Affordable Rate Quotes for BMW 328i Insurance in Santa Ana

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Insurance quote for BMW 328i in Santa AnaNo sane person enjoys paying for auto insurance, especially when they know they could lower their rates if they shopped around.

Astonishing but true, most consumers kept their coverage with the same auto insurance company for over three years, and just under half have never compared rates to find cheap insurance. Many drivers in California could pocket roughly 35% a year, but most tend to underestimate the amount of money they would save if they swap their current policy for a cheaper one. Vehicle owners have many insurers to buy insurance from, and although it's nice to be able to choose, it can be more difficult to locate the cheapest rates for BMW 328i insurance in Santa Ana.

Choosing the best insurance company for you in Santa Ana is easy if you know what you're doing. If you already have coverage or are looking for a new policy, use these money-saving tips to find the best rates without sacrificing coverage. Comparison shoppers just have to know the quickest method to shop their coverage around online.

Companies offering BMW 328i insurance in Santa Ana

The car insurance companies shown below have been selected to offer free rate quotes in California. If multiple companies are shown, it's a good idea that you visit several of them to get a more complete price comparison.

Premium rates and analysis

The coverage information below showcases a range of insurance prices for BMW 328i models. Being able to understand how prices are determined can help you make smart choices when purchasing an auto insurance policy.

BMW 328i Insurance Rates in Santa Ana, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
328I 4-Dr Sedan $390 $744 $456 $26 $136 $1,752 $146
328I 4-Dr Sedan $390 $744 $456 $26 $136 $1,752 $146
328I Station Wagon $436 $856 $386 $22 $116 $1,816 $151
328I 2-Dr Coupe $436 $856 $386 $22 $116 $1,816 $151
328I 2-Dr Coupe $436 $856 $386 $22 $116 $1,816 $151
328I xDrive 4-Dr Sedan $436 $856 $456 $26 $136 $1,910 $159
328I xDrive 4-Dr Sedan $436 $856 $456 $26 $136 $1,910 $159
328I 2-Dr Convertible $436 $856 $456 $26 $136 $1,910 $159
328I 2-Dr Convertible $436 $856 $456 $26 $136 $1,910 $159
328I 2-Dr Coupe $436 $856 $386 $22 $116 $1,816 $151
328I xDrive 2-Dr Coupe $436 $856 $386 $22 $116 $1,816 $151
328I xDrive Station Wagon $436 $856 $386 $22 $116 $1,816 $151
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Price data assumes married male driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $100 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, multi-vehicle, safe-driver, claim-free, and homeowner. Rate information does not factor in Santa Ana location which can modify premium rates significantly.

Physical damage deductibles: Should you raise them?

When buying insurance, a common question is how high should the deductibles for physical damage be. The rates shown below can help illustrate the cost difference when you select higher and lower physical damage coverage deductibles. The first rate quote example uses a $250 deductible for comprehensive and collision coverage and the second price table uses a $500 deductible.

BMW 328i insurance premium estimates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
328I 4-Dr Sedan $386 $678 $442 $26 $132 $1,689 $141
328I 4-Dr Sedan $386 $678 $442 $26 $132 $1,689 $141
328I Station Wagon $430 $780 $376 $22 $112 $1,745 $145
328I 2-Dr Coupe $430 $780 $376 $22 $112 $1,745 $145
328I 2-Dr Coupe $430 $780 $376 $22 $112 $1,745 $145
328I xDrive 4-Dr Sedan $430 $780 $442 $26 $132 $1,835 $153
328I xDrive 4-Dr Sedan $430 $780 $442 $26 $132 $1,835 $153
328I 2-Dr Convertible $430 $780 $442 $26 $132 $1,835 $153
328I 2-Dr Convertible $430 $780 $442 $26 $132 $1,835 $153
328I 2-Dr Coupe $430 $780 $376 $22 $112 $1,745 $145
328I xDrive 2-Dr Coupe $430 $780 $376 $22 $112 $1,745 $145
328I xDrive Station Wagon $430 $780 $376 $22 $112 $1,745 $145
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BMW 328i insurance premium estimates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
328I 4-Dr Sedan $314 $546 $442 $26 $132 $1,460 $122
328I 4-Dr Sedan $314 $546 $442 $26 $132 $1,460 $122
328I Station Wagon $348 $630 $376 $22 $112 $1,488 $124
328I 2-Dr Coupe $348 $630 $376 $22 $112 $1,488 $124
328I 2-Dr Coupe $348 $630 $376 $22 $112 $1,488 $124
328I xDrive 4-Dr Sedan $348 $630 $442 $26 $132 $1,578 $132
328I xDrive 4-Dr Sedan $348 $630 $442 $26 $132 $1,578 $132
328I 2-Dr Convertible $348 $630 $442 $26 $132 $1,578 $132
328I 2-Dr Convertible $348 $630 $442 $26 $132 $1,578 $132
328I 2-Dr Coupe $348 $630 $376 $22 $112 $1,488 $124
328I xDrive 2-Dr Coupe $348 $630 $376 $22 $112 $1,488 $124
328I xDrive Station Wagon $348 $630 $376 $22 $112 $1,488 $124
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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, claim-free, safe-driver, and multi-policy. Rate quotes do not factor in the specific area where the vehicle is garaged which can change premiums greatly.

We can estimate from the data above that using a $250 deductible will cost you approximately $21 more each month or $252 every year across all BMW 328i models 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 tend to average at least 12 months between claim filings, you would come out ahead going with the higher deductible.

Calculate deductible break even point

Average monthly premium for $250 deductibles: $147
Average monthly premium for $500 deductibles (subtract): - $126
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $21
Difference between deductibles ($500 - $250): $250
Divide difference by monthly savings: $250 / $21
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 12 months

The information below demonstrates how deductibles and can increase or decrease BMW 328i insurance costs for different insured age categories. The price estimates are based on a single female driver, full physical damage coverage, and no other discounts are factored in.

Bad driving habits will cost you more

The diagram below demonstrates how traffic citations and accident claims can raise BMW 328i auto insurance rates for each age group. The premiums assume a married male driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, $100 deductibles, and no additional discounts are factored in.

Comparison of full coverage and liability-only policies

The illustration below visualizes the comparison of BMW 328i insurance rates with and without full coverage. The premiums assume no violations or claims, $1,000 deductibles, marital status is single, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

Are you wasting money paying for full coverage?

There is no set rule to eliminate physical damage coverage on your policy, but there is a broad guideline. If the annual cost of your full coverage insurance is more than 10% of any settlement you would receive from your insurance company, then you might want to think about dropping full coverage.

For example, let's pretend your BMW 328i settlement value is $5,000 and you have $1,000 full coverage deductibles. If your vehicle is totaled in an accident, the most you would get paid by your company is $4,000 after you pay the deductible. If you are paying over $400 annually for comprehensive and collision coverage, then you may want to consider only buying liability coverage.

There are a few situations where dropping full coverage is not advised. If you still have a lienholder on your title, you are required 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 if your current one is in an accident, you should not remove full coverage.

Four Tips to Get More Affordable Santa Ana Insurance Costs

Lots of things are considered when quoting car insurance. Some are pretty understandable like a motor vehicle report, although some other factors are not as apparent like your vehicle usage or how financially stable you are.

Shown below are some of the factors used by companies to determine your rate level.

Insurance costs and driver gender - Over the last 30 years, statistics show women are more cautious behind the wheel. However, this does not mean males are worse at driving than females. Men and women have accidents at about the same rate, but the male of the species get into accidents with more damage. In addition to higher claims, males also receive more costly citations like driving under the influence (DUI).

The information below shows the difference between BMW 328i car insurance costs for male and female drivers. Data assumes no accidents or driving violations, full physical damage coverage, $500 deductibles, single marital status, and no policy discounts are applied.

Never let your car insurance policy lapse - Not maintaining insurance can get your license suspended and your next policy will cost more because you let your insurance coverage expire. In addition to paying higher premiums, not being able to provide proof of insurance will get you fines or a revoked license. You may then be required to provide proof of insurance in the form of an SR-22 filing with the California motor vehicle department to get your license reinstated.

Frequent claims will cost more - If you frequently file small claims, you shouldn't be surprised to get either a policy non-renewal or much higher rates. Car insurance companies in California provide cheaper rates to insureds who file claims infrequently. Your car insurance is intended for major claims that would cause financial hardship.

Policy add-ons may not be needed - There are many add-on coverages that can add up on your car insurance policy. Coverages for personal injury protection, high-cost glass coverage, and additional equipment coverage may be wasting your money. They may seem like a good idea when you first buy your policy, but if you've never needed them in the past think about removing them and cutting costs.

Save with these premium slashing discounts

Auto insurance companies don't always publicize every discount in an easy-to-find place, so here is a list a few of the more common and also the lesser-known ways to save on auto insurance. If you're not getting every credit you qualify for, you are throwing money away.Save money with discounts

  • Driver's Ed - It's a good idea to have your young drivers complete a driver education course in school.
  • Passenger Safety Discount - Vehicles with factory air bags or automatic seat belts may qualify for discounts of up to 25% or more.
  • Bundled Policy Discount - When you have multiple policies with the same company you will save approximately 10% to 15%.
  • Home Ownership Discount - Owning a house in Santa Ana can get you a discount because maintaining a house demonstrates responsibility.
  • Safety Course Discount - Participating in a driver safety course may get you a small discount and easily recoup the cost of the course.
  • Discounts for Federal Employees - Federal government employees can save as much as 8% but check with your company.
  • Service Members Pay Less - Being deployed with a military unit may qualify for rate reductions.
  • Payment Method - If you can afford to pay the entire bill as opposed to paying monthly you could save up to 5%.
  • Discounts for Safe Drivers - Safe drivers may save up to 50% more than their less cautious counterparts.
  • Discount for Good Grades - Performing well in school may save you up to 25%. You can use this discount normally until age 25.

Don't be surprised that most discounts do not apply to the entire cost. Most cut specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. Even though it appears you can get free auto insurance, that's just not realistic.

The example below visualizes the comparison of BMW 328i insurance rates with and without discounts applied to the rates. The premium estimates are based on a female 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, homeowner, multi-car, safe-driver, marriage, and claim-free discounts applied.

Larger auto insurance companies and their offered discounts are detailed below.

  • GEICO may include discounts for seat belt use, military active duty, good student, defensive driver, multi-policy, and daytime running lights.
  • Auto-Owners Insurance may have discounts that include multi-policy, group or association, safe driver, company car, student away at school, and paid in full.
  • American Family may offer discounts for air bags, mySafetyValet, bundled insurance, TimeAway discount, good driver, defensive driver, and multi-vehicle.
  • Esurance offers discounts for homeowner, paid-in-full, good driver, multi-car, and online quote.
  • Progressive offers discounts including multi-vehicle, online signing, multi-policy, online quote discount, and good student.
  • State Farm policyholders can earn discounts including Drive Safe & Save, multiple policy, good student, anti-theft, and passive restraint.
  • AAA discounts include education and occupation, anti-theft, multi-policy, good driver, and good student.

When getting a coverage quote, ask each company or agent what discounts are available to you. Discounts may not apply to policies everywhere.

Get rate quotes but buy from a local neighborhood Santa Ana car insurance agent

Certain consumers just prefer to visit with an insurance agent and doing that can be a smart decision Professional insurance agents are trained risk managers and will help you if you have claims. An additional benefit of comparing rates online is you can get cheap insurance quotes and still have an agent to talk to.

To make it easy to find an agent, after completing this short form, the coverage information is instantly submitted to companies in Santa Ana who will gladly provide quotes for your insurance coverage. It's much easier because you don't need to find an agent because prices are sent instantly to you. If you want to quote rates from a particular provider, don't hesitate to visit that company's website and give them your coverage information.

Picking the best insurer needs to be determined by more than just a cheap price. These are some questions your agent should answer.

  • Are there any discounts that you might be missing?
  • Can you use your own choice of collision repair facility?
  • Are aftermarket or OEM parts used to repair vehicles?
  • Is assistance available after office hours?
  • If you have an accident, will your rates go up?

Not all car insurance agents are the same

If you are searching for a reputable agency, it's helpful to know the different types of agencies and how they differ in how they quote coverages. Insurance agents can be classified as either independent agents or exclusive agents. Either can sell and service insurance coverage, but it's worth learning the subtle differences because it can impact your agent selection.

Exclusive Insurance Agents

These type of agents normally can only provide a single company's rates and some examples include AAA, State Farm, Farmers Insurance, and Allstate. They are unable to give you multiple price quotes so keep that in mind. Exclusive agencies are highly trained on their company's products which helps them compete with independent agents.

Shown below are Santa Ana exclusive insurance agents who can help you get rate quotes.

117 S Harbor Blvd - Santa Ana, CA 92704 - (714) 775-5423 - View Map

2017 N Main St - Santa Ana, CA 92706 - (714) 515-8062 - View Map

2961 W MacArthur Blvd #123 - Santa Ana, CA 92704 - (714) 662-3830 - View Map

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Independent Agencies or Brokers

Agents that elect to be independent are not employed by any specific company so they can quote policies through many different insurance companies and get you the best rates possible. If you want to switch companies, they simply move the coverage in-house and you don't have to do anything.

If you are comparing rate quotes, we recommend you get rate quotes from multiple independent agents to have the best price comparison.

The following is a short list of independent insurance agencies in Santa Ana willing to provide price quote information.

1551 N Tustin Ave # 450 - Santa Ana, CA 92705 - (714) 689-0101 - View Map

1522 E 4th St - Santa Ana, CA 92701 - (714) 560-8835 - View Map

1913 17th St - Santa Ana, CA 92705 - (714) 246-8976 - View Map

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Compare but don't skimp

When buying insurance coverage, it's very important that you do not buy less coverage just to save a little money. There are a lot of situations where consumers will sacrifice physical damage coverage and found out when filing a claim that they should have had better coverage. The ultimate goal is to find the BEST coverage for the lowest price.

Some companies do not provide online rate quotes and usually these smaller providers sell through independent agencies. Lower-priced insurance in Santa Ana is attainable from both online companies and from local agencies, and you should compare price quotes from both in order to have the best chance of saving money.

We just presented many ways to save on BMW 328i insurance in Santa Ana. The key thing to remember is the more providers you compare, the better likelihood of getting the cheapest BMW 328i rate quotes. Drivers may even discover the most savings is with a company that doesn't do a lot of advertising. These companies may only write in your state and offer lower rates as compared to the big name companies such as Progressive or GEICO.

How to buy low-cost BMW 328i insurance in Santa Ana

To save the most money, the best way to find low-cost prices for auto insurance rates is to compare prices at least once a year from insurers that sell auto insurance in Santa Ana.

First, read and learn about the coverage provided by your policy and the factors you can control to prevent expensive coverage. Many rating factors that drive up the price like at-fault accidents, careless driving, and poor credit rating can be eliminated by being financially responsible and driving safely.

Second, quote rates from independent agents, exclusive agents, and direct companies. Exclusive and direct companies can give quotes from one company like Progressive or Farmers Insurance, while independent agencies can quote prices from multiple sources.

Third, compare the new rate quotes to the price on your current policy and determine if there is any savings. If you find a lower rate quote and decide to switch, ensure coverage does not lapse between policies.

Fourth, notify your agent or company of your decision to cancel the current policy and submit any necessary down payment along with the completed application for the new coverage. Once coverage is bound, store the proof of insurance certificate in an easily accessible location in your vehicle.

A good piece of advice is that you use identical limits and deductibles on every quote and and to get price quotes from every insurance company. Doing this helps ensure a level playing field and the most accurate and complete price analysis.

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