Cheapest Insurance for a Lexus GS 350 in Fresno

Insurance for Lexus GS 350If saving money is your primary concern, then the best way to get low-cost Lexus GS 350 insurance is to compare quotes once a year from providers who provide auto insurance in Fresno.

One key aspect of rate comparisons is that you’ll want to make sure you compare the same level of coverage on every quote request and and to get rate quotes from every insurance company. Doing this guarantees an apples-to-apples comparison and a good representation of prices.

It’s amazing but 70% of consumers have bought insurance from the same company for over three years, and roughly 40% of drivers have never compared rates from other carriers. Many drivers in the U.S. could save an average of almost 46.5% each year just by getting comparison quotes, but they don’t invest the time required to find cheaper insurance rates.

If you already have coverage or are shopping for new coverage, you can use these tips to reduce the price you pay without reducing coverage. Buying the cheapest car insurance in Fresno is easy if you know what you’re doing. Smart shoppers just need to understand the fastest way to quote multiple rates from many different companies online.

Reducing your insurance rates is a great way to save money. All you need to do is spend a few minutes comparing rates provided by online insurance companies.

Online shopping is fast and free, and it takes the place of having to drive around to and from local insurance agencies. Comparing Lexus GS 350 insurance rates online eliminates the need for an insurance agent unless you have a need for the professional assistance of an agent trained in personal lines coverage. It is possible with some companies obtain prices from the web but buy from a local insurance agent.

The companies shown below are ready to provide free quotes in California. If multiple companies are listed, we suggest you visit several of them to get a more complete price comparison.

Coverage information

The premium table displayed next highlights estimates of rate quotes for Lexus GS 350 models. Being more informed about how insurance premiums are calculated can be of help when making smart choices when selecting a coverage provider.

Lexus GS 350 Insurance Rates in Fresno, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
GS 350 $242 $452 $386 $22 $116 $1,218 $102
GS 350 AWD $266 $510 $386 $22 $116 $1,300 $108
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Premium data assumes married male driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $1000 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, homeowner, safe-driver, claim-free, and multi-policy. Price information does not factor in specific location which can raise or lower auto insurance rates considerably.

Comparison of policy deductibles

One of the most common car insurance questions is at what level do you set your deductibles. The following tables lay out how much more rates are between high and low coverage deductibles. The first rate comparisons uses a $100 physical damage deductible and the second set of prices uses a $500 deductible.

Lexus GS 350 insurance premium rates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
GS 350 $478 $932 $376 $22 $112 $1,945 $162
GS 350 AWD $528 $1054 $376 $22 $112 $2,117 $176
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Lexus GS 350 insurance premium rates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
GS 350 $348 $630 $376 $22 $112 $1,488 $124
GS 350 AWD $384 $712 $376 $22 $112 $1,606 $134
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Table data assumes married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include safe-driver, claim-free, multi-vehicle, homeowner, and multi-policy. Table data does not factor in zip code location which can revise premiums considerably.

Based on the figures above, using a $100 deductible costs roughly $40 more each month or $480 annually than buying the higher $500 deductible. Because you would be required to pay $400 more to file a claim with a $500 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you normally average at least 10 months between claim filings, you would save more money if you choose the higher deductible.

The information below illustrates how choosing a deductible and can influence Lexus GS 350 insurance rates for each different age group. The data is based on a married female driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, and no discounts are applied.

Car insurance rates are higher with tickets and accidents

The illustration below demonstrates how citations and at-fault accidents drive up Lexus GS 350 auto insurance costs for each different age group. The premiums assume a single male driver, full coverage, $100 deductibles, and no discounts are factored in.

Does it make sense to buy full coverage?

The chart below visualizes the comparison of Lexus GS 350 insurance costs with full coverage and liability only. The rates are based on no violations or claims, $250 deductibles, drivers are single, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

When to drop comprehensive and collision coverage

There is no clear-cut formula to stop paying for physical damage insurance, but there is a general school of thought. If the yearly cost of full coverage is more than around 10% of the replacement cost of your vehicle minus the policy deductible, the it may be a good time to stop paying for full coverage.

For example, let’s pretend your Lexus GS 350 settlement value is $4,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is totaled, the most you would get paid by your company is $3,000 after you pay the deductible. If it’s costing you more than $300 a year to have full coverage, then it might be time to buy liability only.

There are some cases where only buying liability is not financially feasible. If you have an outstanding loan on your vehicle, you have to keep full coverage in order to keep the loan. Also, if your emergency fund is not enough to purchase a different vehicle if your current one is totaled, you should not buy liability only.

Auto insurance protects more than just your car

Even though Fresno GS 350 insurance rates can get expensive, insuring your vehicle may be required and benefits you in several ways.

The benefits of having auto insurance outweigh the cost, particularly for liability claims. According to a 2015 survey, the average American driver overpays more than $850 per year so it’s recommended you shop around each time the policy renews to make sure the price is not too high.

Lexus GS 350 insurance discounts in Fresno

Some insurance providers don’t always advertise all possible discounts in a way that’s easy to find, so the next list breaks down both the well known and also the lesser-known credits available to you.Cheaper car insurance with discounts

While discounts sound great, it’s important to understand that most credits do not apply to the entire cost. Some only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like liability, collision or medical payments. Despite the appearance that it’s possible to get free car insurance, that’s just not realistic.

The information below compares Lexus GS 350 yearly insurance costs with and without discounts applied to the policy rates. The premiums are based on a male driver, no driving violations, no at-fault accidents, California state minimum liability limits, comp and collision included, and $1,000 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-policy, marriage, claim-free, homeowner, safe-driver, and multi-car discounts applied.

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Local neighborhood insurance agents

Many drivers just prefer to get advice from a local agent and that can be a great decision Good insurance agents will help you protect your assets and help submit paperwork. A good thing about comparing rate quotes online is that you can find the lowest rates but still work with a licensed agent.

Find insurance agent in FresnoTo help locate an agent, after submitting this form (opens in new window), the quote information is sent to agents in your area who will return price quotes for your coverage. There is no need to contact an agency because prices are sent directly to your email. If you need to get a rate quote from a specific insurance company, you would need to jump over to their website and fill out the quote form the provide.

Picking an insurance company should include more criteria than just the premium amount. The following questions are important to ask.

Compare rates from both independent and exclusive car insurance agents

If you are wanting to purchase insurance from a good insurance agency, there are two different types of agencies and how they function. Agents can be classified as either exclusive or independent. Both types can sell and service insurance coverage, but it’s worth mentioning the difference in how they write coverage because it can influence the type of agent you choose.

Exclusive Insurance Agencies

These agents write business for a single company and some examples include Farmers Insurance, American Family, State Farm and Allstate. They usually cannot provide other company’s prices so you might not find the best rates. Exclusive agencies receive a lot of sales training on sales techniques and that can be a competitive advantage.

Shown below is a short list of exclusive agents in Fresno who may provide you with price quote information.

1390 N Wishon AveFresno, CA 93728(559) 485-0413View Map

3032 W Bullard AveFresno, CA 93711(559) 435-2246View Map

7740 N Fresno St #103Fresno, CA 93720(559) 435-7500View Map

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Independent Agencies or Brokers

These type of agents often have affiliation with several companies so they can quote policies amongst many companies and possibly get better coverage at lower prices. If your premiums go up, the business is moved internally and you stay with the same agent.

If you are trying to find cheaper rates, we highly recommend that you get several quotes from at a minimum one independent agency to ensure the widest selection of prices.

Shown below is a short list of independent agents in Fresno that can give you rate quotes.

1274 W Hedges AveFresno, CA 93728(559) 268-7386View Map

7673 N Ingram Ave #103Fresno, CA 93711(559) 222-0300View Map

3245 W Figarden DrFresno, CA 93711(559) 256-2500View Map

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Car insurance coverage information

Knowing the specifics of a auto insurance policy can help you determine the best coverages for your vehicles. Auto insurance terms can be confusing and coverage can change by endorsement. Listed below are the usual coverages found on most auto insurance policies.

Liability car insurance – Liability insurance provides protection from damage or injury you incur to a person or their property that is your fault. Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. As an example, you may have limits of 15/30/5 that translate to a limit of $15,000 per injured person, a total of $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident, and a limit of $5,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage protects against claims such as legal defense fees, bail bonds, repair costs for stationary objects and medical services. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but consider buying as high a limit as you can afford. California state minimum liability requirements are 15/30/5 but you should consider buying more liability than the minimum.

The next chart demonstrates why buying the state minimum limits may not be enough coverage.

Comprehensive (Other than Collision) – Comprehensive insurance coverage pays for damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You need to pay your deductible first then your comprehensive coverage will pay.

Comprehensive insurance covers claims like fire damage, falling objects, a broken windshield, a tree branch falling on your vehicle and rock chips in glass. The highest amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the market value of your vehicle, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Medical expense insurance – Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP kick in for expenses for things like pain medications, dental work, prosthetic devices, doctor visits and ambulance fees. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance plan or if there is no health insurance coverage. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants and also covers if you are hit as a while walking down the street. Personal Injury Protection is only offered in select states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Collision coverage – This pays to fix your vehicle from damage caused by collision with an object or car. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision insurance covers things such as colliding with another moving vehicle, driving through your garage door and scraping a guard rail. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. You can also increase the deductible on your GS 350 to bring the cost down.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers – Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle when the “other guys” either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered claims include medical payments for you and your occupants as well as damage to your Lexus GS 350.

Since many California drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits (15/30/5 in California), their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. So UM/UIM coverage is very important.

Cheap insurance rates are available

Throughout this article, we presented many ways to compare Lexus GS 350 insurance rates in Fresno. The most important thing to understand is the more providers you compare, the higher your chance of finding affordable Lexus GS 350 insurance quotes. You may even find the lowest rates come from the smaller companies. These companies often have lower car insurance rates on specific markets as compared to the big name companies such as GEICO and State Farm.

Affordable Lexus GS 350 insurance in Fresno is definitely available from both online companies and also from your neighborhood Fresno agents, so you need to shop Fresno car insurance with both to get a complete price analysis. Some insurance companies may not have online rate quotes and many times these smaller companies only sell through independent insurance agents.

While you’re price shopping online, it’s a bad idea to reduce needed coverages to save money. In many cases, an insured dropped collision coverage and found out when filing a claim that it was a big error on their part. The proper strategy is to find the BEST coverage for the lowest cost, but don’t skip important coverages to save money.

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