Cheap Quotes for Suzuki SX4 Insurance in San Jose

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It's well known that auto insurance companies don't want you quoting rates from other companies. People who compare other rates will probably switch auto insurance companies because there is a significant possibility of finding a cheaper policy. A recent study showed that consumers who routinely shopped around saved about $865 a year compared to people who never shopped around for cheaper prices.

If finding the best price on Suzuki SX4 insurance in San Jose is your ultimate goal, then learning about how to quote and compare cheaper coverage can make shopping around easier.

Insurance rates Suzuki SX4 in San JoseThe best way we recommend to get discount car insurance rates in San Jose is to start comparing rates regularly from providers who provide auto insurance in California. Rate comparisons can be done by following these steps.

  1. Take a little time to learn about how insurance works and the measures you can take to keep rates low. Many risk factors that are responsible for high rates like your driving record and a negative credit score can be eliminated by making small lifestyle or driving habit changes.
  2. Compare price quotes from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Direct companies and exclusive agencies can only quote rates from a single company like Progressive or Farmers Insurance, while agents who are independent can provide prices from multiple sources. Find a San Jose insurance agent
  3. Compare the new quotes to your current policy premium to determine if you can save on SX4 insurance in San Jose. If you can save some money and switch companies, ensure coverage does not lapse between policies.

The most important part of shopping around is to use the same deductibles and limits on every quote and and to get quotes from every insurance company. Doing this helps ensure a fair rate comparison and a complete price analysis.

When price shopping your coverage, making a lot of price comparisons gives you a better chance of getting more affordable rates. Some companies don't provide online price quotes, so you need to compare price estimates from those companies as well.

The following companies provide price quotes in California. If the list has multiple companies, we suggest you compare several of them to get the most competitive price.

Auto insurance rates and discounts

Car insurance companies don't always list every policy discount in an easy-to-find place, so the following list contains some of the more common and the more hidden credits available to you.Save money with discounts

  • Low Mileage Discounts - Low annual miles could be rewarded with substantially lower auto insurance rates.
  • Senior Citizen Discount - Drivers that qualify as senior citizens could receive a small discount on rates.
  • Theft Prevention Discount - Cars, trucks, and SUVs optioned with advanced anti-theft systems can help prevent theft and that can save you a little bit as well.
  • Payment Discounts - If you pay your bill all at once instead of paying each month you can actually save on your bill.
  • Life Insurance - Auto insurance companies who offer life insurance give a discount if you purchase a life policy as well.
  • No Accidents - Drivers with accident-free driving histories pay less as compared to drivers with a long claim history.

Remember that many deductions do not apply to all coverage premiums. The majority will only reduce the cost of specific coverages such as comprehensive or collision. So when it seems like all those discounts means the company will pay you, you won't be that lucky.

The diagram below shows the difference between Suzuki SX4 insurance premiums with and without discounts being applied to the rates. The prices are based on a male driver, no claims, a clean driving record, California state minimum liability limits, comp and collision included, and $250 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-policy, marriage, claim-free, multi-car, safe-driver, and homeowner discounts applied.

A partial list of companies who might offer these discounts include:

If you need lower rates, check with all the companies the best way to save money. Discounts might not apply in every state. To see insurance companies who offer online Suzuki SX4 insurance quotes in San Jose, click here to view.

Suzuki SX4 detailed coverage information

The coverage table displayed below outlines estimates of coverage prices for Suzuki SX4 models. Understanding more about how auto insurance prices are established can be useful when making smart choices when selecting a coverage provider.

Suzuki SX4 Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
SX4 LE $220 $426 $456 $26 $136 $1,264 $105
SX4 2WD $252 $350 $456 $26 $136 $1,220 $102
SX4 Sport S $252 $502 $456 $26 $136 $1,372 $114
SX4 Sport SE $252 $502 $456 $26 $136 $1,372 $114
SX4 Technology 2WD $252 $426 $456 $26 $136 $1,296 $108
SX4 Sportback 2WD $252 $426 $456 $26 $136 $1,296 $108
SX4 AWD AWD $252 $426 $456 $26 $136 $1,296 $108
SX4 Sport GTS $252 $502 $456 $26 $136 $1,372 $114
SX4 Technology AWD $286 $426 $456 $26 $136 $1,330 $111
SX4 Touring AWD $286 $426 $456 $26 $136 $1,330 $111
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Cost estimates assume married male driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $500 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, claim-free, safe-driver, homeowner, and multi-vehicle. Price information does not factor in specific location information which can impact auto insurance rates noticeably.

Deductible comparison

A question often asked by San Jose drivers is where should you set your physical damage deductibles. The premium rates below show how much more rates are of buying low and high coverage deductibles. The first data table uses a $250 deductible for comp and collision and the second rate table uses a $1,000 deductible.

Suzuki SX4 insurance prices with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
SX4 LE $298 $576 $442 $26 $132 $1,499 $125
SX4 2WD $342 $472 $442 $26 $132 $1,439 $120
SX4 Sport S $342 $678 $442 $26 $132 $1,645 $137
SX4 Sport SE $342 $678 $442 $26 $132 $1,645 $137
SX4 Technology 2WD $342 $576 $442 $26 $132 $1,543 $129
SX4 Sportback 2WD $342 $576 $442 $26 $132 $1,543 $129
SX4 AWD AWD $342 $576 $442 $26 $132 $1,543 $129
SX4 Sport GTS $342 $678 $442 $26 $132 $1,645 $137
SX4 Technology AWD $386 $576 $442 $26 $132 $1,587 $132
SX4 Touring AWD $386 $576 $442 $26 $132 $1,587 $132
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Suzuki SX4 insurance prices with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
SX4 LE $184 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,146 $96
SX4 2WD $210 $298 $442 $26 $132 $1,108 $92
SX4 Sport S $210 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,236 $103
SX4 Sport SE $210 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,236 $103
SX4 Technology 2WD $210 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,172 $98
SX4 Sportback 2WD $210 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,172 $98
SX4 AWD AWD $210 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,172 $98
SX4 Sport GTS $210 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,236 $103
SX4 Technology AWD $238 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,200 $100
SX4 Touring AWD $238 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,200 $100
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Data based on married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, homeowner, safe-driver, claim-free, and multi-policy. Premium costs do not factor in zip code location which can impact coverage rates substantially.

Based on the above data, using a $250 deductible costs approximately $32 more each month or $384 for a full year averaged for all SX4 models than opting for the higher $1,000 deductible. Because you would pay $750 more to file a claim with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you average at a minimum 23 months between claim filings, you would save money if you decide on a higher deductible. Here's an example of how we made this calculation.

Average monthly premium for $250 deductibles: $131
Average monthly premium for $1,000 deductibles (subtract): - $99
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $32
Difference between deductibles ($1,000 - $250): $750
Divide difference by monthly savings: $750 / $32
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 23 months

One important issue to know is that higher deductibles means you will have to cover more of the damage yourself when you file a claim. You need to have enough money put aside in order to pay more to get your vehicle repaired.

Tickets and at-fault accidents raise rates

The example below shows how traffic citations and fender-benders impact Suzuki SX4 insurance premiums for each age group. The rate quotes are based on a married female driver, comp and collision included, $1,000 deductibles, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

Auto insurance premiums based on gender

The information below visualizes the comparison of Suzuki SX4 insurance costs for male and female drivers. The premium estimates are based on no accidents, no driving violations, full physical damage coverage, $250 deductibles, marital status is single, and no discounts are applied.

Full coverage rates compared to liability-only

The example below compares Suzuki SX4 insurance premiums with and without physical damage coverage, medical payments, and uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage. The data is based on no claims or driving violations, $250 deductibles, single marital status, and no discounts are taken into consideration.

Guidelines for dropping full coverage

There is no exact formula for phasing out physical damage coverage on your policy, but there is a guideline you can consider. If the annual cost of comprehensive and collision coverage is 10% or more of replacement cost minus your deductible, the it may be a good time to stop paying for full coverage.

For example, let's pretend your Suzuki SX4 replacement cost is $3,000 and you have $1,000 policy deductibles. If your vehicle is severely damaged, the most your company will settle for is $2,000 after the deductible is paid. If you are paying more than $200 a year to have full coverage, then it's probably a good time to buy liability coverage only.

There are some scenarios where buying only liability insurance is not advised. If you still have a loan on your vehicle, you have to keep 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 damaged, you should not opt for liability only.

Insurance is available from agents near you

Some consumers still like to buy from a local agent and that can be a smart move One of the benefits of comparing insurance online is the fact that you can find better rates and still choose a local agent. Buying from local insurance agents is still important in San Jose.

Find insurance agent in San JoseAfter completing this short form, your coverage information is submitted to participating agents in San Jose who will give you bids to get your business. It simplifies rate comparisons since you won't have to do any legwork since price quotes are sent to you directly. It's the lowest rates without requiring a lot of work. In the event you want to get a rate quote from a specific insurance company, you would need to go to their quote page and give them your coverage information.

Two types of auto insurance agents

If you prefer to buy insurance from a reliable insurance agent, you need to know there are two different types of agencies that differ in how they can insure your vehicles. San Jose agents are either independent or exclusive depending on the company they work for.

Independent Insurance Agencies or Brokers

Agents of this type often have many company appointments so as a result can place your coverage with a variety of different insurance companies and potentially find a lower price. If you are not satisfied with one company, your agent can just switch to a different company and the insured can keep the same agent. When comparison shopping, you need to get insurance quotes from independent agents to maximize your price options.

Featured below is a list of independent agents in San Jose that may be able to give you price quote information.


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


1095 Bird Ave #2 - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 298-1611 - View Map


1625 The Alameda Ste 402 - San Jose, CA 95126 - (408) 656-0034 - View Map

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Exclusive Insurance Agents

These type of agents can only write with one company such as State Farm or Allstate. These agents are not able to provide other company's prices so they have to upsell other benefits. Exclusive agencies are trained well on the products they sell which helps offset the inability to provide other markets.

Below is a list of exclusive agencies in San Jose that can give you price quotes.


5589 Winfield Blvd #210 - San Jose, CA 95123 - (408) 268-8600 - View Map


1449 Park Ave #3 - San Jose, CA 95126 - (408) 295-0554 - View Map

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

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Finding a good insurance agent shouldn't rely on just a low price. You should also get answers to these questions.

  • How often do they review coverages?
  • Is vehicle mileage a factor when determining depreciation for repairs?
  • Are they giving you every discount you deserve?
  • Will the quote change when the policy is issued?
  • Will they give you a referral list?
  • Is the agency active in community causes in San Jose?

After getting good feedback to any questions you have as well as a affordable price, chances are good that you have found an auto insurance agent that is a good match to service your policy.

You Can Change Your Insurance Rates

Consumers need to have an understanding of the rating factors that aid in calculating the price you pay for insurance. When you know what positively or negatively determines premiums, this helps enable you to make changes that could help you find lower insurance prices.

  • Buy as much liability insurance as you can afford - Liability coverage provides coverage if you are found to be at fault for personal injury or accident damage. It provides legal defense coverage which can be incredibly expensive. Carrying liability coverage is mandatory and cheap compared to comp and collision, so drivers should buy more than the minimum limits required by law.
  • Deter theft and pay less - Driving a car with a theft deterrent system can save you a little every year. Anti-theft devices such as vehicle immobilizer systems, General Motors OnStar and LoJack tracking systems can thwart vehicle theft.
  • Annual mileage and car insurance rates - The more you drive your Suzuki in a year the more you'll pay to insure it. The majority of insurers apply a rate partially by how you use the vehicle. Vehicles left parked in the garage receive better premium rates than cars that get driven a lot. Incorrect rating for your SX4 can cost quite a bit. Verify your insurance declarations sheet reflects the right rating data.
  • Rates and employer - Did you know your job can affect your rates? Occupations such as doctors, social workers, and medical professionals usually pay higher rates than the rest of us attributed to intense work-related stress and incredibly demanding work hours. Conversely, professions such as professors, historians and performers pay lower than average rates.
  • More performance means more cost - The type of car you need insurance for makes a significant difference in your car insurance bill. The most favorable rates are usually for lower performance four cylinder passenger vehicles, but the final cost of insurance is determined by many other factors.

    The chart below is based on a married female driver age 50, full coverage with $1000 deductibles, and no discounts or violations. It illustrates Suzuki SX4 rates compared to other models of vehicles that have a range of performance rating factors.

  • Save money by having good credit - Your credit score is likely to be a major factor in determining your rates. Drivers with excellent credit scores tend to be better risks to insure than those with worse credit. So if your credit history is low, you may save money insuring your Suzuki SX4 by improving your credit score.

Choosing vehicle insurance is an important decision

Despite the high cost, buying car insurance is not optional due to several reasons.

First, almost all states have mandatory insurance requirements which means state laws require a specific level 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.

Second, if your SX4 has a lienholder, most lenders will require that you have physical damage coverage to protect their interest in the vehicle. If you cancel or allow the policy to lapse, the lender may insure your Suzuki at a more expensive rate and force you to pay for the expensive policy.

Third, insurance protects both your vehicle and your personal assets. Insurance will pay for medical expenses for yourself as well as anyone injured by you. Liability insurance, one of your policy coverages, also covers legal expenses if someone files suit against you as the result of an accident. If your Suzuki gets damaged, comprehensive and collision coverage will pay to restore your vehicle to like-new condition.

The benefits of having car insurance are definitely more than the cost, particularly when you have a large claim. In a recent study of 1,000 drivers, the average customer is overpaying more than $820 a year so you should quote rates at every policy renewal to ensure rates are competitive.

Do the work, save more money

You just learned quite a bit of information on how to reduce Suzuki SX4 insurance prices online in San Jose. It's most important to understand that the more rate quotes you have, the better your chances of lowering your rates. You may even discover the best price on insurance is with the smaller companies. Regional companies can often provide lower rates in certain areas than their larger competitors like GEICO and State Farm.

The cheapest Suzuki SX4 insurance in San Jose is available online as well as from insurance agents, so you need to shop San Jose car insurance with both to have the best selection. There are still a few companies who may not have price quotes online and many times these smaller companies only sell through independent agents.

As you prepare to switch companies, don't be tempted to reduce coverage to reduce premium. There are many occasions where consumers will sacrifice liability coverage limits only to discover later they didn't have enough coverage. Your goal should be to purchase plenty of coverage at the best cost, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.

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