $1,689 $141
Tribeca 3.6R Touring $430 $678 $442 $26 $132 $1,733 $144
Get Your Own Custom Quote Go
Subaru Tribeca insurance premium rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Tribeca 3.6R Limited $238 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,264 $105
Tribeca 3.6R Premium $238 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,264 $105
Tribeca 3.6R Touring $266 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,292 $108
Get Your Own Custom Quote Go

Table data assumes married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, safe-driver, claim-free, multi-policy, and multi-vehicle. Rate information does not factor in vehicle garaging location which can modify price quotes substantially.

We can estimate from the data above that using a $250 deductible costs approximately $36 more each month or $432 a year than quoting the higher $1,000 deductible. Since you would have to pay $750 more if you file a claim with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you tend to go more than 21 months between claims, you would more than likely save some money going with the higher deductible.

The diagram below demonstrates how choosing different deductibles and can change Subaru Tribeca insurance rates for each different age category. The information is based on a single female driver, full physical damage coverage, and no other discounts are factored in.

How much more does full coverage cost?

The information below illustrates the difference between Subaru Tribeca auto insurance costs with and without full coverage. The price estimates are based on no tickets, no at-fault accidents, $250 deductibles, marital status is single, and no policy discounts are applied.

Should you buy full coverage or liability only?

There is no exact formula for dropping physical damage coverage on your policy, but there is a guideline you can use. If the annual cost of having full coverage is about 10% or more of the vehicle's replacement cost less your deductible, then it might be time to buy liability only.

For example, let's assume your Subaru Tribeca replacement value is $7,000 and you have $1,000 deductibles. If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, the most you would receive is $6,000 after you pay the deductible. If you are paying more than $600 a year for full coverage, then it might be time to buy liability only.

There are some scenarios where dropping physical damage coverage is not advised. If you still owe money on your vehicle, you have to maintain full coverage in order to satisfy the requirements of the loan. Also, if your finances do not allow you to purchase a different vehicle in the even your car is totaled, you should keep full coverage.

Lower-cost Subaru Tribeca insurance in San Jose

Not many people think insurance is cheap, but you might already qualify for some discounts that can dramatically reduce your bill. Some discounts will apply at the time you complete a quote, but some may not be applied and must be specifically requested in order for you to get them. If you aren't receiving every discount possible, you are paying more than you should be.Discount insurance

  • Senior Citizen Rates - If you qualify as a senior citizen, you may qualify for lower premium rates.
  • Memberships - Joining specific professional or occupational memberships or organizations can get you a small discount on your policy.
  • Drivers Ed for Students - Have your child complete a driver education course in school.
  • Savings for New Vehicles - Buying coverage on a new vehicle can get you a discount because new vehicles have to meet stringent safety requirements.
  • Telematics Discount - People who choose to allow their insurance company to analyze when and where they use their vehicle remotely like Allstate's Drivewise could save a few bucks as long as they are good drivers.
  • No Claims - Drivers with accident-free driving histories get the best insurance rates in comparison to insureds who have frequent claims or accidents.

It's important to note that most discounts do not apply to the whole policy. Most cut specific coverage prices like liability and collision coverage. So when it seems like having all the discounts means you get insurance for free, companies don't profit that way.

The information below illustrates the difference between Subaru Tribeca yearly insurance costs with and without discounts applied. The price estimates are based on a female driver, no violations or accidents, California state minimum liability limits, full coverage, and $1,000 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with safe-driver, homeowner, multi-policy, claim-free, marriage, and multi-car discounts applied.

Companies and some of their more popular discounts can be found below.

  • American Family policyholders can earn discounts including good student, air bags, good driver, accident-free, mySafetyValet, bundled insurance, and defensive driver.
  • Farm Bureau includes discounts for driver training, multi-vehicle, good student, 55 and retired, safe driver, and multi-policy.
  • State Farm may have discounts that include passive restraint, safe vehicle, multiple autos, Steer Clear safe driver discount, good driver, anti-theft, and student away at school.
  • Travelers may offer discounts for payment discounts, new car, save driver, continuous insurance, and early quote.
  • The Hartford may include discounts for defensive driver, driver training, bundle, air bag, vehicle fuel type, and anti-theft.
  • GEICO has savings for multi-policy, daytime running lights, anti-lock brakes, emergency military deployment, air bags, military active duty, and membership and employees.
  • Progressive discounts include continuous coverage, good student, online quote discount, online signing, homeowner, multi-policy, and multi-vehicle.

It's a good idea to ask all the companies how you can save money. Savings may not be available in every state. To see insurers who offer free Subaru Tribeca insurance quotes in California, follow this link.

Special considerations

Always keep in mind that when comparing insurance from an agent or online, there really is no "best" method to buy coverage. Each situation is unique so this has to be addressed.Insurance savings These are some specific questions might point out whether or not you would benefit from professional advice.

  • What policy terms are available?
  • How can I find cheaper teen driver insurance?
  • What is UM/UIM insurance?
  • When do I need to add a new car to my policy?
  • How can I force my company to pay a claim?
  • Is my dog or cat covered if injured in an accident?
  • Do I have coverage when making deliveries for my home business?
  • If my car is totaled with they pay enough to replace it?

If you're not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation then you might want to talk to a licensed insurance agent. To find lower rates from a local agent, take a second and complete this form or you can go here for a list of companies in your area. It's fast, doesn't cost anything and may give you better protection.