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UPDATED: Jul 27, 2016

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Here's what you need to know...

  • The average annual rate for car insurance in Chula Vista is $1,300
  • Where you live and the kind of car you drive will influence your car insurance premium
  • There are many insurance companies that offer coverage in Chula Vista

Many states in the U.S. require at least a minimum of auto insurance coverage. However, California allows its residents to prove their financial responsibility in order to own and maintain vehicles.

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Financial Responsibility in California

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Car insurance requirements in Chula Vista are decided by the California DMV which covers car insurance laws for the entire state of California.

In California, you must show proof of financial responsibility. You are allowed to prove financial responsibility in several ways:

  • An official car insurance card provided by the insurance company
  • A DMV authorization letter as proof for cash depositors and the self-insured
  • A Proof of Insurance Certificate (also called an SR22)
  • Necessary documents if the vehicle is owned by the Government or other entities

Chula Vista Requirements

Should you choose to purchase auto insurance as proof of financial responsibility, there are minimum amounts of liability coverage required in Chula Vista.

These minimums are:

  • $15,000 to cover injury/death for 1 person
  • $30,000 to cover injury/death for 2 or more people
  • $5,000 to cover destruction to property

If you live in California and cannot afford the minimum requirements for auto insurance, you may be eligible for the California Low-Cost Automobile Insurance Program.

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Coverage Types

There are other types of coverage — collision and comprehensive — that are optional add-ons to any auto insurance policy.

  • Collision coverage – Used to cover damage to your own vehicle in an accident
  • Comprehensive coverage – Used to cover damage to your vehicle that is caused by something other than a collision — such as vandalism or damage from a storm

If your car is less than five years old, and especially if it is financed, these coverage types may be a necessity.

Laws in Chula Vista

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Be aware that your registration may be suspended if you do not comply with a few simple rules.

  • Replace a canceled policy within 30 days of cancellation at the very latest.
  • Submit any new insurance information to the DMV when a new vehicle is registered or a used vehicle is transferred.
  • Never provide any false insurance verification information.
  • Always carry the proper documentation to show valid proof of car insurance.

Companies Offering Insurance in Chula Vista

People living in Chula Vista have the choice of over a hundred car insurance companies, including AAA, Allstate, Farmers, Geico, Mercury, and State Farm.

All car insurance companies and their policies are not created equal.

Be sure that the company that provides your insurance policy is appropriate for you and caters to the types of car insurance coverage in which you fit most comfortably.

Auto Insurance Agents

Thousands of Chula Vista car insurance agents will be happy to provide you with auto insurance coverage. However, since most agents are paid on commission, their ability to be objective is sometimes overshadowed.

This is why the burden of the decision falls on your shoulders to make sure you get the best coverage for your situation at the best price.

Factors that Influence Auto Insurance Rates

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Your ZIP code will have an effect on your specific rate. Traffic volume and local crime rates cause an insurance company to change rates accordingly.

Even though you may be a very safe driver, Chula Vista car insurance could cost you more based solely upon where you live.

Some other factors that influence your insurance rates include your driving record, your age, and your gender.

Before you make any decisions on auto insurance, you should compare policies from multiple providers to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

One of the easiest ways to compare coverage rates is to use a quote comparison tool. This tool allows you to compare car insurance rates from multiple companies at one time.

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