Best Ways to Save on Sacramento GMC Yukon Insurance

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Insurance quote for GMC Yukon in SacramentoIf you want to save money, the best way to find cheaper prices for GMC Yukon insurance is to compare prices annually from insurers in Sacramento. Rates can be compared by following these guidelines.

  1. Try to comprehend how insurance works and the steps you can take to prevent expensive coverage. Many things that result in higher prices such as your driving record and a poor credit rating can be remedied by making minor changes to your lifestyle.
  2. Compare rates from exclusive agents, independent agents, and direct providers. Direct and exclusive agents can only give prices from one company like GEICO or State Farm, while agents who are independent can quote prices for a wide range of insurance providers.
  3. Compare the new rates to the premium of your current policy to see if cheaper Yukon coverage is available. If you can save some money and buy the policy, ensure there is no coverage lapse between policies.
  4. Provide proper notification to your current company of your intention to cancel your existing policy and submit a completed policy application and payment for your new policy. Immediately place the new certificate of insurance with your registration paperwork.

An important part of this process is to use identical deductibles and limits on each quote request and and to get quotes from all possible companies. Doing this guarantees a fair rate comparison and a thorough price selection.

Remarkably, a study showed that the vast majority of consumers kept their policy with the same company for more than four years, and roughly 40% of drivers have never compared rates to find cheaper insurance. With the average premium in California being $1,390, drivers could pocket about $470 a year by just shopping around, but they don't want to spend time to shop around.

Discounts can help save money on GMC Yukon insurance in Sacramento

Some insurers don't always list every available discount in an easy-to-find place, so the next list breaks down a few of the more common in addition to some of the lesser obvious discounts that you may qualify for.

  • Drivers Education - Make teen driver coverage more affordable by requiring them to take driver's ed class in school or through a local driver safety program.
  • Federal Employees - Employees or retirees of the government could qualify for a slight premium decrease with a few insurance companies.
  • Discount for Home Ownership - Owning a home in Sacramento may earn you a small savings because of the fact that having a home is proof of financial responsibility.
  • Passive Restraints and Air Bags - Vehicles equipped with air bags or motorized seat belts can qualify for discounts of up to 25% or more.
  • Include Life Insurance and Save - If the company offers life insurance, you could get a lower rate if you buy life insurance.
  • Anti-theft System - Vehicles that have factory alarm systems and tracking devices are stolen with less frequency and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.
  • Senior Citizens - Mature drivers can get reduced rates.
  • New Vehicle Savings - Buying a new car model may earn a small discount since newer vehicles are generally safer.

A quick disclaimer, most discount credits are not given to the entire cost. Most cut the cost of specific coverages such as medical payments or collision. So even though they make it sound like adding up those discounts means a free policy, companies wouldn't make money that way.

The information below illustrates the difference between GMC Yukon insurance costs with and without discounts applied to the rates. The costs are based on a female driver, no accidents, no driving violations, California state minimum liability limits, comprehensive and collision coverage, and $250 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with safe-driver, claim-free, homeowner, multi-policy, multi-car, and marriage discounts applied.

To locate insurance companies who offer cheap GMC Yukon insurance quotes in Sacramento in California, click here to view.

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Data for GMC Yukon insurance

The data table displayed below highlights estimates of insurance premium costs for GMC Yukon models. Learning a little about how policy premiums are calculated can benefit drivers when making smart choices when purchasing an auto insurance policy.

GMC Yukon Insurance Rates in Sacramento, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Yukon 2WD $304 $454 $450 $26 $134 $1,368 $114
Yukon SLE 2WD $304 $454 $450 $26 $134 $1,368 $114
Yukon 4WD $304 $454 $450 $26 $134 $1,368 $114
Yukon SLE 4WD $304 $454 $450 $26 $134 $1,368 $114
Yukon SLT 2WD $304 $454 $450 $26 $134 $1,368 $114
Yukon SLT 4WD $338 $454 $450 $26 $134 $1,402 $117
Yukon Denali 2WD $338 $536 $450 $26 $134 $1,484 $124
Yukon Denali 4WD $338 $536 $450 $26 $134 $1,484 $124
Yukon Hybrid 2WD $338 $616 $510 $30 $152 $1,646 $137
Yukon Hybrid 4WD $338 $616 $510 $30 $152 $1,646 $137
Yukon Hybrid Denali 2WD $374 $698 $510 $30 $152 $1,764 $147
Yukon Hybrid Denali 4WD $374 $698 $510 $30 $152 $1,764 $147
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Prices above based on married female driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $500 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, claim-free, safe-driver, multi-vehicle, and multi-policy. Rates do not factor in specific Sacramento garaging location which can modify coverage prices greatly.

Deductible analysis

When buying auto insurance, a common question is which deductible level should you buy. The figures shown below can help you visualize the rate differences when you buy lower versus higher physical damage deductibles. The first rate quote example uses a $100 deductible for physical damage and the second price table uses a $1,000 deductible.

GMC Yukon insurance rates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Yukon 2WD $430 $686 $442 $26 $132 $1,741 $145
Yukon SLE 2WD $430 $686 $442 $26 $132 $1,741 $145
Yukon 4WD $430 $686 $442 $26 $132 $1,741 $145
Yukon SLE 4WD $430 $686 $442 $26 $132 $1,741 $145
Yukon SLT 2WD $430 $686 $442 $26 $132 $1,741 $145
Yukon SLT 4WD $478 $686 $442 $26 $132 $1,789 $149
Yukon Denali 2WD $478 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,913 $159
Yukon Denali 4WD $478 $810 $442 $26 $132 $1,913 $159
Yukon Hybrid 2WD $478 $932 $500 $30 $150 $2,115 $176
Yukon Hybrid 4WD $478 $932 $500 $30 $150 $2,115 $176
Yukon Hybrid Denali 2WD $528 $1054 $500 $30 $150 $2,287 $191
Yukon Hybrid Denali 4WD $528 $1054 $500 $30 $150 $2,287 $191
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GMC Yukon insurance rates with $1,000 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
Yukon 2WD $238 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,200 $100
Yukon SLE 2WD $238 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,200 $100
Yukon 4WD $238 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,200 $100
Yukon SLE 4WD $238 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,200 $100
Yukon SLT 2WD $238 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,200 $100
Yukon SLT 4WD $266 $362 $442 $26 $132 $1,228 $102
Yukon Denali 2WD $266 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,292 $108
Yukon Denali 4WD $266 $426 $442 $26 $132 $1,292 $108
Yukon Hybrid 2WD $266 $490 $500 $30 $150 $1,436 $120
Yukon Hybrid 4WD $266 $490 $500 $30 $150 $1,436 $120
Yukon Hybrid Denali 2WD $292 $556 $500 $30 $150 $1,528 $127
Yukon Hybrid Denali 4WD $292 $556 $500 $30 $150 $1,528 $127
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Cost estimates assume married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, claim-free, homeowner, safe-driver, and multi-policy. Rate information does not factor in specific garaging location which can modify auto insurance rates substantially.

Based on this data, using a $100 deductible costs about $52 more each month or $624 for a full year than requesting the higher $1,000 deductible. Since the policyholder would be required to pay $900 more if you file a claim with a $1,000 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you usually have at a minimum 17 months between claims, you would save money going with the higher deductible.

Difference between full coverage and liability only rates

The diagram below illustrates the difference between GMC Yukon annual premium costs with full physical damage coverage compared to only buying liability only. The rates are based on no claims or violations, $1,000 deductibles, drivers are single, and no policy discounts are applied.

When to stop buying comprehensive and collision coverage

There isn't a steadfast formula to eliminate physical damage coverage, but there is a guideline you can use. If the yearly cost of comp and collision coverage is more than about 10% of the replacement cost minus the deductible, then you might want to consider buying only liability coverage.

For example, let's say your GMC Yukon replacement cost is $9,000 and you have $1,000 physical damage deductibles. If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, you would only receive $8,000 after the policy deductible has been paid. If it's costing you more than $800 annually for full coverage, then you might want to consider buying only liability coverage.

There are some scenarios where dropping physical damage coverage is not a good plan. If you still have a loan on your vehicle, you have to carry full coverage in order to satisfy the requirements of the loan. Also, if you don't have enough money to buy a different vehicle if your current one is in an accident, you should not remove full coverage.

How do Insurance Companies Determine GMC Yukon Insurance Costs?

Multiple criteria are part of the equation when you get your auto insurance bill. A few of the factors are predictable such as your driving record, but others are not as apparent like your continuous coverage and annual miles driven.

Shown below are most of the major factors used by your company to calculate premiums.

  • Don't buy incidental coverages that aren't used - There are quite a few additional coverages that you can get tricked into buying when buying insurance. Coverage for things like rental car coverage, better glass coverage, and extra life insurance coverage may be costing you every month. You may think they are a good idea when buying your policy, but your needs may have changed so think about removing them and cutting costs.
  • Can a thief steal your car? - Selecting a car model that has a built-in theft deterrent system can save you a little every year. Theft prevention devices like OnStar found on GM vehicles, advanced tracking like LoJack, and vehicle immobilization systems all help prevent your vehicle from being stolen.
  • High credit scores save money - A driver's credit rating is likely to be a major factor in determining premium rates. If your credit history leaves room for improvement, you could be paying less to insure your GMC Yukon if you improve your credit rating. People that have high credit scores tend to be more responsible and file fewer claims than drivers with lower ratings.
  • Liability protection is critical - Your policy's liability coverage will provide protection in the event that you are ruled to be at fault for physical damage or personal injury to other. Your liability coverage provides you with a defense in court up to the limits shown on your policy. This coverage is very inexpensive as compared to coverage for physical damage, so drivers should make sure they buy enough to cover all assets.
  • Accidents are costly - Whether or not you get tickets has a big impact on rates. Even a single moving violation may cause rates to rise substantially. Attentive drivers pay lower auto insurance prices as compared to those with violations. Drivers who have received dangerous violations like DUI or reckless driving may be required to complete a SR-22 with their state DMV in order to continue driving.

    The information below demonstrates how traffic citations and fender-benders impact GMC Yukon auto insurance costs for each age group. The prices are based on a single male driver, comprehensive and collision coverage, $100 deductibles, and no discounts are applied.

  • Bundle policies and save - Some insurance companies apply discounts to customers who carry more than one policy in the form of a multi-policy discount. The amount of the discounts can be ten or even up to twenty percent in some cases. Even though this discount sounds good, drivers will still want to comparison shop to ensure the best deal.
  • Insurance losses for a GMC Yukon - Insurers analyze claim trends for every vehicle as a way to help calculate a profitable premium price. Vehicles that have increased claim numbers or amounts will have higher rates for specific coverages.

    The table shown below demonstrates the loss history for GMC Yukon vehicles. For each type of coverage, the loss probability for all vehicles combined as an average is equal to 100. Percentage values below 100 suggest losses that are better than average, while values over 100 indicate more frequent losses or tendency to have larger claims.

    Auto Insurance Loss Data for GMC Yukon Models
    Vehicle Make and Model Collision Property Damage Comp Personal Injury Medical Payment Bodily Injury
    GMC Yukon 4dr 2WD 86 96 112 66
    GMC Yukon 4dr 4WD 86 89 117 63 61 69
    GMC Yukon XL 1500 4dr 2WD 111 99 137
    GMC Yukon XL 1500 4dr 4WD 104 126 128 59
    BETTER
    AVERAGE
    WORSE

    Empty fields indicate not enough data collected
    Data Source: iihs.org (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) for 2013-2015 Model Years

Which is the best insurance?

When it comes to your policy for your vehicles, there really isn't a single plan that fits everyone. Everyone's situation is a little different.

For example, these questions can aid in determining whether or not you would benefit from professional advice.

  • Should I buy full coverage?
  • How much liability do I need to cover my assets?
  • Am I covered if I drive in a foreign country?
  • I have good health insurance, so how much medical payments coverage do I need?
  • Why am I required to buy liability insurance?
  • Can I cancel at any time?
  • Do I have coverage if I rent a car in Mexico?
  • How do I insure my teen driver?
  • How much will a speeding ticket raise my rates?
  • Is my state a no-fault state?

If you're not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you may need to chat with an insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, fill out this quick form.

Insurance agents can give valuable advice

Many drivers just prefer to get advice from a local agent. One of the benefits of price shopping on the web is that you can obtain lower rates and still have a local agent. Buying insurance from local insurance agents is especially important in Sacramento.

Insurance agency in SacramentoFor easy comparison, once you complete this form (opens in new window), your insurance coverage information is sent to insurance agents in Sacramento who want to provide quotes for your coverage. You won't need to visit any agencies because quoted prices will be sent directly to your email. Get lower rates without a big time investment. If you need to compare rates for a specific company, don't hesitate to find their quoting web page and fill out their quote form.

Pick the best auto insurance agent in Sacramento for you

If you need to find a reliable agent, it's helpful to know the types of agencies that you can select. Insurance agencies are categorized either exclusive or independent agents depending on their company appointments.

Independent Insurance Agents (or Brokers)

Independent agencies are not limited to a single company so they can write business amongst many companies and find you cheaper rates. If they find a lower price, the business is moved internally and that require little work on your part. When comparing insurance prices, it's a good idea to get insurance quotes from several independent insurance agents to have the most options to choose from.

Listed below are Sacramento independent agencies that may be able to provide free insurance quotes.


1610 Arden Way # 121 - Sacramento, CA 95815 - (916) 286-5960 - View Map


7500 Elsie Ave Ste 106 - Sacramento, CA 95828 - (916) 682-6053 - View Map


2021 P St - Sacramento, CA 95811 - (916) 313-6100 - View Map

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Exclusive Insurance Agencies

These type of agents can only provide one company's prices such as Farmers Insurance, State Farm, Allstate, and AAA. Exclusive agencies are unable to compare rates from other companies so keep that in mind. Exclusive agents are usually quite knowledgeable on their company's products which helps overcome the inability to quote other rates.

Below are Sacramento exclusive insurance agencies that can give you price quotes.


900 Jefferson Blvd #110 - West Sacramento, CA 95691 - (916) 374-1600 - View Map


1001 26th St - Sacramento, CA 95816 - (916) 447-8560 - View Map


2015 Q St - Sacramento, CA 95811 - (916) 760-7858 - View Map

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Finding the right auto insurance agent should depend on more than just the quoted price. The questions below may impact your decision as well.

  • Do they have a Better Business Bureau rating in Sacramento?
  • When do they do a full risk review?
  • Do they see any coverage gaps in your plan?
  • Are they in the agency full-time?
  • Are claim adjusters local or do you have to take your car somewhere else?
  • What will you get paid if your car is a total loss? How is that amount determined?
  • Will the agent or a CSR service your policy?
  • Do they offer accident forgiveness?

If you get satisfactory answers to these questions as well as a affordable price, you have narrowed it down to an insurance agency that is a good match to provide insurance coverage.

Here's why insurance is not optional

Despite the high cost, insurance may be required for several reasons.

  • Most states have mandatory liability insurance requirements which means it is punishable by state law to not carry specific limits of liability coverage 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.
  • If your GMC has a loan, it's most likely the lender will have a requirement that you carry insurance to ensure loan repayment if the vehicle is totaled. If you let the policy lapse, the bank or lender will purchase a policy for your GMC at an extremely high rate and force you to pay for the much more expensive policy.
  • Insurance protects both your assets and your vehicle. It also can pay for medical expenses for you, your passengers, and anyone else injured in an accident. Liability coverage, the one required by state law, also pays expenses related to your legal defense if you are named as a defendant in an auto accident. If your GMC gets damaged, collision and comprehensive coverages will pay all costs to repair after the deductible has been paid.

The benefits of having insurance more than offset the price you pay, particularly when you have a large claim. An average driver in America is currently overpaying as much as $855 a year so compare rates at least once a year to ensure rates are competitive.

Persistence pays off

Cheaper GMC Yukon insurance in Sacramento is definitely available from both online companies as well as from insurance agents, and you need to price shop both to have the best chance of lowering rates. A few companies may not offer internet price quotes and these smaller companies only sell coverage through independent agencies.

As you prepare to switch companies, do not buy lower coverage limits just to save a few bucks. In many instances, an accident victim reduced uninsured motorist or liability limits only to regret that their decision to reduce coverage ended up costing them more. Your focus should be to buy enough coverage for the lowest price and still be able to protect your assets.

Consumers leave their current company for a number of reasons such as policy non-renewal, being labeled a high risk driver, poor customer service or questionable increases in premium. It doesn't matter what your reason, finding a great new company is less work than it seems.

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