Inconceivable but true, most car insurance policyholders in California kept their coverage with the same car insurance company for four years or more, and nearly half have never compared quotes from other companies. The average driver in the United States could cut their rates by approximately 47% a year, but they don’t believe the amount of savings they would get if they bought a different policy.
It takes a little time, but the best way to get cheaper auto insurance rates in Irvine is to make a habit of comparing prices annually from companies in California. You can shop around by completing these steps.
- Get an understanding of how companies set rates and the measures you can control to drop your rates. Many policy risk factors that are responsible for high rates like careless driving and poor credit can be improved by improving your driving habits or financial responsibility.
- Request price quotes from direct carriers, independent agents, and exclusive agents. Exclusive agents and direct companies can only give prices from one company like Progressive or State Farm, while independent agencies can quote rates from many different companies. Compare rates
- Compare the new quotes to your current policy premium to see if a cheaper rate is available. If you find a lower rate quote and switch companies, make sure coverage is continuous and does not lapse.
- Provide proper notification to your current company of your intention to cancel your current coverage and submit a completed policy application and payment for your new coverage. Immediately store the proof of insurance paperwork in an accessible location in your vehicle.
One key aspect when comparing rates is to use identical deductibles and limits on each quote and and to get rate quotes from as many auto insurance providers as possible. Doing this ensures a fair price comparison and a complete selection of prices.
Locating the best insurance company for you in Irvine is not that difficult. Basically, everyone who quotes auto insurance will more than likely be able to reduce their rates. But California drivers must learn the methods companies use to price insurance differently because it can help you find the best coverage.
All the larger auto insurance companies such as State Farm, Allstate and GEICO give prices from their websites. Getting online rates for Porsche Cayman insurance in Irvine is pretty painless as all you need to do is type in the coverages you want on the page. Behind the scenes, the quote system makes automated requests for your driving and credit reports and provides a quote based on many factors.
This makes it easy to compare insurance prices and it’s also necessary to get many rate quotes in order to find the lowest payment possible.
In order to compare rates now, compare rate quotes from the providers shown below. If you have a policy now, it’s recommended you enter the insurance coverages just like they are on your policy. This makes sure you will receive a fair comparison for exact coverage.
The companies in the list below can provide price quotes in Irvine, CA. If multiple companies are listed, it’s highly recommended you visit two to three different companies in order to get a fair rate comparison.
Rate information and statistics
The table shown next highlights different coverage costs for Porsche Cayman models. Being more informed about how car insurance premiums are figured can help guide drivers when making decisions on the best policy to buy.
|Model||Comp||Collision||Liability||Medical||UM/UIM||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|Cayman 2-Dr Coupe||$252||$544||$500||$30||$150||$1,476||$123|
|Cayman S 2-Dr Coupe||$252||$608||$500||$30||$150||$1,540||$128|
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Data rating is based on single female driver age 50, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, homeowner, safe-driver, multi-policy, and claim-free. Rates do not factor in your specific Irvine location which can alter premium rates greatly.
One of the more difficult decisions when buying insurance is how high should your deductibles be. The tables below summarize how much more rates are when you choose different physical damage deductibles. The first rate quote example uses a $250 deductible for physical damage and the second price table uses a $500 deductible.
|Model||Comp||Collision||Liability||Medical||UM/UIM||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|Cayman 2-Dr Coupe||$474||$882||$442||$26||$132||$1,981||$165|
|Cayman S 2-Dr Coupe||$474||$986||$442||$26||$132||$2,085||$174|
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|Model||Comp||Collision||Liability||Medical||UM/UIM||Annual Premium||Monthly Premium|
|Cayman 2-Dr Coupe||$384||$712||$442||$26||$132||$1,696||$141|
|Cayman S 2-Dr Coupe||$384||$794||$442||$26||$132||$1,778||$148|
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Data variables include married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, claim-free, multi-vehicle, multi-policy, and safe-driver. Rates do not factor in zip code location which can decrease or increase insurance rates considerably.
Based on these figures, using a $250 deductible costs an average of $25 more each month or $300 annually than quoting the higher $500 deductible. Due to the fact that you would have to pay $250 more out of your own pocket with a $500 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you normally average more than 10 months between claim filings, you would probably be better off if you elect the higher deductible.
The example below shows how choosing a deductible and can raise or lower Porsche Cayman insurance prices for each different age group. The rates are based on a single male driver, comp and collision included, and no other discounts are factored in.
Does full coverage make sense?
The information below shows the difference between Porsche Cayman yearly insurance costs with full physical damage coverage compared to only buying liability only. The data is based on no claims or violations, $250 deductibles, marital status is single, and no discounts are taken into consideration.
When to drop comp and collision
There is no clear-cut rule of when to exclude physical damage coverage, but there is a guideline you can consider. If the annual cost of your full coverage insurance is more than 10% of replacement cost minus your deductible, then it could be time to drop full coverage.
For example, let’s assume your Porsche Cayman settlement value is $5,000 and you have $1,000 deductibles. If your vehicle is totaled, the most your company would pay you is $4,000 after the deductible is paid. If premium cost is more than $400 a year for full coverage, then you might consider buying liability only.
There are some conditions where dropping full coverage is not in your best interest. If you still have a lienholder on your title, you are required to maintain full coverage in order to prevent your loan from defaulting. Also, if your savings is not enough to buy a different vehicle if your current one is in an accident, you should not eliminate full coverage.
Car insurance just makes sense
Despite the fact that car insurance is not cheap in Irvine, buying car insurance may be required for several reasons.
First, most states have mandatory liability insurance requirements which means state laws require a minimum amount of liability in order to license the vehicle. 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 vehicle has a loan, most banks will make it a condition of the loan that you carry insurance to ensure they get paid if you total the vehicle. If you let the policy lapse, the lender will be forced to insure your Porsche at a much higher rate and require you to pay much more than you were paying before.
Third, insurance safeguards not only your Porsche Cayman but also your financial assets. It will also provide coverage for medical bills that are the result of an accident. Liability insurance will also pay to defend you if someone files suit against you as the result of an accident. If damage is caused by hail or an accident, comprehensive (other-than-collision) and collision coverage will pay to restore your vehicle to like-new condition.
The benefits of carrying enough insurance definitely exceed the cost, especially with large liability claims. As of last year, the average driver in California is currently overpaying as much as $869 every year so it’s very important to do a rate comparison at least once a year to ensure rates are competitive.
The Porsche Cayman Insurance Premium Equation
A large part of saving on insurance is knowing the different types of things that are used to determine your policy premiums. When you understand what influences your rates, this allows you to make educated decisions that may reward you with lower insurance prices. Many different elements are used in the calculation when you get a price on insurance. Most are fairly basic like your driving record, although others are less obvious such as your credit history and annual miles driven.
Liability insurance – Liability insurance kicks in in the event that you are determined to be liable for damages from an accident. Your liability coverage provides legal defense coverage which can cost a lot. Carrying liability coverage is mandatory and cheap as compared to coverage for physical damage, so do not skimp.
Do you save by driving less? – The higher the mileage driven annually the higher the price you pay to insure it. Most companies charge rates based upon how much you drive. Vehicles that are left in the garage cost less to insure compared to those used for work or business. Incorrect rating for your Cayman may be costing you higher rates. It’s a good idea to make sure your vehicle rating reflects the proper vehicle usage.
Certain jobs raise premiums – Occupations like military personnel, social workers, and miners generally pay higher rates than average due to intense work requirements and extremely grueling work hours. Other occupations such as actors, engineers and retirees receive lower rates.
Single drivers take more risk – Having a significant other may cut your premiums compared to being single. Having a significant other usually means you are more financially stable and insurance companies like that married drivers tend to file fewer claims.
Extra policy coverages that may not be needed – There are quite a few extra add-on coverages that may not really be needed when buying insurance. Things like vanishing deductibles, death and dismemberment, and extra life insurance coverage could be just wasting money. They may sound like good ideas when buying your policy, but your needs may have changed so eliminate the coverages to reduce your premium.
Accidents will cost you – Good drivers get better rates as compared to those with violations. Getting just one chargeable violation can increase rates to the point where it’s not affordable. People who have license-revoking violations such as DUI or willful reckless driving are required to file a proof of financial responsibility form (SR-22) with their state in order to legally drive a vehicle.
The example below illustrates how traffic citations and at-fault claims can affect Porsche Cayman car insurance rates for each age group. The rates are based on a single female driver, comp and collision included, $100 deductibles, and no other discounts are factored in.
Gender and insurance coverage – The statistics show that men are more aggressive behind the wheel. However, don’t assume that males are worse at driving than females. Men and women are responsible for at-fault accidents in similar numbers, but the males cause more damage and cost insurance companies more money. Men also tend to get more serious tickets such as DWI and reckless driving. Teenage male drivers are most likely to cause an accident and therefore pay the highest rates.
The example below illustrates the comparison of Porsche Cayman auto insurance rates for male and female drivers. The costs are based on no violations or accidents, full physical damage coverage, $500 deductibles, marital status is single, and no discounts are applied.
Older drivers pay less – Mature drivers are more responsible, statistically cause fewer accidents, and are generally more financially stable. Drivers with little experience are statistically shown to be careless and easily distracted with other occupants in the car therefore insurance rates are much higher.
The next chart is based on a single driver, full coverage with $100 deductibles, and no discounts or violations.
Claims statistics for a Porsche Cayman – Insurers use past loss statistics for each vehicle to help determine rates. Vehicles that statistically have higher losses will cost more for specific coverages.
The data below shows the actual insurance loss data for Porsche Cayman vehicles. For each type of coverage, the loss probability for all vehicles, as an average, equals 100. Numbers below 100 suggest a better than average loss history, while percentage values above 100 point to more claims or an increased chance of a larger loss.
|Vehicle Make and Model||Collision||Property Damage||Comp||Personal Injury||Medical Payment||Bodily Injury|
|Porsche Cayman 2dr||183||40||99||36|
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Data Source: iihs.org (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) for 2013-2015 Model Years
These discounts can cut Porsche Cayman insurance rates
Car insurance is not an enjoyable expense, but discounts can save money and there are some available that could help you make your next renewal payment. A few discounts will automatically apply at quote time, but once in a while a discount must be specifically requested before you get the savings.
- Multi-line Discount – Not every insurance company offers life insurance, but if they do you may earn a lower car insurance rate if you buy auto and life insurance together.
- Theft Deterrent System – Cars that have factory anti-theft systems can help prevent theft so companies will give you a small discount.
- Telematics Data Discounts – Insureds who allow driving data collection to track vehicle usage by using a small device installed in their vehicle like In-Drive from State Farm and Progressive’s Snapshot might get better premium rates if they have good driving habits.
- Paper-free Discount – Some of the larger companies give back up to $50 for signing up online.
- Passive Restraint Discount – Factory options such as air bags or automatic seat belts may get savings as much as 30%.
- No Accidents – Insureds with no claims or accidents have much lower rates as compared to policyholders that have many claims.
- Seat Belt Usage – Drivers who require all occupants to use their safety belts could save 15% off the personal injury premium cost.
Please keep in mind that most credits do not apply to the entire policy premium. Some only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like comp or med pay. If you do the math and it seems like you can get free auto insurance, car insurance companies aren’t that generous. Any qualifying discounts should help lower your overall premium however.
The chart below compares Porsche Cayman yearly insurance costs with and without discounts being applied to the rates. The premiums are based on a male driver, no claims, a clean driving record, California state minimum liability limits, comprehensive and collision coverage, and $500 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with claim-free, homeowner, multi-car, marriage, multi-policy, and safe-driver discounts applied.
Companies and a summarized list of policyholder discounts include:
- State Farm may have discounts that include safe vehicle, Steer Clear safe driver discount, Drive Safe & Save, good driver, student away at school, passive restraint, and accident-free.
- Progressive offers premium reductions for homeowner, good student, online quote discount, online signing, multi-policy, continuous coverage, and multi-vehicle.
- Progressive has savings for good student, online signing, multi-vehicle, continuous coverage, online quote discount, multi-policy, and homeowner.
- MetLife offers discounts for good student, accident-free, defensive driver, claim-free, good driver, multi-policy
- Farm Bureau discounts include multi-vehicle, safe driver, renewal discount, multi-policy, youthful driver, 55 and retired, and good student.
- GEICO offers discounts including seat belt use, driver training, membership and employees, emergency military deployment, daytime running lights, and air bags.
- SAFECO has discounts for bundle discounts, multi-car, safe driver, accident prevention training, and teen safe driver.
Before you buy a policy, ask every insurance company how many discounts you can get. Some of the discounts discussed earlier might not be offered in Irvine.
You are unique and your insurance should be too
Keep in mind that when it comes to choosing proper insurance coverage, there really is no one size fits all plan. Your needs are unique to you.
For example, these questions could help you determine if your situation would benefit from professional advice.
- What is the difference between comprehensive and collision coverage?
- Am I covered if I back into my garage door?
- At what point should I drop full coverage?
- If I drive on a suspended license am I covered?
- Is there coverage for injuries to my pets?
- Should I buy more coverage than the required California minimum liability coverage?
- Am I covered when driving someone else’s vehicle?
- Why am I required to buy high-risk coverage?
- Who is covered by my policy?
- Am I covered by my spouse’s policy after a separation?
If you can’t answer these questions but you think they might apply to your situation, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed agent. To find an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form.
Exclusive and independent insurance agents
Many people still like to go talk to an agent and that is just fine! The biggest benefit of comparing rates online is the fact that you can find cheaper prices but still work with a licensed agent.
To make it easy to find an agent, after completing this quick form, your insurance coverage information is transmitted to insurance agents in Irvine who will give competitive quotes for your coverage. You never need to find an agent because quoted prices will be sent immediately to your email address. Get lower rates without having to waste a lot of time. If you have a need to compare prices from one company in particular, just go to their quote page and complete a quote there.
Selecting an provider is decision based upon more than just a low price. You should also get answers to these questions.
- Are there any hidden costs in their price quote and does it include driving and credit history?
- Are they able to provide referrals?
- Does their agency support local causes in Irvine?
- Will their companies depreciate repairs to your car based on the mileage?
- Do the agents have professional certifications like CPCU or CIC?
- How long has the business existed?
- Will the company cover a rental car if your car is getting fixed?
- Can you choose the body shop in case repairs are needed?
Pick the best auto insurance agent in Irvine for you
If you are wanting to find a reliable insurance agency, you must know there are a couple types of insurance agents and how they work. Insurance policy providers are either exclusive or independent (non-exclusive).
These type of agents normally can only provide a single company’s rates like State Farm, AAA, Farmers Insurance or Allstate. Exclusive agents cannot provide rate quotes from other companies so it’s a take it or leave it situation. Exclusive agents are highly trained on their company’s products which helps overcome the inability to quote other rates. A lot of people choose to use a exclusive agent mostly because of high brand loyalty and solid financial strength.
Below are Irvine exclusive insurance agencies that can give you price quotes.
- Farmers Insurance – Charmaine Lim
20 Pacifica #1450 – Irvine, CA 92618 – (949) 387-9999 – View Map
- John Luithly – State Farm Insurance Agent
16277 Laguna Canyon Rd F – Irvine, CA 92618 – (949) 727-4442 – View Map
- Farmers Insurance – Berdy Gonzalez-Lubnau
41 Corporate Park #240 – Irvine, CA 92606 – (714) 263-2623 – View Map
Independent Agencies or Brokers
These agents are not required to write business for one company so they have the ability to put coverage with lots of companies and possibly get better coverage at lower prices. If they quote lower rates, your agent can just switch to a different company and you stay with the same agent. When comparison shopping, it’s a good idea to include independent agents in order to compare the most rates. They often place coverage with lesser-known insurance companies which may provide better rates.
Listed below is a short list of independent agents in Irvine that are able to give rate quotes.
- Hays Co
18201 Von Karman Ave # 510 – Irvine, CA 92612 – (949) 442-7662 – View Map
- California Agency Insurance
17632 Irvine Blvd # 235 – Tustin, CA 92780 – (714) 731-8300 – View Map
- USG Insurance Services-California
100 Pacifica Suite 340 – Irvine, CA 92618 – (800) 886-3897 – View Map
Irvine car insurance companies
Ending up with the best company is difficult considering how many companies are available to choose from in California. The company ratings below may help you select which providers you want to consider when comparing rates.
Top 10 Irvine Car Insurance Companies Ranked by Customer Satisfaction
- Titan Insurance – 95%
- USAA – 94%
- AAA of Southern California – 92%
- AAA Insurance – 91%
- Nationwide – 90%
- State Farm – 90%
- The Hartford – 89%
- GEICO – 89%
- The General – 88%
- 21st Century – 88%
Top 10 Irvine Car Insurance Companies Ranked by Value
- American Family
- The Hartford
- AAA of Southern California
- Titan Insurance
- The General
- AAA Insurance
- State Farm
- Mercury Insurance
Don’t give up on affordable premiums
When you buy Irvine car insurance online, make sure you don’t buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. Too many times, an accident victim reduced uninsured motorist or liability limits and discovered at claim time that the savings was not a smart move. The aim is to find the BEST coverage at the best price, but do not sacrifice coverage to save money.
We’ve covered many ways to reduce Porsche Cayman insurance rates online in Irvine. The key concept to understand is the more companies you get car insurance rates for, the more likely it is that you will get a better rate. You may even discover the biggest savings come from an unexpected company.
Discount Porsche Cayman insurance in Irvine can be found from both online companies as well as from independent agents in Irvine, and you should compare price quotes from both to have the best rate selection. Some companies may not have rate quotes online and these small insurance companies provide coverage only through independent insurance agencies.
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