Santa Clarita, CA Car Insurance Agent Online Rate Quotes

When finding an insurance agent in Santa Clarita, CA, you can always start your research by comparing rates online in order to save time. You require a great agent that can assess your needs, but also the best possible rates.

There is such a variety of insurance agents to buy insurance from, and although it’s a good thing to be able to choose, lots of choices makes it harder to compare rates.

Buying car insurance from a local Santa Clarita agent

Agents can answer important questions and help you file claims. One of the great benefits of comparing insurance prices online is you may find the best rates and still have an agent to talk to.

Once you complete this form (opens in new window), the coverage information is transmitted to local insurance agents who will give you bids for your business. You won’t need to drive around as quotes are delivered to your email. How cool is that?!

Selecting an insurance agent should depend on more than just the bottom line cost. Any agent should have no problem answering these questions:

  • Who is covered by the car insurance policy?
  • Can they provide you with a list of referrals?
  • If your car is in the repair shop, do you have coverage for a rental car?
  • Can glass repairs be made at your home?
  • How are claims handled?
  • Does the agency provide any after hours assistance?
  • What insurance company do they write the most business with?
  • What insurance companies do they work with?

Insurance agent types

When looking for a reputable insurance agent or broker, there are two types of insurance agents that you can select. Agencies in Santa Clarita can either be captive or independent (non-captive). Both write coverage properly, but it’s worth learning the difference between them because it can influence your agent selection.

Captive Agents

This type of agents can only write with one company such as State Farm or Allstate. These agents are unable to provide prices from multiple companies so it’s a take it or leave it situation. They are very knowledgeable on their company’s products which helps them compete with independent agents. Consumers frequently purchase coverage from captives partially due to loyalty to the company and strong financial ratings.

Below are captive insurance agents in Santa Clarita who can help you get comparison quotes.

  • State Farm Insurance – 23334 Valencia Blvd – Santa Clarita, CA 91355 – (661) 255-2900
  • Farmers Insurance Group – 18302 Sierra Hwy # 103a – Santa Clarita, CA 91351 – (661) 252-0539
  • Allstate Insurance – 23502 Lyons Ave # 103 – Santa Clarita, CA 91321 – (661) 254-0621
Independent Insurance Agents

Independent insurance agents do not work for one specific company so they have the ability to put coverage with lots of companies depending on which coverage is best. If your agent finds better pricing, the agent simply finds a different carrier and that require little work on your part. When searching for an agent, you should always get quotes from at a minimum one independent agency for maximum quote selection. They often place coverage with smaller regional carriers who may have lower rates.

Shown below are Santa Clarita independent insurance agencies willing to provide price quotes.

  • RPB Insurance Svc Inc – 26370 Diamond Pl # 503 – Santa Clarita, CA 91350 – (661) 222-2540
  • Joann Lindsey Insurance Svc – 26893 Bouquet Canyon Rd # C197 – Santa Clarita, CA 91350 – (661) 297-1434

For a full directory of car insurance agents in Santa Clarita, visit this site.

After receiving good answers to these questions and an affordable coverage quote, you may have just found an insurance agent that will insure your vehicles.

Are online companies an option?

Insurance agents can be invaluable at times, but California consumers also have the option to buy from online companies direct. A few companies, such as Farmers Insurance and State Farm, who have local agents in Santa Clarita also give you the ability to buy direct online, and online price comparisons are easy if finding the best price is important.

If you’re apprehensive about not having an agent to talk to when buying online, this is normal but is quickly overcome. Online insurance companies that require consumers to choose their own coverages provide phone numbers and online resources to answer your questions.

Can you find lower rates online? The answer is complex since companies use quite a few components that impact your final bill. It’s often assumed that buying online saves money because there is no commission. For most online online companies, however, there are high advertising and marketing costs and that can cost more than having to pay agents.

Buy online or local, you save

When trying to cut insurance costs, it’s very important that you do not skimp on coverage in order to save money. Too many times, consumers will sacrifice liability limits or collision coverage only to find out they didn’t have enough coverage. Your strategy should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage for the lowest price while still protecting your assets.

Cost effective car insurance can be found online and also from your neighborhood Santa Clarita agents, so you should be comparing quotes from both in order to have the best price selection to choose from. Some companies may not provide you the ability to get quotes online and most of the time these small insurance companies sell through independent agents.

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More resources for learning

More tips and info about car insurance can be found at the California Department of Insurance website. California drivers can read enforcement actions against agents and companies, find out industry alerts, and find disaster information.